Apple zips past Samsung to become U.S. largest smartphone maker in Q4 2012

Apple zips past Samsung to become U.S. largest smartphone maker in Q4 2012
Apple had a record Holiday quarter selling nearly 48 million iPhones, and what’s interesting is that a huge part of those sales happened in the United States. Apple sold a whopping 17.7 million iPhones in the States in Q4 2012, making for a 34.4% share and beating Samsung which sold 16.8 million and grabbed a 32.3% marketshare for the second place.

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

Apple zips past Samsung to become U.S. largest smartphone maker in Q4 2012

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37 Comments

1. flower99

Posts: 54; Member since: Nov 18, 2012

duopoly much? Lol

24. frmrVZguy

Posts: 42; Member since: Mar 10, 2012

**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*

34. stealthd unregistered

Design is the first critical step in making something. They have the freedom to take their manufacturing wherever they want. Their devices are made to their specifications. All your silly rant does is try to split hairs.

36. sithvenger

Posts: 371; Member since: Aug 25, 2012

Shhhhhhhhh

2. Venuramax

Posts: 17; Member since: Nov 10, 2011

Asians love Android. Not like crappy Americans

3. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

it is normal to apple wins at US

4. jcpwn2004

Posts: 314; Member since: Jan 18, 2012

really?

8. gustavoace

Posts: 187; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

N. American people like the weirdest things of all... Like Football (the one play with hands), Nascar, Baseball, Apple, etc..

19. sithvenger

Posts: 371; Member since: Aug 25, 2012

We also have the coolest country. Plus we have Las Vegas

20. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

Las Vegas... now that I could agree with you.

22. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

Vegas is nothing special. Ill piss in their pools anyday. Id rather much go to the state parks.

27. sithvenger

Posts: 371; Member since: Aug 25, 2012

My home town bro lol

31. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

My favorite party place when I was 18.

11. Hemlocke unregistered

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.

23. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

......................./´¯/) ....................,/¯../ .................../..../ ............./´¯/'...'/´¯¯`·¸ ........../'/.../..../......./¨¯\ ........('(...´...´.... ¯~/'...') .........\.................'...../ ..........''...\.......... _.·´ ............\..............( ..............\.............\... Hows this for being American?

32. sithvenger

Posts: 371; Member since: Aug 25, 2012

Jealous cuz you're not

29. sithvenger

Posts: 371; Member since: Aug 25, 2012

All that over the iPhone, and u have the nerve to call Americans morons? Hmmmmmm...

5. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

So now share prices should head towards $1100 soon ... looks like none of these things are working ... :D

6. SIGPRO

Posts: 2810; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

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!

7. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

woa remix should get a magic ball and make money out of it, again right on spot

9. synot

Posts: 277; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

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.

35. stealthd unregistered

It's really not confusing at all. Samsung sells phones in the US, that's all the title implies, not that they're a US company.

10. Atrixboyyy

Posts: 575; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

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

16. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

Lol was just about to say the same thing... You think by saying it zipped passed Samsung it would be a huge difference..

12. jacko1977

Posts: 428; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

apple only says what makes them sound better even if its not true

13. sithvenger

Posts: 371; Member since: Aug 25, 2012

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.

14. tedkord

Posts: 17043; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

They haven't really been trying since 2007, so that should be easy.

15. sithvenger

Posts: 371; Member since: Aug 25, 2012

Say what u will, but who actually cares that really matters? U blast apple everyday all day, and for what gain? I'm sure there'll b more articles to rag on Ted... You'll get your apple hater fix.

28. tedkord

Posts: 17043; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

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.

17. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Wait a minute didn't Samsung out sold Apple in the 4th QT? think theres something wrong with this post

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