Report: Apple's iPhone owns 50% of the US smartphone market

Report: Apple's iPhone owns 50% of the US smartphone market
According to a recent report from AppleInsider, a survey conducted by analysts from Canaccord Genuity reveals that the iPhone remains the top-selling smartphone brand at all of the four major carriers in the US. According to their estimates, Apple held a 50% slice of the US smartphone market during the June quarter.

The reputable Apple-centric tech blog claims to have obtained an internal memo discussing the survey. The memo, authored by Canaccord Genuity analyst T. Michael Walkley, claims that Apple's iPhone brand maintained a constant market share in the US smartphone market since the December quarter, and this despite the fact that several high-end Android competitors such as the Samsung Galaxy S6 series, the LG G4, or the HTC One M9, have been launched in the meantime.

Walkley also estimates that, since Apple launched the iPhone 6 series back last fall, just 20% of the iPhone user base in the US has upgraded to the iPhone 6 or the iPhone 6 Plus. Accounting all of the iPhone models, the global iPhone user base is forecast to reach about 500 million people by the end of 2015.

It remains to be seen if the upcoming iPhone 6S series will be able to continue on the success that Apple achieved with the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6S. Expected to be unveiled in September, the two new iPhone models are said to bring several improvements over their predecessors, such as a new 12MP primary camera with RGBW pixels, a faster processor, more RAM, as well as the new pressure-sensing Force Touch technology that Apple debuted on the Watch this past spring. 

Just recently, a report claimed that Apple is planning to sell up to 90 million iPhone 6S and 6S Plus units by the end of year. If accurate, this will mean that the Cupertino-based company will break the records it has previously set with the iPhone 6 series.


source: AppleInsider

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66 Comments

1. eN16HTMAR3

Posts: 253; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

Doubt that for sure. Android owns prepaid and postpaid markets. I don't see this being possible.

6. waddup121 unregistered

50%. holy hell.

8. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Instead of doubting, how about proving your statement.

30. Nathillien unregistered

How about taking the finger out of your arse, make few click and check by yourself: Kantar for example reports that Apple currently holds 30% of US market share and Android 65%. Now, should we believe what AppleInsider reports? OH LOOOOL

40. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

See post 8

45. sgodsell

Posts: 6898; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

IDG stated last quarter that Apple sold 61 million iPhones (Q1 2015), The previous quarter Apple sold 74 million iPhones (Q4 2014). So we will have to see how many Apple sold this quarter (Q2 2015), but most likely they will have sold less, since most people already purchased an iPhone if they really wanted or needed one by now. Also most people will hold out at this time when the next iPhone is due to comes out soon. So common sense would tell everyone that Apple won't sell as many devices, including jedii's. You can believe what ever you want darkkjedii, but you should have know this, because the force should have told you this already dark jedii.

49. engineer-1701d unregistered

common sense would tell people not to waste the money on a apple phone or watch

57. amasog

Posts: 552; Member since: Aug 22, 2013

why? is it because these iphone buyers did not go for your android? common sense also dictates that those wanting people to buy the phone they don't even want is suffering from stupidity.

56. amasog

Posts: 552; Member since: Aug 22, 2013

assuming apple sells less than what this news say. any benefit for you? does it improve your life? did android give you reward?

63. Macready

Posts: 1811; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

Exactly. This would suggest that Kantar Worldpanel numbers are way off (they habe never been) and that the US market shrunk a whopping 21% (that's the only way to hold a constant share if you sell 21% less phones). Go place your bets. Typical Aplleinsider stuff though.

60. Rock_Hardwood

Posts: 117; Member since: May 11, 2015

sorry but your wrong, apple has 40+ a few months ago.

48. engineer-1701d unregistered

its a small survey asked a few city people does not make it true apple wishes this but its not true think all pre paid and metro pcs and other small phone providers in us dont have iphone and walmarts service and many others this is apple trying to boost sales demand for new 6s think they pout order for 85 million 6s units do they think all the 6 people and 5s are gonna get the 6s no

58. amasog

Posts: 552; Member since: Aug 22, 2013

is there no period or comma on your keyboard?

21. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

I think its kinda thruth at USA.

2. Tziggy14

Posts: 623; Member since: Sep 02, 2014

First I saw 43%, then 30%, and now 50% all for the current update for iOS? These have to be fake.

46. sgodsell

Posts: 6898; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Its from Apple, so what were you expecting. Nothing like getting people going. Apple wants to make more sales, but at this time people will wait for the next iPhone, which is due to come out soon enough.

3. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Regardless they own a s**t ton in the US. I hate iphones one big flaw..itunes

4. Canaan

Posts: 351; Member since: May 25, 2014

How can the iPhone user base reach 500 million in the U.S. When there are only about 310 million people in the U.S. and only about 65-70% of them use a smartphone?

7. pa_follow

Posts: 19; Member since: Jun 21, 2015

It can't. It's a citation error, or a bad source.

9. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Don't forget the hoardes of undocumented immigrants using Obamaphones.

15. meanestgenius

Posts: 21485; Member since: May 28, 2014

"Accounting all of the iPhone models, the GLOBAL iPhone user base is forecast to reach about 500 million people by the end of 2015." It says global, not just the U.S.

26. Canaan

Posts: 351; Member since: May 25, 2014

It was edited because it originally said the U.S.

36. meanestgenius

Posts: 21485; Member since: May 28, 2014

Didn't see that.

18. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

It said globally dude. You're reading to fast!

61. Rock_Hardwood

Posts: 117; Member since: May 11, 2015

it said "global" son

5. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

I'm still using my GS5 because of the "unlimited" battery. Hopefully I don't cave in and buy the latest iPhone like have done with every iteration except for the 6/6 Plus.

11. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

The gs5 doesn't have unlimited battery, if it did , you wouldn't need to swap em out. It has the ability to accept multiple batteries, one at a time.

24. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Darkjedi master of them all should understand what I mean. For those who don't: I begin the day with 3 fully charged batteries (one in the phone and two OEM spares). I also carry around a 5000mAh portable battery pack. Defacto unlimited.

27. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I couldn't resist lol. Great feature.

28. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I do wish my edge had that ability, but I've turned off a bunch of stuff I don't use, and battery life is much better. I also carry my 6plus too.

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