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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, 10:32 2

14. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)

O no no good news!

i thought the states are wise and smart and inteligent?

Knowing that Apple reakly a bad company, they still buy Apple products...! This is there US pride, they are very loyal, how sad and pathetic, puuulleeeze™®©

posted on 22 Dec 2012, 11:48

30. TRADEMARK (Posts: 3; Member since: 14 Dec 2012)

really error

posted on 22 Dec 2012, 10:28

11. AstronautJones (Posts: 303; Member since: 01 Aug 2012)

Isn't this the period immediately after the iPhone 5 release?
Let's check the stats the 3 months after the Galaxy S4 comes out.
Bet the stats are a little different.
Really need a full year cycle to get a good picture.

posted on 22 Dec 2012, 10:32 2

12. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 1122; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)

Reminds me of a friend of mine when he bought his iPhone he was like oh so awesome, now he's like this thing is boring, i regret buying it.

posted on 22 Dec 2012, 10:33 2

15. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


posted on 22 Dec 2012, 10:32

13. roscuthiii (Posts: 2233; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)

I don't think it's exactly attributed the the iPhone 5 specifically.. The iPhone is a good solid smartphone, but it's what the iPhone 4 should have been 2 years ago. What your basically looking at is the pent up demand for the phone that the consumers wanted all along, plus... seemingly overlooked, is availability. iPhones are now more available than they were before. More availability + meeting consumer expectation = higher sales?! OMG stop the presses.

You know, it could also be a fluff piece sponsored by investors to bolster that waning AAPL... but that's more a conspiracy level possibility.

posted on 22 Dec 2012, 10:34 1

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

The iPhone 5 is what the 3GS should've been, android was already at the 5s level around that point

posted on 22 Dec 2012, 10:38

17. roscuthiii (Posts: 2233; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)

Well, I was trying to give the benefit of the doubt... didn't want to appear as though I'm a basher. PA doesn't take to kindly to that. Might get myself moderated or something. ;-)

posted on 22 Dec 2012, 11:27

27. bucky (Posts: 3100; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)

You clearly don't remember what was out at that point do you...

posted on 22 Dec 2012, 10:58 2

21. rocko0011 (Posts: 34; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)


posted on 22 Dec 2012, 10:59 2

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

This doesn't surprise me at all, as apple is always done strong sales here in the USA. What matters though is how many of those phones r kept vs returned. They need to do a stat on that, keeping the phone past the return period is what actually demonstrates customer satisfaction.

posted on 22 Dec 2012, 11:09 4

23. jove39 (Posts: 1964; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

Apple rising!

posted on 22 Dec 2012, 11:11 6

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

Wasnt there already an article about basically the same thing just the other day? What happened? Did they shut that one down or something?



posted on 22 Dec 2012, 11:30 1

28. zig8100 (Posts: 236; Member since: 13 Dec 2012)

Stupid re-post. I dont get why they post this twice. Excited much? Lol We all know its only for this month or three month period.

posted on 22 Dec 2012, 12:31 2

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

But Windows Phone eating into share of iOS in many parts of world already :)

posted on 22 Dec 2012, 12:53 4

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

This is False, it goes against every other statistic out there for iPhone sales. Other forums are saying this same thing, Kantar was paid for, Apple is trying anything to make their stock go back up including lobbying. They've been loosing market share, not to mention I live in iPhones biggest selling region, Los Angeles, and they have gone down considerably in this region.

posted on 22 Dec 2012, 16:48 2

38. chrisbo5 (Posts: 31; Member since: 26 Jan 2012)

Im really lost with this article. The last comscore graph showed android was at 54% and apple at 35% which was only october. how did apple jump 20% and android significantly drop?

posted on 22 Dec 2012, 22:33 1

47. tedkord (Posts: 13776; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)

This is just sales over the single quarter, ComScore is overall share.

posted on 22 Dec 2012, 17:41

40. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

Do you really seriously have to put the title saying "THANKS"?

posted on 22 Dec 2012, 19:20

42. GoldenJoe (Posts: 9; Member since: 14 Dec 2012)

Doomed, eh?

posted on 22 Dec 2012, 19:51

43. Edmund (Posts: 656; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)

The Mayans were right - This IS the end of the world for google fanboys

posted on 22 Dec 2012, 20:48

44. uncskeet (Posts: 30; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)

Probably because of experiences like mine with the Galaxy SIII & it's mainboard causing freezing of devices, even after replacement, as well as previous Android phones freezing, so I'm happy with my black iPhone 5, so I can take care of business instead of a device helping me lose money by locking up on business calls. I just bought my wife the White version. Android in my opinion still has to control these manufacturers & carriers to get my money again.

posted on 22 Dec 2012, 22:34

48. tedkord (Posts: 13776; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)

Don't know what you were doing to your phone, but not a single lockup in over 6 months with my GS3.

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 01:40

51. uncskeet (Posts: 30; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)

Not a thing. I know phones very well, on all OS. The problem was Samsung's mainboard issue, & read the article from a few days ago. If yours have no issues, good for you. I on the other hand had 2 units do the exact same think even with no apps downloaded. Plus, I don't do the bias fanboy s***. Read PA's article title SOME SAMSUNG GALAXY S3's ARE DYING YOUNG. No point in combatting my personal experience.

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 02:56

53. leetg01 (Posts: 3; Member since: 22 Dec 2012)

This is just misleading data because it is just 12 weeks sales data since I phone 5 launched. Lagging iphone 5 demand exploding made a peak for a while, But the whole 2012 year share of IOS is just 20%, android is over 60%. This research is probably made for boosting Apple stock price. Don't be fool. It is just like trap to individual investors.

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 09:10

56. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1345; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)

This is the kind of news that causes Apple to get lazy and high on themselves. I see Android OEM's coming out even harder in 2013. Expect another 4 inch iPhone that brings nothing new to the table.

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