Report: half of all phones activated last quarter in the US were iPhones, Samsung models followed (but not closely)

The US unsurprisingly continues to be one of Apple's strongholds. Both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus seemingly enabled Apple to have a fantastic quarter...
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30. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

So do I. I'm very happy that I'm the only that has an htc on where I live at. It makes me feel special that i only have such a beatiful smartphone while the rest of them are just using the same

44. Leo_MC

Posts: 6939; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

If I were to use an Ericsson T28, I would probably be the only one in the city.

9. EC112987

Posts: 1214; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

They have then best customer service but their service sucked when I had it years ago. I travel a lot for work and AT&T has proven worthy.

10. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

25% for sammy in the US looks really nice.

12. Takeharu

Posts: 283; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Amazon has 1%?!?! HAHAHA!! Poor people who bought the Fire Phone.

13. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1347; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Not a surprise, but I would caution that this is inductive and not deductive reasoning. The sample group was only 500 people so we have to be careful. Surveys like this have been done for the longest an are not (Most of the time) very reliable. Back during the presidential elections between Dewy and Truman - surveyors sample 300 people exiting the voting booths and ask did they "..vote democrat or republican?" from that small sample pole of 300 people they got high responses for Dewy Based on that the morning papers after the election read "Dewy Wins" Guess what? He didn't. When the votes were tallied - there was a surge of votes for Truman late at night. Pollsters now preface their poles with margins of error - Here 500 people does not include the whole buying (smartphone) population of the US so, I would say the margin of error is pretty high here. However, I would also say Apple has had a record year since they gave the public what they wanted (Bigger screens).

26. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3112; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

The headline was "Dewey Defeats Truman".

14. TimCook

Posts: 450; Member since: Oct 23, 2014

From now on is gonna be like that, "Android" phones have lost the larger screen advantage they had, and YES the majority of people bought them for that reason. Apple is very close at creating the ideal phone, soon they will put oled technology on iPhone screens, they will bump the mpixels on the camera at the same time iOS is becoming more and more open, technologies like Metal Api are already paying up with exclusive IOS games, Apple pay will be a must have for every customer. Soon with the exception of the price tag, there will be absolutely no reason for anyone to buy android phones.

19. tedkord

Posts: 17201; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Yes, it will. Apple will see a surge in a release quarter, then drop off the rest of the year. It's nothing new, and each time a year later, Android has held or increased its share.

20. tedkord

Posts: 17201; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Bigger screen. OLED screen. More open. So, you're saying the more they become like Android and Samsung, the better they will do. Makes sense.

21. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

So basically what you're saying is that Apple has to improve everything while lowering the price?

22. Scott93274

Posts: 6030; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

One thing you have to remember is that half the people who were in the market for a new smart phone looked at the iPhone and said "No thank you", even with its larger display. Also, the last quarter in 2014 was the first quarter that the iPhone was on the market, if whoever tracks this data releases it again for the next three quarters you're going to see a massive dive in iPhone sales.

25. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

No, most people or half the people you talk about, don't give a damn about the OS. They care about the price. There is a reason why up to 70% of androids are considered low end type of phones...and it is not because the average joe wants to ROM it or install a custom keyboard. This last week, I had to deny 15 exchanges cause their devices were rooted under warranty and our system picked up the root. Their phones were getting stuck in a restart loop and if started didn't last long while on.

38. Scott93274

Posts: 6030; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

"most people or half the people you talk about, don't give a damn about the OS", I could say the same out the crowd buying iPhones. They're just parents buying them for their little preteen daughters because they have the Hello Kitty case they're so desperate to show off to their friends at school.

59. Donone41

Posts: 246; Member since: Dec 17, 2014

So all that you've wanted apple to build a Samsung device, but were afraid to say so? I know the feeling.

61. Donone41

Posts: 246; Member since: Dec 17, 2014

*Time*

63. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

This is just caused by the hype apple made of large screen phones, particularly in the US (their country of origin). Since they have no real Innovation at all, and is playing catching up with other handsets, the future is clear for Apple. They're implementing technologies that android has been using for eons and there are not few of them. It takes time for the mass market to notice that the old and innovative 'Jobs' era' is gone, and thus it takes time for Apple to go down with no real innovation. Since the demand is now shifting towards sub 200 phones, it will be fairly quick to see apple plummeting down later this year, or in a few years ahead. In fact, we could see them down to 10% this year. And maybe a mere

64. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

Less than 5% if they continue this blunderous trend. Soon with the mass market noticing that Apple isn't competitive anymore there is no reason to buy iPhones but to be cool and fashionable.

67. cyberobject

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 25, 2015

"Soon with the exception of the price tag, there will be absolutely no reason for anyone to buy android phones." Yes I was thinking just the other day I wanted to buy a Ferrari but when I saw the price tag I just went ahead and bought a used Nissan. Thank you Captain Obvious.

17. silencer271

Posts: 254; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

Are we surprised? Not really. Now bring out world wide numbers.. oh wait this is iphonearena wont happen.

27. saucexD

Posts: 62; Member since: Jan 20, 2015

Lol world wide numbers. One OS compared to millions of phones running 3+ OS's, most of which are cheaper than dirt. Theres something called common sense. Use it. You people always make me laugh when it comes to "market share". :) xD

23. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Frak, no one brought popcorn?

34. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Where's WP on that pie, other? Amazon made the cut.

36. dimas

Posts: 3324; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

I don't like iPhone but if it's about investing and business, apple is one hell of a company to beat.

37. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

I personally prefer Android or even Windows Phone but is anyone even surprised by these numbers? We all knew there was pent up demand for a normal sized iPhone. They kept it small for too long.

42. android_hitman unregistered

survey of only 500 mobile users ...

46. meanestgenius

Posts: 21618; Member since: May 28, 2014

How can a poll of only "500 mobile users" equate to "half of all phones activated last quarter in the U.S."?

54. baldilocks

Posts: 1489; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

That just means that the other half of users aren't buying into a name and actually want a SMART phone.

60. Scott93274

Posts: 6030; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

But the iPhone is a smart phone!!!... from 2011 standards. :P
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