Apple's new iPhones have a smashing November in Asia

Apple's new iPhones have a smashing November in Asia
Ever since it launched two new Apple iPhone models last year with larger screens, the company has been grabbing market share in Asia. In South Korea, home to rival Samsung, Apple claimed 33% of the smartphone market in that country by November, more than double the 15% slice of the pie it had before the Apple iPhone 6 and Apple iPhone 6 Plus were released. The data comes from a new report released today by Counterpoint Research. Samsung, which used to control about 60% of the smartphone market in its backyard, now owns just 46%, and LG is third with a 14% share.


In Japan, the launch of the new iPhone models has led to a surge in market share for Apple, reaching 51% of the Japanese smartphone market in November. Before the new models were offered, Apple owned a share of the Japanese market in the mid-teens. Second place Sony is well off the lead with 17% of the market in its home country.

In November, China's own Xiaomi led the way with an 18% smartphone share in its backyard. Lenovo was second with 13%, followed by the 12% tallied by Apple. iPhone sales rose an impressive 45% year-over-year. During the same month, Samsung saw its share in China drop to 9%. That reveals a big drop for the company, whose smartphones used to grab the top market share in the country.

The Apple iPhone 6 sports a 4.7-inch screen and the Apple iPhone 6 Plus has a 5.5-inch display. The previous year's models, the Apple iPhone 5s and Apple iPhone 5c both carry a 4-inch display.



via: WSJ

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32 Comments

1. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

Summoning SuperNova......

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 30885; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

He's in bed, dressed in his onesie, thumb in mouth, fast asleep, dreaming of Galaxy's.

13. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

supernova, I'm sure you're afraid to show face to me right now

15. SuperNova

Posts: 649; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

Ah, I'm really afraid. I don't know what to do now. please help me :( Samsung is still the top player. Market share would vary pretty much the same thing as stock exchange. Do you expect everthing to be constant? Moreover, that's because LG haven't unveiled its new flagship G4 yet. Wait till WMC to make the final judgement.

20. Gp_Customs

Posts: 269; Member since: Jan 14, 2015

The iPhone is a status symbol. iPhone buyers are attracted to the Apple brand as a prestigious status symbol or fashion accessory, for the same reasons people like Rolex watches or Guccci bags. The iPhone is a smart phone for dumb users. The iPhone is supposed to be easy to use, so novices are attracted to it for that reason. iPhone users are ignorant. iPhone buyers don't know what Android phones are capable of, or how unnecessary iPhone limitations are. iPhone users are suckered in by skillful marketing. iPhone users are brainwashed shep, victims of Steve Jobs' reality distortion field. Product announcements, commercials, packaging, TV and movie product placements and other marketing campaigns by Apple have convinced users that it's a better phone. The iPhone's assumed superiority is marketing-driven perception.

28. kindlefireowner

Posts: 504; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Status symbol? At some point it will sink in to you that people buy products they like and products that fit their needs. My favorite part of your delusional rant was the skillful marketing and commercials. There is something like 15 minutes of commercials every hour on TV. Every company is trying to use skillful marketing and commercials to sell you a product.

29. MickLuvHP

Posts: 23; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

I can agree the 1st point you mention, but the other reason that its the only manufacturer with iOS and have much better resale value than all androids. However , your 2nd point onwards are all invalid. Who says iPhone are for dumb users? People just have a choice on choosing the preferred platform that they want. Plus majority of the steps of using an iPhone & Android is the same! People know what android phones are capable of. Is just that people just need a phone to fulfils their requirements , not like some people that goes for the hardware chase. (and it gets obsolete rather quickly as top-of- the -line specs always get replace faster ) HAHAHA! Are you a Samsung Fan? Cause I can also say that Samsung user are brainwashed by the brand & the marketing! Instead of going for other Android phones , which basically runs on the same OS , they choose samsung becasue of the brand .... And the only phone that can sell like hotcakes without promoters is Apple. I owns an iPhone 6 & a Sony Xperia Z3 for your info.

14. SuperNova

Posts: 649; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

Look! 3 Apple fanboys are here! Yeah, i knew it.

16. darkkjedii

Posts: 30885; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Don't forget the 1 Samsung fanboy. Superonesie err Nova

2. RareCandy

Posts: 61; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

Ios user = freedom eagle Android user = caged parrot, only know bashing :)

4. Tritinum

Posts: 471; Member since: May 06, 2014

ios = freedom... can you even change the launcher,Change the icons,Change the voltage of your processor according to your needs,add widgets to your homescreen,Install different roms,..i can go on and on. "Freedom Eagle" Know the facts and then bash.

19. Iodine

Posts: 1473; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

"You can even change the voltage of your processor according to your needs" :D That's so silly I rolled over my phone twice in laugh :D Why should I even think about doing that ? My needs are the fastest processor (check) at ultra low power (double check) and with some serious developer support (tripple check). What are your needs ? Highest score in Antutu ?

22. Gp_Customs

Posts: 269; Member since: Jan 14, 2015

So, the new iPhone 6 then. Thinner, lighter, marginally quicker and … er … um … well it has a half inch bigger screen to keep the lemming-like Apple fanbois drooling over this new overpriced Apple tat. Now I’m no fan of Android which seems to be in a perpetual cycle of slow, buggy, beta releases and I think the first iPhone was genuinely innovative. However, this .1 incremental handset from Apple just goes to show how quickly they’ve run out of ideas and how big the threat from Android now is. There is absolutely nothing offered by the iPhone 6 that makes it a compelling purchase or even a useful one, especially when there are plenty of cheaper and just as good alternatives available. As for upgrades, apart from a bit of tinkering with iOS 6 that offers a few pointless camera options, it’s all pretty much the same as previous models. And iOS 6 will be available for older iPhones so why bother upgrading just for the new software? That won’t stop the Apple automatons though from queuing up to get their hands on one but neither will the iPhone 5 halt the march of Android. A wasted opportunity then by Apple who seem to have spent the budget on fighting Samsung in court instead of offering a genuinely different value proposition.

24. darkkjedii

Posts: 30885; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Iodine, please read 20, 21, 22, and 23 bro. Wowwwww!!!

25. Gp_Customs

Posts: 269; Member since: Jan 14, 2015

Darkkjeddii please Reply and answer my questions. Don't you have anything constructive to say? Can't you think of anything? I replied back to your post, that you said to supernova! Come on I'm waiting. Don't worry about Lodine, he will answer and reply, cause he's an matured adult, not a kid Like you.

27. darkkjedii

Posts: 30885; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

This is my response, and I'm being very serious, very polite, and as honest and mature as I can be. You have disrespected my wife, my son, and myself on every occasion, with every account you've made with PA. This is at least your 11th account with the other 10 getting banned, and your racism, and disrespect towards me, and mine continue. You asked for a reply and I'm giving you one. I have absolutely nothing to ever discuss with you, and I sincerely hope you don't respond to me after this. I find you to be an idiot, a racist, a trouble maker, and an instigator. Please ignore my posts as if I didn't post anything. 1 Troll, 2 .Troll, 3 login, 4 mastermind, 5 Arte 8800, 6 Arte.8800, 7 Prada, 8 darkjedi, 9 SirLancelot, 10 Like-A-Sir, and now 11 Gp_Coustoms, and you're still the same racist idiot trouble making instigating fool. Please leave me alone, and get lost. Sorry for the late response, I've been at the dentist. Go away, thank you

31. iOSLMFAO

Posts: 290; Member since: Dec 15, 2014

You're missing an awful ot of commas in that rant, Professor. Decent meltdown, I'd give it a 6/10.

26. Gp_Customs

Posts: 269; Member since: Jan 14, 2015

Yes wooooooow, truth hurts.

7. bendgate unregistered

The irony of this comment.

3. usermaxthon

Posts: 70; Member since: Jan 20, 2015

"Apple claimed 33% of the smartphone market in South Korea country by November, more than double the 15% slice of the pie it had before the Apple iPhone 6 and Apple iPhone 6 Plus were released. Samsung, which used to control about 60% of the smartphone market in its backyard, now owns just 46%". Even in their home country Samsung is losing large number of market share. Apple now owning the premium tier of the smartphone segment and Chinese companies are ripping Samsung in the low-mid section. What will happen to Samsung when these Chinese companies expand their business to more countries? The future of Samsung mobile is really dark.

21. Gp_Customs

Posts: 269; Member since: Jan 14, 2015

iPhone fans are easily paralyzed by choice. The Android universe is made up of a large number of handset types and brands that are hard to keep track of and remember, and it features a dizzying array of options. People who are turned off by that complexity gravitate to the iPhone because the choices are simple and few. False or fair? So are Android users right about iPhone users? Personally, I think there's some truth in all of those beliefs. Or, at least, a majority of iPhone buyers are affected by one or more of those motivations. But in the same way that Android users notice motivations and attributes that iPhone users can't see in themselves, it's also true that iPhone users see or believe things Android users don't.

5. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Great.

6. bendgate unregistered

Congrats

8. newsman

Posts: 21; Member since: Jan 12, 2015

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9. LittleGaGaKiller

Posts: 290; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

I love you Apple. Keep up the success

11. darkkjedii

Posts: 30885; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You better behave this time ;)

32. iOSLMFAO

Posts: 290; Member since: Dec 15, 2014

"You'd better" or "You had better". Lrn2english, please.

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 30885; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Apple is have a smashing year everywhere, even Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto are currently on back order :D

17. SuperNova

Posts: 649; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

Yes, today is the happiest day of Apple fanboys. Shall we launch a nuclear warhead to celebrate this? I tell you, the wave of Apple royalty is gonna fininshed when they realized it was not as amazing as some fanboys brag about.

18. darkkjedii

Posts: 30885; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Put on your onesie, and go back to bed. ""Is gonna fninshed", really?

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