Apple's iPhone big in the States, Android dominating everywhere else

Apple's iPhone big in the States, Android dominating everywhere else
The latest statistical data for November is out and it shows a curious disparity in the smartphone market - while Apple dominates the U.S. market and grew its sales there, in Europe the picture is the complete opposite and Android reigns supreme.

Data from researchers from Kantar analyzing the 12-week period ending November 25 showed the iPhone surge to grab a record 53% share of the U.S. market and up from 37% last year.

Android on the other hand has gone down in share to 42% from its commanding 53% share in the same period last year.

Big news is that RIM has lost a huge chunk of its market share and from 7%, now only holds 1.4% of the market.

On the other side of the pond it’s a whole different story. Europe’s biggest markets like Germany and France are dominated by Android. Spain is one glaring example of a country that just does not like the iPhone. There, Apple’s smartphone share dropped to a bottom low of 4.4% while Android took a whopping 84.1% of the market.

Take a look for yourself right below.

source: Kantar via Business Insider

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62 Comments

1. shamu11

Posts: 19; Member since: Oct 22, 2011

It's because most Americans are too ignorant to understand the power Android offers...

30. dan86

Posts: 298; Member since: Mar 17, 2012

Let the rotten apples be in the farm I love Jellybean.

32. hutty24

Posts: 84; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

i love the solution for copy&paste in android that fast multitasking button thats not so fast anymore in 4.2

34. hutty24

Posts: 84; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

apple rules here because its first here then there.androids there then here, all you sg3/note losers no about this,even the nexuses go there then here.so this hole story is about first come first served.

62. bluescreen

Posts: 154; Member since: Nov 22, 2012

wow trying to figure out what you meant to say just gave me a whopping headace....is there a translator in the house!!!

44. Cynipap999

Posts: 138; Member since: Nov 15, 2012

No, it's because there are too many stupid Americans; ignorance has nothing to do with it!!

54. MeoCao unregistered

I read reports Apple are reducing iPhone 5 parts orders as sales are disappointing. There are iPhone discounts only after a few weeks after launch which were unheard of until now which also indicate poor sales. Perhaps most people who want iPhone 5 already bought it? So the spike in iPhone market share in US is only temporary!

49. Just_a_boy

Posts: 183; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

You are the real ignorant, everybody has the right to choose, iOS is a good system the lack of innovations don't not make it worse thing in the Earth, just make it boring, and the majority of smartphone buyers want a phone that just works with no complications that what iOS delivers, simplicity. The fandroids are even more annoying, and brainwashed than Macf**s!

2. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Not surprising. Many American's think because something is expensive its popular. (and then they come to websites like this who think the iphone is the next jesus)

19. viper1983

Posts: 36; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

Plenty of phones out there that cost the same or more.

20. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

not many. Most are cheaper. The note 2 is more expensive the gs3 is the same price. Out of ontract price the iphone wins by far.

26. viper1983

Posts: 36; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

Great. So the GS3 is popular because it is expensive?

36. hutty24

Posts: 84; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

lol not really seeing that people in other countries sell their body parts for apple products.and people come to websites like this to get the big picture and not read one way never used any other thing but android view on things that just make you ignorant and mad at apple and websites

3. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Lol, Victor...the Thumbnail is ridiculously funny!! Maybe it'll start growing into American hearts next year :) No worries!!

4. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

I think these numbers/statistical data is misleading, there is no way in heck Apple will have such a commanding lead over Android in the USA market; especially since Iphone is almost twice as much and is only on 3 major carriers (and no regional carriers). I call BS!.

31. theoak

Posts: 324; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

Ah, its called getting a phone on contract. On contract, the iPhone is just as cheap as any other phone, if not cheaper than most of the newer Android phones. As far as not available on regional carriers go ... try again ... quite a few regional carriers have picked up the iPhone.

5. sithvenger

Posts: 371; Member since: Aug 25, 2012

Maybe some jus like the phonei

7. HouTexan

Posts: 461; Member since: Jan 08, 2012

Some, yes. But the majority (in my opinion) get it because of the hype/brand. It's just how America works. -- Notice, I said, "In my opinion."

10. sithvenger

Posts: 371; Member since: Aug 25, 2012

I have one and a galaxy note 2. The iphone is no slouch

6. Windsponge

Posts: 97; Member since: Nov 01, 2009

I think it is just because the iPhone is best phone out there. The rest of the world hates anything American. American company not American made. I do own Android also so you cry babies can say what ever you want. Have a great holiday all.

14. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Best for showing off and for posing, " Wow look"....™®®

15. ogy_dogy

Posts: 453; Member since: Jun 29, 2012

You are right about one thing here, most of the world does hate america, and the iphone is the gleaming example of americanism, shiny, expensive and doesnt do much....

23. viper1983

Posts: 36; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

love online message boards where people can post the dumbest things.

43. tedkord

Posts: 17189; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

For instance...

21. viper1983

Posts: 36; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

Well, technically the OS on android is American owned, so that might not be the case.

8. SIGPRO

Posts: 2813; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Most North Americans are stupid, they even don't know were North America is on the world map. And i don't mean Native Americans, but the so called North Americans from Europe!

18. viper1983

Posts: 36; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

any numbers to back that claim up? or was that just a terrible attempt at a joke?

22. SIGPRO

Posts: 2813; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Come on, everybody knows that, they are just not that smart. and i don't mean all americans. most americans politicians for example are real dumb!

25. viper1983

Posts: 36; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

And who are we comparing Americans to?

27. SIGPRO

Posts: 2813; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

1 example, on tv you cant say f***k or see boobs, but you will see people get shot and die....those kind of stuff makes them stupid. They have stupid rules and laws. And real Americans are the native ones, all other americans are import.

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