Apple narrows the gap with Android in the U.S. during the 3 months ended in April
posted by Alan F. / Jun 04, 2013, 5:42 PM
Meanwhile, Apple remained the largest smartphone manufacturer in the U.S. according to the latest data. The iPhone maker had an average share of 39.2% for the three months ended in April, up 1.4pp from the 37.8% of the U.S. smartphone market it captured during the three months ended in January. With a 22% average share, Samsung was the next largest manufacturer of smartphones in the U.S. That was up from the 21.4% the Korean OEM earned for the three months ended in January. Despite a large .8% percentage point drop for the three months on average, Taiwan based HTC managed to hold on to third place in the states followed by Motorola (8.3%) and LG (6.7%).
source: comScore via AndroidCentral
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the wording in the headline is sorta misleading. good job apple
posted on Jun 04, 2013, 5:46 PM 1
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Yeah I agree. When I read the "Apple closes the gap with Android" I figured they would have identical percentage points. Because if I say "Joe closes the door" everyone assumes that the door is now closed.
posted on Jun 04, 2013, 6:09 PM 2
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Narrows the gap would be more accurate, and I knew Alan F. is an Apple fanboy, but the headline doesn't really bother me. Look at it this way - at least he hasn't penned an article headlined, "Apple does it again: iPad mini opens the floodgates for 8-inch tablets." You need to go to iBGR for that kind of quality reporting.
posted on Jun 04, 2013, 8:07 PM 3
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Agree, it is misleading and seems that from time to time it happens here on purpose.
posted on Jun 04, 2013, 6:29 PM 0
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wow this just proved how pro apple iphonearena is.
posted on Jun 04, 2013, 5:46 PM 6
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It's Alan F whom I find to be the Apple die hard, notice the wording in all of his articles are very pro Apple.
posted on Jun 04, 2013, 5:49 PM 5
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Alan F is an Apple die hard? Haha, okay. Check this out, the same Alan F criticized the new iPhone ad:http://www.phonearena.com/news
posted on Jun 05, 2013, 12:38 AM 0
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The title is a bit weird on the word choice. You do know that this will bring the os wars to this story right
posted on Jun 04, 2013, 5:52 PM 3
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So everybody lost % except Apple. Congrats Apple, iPhone fans....Let the flame wars begin!!! How in the world can BB release BB10, new phones and an updated OS, and lose points? Android and iOS are gonna be locked at 1-2 for awhile. The real story is whats gonna happen with WP and BB.
posted on Jun 04, 2013, 6:17 PM 0
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Who wrote this story!!? An android fan, more like Apple increased its lead in the US. Would had been a more suitable tittle.
posted on Jun 05, 2013, 8:14 AM 0
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? Apple hasnt lead in smartphone market share in about 2 years.... 2011 numbershttp://www.comscore.com/Insigh
http://www.comscore.com/Insigh ore_Reports_May_2011_U.S._Mobi le_Subscriber_Market_Share ts/Press_Releases/2011/8/comSc
http://www.comscore.com/Insigh ore_Reports_July_2011_U.S._Mob ile_Subscriber_Market_Share ts/Press_Releases/2011/10/comS
http://www.comscore.com/Insigh core_Reports_August_2011_U.S._ Mobile_Subscriber_Market_Share ts/Press_Releases/2012/9/comSc
http://www.comscore.com/Insigh ore_Reports_July_2012_US_Mobil e_Subscriber_Market_Share ts/Press_Releases/2012/10/comS
http://www.comscore.com/Insigh core_Reports_August_2012_U.S._ Mobile_Subscriber_Market_Share ts/Press_Releases/2013/2/comSc
? ore_Reports_December_2012_U.S. _Smartphone_Subscriber_Market_ Share
posted on Jun 05, 2013, 5:51 PM 0
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