The Apple iPhone averaged a 39% U.S. market share in Q1 to widen its lead over Samsung
posted by Alan F. / May 03, 2013, 7:51 PM
As far as mobile platforms are concerned, iOS closed the gap with Android during the first quarter. We already know that iOS picked up 2.7 percentage points to average a 39% share in the U.S. Android lost 1.4 percentage points to close the quarter on top with 52% of the U.S. smartphone market. That means that Android's lead over its top rival has dropped to 13% from 17.1%. BlackBerry finished in third with 5.2%, well ahead of Microsoft's 3% and Symbian's .5%
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Not surprising since the S4 wasn't available the first quarter. Samsung will gain back their share and then some following the second quarter but articles about that will be harder to find.
posted on May 03, 2013, 8:39 PM 6
They lost last quarter, too, with the Note II.
posted on May 03, 2013, 11:59 PM 4
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Apple is still the most popular phone out there. Lol
posted on May 03, 2013, 10:19 PM 4
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Yeahhhh, I'm just going to leave this one alone. No patience to rip into you, though you're ripe for the picking.
posted on May 04, 2013, 12:45 AM 2
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You Apple fans should keep deceiving yourselves. You think US is the only market in the world? When are you guys going to get it. iPhones are sold only in the US,go check Europe,Asia and Africa and you will know how much share Apple is loosing compared to Samsung. In my country the launch of the s4 caused a never seen before traffic. The longest queue was created at the mall.
posted on May 04, 2013, 2:09 AM 2
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Well... they've been available on more carriers now. I'd expect their market share to go up as they became available to new markets. Probably keep going up incrementally for a few more years. The problem would then be what happens once they've reached saturation. Everyone who wants an iPhone will have one so all they'll be seeing is equipment upgrades, not new customers. They better have something actually new to offer people by that point to keep them interested.
posted on May 04, 2013, 8:37 AM 0
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I care more about which OS holds the highest marketshare. Oh looky! It's Android :D
posted on May 04, 2013, 11:32 AM 2
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McDonalds also sells the most burgers in the world.
posted on May 04, 2013, 12:36 PM 1
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