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Thanks to the Apple iPhone 5, Apple had 53.3% of U.S. smartphone sales in late November

0. phoneArena posted on 22 Dec 2012, 10:04

Kantar Kantar Worldpanel ComTech has analyzed the 12 weeks through November 25th in the U.S. smartphone world and has found that strong demand for the Apple iPhone 5 has raised Apple's share of the stateside smartphone market to 53.3%; Apple's sales surge took business away from Android as year-over-year sales for the platform dropped 10.9 percentage points co,pared to a gain of 17.5 points for Apple...

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posted on 22 Dec 2012, 10:15 11

1. Thephonegeek (Posts: 118; Member since: 22 Nov 2012)

Americans! Huh!

posted on 22 Dec 2012, 10:26 15

6. MeoCao (unregistered)

I read reports Apple are reducing iPhone 5 parts orders as sales are disappointing.

There are iPhone discounts only after a few weeks after launch which were unheard of until now which also indicate poor sales.

Perhaps most people who want iPhone 5 already bought it? So the spike in iPhone market share in US is only temporary!

posted on 22 Dec 2012, 10:28 14

8. androidisbaws (banned) (Posts: 74; Member since: 17 Dec 2012)

People finally realized that there's better phones. They probably only sold the amount they did that first weekend. Someone would be stupid to pick an iPhone over any other android phone.

posted on 22 Dec 2012, 13:04 10

35. christianqwerty (Posts: 467; Member since: 05 May 2011)

How can you call someone stupid for buying an iphone over an android phone. Just because you like android, doesnt mean everyone else should.

posted on 22 Dec 2012, 10:28 3

9. roscuthiii (Posts: 2246; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)

I think Apple's done what Apple enthusiasts claim the other manufacturers are doing... they're reporting their shipping numbers.

posted on 22 Dec 2012, 10:51

20. sithvenger (banned) (Posts: 371; Member since: 25 Aug 2012)

Those sales could also b causing a spike in iPhone purchases.

posted on 22 Dec 2012, 14:47 1

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

I suspect what is happening is that there are some element of the sales numbers that reflect conversions from RIM. I think a larger part of the story is the impact of the golden handcuffs of the iEcosystem. As was pointed out to me right after the iP5 was released, someone who has $100 - $200 invested in apps is not terribly interested in moving to an alternative OS unless they are really alienated by iOS. Especially if their apps are not also available elsewhere.

And, yes Apple is reporting shipments as sales.

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 08:44 1

55. oister85 (Posts: 501; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)

Thats true my gf works at radioshack she says when it came out was a fever but after 3 weeks it slow down dramatically. She say samsung s3 is outselling the ip5.

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 13:49

58. metalpoet (unregistered)

I am a sales manager for Radioshack and the craze for the iPhone 5 has fizzled out and people are more prone to purchasing an android device.

posted on 22 Dec 2012, 11:10 1

24. apexKBC (Posts: 92; Member since: 10 Dec 2012)

its nt tru

posted on 22 Dec 2012, 11:21

26. sithvenger (banned) (Posts: 371; Member since: 25 Aug 2012)

Y do u think its not true? It's not like the iPhone is a piece of junk, or isn't popular.

posted on 22 Dec 2012, 12:49 4

33. doubler86 (Posts: 320; Member since: 26 Jan 2011)

because it goes against every other statistics that's factual, this has been labled as false in a lot of other forums already

posted on 22 Dec 2012, 13:15

36. sithvenger (banned) (Posts: 371; Member since: 25 Aug 2012)

But where's their proof, and no I'm not a fan boy.

posted on 22 Dec 2012, 17:11

39. Hemlocke (unregistered)

There is no proof. Android forums are like fanboy circle jerks. Say anything critical about Android, and throngs of angry fanboys will descend on you (Same here, obviously). Say anything positive about Apple, and they start tearing out their hair and making up "facts."

The fact is, this is not the first study that has come out in the last two weeks, and they all say roughly the same thing: Apple is having troubles in the financially strapped EU, and crushing it in the U.S.

posted on 22 Dec 2012, 22:28 2

46. tedkord (Posts: 14210; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


The facts are that these are single quarter numbers, encompassing a new release, in a single country. There's a new release spike every time. The rest of the year, Android crushes iOS, even in the US.

Here are the latest ComScore numbers, from October. Note that not only did Android retain a large lead over iOS, it grew more than iOS.

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 00:36

49. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

1. Please dont act like Apple fanboys are any better.

2. This article is about a 12 week period and comparing it to the same 12 week period from last year. Those are the facts. Its not overall numbers.

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 01:11

50. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

3. Look at the post above or below mine for the total numbers. Still a huge lead for Android.

Thats why I said before....for Android fans, this is no big deal. For Apple fans....congrats for the increase in a 12 week period.

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 02:55

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

Just taking away the initial weekend sales of iPhone 5 would show that Android is still selling better than Apple.
Also, it's not just the iPhone 5, but the 4 and 4s are making a significant share for Apple here.

As for your point about Europe - wake up, the whole rest of the world is seeing the Apple demise.
Brazil for example is a growing economy with huge population and Apple dropped to amazingly insignificant 1.4 percent there.

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 13:46

57. metalpoet (unregistered)

As a fellow American, I am ashamed of the people of my country sometimes.

posted on 22 Dec 2012, 10:16 6

2. androidisbaws (banned) (Posts: 74; Member since: 17 Dec 2012)

Iphonearena for sure. Probably isn't even true.

posted on 22 Dec 2012, 10:28 7

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

if it was about an android iphonearena woudlnt even mention it. They still proving daily how biased they are.

posted on 22 Dec 2012, 12:43 2

32. prakesh (Posts: 92; Member since: 13 Sep 2012)

no theyr not, this was posted already on gsmarena.

search first before u comment

sent from my samsung galaxy s3

posted on 22 Dec 2012, 17:59 1

41. joey_sfb (Posts: 6631; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)

I for one is happy that someone else is buying the expensive iPhone. It will never be me as iPhone is a low value over price feature phone.

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 03:44

54. iDroidWin (Posts: 117; Member since: 07 Dec 2012)

Even if they are biased, which I do feel sometimes, this article isn't the reason (reviews are). Here, they are just doing their job.

posted on 22 Dec 2012, 10:21 5

3. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)

It's one thing to be invested in the Apple ecosystem because of the money you put into it, but when you get one just because everyone else has one, I just lose respect for you.

posted on 22 Dec 2012, 10:50 1

19. sithvenger (banned) (Posts: 371; Member since: 25 Aug 2012)

I put a lot of money into it, but I have the note 2 now. I just synced everything to my iPad 3. I need to see more from apple if I'm to buy another iPhone, and even then it'd just b to compliment the android device I have.

posted on 22 Dec 2012, 10:22 2

4. androiddownsouth (Posts: 598; Member since: 02 May 2012)

I'd love to see the stats on this. At my location we sell 15 to 20 4 and 4S devices for every 5, b/c people want the phones on the cheap. Could be different elsewhere, but what I see every day in my store paints a VERY different picture for iPhone sales.

posted on 22 Dec 2012, 11:46 1

29. kellkeezy (Posts: 57; Member since: 17 Dec 2011)

Same here man, where i work people all want the free ones more then paying 199

posted on 22 Dec 2012, 10:24 1

5. Ruckus (Posts: 286; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)

This is probably true or close enough. Honestly where I work, when we sell a smartphone 9 times out of 10 its either an iPhone 5, 4S or the GS3.

posted on 22 Dec 2012, 10:28 6

7. drnggaj33 (Posts: 127; Member since: 29 Feb 2012)

but overseas andriod has the market ....ppl in the u.s. just follow each other ....i hear ppl saty my friend has a iphone so ill get one smh ...pplk in the u.s. they're sheep

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