Apple iPhone is the choice of Generation Y in the U.S.; Samsung is on top overall

Apple iPhone is the choice of Generation Y in the U.S.; Samsung is on top overall
According to the latest data from Forrester Research, in the United States, Generation Y is the leading age group behind purchases of the Apple iPhone. Forrester says that 29% of this generation uses Apple iPhone as their main handset. Samsung handsets rank second, with 20% of the Generation Y people choosing them. This is the most technologically aware generation - 72% of them own a smartphone and 25% have a tablet; nearly all in the group send SMS messages and 70% of them use their smartphone to check the news, read email, grab sports scores and visit social networking sites. Gen Z is the next largest group buying the Apple iPhone at 24% followed by the 22% in Gen Z.

Overall in the U.S., Korean based Samsung has a leading 24% of the U.S. Smartphone market followed by Apple with 18% and, quite shockingly, LG also with 18%. The difference is that while Apple attracts younger buyers, an amazing 22% of Golden Generation responders, aged 65 and up, said they have an LG smartphone (versus 6% for Apple and 27% for Samsung in the category). Would you be proud to see granny sportin' an LG Optimus G?

Motorola is fourth with 12% of the U.S.smartphone market and was, along with Samsung, the most consistent performer across the time-line. The Motorola DROID RAZR series has a model with a 3300mAh battery and even the non-MAXX Motorola DROID RAZR HD offers a 2530mAh battery that should last at least a whole day. Motorola makes its phones like tanks, which help attract the older users who are more prone to drop their handset on the floor. HTC rounds out the top 5 with 8% of the U.S.smartphone market. BlackBerry and Nokia  and tied for sixth place with each owning 5% each.

source: ForresterResearch, ReadWrite via TUAW

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56 Comments

1. abdane

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

cancel Korea and US ( Mother country of each company), now compare samsung and apple, Samsung wins...

5. sithvenger

Posts: 371; Member since: Aug 25, 2012

And how does that benefit you exactly

7. dan86

Posts: 298; Member since: Mar 17, 2012

Samsung is a winner no announcement needed! People who buy iPhone lately realize they have made a mistake!

11. sithvenger

Posts: 371; Member since: Aug 25, 2012

Not me

57. wojey

Posts: 14; Member since: Sep 19, 2012

Me either

20. hutty24

Posts: 84; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

buy a iphone then talk some s**t samsung sucks and there radios

24. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Oh please. Apple sucks for overcharging customers on a phone that is essentially an app launcher. Next time, don't look like a dumb--- and try to troll.

31. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Well you pretty much just did yourself by calling the iPhone an app launcher.

32. billybuttpounder

Posts: 105; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

But it is. Camera sucks, GPS sucks, LOLitunes sucks, leaving you with-say it with me- an APP LAUNCHER.

40. jaoowolabi

Posts: 201; Member since: Jun 07, 2012

iTunes sucks? Since when? Even a android user whose ever used it cant even say that? Youre probably one of those ignorant, annoying pieces of sh*t who complains about every product of Apples.

52. webOSlove unregistered

And you're probably one of those ignorant apple fanboys who think an over priced product is "classy".

54. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

2. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

"HTC rounds out the top 5 with 8% of the U.S.smartphone market." hopefully that will change with their new smartphone line-up.

9. bayusuputra

Posts: 963; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

amen to that..

53. webOSlove unregistered

HTC deserves a top spot. All Samsung and Apple do is fight over meaningless patents. HTC atleast gives amazing hardware.

3. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Please give us a better graphic, it's very difficult to make out those numbers. This is crucial information and we must have it [please]. I can only make out that the manufacturer of my fabulous Galaxy Note II 4G LTE ☆ with Multi Windows is on top but, must see percentages and by how much they are 'WINNING!!'

6. sithvenger

Posts: 371; Member since: Aug 25, 2012

I took my note 2 back yesterday, worst camera and mms features I've used on a high end smart phone. I hated having to select limit for mms when I launch the vid camera, and record those horribly grainy low res vids for them to be sendable. Horrible video editing too. The notes a great phone but far from fabulous. Pic folders r also stored on the phones internal storage so be careful with making hi res vids and creating a folder for them. Only 10.97 gig of the internal storage is user available.

10. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Samsung actually run giii and note 2 classes for free. Even offer light refreshments. You should sign one of those 3 hrs classes. I did and learned a lot.

12. sithvenger

Posts: 371; Member since: Aug 25, 2012

I thought it was a great overall device, but the camera is my most needed app coupled with the ability to send anything I shoot. The iPhone auto compresses, and auto edits videos that r too large this applies to mms and email, and I love that feature, the note would just say cant attach file size too large, so the vid was just stuck in my device. Not saying the iPhone is better, cuz the notes a beast but the iPhone suits my needs more

55. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Sounds like darkkjedii to me ... :)

19. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Go ahead, have your iPhone, little good it will do you when you can't find an available wi-fi spot. I doubt you would need to "edit" your videos or "resize" your photos because, I doubt that you have anyone to send them to. Besides, if you were so concerned with image size, you'd "intelligently" change the resolution in the Camers Settings; something I know (cough, cough, iCough) you can do on your precious iPhone [for older folks]. With regard to your comment "only 10.97 gig of the internal storage is user available", that lets me know that you've never actually owned a Galaxy Note II; it's actually about 14GB+ and is in-line with a 16GB iPhone (except a 16GB maxes out there since there's no damn expandable memory on that dreaded device). Lastly, you clearly have no "super ego" but, that's common in people with a low IQ (or, in your case, low iQ) which can lead to a more prevalent ID (or, in your case, iD); very common psyche structure of people with low-to-no intelligence!! Don't worry, though, your kids might have higher IQ's; they will definitely have Android phones, though, and will be embarrassed to be seen with you and your iPhone in public.

44. darkkjedii

Posts: 31331; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Dude I'm not gonna even bother getting into a stupid flame war with u. I bought the note 2, I feel it's an awesome device but that the iPhone better suits my photography needs. As far as my IQ, your post shows your IQ level, and level of class I might add. I'm no fanboy...I'm a techie, and I love both platforms. I'm just more of an apple man...case closed, and have a nice day sir. And yes I'm also sithvenger

46. darkkjedii

Posts: 31331; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I know the pics r saved on the sd card, but pic folders go on the phones internal storage. Make a folder then take your sd card out and you'll see the the folder stays, cuz it's not on the sd card. Also papinyc cough cough icough I know how to go into the camera settings and change the resolution. That's what I like about iOS u don't have to change the res,or manually trim a video that's too long it's done automatically. That's y it's a great point shoot, and send camera... Cough cough Icough

26. SellPhones82

Posts: 569; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

You can change where pics are saved. All of mine save to my 32GB SD card, so that is an easy fix. The MMS limit has nothing to do with Samsung and is based on the Carrier. You simply cannot send a 32mb HD video via MMS. Use drop box and just share it or email it instead, though I've seen similar limits on the size of attachments in gmail as well.

27. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

It's futile to try and explain that process to him; he won't be able to comprehend. Besides, his main issue is that the OS (he thinketh device) doesn't automatically resize his photos and videos to comply with size limitation set forth by his carrier so that he can send them via MMS to his iMaginary friends ..... ssshhhhhh, don't tell him there are Apps' in the Play Store that will do that for him. And, yes, Gmail does also impose a total size limit per email sent but, it's much higher than most (if not all) of the other FREE email providers.

47. darkkjedii

Posts: 31331; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Good point

28. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

wow, sith, you need to take a class or read up on the internet, good luck

49. darkkjedii

Posts: 31331; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Nahhh I'm good bro I prefer the hands on approach. Tech is more fun when u dive rite in.

56. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Hmmm are you "sithvenger" looks like you haqve too many browser windows open and shot the reply from wrong one :)

33. billybuttpounder

Posts: 105; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

Oh shut the f*ck up, you never had a Note 2

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