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In the U.S., rumors of Apple's death are greatly exaggerated

0. phoneArena posted on 22 Jan 2013, 00:17

Data released Tuesday by Kantar Worldpanel ComTech shows that 51.2% of smartphones purchased in the U.S. for the three months ended December 23rd, were Apple iPhone models; iOS widened its lead over Android over the previous December when it held the slimmest of advantages over its rival Android, which actually showed a decline year-over-year...

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posted on 22 Jan 2013, 00:23 16

1. Johnnokia (Posts: 1144; Member since: 27 May 2012)

At the end of 2013, I think the (world) not US, Phone Operating System market share would be :

1- Android
2- Windows Phone
3- IOS
4- Blackberry
5- Sailfish

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 00:29 22

5. MeoCao (unregistered)

Kantar is lying again, they reported iPhone had 53% market share last month but it turned out to be only 35%.

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 00:56 14

14. Joker (Posts: 24; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)

Ladies and gentlemen, this stats study brought to you by Apple and Apple shareholders

A conclusion based on a survey of 250k out of 300+ millions subscribers..tsk tsk tsk...looks like someone flunked Stats in college.

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 15:46 3

45. cheetah2k (Posts: 1746; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)

Indeed it was only 35%. Looks like Apple are heading down the same road as RIM.

The lack of OS diversity & innovation will start to hurt Apple regardless of what shape or screen size they dump to market this year.

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 17:33

47. darkkjedii (Posts: 24915; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

Give it a rest dude

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 00:30 8

6. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)

Yes, that seems plausible. By end of 2014 I hope BB and either Sailfish or Tizen push apple out of top 5

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 00:44 3

12. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

i think black berry jus may be in that third spot while ios remains second (for now) bro :)

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 00:55 5

13. MrJerry (Posts: 403; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)

I don't fully believe these expert things.
But wp would get over ios in less than a year?

Did u even read this article?
WP 2.2% -> 2.6%

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 01:04 4

15. Johnnokia (Posts: 1144; Member since: 27 May 2012)

I was talking about the world and I said that.
WP is rapidly growing in Europe and now in China and India.
Nokia just started launching Lumia series in the Middle East, the place where they are still having rank one in.
So let's just wait and see.

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 01:13 1

17. cameogt (Posts: 88; Member since: 18 Oct 2012)

have you been to Europe, China, India to put a statement? or just an assumption.

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 01:33 5

19. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4321; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)

I'm from India and what he says is true...don't know about China and others but as far as i know, India is seeing a rise in WP phones. Not just Nokia, there's HTC and Samsung...and soon when people get to know about it more, the numbers will increase, hopefully. WP has been there from before, people didn't know about it much until Nokia introduced its Lumia series...
In my own knowing, Lumia series awakened WP OS in India.

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 03:02 5

23. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

Lol, you actually think windows will outsell Apple?!!
Wow, here's some perspective for you:
WP shipped about 10M phones in the quarter while Apple probably did 52 million.
Analysts are seeing over 200M iPhones being shipped this year.
Even Nokia said it expects less smartphone sales in first quarter this year.
Wake up

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 00:24 15

2. ama3654 (Posts: 295; Member since: 27 Nov 2012)

Apple is dead everywhere else, and dead 2013 in US!

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 00:30 11

8. Johnnokia (Posts: 1144; Member since: 27 May 2012)

I wish they would.
All the companies are competing with each other in the quality and price race .. Except Apple.
I Sheeps will realize that Apple were decieving them soon.

I don't want to say it, but sorry

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 09:04 2

37. nexusalltheway (Posts: 69; Member since: 28 Nov 2012)

Me too man, haha. Adroid all the way!

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 09:05 2

38. nexusalltheway (Posts: 69; Member since: 28 Nov 2012)


posted on 23 Jan 2013, 12:43 1

56. nerdyking (Posts: 7; Member since: 26 Dec 2012)

it's true ; ( ... yessssssssssss, the rotten Apple's going down...

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 00:27 8

3. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)

Ummm. The U.S. market isn't the entire market. Not by a long shot.

Nothing like sticking one's head in the sand.

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 00:30 2

7. cripton805 (Posts: 1485; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)

This is exactly what I was thinking as I sarcastically rolled my eyes.

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 00:28 5

4. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)

These seem like inaccurate numbers. Yes, the US is still a relative stronghold for apple, but closer to 25-30% than 50%.

No surprise it's an Alan article though.

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 00:33 4

9. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)

Bingo on Alan ;-)

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 00:35

10. flower99 (banned) (Posts: 54; Member since: 18 Nov 2012)

verizon user has made their smart choice to switch to ios :)

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 08:00 2

33. ajac09 (Posts: 1482; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)

Let me guess you also make the smart choice to drive an H1 hummer to right?

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 17:14

46. metalpoet (unregistered)

no! Verizon user idiots that switched to ios were just doing it because att had a strangle hold on the iphone until 2010 and SOME people and just now realizing it and making the huge mistake of getting an iPhone but come late 2013 and 2014 ppl's contracts will be up and theyll go to android, windows and even bb!

the ONLY thing that apple has that no one else does is an massive army of accessories for their stupid fragile phones!

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 00:37 4

11. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)

But why are the share prices down by 30% from peak? Aah i know they would say strong sales doesn't mean strong indicators on stock market. Apple commuted 10 billion dollar stock buyback IIRC and if they aren't buying back at current levels means it will go down further :)

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 01:11 1

16. cameogt (Posts: 88; Member since: 18 Oct 2012)

this is just US statistics. lame.

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 01:28 1

18. bransablan (Posts: 23; Member since: 19 Jul 2012)

It doesnt surprise me that many people are still trying to get on the iphone bandwagon, but its mostly those who never tried an iphone before, i would say those of us who used an iphone for a while now have moved on to the samsung s3, note 2, or nexus 4... The high volume purchases of iphones of course are coming mostly those in sprint and other smaller carriers customers. Its sad to say but everyday insell an iphone 4 to a customer just because its free i feel like im doing something wrong... I would say to those of us who are in the mobile industry dont want the hype of the iphone to go away only because those are for sure money making sales

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 01:42 1

20. pongkie (Posts: 655; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)

as long as developers supports a platform it will be okay

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 02:20 2

21. BREvenson (Posts: 240; Member since: 17 May 2012)

Of course, Apple's market share in the U.S. is more than Android's share; this is the country where they can claim their dominance over the competition. While other countries are catching on to Apple's manipulation of the patent system and their questionable business practices, the U.S. is still braindead. They are eager to grant the most ridiculous of patents, and apparently they don't want to stifle Apple's expanding grip on the mobile market.

On a slightly unrelated note, I think that's why about 8 out of 10 people I deal with at work have an iPhone in their hands when they are dealing with me. Americans are BS'ed into believing that the iPhone is their knight in shining armor; the one device that will keep everything simple and make everything all right.


posted on 22 Jan 2013, 02:57

22. appleandsonylover (Posts: 7; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)

I believe this. Imagine, android accounts to many handsets from different companies. Unlike iOS who one has one handset to compete. Only few iOs users stay with their old handsets. Imagine it just shows apple is still number 1. Iphone 5 vs all of the mobile phones. Android users can just dream of having this achievement. At the end of 2013 it will still be android vs iOs.

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