The Apple iPhone is the number one selling smartphone at three of the top four U.S. carriers
posted by Alan F. / May 21, 2014, 7:30 PM
TCL-Alcatel took market share away from Huawei as the company moved into fourth place among U.S. handset producers, and became the fifth largest smartphone supplier in the states. Turning to operating systems, Android rose to account for 59% of the phones shipped to the U.S. in Q1, while Windows Phone accounted for 4%, an increase over the same time last year
With all four major U.S. carriers blanketing the states with LTE signals, 75% of the smartphones shipped to the U.S. in Q1 had 4G LTE support. Of those phones with LTE support shipped to the U.S., 70% of them were branded either Apple or Samsung.
Looking at information from the carriers, Apple had more than 50% market share at AT&T and Verizon, while the iPhone manufacturer represented more than a third of smartphones sold by T-Mobile and Sprint. Samsung was the top name at T-Mobile and at regional carriers. And interestingly, T-Mobile (including MetroPCS) has surpassed Sprint to be the third largest U.S. carrier based on smartphone sales. And T-Mobile is not too far behind AT&T. The figures include all MVNOs.
Lastly, after Apple and Samsung, Motorola is the third largest smartphone brand sold at Verizon. Nokia has the same honor at AT&T. At T-Mobile and Sprint, the third place brands are Kyocera and ZTE respectively.
source: CounterpointResearch via AppleInsider
look like tmobile user are smart and unlimited data with a 5 inch plus screen win win
posted on May 21, 2014, 7:37 PM 15
Or maybe because it's easier to get a cheap unlocked Android phone and use it on T-Mobile? Don't be ignorant
posted on May 21, 2014, 7:58 PM 12
att had iphone first so most people that dont know anything about tech are on that, most people that get iphones are kids for school to try and fit in and girls/out of high school girls, we all know, if you want to make a phone call a text or look at a web page you use apple and your happy if you want all the best stuff in one machine and do that and have options to do much more and not have apple invasion of your bank account then you go android. thats all.
posted on May 22, 2014, 8:21 AM 0
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Probably more likely due to T-Mobile being the last of the Big 4 to carry the iPhone. They've only carried it for a year you know.
posted on May 21, 2014, 8:28 PM 8
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Surprised at Samsung and T Mo... I wonder what happened there.
posted on May 21, 2014, 7:38 PM 1
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1. The full price of iPhones is too much. 2. Most of the advertising I've seen recently from T-Mobile features the Samsung Galaxy S5.
posted on May 21, 2014, 7:53 PM 4
So what you are really saying is iOS vs Android sales by OS on each carrier goes as follows: AT&T: iOS 52% & Android 48% Verizon: iOS 51% & Android 49% T-Mobile: iOS 24% & Android 76% Spring: iOS 36% & Android 64% What matters is not the device mfg but the OS. Since only one company makes iOS and many make Android devices. We certainly won't count Windows Phone or BB in this counting. Bottom line is Android still gets huge sales and iphones are greatly helped by the low end iPhone 4/4S for Free or $.99.
posted on May 21, 2014, 7:42 PM 3
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so true...i wonder what apples market share would be like if there were dozens of other iOS oems the way samsung is facing in the android market? this kind of statistic is only meant to make apple look and feel superior to other smartphones. sorry, im not blind ;o)
posted on May 21, 2014, 7:52 PM 3
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There are multiples of Android phones as well, and the iPhone with its 3 models still outsells all of them. And there are cheap/free Androids as well.
posted on May 21, 2014, 7:54 PM 3
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Note 3s have been on backorder several times since the launch, so I'm not really surprised Samsung outsold Apple on T-Mobile.
posted on May 21, 2014, 7:45 PM 0
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ONLY 3 out of 4? They can't even outsell Samsung on T-Mo smh. Very disappointing.
posted on May 21, 2014, 7:46 PM 2
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