Apple continues making gains over Android in the U.S., but drops to lowest share in China

Apple's iOS devices continue making gains over Android in the United States, and while Android still has a larger market share of nearly 55.9%, Apple is closing the gap and has recently grown its market share to 42%...
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7. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

American's have "access" to higher education, but we all don't have equal "access" to it. Even though most Asian countries don't have equal higher education, they are much smarter. Example, China, Japan and Singapore for example, put far and away more money into infrastructure. You all have high speed rail. We don't. Our fastest train does like 100MPH or something. While Japan and China and the French have trains that are almost 3 times as fast. The US spends 65% of its tax money on military spending. I hardly find that to be smart. I don't know what America you are talking about. You must have us confused with South America. US American's are not smart. US companies don't lead an any field other than military. In fact in the US, the most sold products even those designed by Asian countries all come from Asia and are Asian brands. In the 80's and 90, the japan was the leading seller of products in the US, after US brands like RCA, Zenith for example were the top brands back in the 50's - 70's. In the 80's Japan took over with names like Sony, Nintendo, Sega, Toshiba, Hitachi and others In the 2000's Korea stepped up with LG and Samsung. Where is America when its comes to tech? AT THE VERY BOTTOM. In fact most of the stores here like Wal-Mart, 85%+ of the products sold comes from Asian countries like China and the Philippines. I can't even remember the last time I saw a product that said 100% Made in America. Even America brands like Apple, Harley Davidson and GM don't make the vast majority of their products here. They use China, Mexico mostly. Even when you call tech companies, like our carriers, Dell, HP and others,, most calls are routed to the Philippines and India. What exactly are we smart at dude? You know nothing about America. We are where we are because we have taking 90% of our labor and sent it mostly to Asian countries.

8. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

In order: First point: Surprisingly accurate. Americans have access to better education on average, but said access largely depends on ethic and income based statistics. Second point: That's generalization. The majority of Asian dominated nations are undereducated, with the exception of a few. Third point: That's a byproduct of government spending, not educational background. Fourth point: Public transportation here is far less valuable than in the countries you listed, where owning a car is a luxury. Fifth point: Agreed. Sixth point: As someone who was born in South America, no comment. Seventh point: That's patently false. Americans lead in the automotive industry, retail industry, online retail industry, and web based infrastructure. Eighth point: That has nothing to do with intellect. China has more abundant resources, thus we build things using China as a means to produce goods. The rest: Subjective nonsense.

30. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

8 points kiko007 the main reason we use china is because menpower cost a lots less. Sure they have a lots of those rare material but thats only part of the equation.

46. razmahtaz001

Posts: 501; Member since: May 11, 2013

kiko007>>> are you sure americans have better access to education on average??? if that is true, then why is the u.s. not in the TOP 10 of the MOST INTELLIGENT COUNTRIEShttp://gazettereview.com/2016/06/top-10-most-intelligent-countries-in-the-world/ and TOP 10 of the MOST SMARTEST COUNTRIES?http://www.businessinsider.com/the-10-smartest-countries-based-on-math-and-science-2015-5 and are you sure that the majority of asian dominated nations are undereducated??? then why does these asian countries dominate countries with the smartest high school? they are the TOP 5 http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/other/the-20-countries-with-the-smartest-high-school-kids/ar-BBmKd1A#page=21 the u.s. is not even ranked in the TOP 20 LOL

55. Ronan

Posts: 51; Member since: Mar 21, 2017

You're one of the reasons why the rest of world hates us, arrogant snob!

57. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

I'm not an American born citizen (even said as much in the post you replied to) so...???

64. HanoiBoi

Posts: 43; Member since: May 05, 2016

If the "rest of the world" hates us so much, why is everyone trying to get into the US?

18. Leo_MC

Posts: 6938; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Plus, US citizens are so dumb, they use mph, gallons, inch etc, instead of m/s, g, meter, which are SI units. They are so dumb, they play foot+ball with their hands. They are so dumb, the voted for Trump.

21. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Shots fired...

65. HanoiBoi

Posts: 43; Member since: May 05, 2016

Metric system is for 3rd-worlders. 'Soccer" is footie-fhagball, yet the goalie and players throw the ball inbounds with their hands. Trump is the new Master of the Universe. Everyone is afraid of ISIS, but he will wipe them off the face of the planet and make a safer world.

20. adi90

Posts: 554; Member since: Dec 21, 2015

Though I am not an American. But I can say that they are smart at ruling the world. They know how to appropriate and utilize the resources of other countries for their own good. They are at core of every problem in the world whether terrorism or environmental pollution or financial Holocaust like 2008 crisis. But they always make other countries believe that America did not cause the problem. And are sincerely trying to solve it. But I like the R&D work done by US companies. I think that is the only positive contribution of US to the whole world.

35. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Advanced country but with the help of 320 million people they can't punch anywhere near their weight. Can't compare that China and India as they're not developed nations

42. Tabby_Tiger

Posts: 305; Member since: Jan 23, 2017

"Even though most Asian countries don't have equal higher education, they are much smarter." It is considered an embarrassment to get low grades at school and not have a well respected job position in a lot of Asian countries. And those that don't succeed are expected to hold that boring/low paid job regardless because it is just as embarrassing to them to be unemployed. This drives a lot of Asians to succeed whether the individual is intellectually gifted or not.

63. HanoiBoi

Posts: 43; Member since: May 05, 2016

If 'Asians" are so superior and Americans are so stupid, why do you suppose that Asians (and the rest of the world) clamors, lies, sneaks and pays big money for visas to emigrate to the US?

10. kerginaldo17 unregistered

Who is smarter: the Americans or the rest of the world?

13. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Wait...what?

25. rowlin

Posts: 50; Member since: Jun 14, 2012

The Chinese are more tech savvy than Americans, even though the iphone is made in China, sales are tanking. What's the #1 selling vehicle in America? it's the Ford pickup.

31. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Top 10 most sold car in the world. Pickup ford is second. 6 of the top 10 are asian cars ( with the #1 been one ) Others are german car ( 3 of them ) So nope American dont lead for automotive.

29. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Oh my look its the Men women attack! lol.

36. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

What a betrayer.

38. fastfreddy123

Posts: 66; Member since: Mar 25, 2017

This coming from a dude that thinks Hillary has a chance in 2020. LOL You are oblivious.

41. Tabby_Tiger

Posts: 305; Member since: Jan 23, 2017

"At least from this chart we know Americans are smarter and have higher education access than average Chinese." Neither are smarter than the other. Both are average. I have met different people from all continents and the world is full of ignorant people but most have good qualities!!!

43. French_Toast

Posts: 98; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

There is nothing surprising in the popularity of Apple in the United States, they voted for Trump, alternative facts and fake news.

68. HanoiBoi

Posts: 43; Member since: May 05, 2016

Hillary for Prison!!!!!!!! Hang the Clinton's for treason!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MAGA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! TRUMP/PENCE 2020!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I don't care about the US market right now. Apple is never gonna be the top here overall as far as market-share. But what happened with the China Mobile relationship? I thought Apple would be beating almost every OEM in China. Even Samsung lost a big lead it had in China because of Chinese OEM's and Samsung actually sells phones at similar pricing. Apple fell right to the bottom. China has 1B people just in one city. With all the people buying iPhone look-alikes, like the GooPhone, it seems they would be selling their arms and legs to have the real iPhone. Apple is gonna have the same issue in India too. They are gonna fall right to the bottom. If Apple can't find a way to make a cheap iPhone that costs $250 or less to buy, they aren't going to sell a lot of product in Asian countries. In 2016, Apple only sold 2.5M iPhone in the Philippines, a country with 150M people

19. Leo_MC

Posts: 6938; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

"China has 1B people just in one city" Are you for real? :)))))))

22. adi90

Posts: 554; Member since: Dec 21, 2015

@techiexp1969 1. Why would apple care about market share in US when they are making much more money selling less number of iPhone. Apple is never worried about its market share. It is only for Android OEM . 2.People in developing countries like China want VFM mobiles. So both apple and Samsung lost share in China. Because Samsung budget + mid rangers + apple iPhone are not VFM. 3. In country like India apple is not trying to sell iPhone 7 or newer models. They are there to sell 2-3 year old craps like iPhone 6. Because people in India are crazy about buying apple products. Here people still want to buy iPhone 5s. If apple gets tax concession from Indian govt they will sell very well in India. The neo urban middle class in India still thinks that holding iPhone 5s is a class status.

32. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Adi90. 1. Well if they dont care about market share they gonna loose big in the future. What made them so good is thats developper want to make apps for apple device because there is a lots out there as well as the advantage app store have over google play store but the fact is google play store is narrowing the gap more and more and eventually they will be on parity or better so when thats happen the OS with the most user will be the most interesting to develop for. 2 agreed. 3. thats could work at start like its did in China but on the long run its wont as ppl will obviously see they can get better for lower price.

40. fastfreddy123

Posts: 66; Member since: Mar 25, 2017

Samsung has overtaken Apple in smartphone sales in the first quarter of the year in China. so obviously you are Clueless.

9. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

US product continues to improve in its home countries. Well that does make good sense. Nothing bad or sinister about that, most products do best in their home countries. I would be more news worthy if it had dropped.
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