Apple's iOS dangerously close to Android on the US market, both divided by merely 1%, says Kantar

According to Kantar Worldpanel, the popular research company, the global market share of Android has suffered a blow for the quarter that ended, the culprit for which is no one else but Apple, iOS, as well as the hot-selling Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus...
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51. Tritinum

Posts: 471; Member since: May 06, 2014

home market

43. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

As much of an android fan as I am. I must agree. I tried my brothers iPhone 6 and it handled like a dream. I can see why IOS is closing in on Android.

48. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Not the biggest Apple fan, I like my Androids better than my iOS devices, but I have to wholly agree with you, darkk. Tim seems to have it figured out, and I wish them well. It's nice to have two very good, viable choices...

22. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

It has nothing to do with iOS 8. Nobody switched back to iOS from Android because of iOS 8. This is a result of Apple finally plucking its head out of Steve Jobs' dead ass and introducing phones with larger screens. Many people want bigger screens. Samsung proved this, and every manufacturer followed suit, except Apple, who hung on to Jobs' arrogant, ignorant "vision" for too long. iOS vs Android vs whatever aside, not offering phones with larger screens for so long cost Apple dearly. It's smart of them to commit to continue offering a smaller phone because not everybody wants a big phone, but the years of refusing to acknowledge the obvious trend of bigger screens in other devices was just plain idiotic.

26. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Exactly!

35. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Whatever, Android is still strong and still rocks!

36. KyleRiemen

Posts: 170; Member since: Oct 29, 2014

Apple users have desired a bigger screen for so long, of course that gave Apple a big boost. I guess they won't top the sales next year.

40. jove39

Posts: 2145; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

With 4.7" & 5.5" iPhones...this was expected!!! Anyway, Google is not even worried about developed markets...their concentration is on large developing markets...India/China etc.

45. TimCook

Posts: 450; Member since: Oct 23, 2014

Apple proved one thing. Many People bought android phones only because they wanted larger screen phones.. Apple is simply the best They have been the best ever since the release of the first IPhone. They created the modern smartphone and they are the company people love the most..

52. Tritinum

Posts: 471; Member since: May 06, 2014

Truth but they are the company that is hated the most as well (but so is Samsung,htc,google,etc by apple fan). Still Apple makes good s**t and I like them but I just don't like how they function by making everything closed and super expensive, their products are targeted towards the Premium class only unlike any other company. They are cool but they are s**t at the same time and none can deny that. (unless you are a fanboy that is)

68. KyleRiemen

Posts: 170; Member since: Oct 29, 2014

No, they proved that all the "3.5&4" is the perfect size"-people were liars and were always desiring a bigger display. And they got rid of the mini-iphones as soon as Apple offered a decent size.

46. shinywindow unregistered

just grab em in the bisquits.

57. pureviewuser

Posts: 501; Member since: Nov 11, 2012

Apple are really doing well congrats to them and Corporate Jp stop trolling us 3 percenters Although I must admit that the very slow growth is solely Microsoft's fault more high end phones to compete at the highest level and more emphasis on app development amongst other things

61. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

You know, it's nothing personal. I happily used a Nokia 620 for the better part of last year. I was happy with the OS, but the app gap finally had me and sent me to a Moto G, which is awesome. MY real gripe is with how the Nokia thing was handled, how Elop handled it. That's MY beef with Microsoft. They took down a company from the inside and bought part of it on the cheap. That doesn't work for me, I don't care what any of you guys say. So, my issue with Microsoft and how they do business just doesn't work and at the end of the day, I don't get the five or six of you on here that blindly defend how great Microsoft is when they really aren't. The OS isn't the issue at hand, it's the company that makes it...

60. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

To bad the US is the whole world.

65. Mhunt190

Posts: 18; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

Good for Apple glad to see there doing great.

66. pureviewuser

Posts: 501; Member since: Nov 11, 2012

Fair game Corporate Jp but IMHO nokia was not moving with the times it brought out the 808 awesome camera but that's it apple and samsung amongst others were miles ahead in the other areas and Microsoft bailed them out.

67. pureviewuser

Posts: 501; Member since: Nov 11, 2012

And I don't blindly defend them I recognise their flaws one of which you rightly pointed out

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