Study shows Apple is grabbing business from small and medium sized companies

Study shows Apple is grabbing business from small and medium sized companies
According to information from a company called Intermedia, 76% of the devices activated by its customers from January through October this year, was an Apple iPhone. The reason that is so important is that Intermedia deals with small and mid-sized businesses. The implication is that businesses of those sizes are picking the iPhone over the competition by a rather large number. 

After Apple, Samsung came in second accounting for 12% of the handsets activated by the small and mid-sized firms served by Intermedia. Motorola was third with a 6% share, followed by the 2% belonging to HTC. BlackBerry, once the pinstriper's best friend, could only garner 1%. From January 2011 through October 2013, the Apple iPhone surged to be the smartphone of choice by Intermedia's customers by a large margin. During the same time frame, Samsung jumped over Motorola to become second.

Other interesting data compiled by Intermedia, and revealed on its infographic, shows that the Apple iPhone 5s has been activated 5 times more than the Apple iPhone 5c by its customers. And if you have been following the mobile industry throughout the year, it shouldn't surprise you that for the first ten months of 2013, Windows Phone handsets and Windows powered tablets saw activations rise 93% year-over-year. Should Apple, Samsung and Google be worried? Intermedia says they should be.

While holiday based activations do occur, especially in January, more growth in activations is seen around the time that a new Apple iPhone or Apple iPad gets released. Fascinating stuff, really, and you can sink your teeth into more by viewing the slideshow below.


source: Intermedia via Forbes

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22 Comments

14. COZMAN

Posts: 99; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

Yes companies are going to switch over to a phone that can't hold a charge for 8 hours? Doubtful. So many quality devices i just can't buy this as being a real fact based story. Businesses and people need a phone that can outlast their day, not the other way around.

22. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

Ya know, I think the decision makers know what they need much better than you. If you don't agree with me, why don't you apply for a job at them? Funny, the Note3 is pretty much the only Android phone known to me with a longer battery life than the 5s.

11. Reality_Check

Posts: 277; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

A small paragraph or 2-3 sentences on the company 'Intermedia' would've been nice. In what scale do they operate (read : I'm not asking whether small / medium size company), what countries do they have their presence in, how do they compare to their competitors and how much of a market do they command. All this would have lent credibility to the article. Instead, this article just comes across as flame bait.

3. timezone

Posts: 87; Member since: Jun 16, 2013

The Windows phone is on an upward trajectory. In time it will be a force that will reveal the weaknesses of the iPhone and Android phones.

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 31805; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You sound like rusticguy, a typical whining hater. I hope I'm wrong, but see post #2

19. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

You sound like a typical iDiot out to settle personal scores! Grow up!

20. darkkjedii

Posts: 31805; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

My points made

2. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

And yet market sahre falling. Contradictory isn't it?

6. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Mmm, sacher cake...

7. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Btw Apple is selling well, and they are not concerned about marketshare, Apple is not trying to sell most and be the 1st in marketshare.

18. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

It never bothered about SPECS but now they really do that's why all their talks were centered around A7 for 5S. Soon it will bother about market share also ... just that they have a bloated EGO which needs just a small PRICK. Can't ignore the market forever. RIM and Nokia did and see what happened ...

21. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

The A7 is quite a milestone. Pity that the advantages aren't exactly easy to promote without some in-depth technical details. So Apple sticks to the term "Desktop class CPU" which is rather humble IMO. And poor Nokia and RIM. Unlike Apple, they were carrier dependent, had to play chicken games, no eco system, no Sir Jonathan Ive, etc... No one has to worry about Apple. They are doing exceptionally fine. On the other hand, Sammy is the only OEM making money from Android. Android *NEEDS* some fragmentation in this field IMO instead in the version numbers.

9. Mxyzptlk unregistered

The only thing falling is your spelling.

12. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1778; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Haha insult his spelling because he is right. Just shows how pathetic you really are.

13. Sauce unregistered

It was actually quite funny I must say good chap.

16. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Not really, he could have said IQ or something quantitative falling but he went with spelling...which isn't even what he did wrong since it was a typo (and not of the spelling kind).

17. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Oh Hi Mr/Ms Self Confessed BOT?

1. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

Stable ecosystem, sturdy build, quality app store. It's a meaningful and conscious decision to choose an iphone or ipad for the enterprise market

4. darkkjedii

Posts: 31805; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Smart businesses, choosing such a complete package. +1

8. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Big companies, you should follow.

10. Fernandezxc

Posts: 43; Member since: Mar 12, 2012

+1 .............

15. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

They said over windows activation gains "Should Apple, Samsung and Google be worried? Intermedia says they should be"... WTH, why should samsung be worried? Ok I accept apple n google should be worried but why they brought samsung in? Samsung has nothing to worry about bcoz if windows will start challenging andriod, samsung will adopt windows as a plate form, very simple

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