Apple zips past Samsung to become U.S. largest smartphone maker in Q4 2012
posted by Victor H. / Feb 01, 2013, 4:07 AM
And while both Apple and Samsung grew, the third biggest company LG lost sales in Q4 2012, and the same goes for overall smartphone sales of other brands.
Still, if we look at the rivalry between Samsung and Apple, Samsung clearly won the year with 53 million smartphones sold in the United States, more than the 43.7 million iPhones that were sold by Apple.
All of this data comes courtesy of Strategy Analytics saying the growth happened mainly because of huge demand for 4G and 3G smartphones.
source: Tech Crunch
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duopoly much? Lol
posted on Feb 01, 2013, 4:11 AM 2
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**This is a Rant** "Apple ...smartphone maker" Apple doesn't MAKE anything. Design, yes. They think up smart ideas and also find others thinking smart ideas, and then pay people at low wages to make them into products. "Samsung ...smartphone maker" Yeah, Samsung actually makes stuff. The title should be "Apple zips past Samsung to become U.S. largest smartphone SELLer in Q4 2012" Every high-tech product science becomes broadly available mid-tech science at some point e.g. automobiles and aircraft. Then the ROW matches or exceeds our best efforts. Chrysler, Ford, GM yesterday, Boeing shortly, Apple tomorrow. *End of Rant*
posted on Feb 01, 2013, 11:36 AM 1
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Asians love Android. Not like crappy Americans
posted on Feb 01, 2013, 5:05 AM 12
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N. American people like the weirdest things of all... Like Football (the one play with hands), Nascar, Baseball, Apple, etc..
posted on Feb 01, 2013, 7:06 AM 3
Yes, those stupid people in the U.S. ruin it, right? It's amazing that a country full of so many morons, who have never done anything, could make it this long. You should show your disgust in proper fashion and boycott those few, small things that crappy U.S. Americans (Let's give the Canadians and Mexicans a break by not lumping them in with the morons) are responsible for creating.
posted on Feb 01, 2013, 7:40 AM 1
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posted on Feb 01, 2013, 11:26 AM 7
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Apple is just a hype it will over in a few years, almost every people i know with a iphone will not buy a new iphone, because Apple is behind the market and they just make small changed to their new phones. And they sell it for a silly high price for small upgrades. Mark my words Max 3 years and Apple will be at the bottom!
posted on Feb 01, 2013, 5:59 AM 2
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What kind of journalism is this Mr Victor H. ? when was Samsung a U..S. smartphone maker ?.The article should read smartphone seller by Apple because the headline seem to suggest that Samsung is a U.S.company .Even when Samsung is the leading seller in U.S Apple is still the leading phone maker in the U.S. You cannot use the word maker when comparing a none U.S company with a U.S.company because it sends the wrong message to the public.
posted on Feb 01, 2013, 7:16 AM 5
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I like how when android surpasses apple at something its sort of described like " Samsung outsells apple... in Europe" but when the other way around its apple zips by or apple blew out this or that. Just a little bias just a little
posted on Feb 01, 2013, 7:17 AM 0
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Apple u can never win with android nation, so keep doing what u do and don't try. Keep making world class devices, that deliver a great end user experience.
posted on Feb 01, 2013, 8:18 AM 0
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They haven't really been trying since 2007, so that should be easy.
posted on Feb 01, 2013, 8:40 AM 0
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I give Apple credit where due. I've always started that the original iPhone was a revolutionary product. Just a week or so ago, I stated that three iPad was still the best tablet on the market. I also gave Apple kudos for shutting down that Chinese hiring agency that was sneaking kids in, and the deal they made ensuring the kids got their education. I know it makes you more comfortable to believe I just have an irrational hatred of Apple, rather than well reasoned points against them, like their litigious behavior without merit, so you Judy go right on believing it. Never let it be said that I shattered anyone's delusions.
posted on Feb 01, 2013, 12:15 PM 0
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