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Technarchy
Jun 18, 2012, 06:29 PM
A few months ago Tim Cook said something like, many of Apple's new customers are people that purchased a brand x product and realized it sucked, and opted for Apple for their next purchase.

Seems like he was right.

http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2012/06/07/now-38-of-iphone-sales-are-to-refugees-from-android-or-rim/

http://fortunebrainstormtech.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/screen-shot-2012-06-07-at-10-12-34-am.png

That's up from 29% in February, and more than the 34% that were iPhone upgrades

Click to enlarge. Source: CIRP
FORTUNE -- Here's more evidence that Google's (GOOG) Android is peaking and (as if we needed it) that Research in Motion's (RIMM) BlackBerry is headed south. In a survey released to clients Thursday, the Consumer Intelligence Research Partners found that more iPhones were purchased in April by U.S. customers leaving Apple's (AAPL) competitors than by owners of earlier iPhone models. Of the customers who bought iPhones in April, according to CIRP:

42% were switching from another smartphone, up from 36% in February.

Specifically, 38% were coming from either Android or BlackBerry, up from 29%.

34% were upgrades from earlier iPhones, down from 71% immediately after the iPhone 4S launch last fall

24% were switching from a feature phone or buying their very first mobile phone.

The survey also found that the iPad 2 continued to sell well after the March launch of the new iPad. The discounted iPad 2 accounted for 41% of U.S. sales in April compared with 59% for new iPad. The 3G/4G versions of both iPad models sold better than the WiFi‐only versions, accounting for 55% of total sales.



mbell1975
Jun 18, 2012, 06:39 PM
How many new Android users are disgruntled iPhone users tired of the same old design, boring OS and being locked down by Apple and iTunes? I am sure a ton. Love the comment on the post

"Would you trust a stat from a company that cannot add correctly? In "Other Phone" 25% + 4% = 29% not 28%." LOL

oBMTo
Jun 18, 2012, 06:42 PM
Here is a link (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kffacxfA7G4&ob=av2e)showing that this thread is completely pointless and that the OP is a moron.

Technarchy
Jun 18, 2012, 06:43 PM
How many new Android users are disgruntled iPhone users tired of the same old design, boring OS and being locked down by Apple and iTunes?

Not many...

http://i.huffpost.com/gen/536467/thumbs/o-JD-POWER-IPHONE-SURVE-570.jpg?4

mbell1975
Jun 18, 2012, 06:46 PM
Not many...

Image (http://i.huffpost.com/gen/536467/thumbs/o-JD-POWER-IPHONE-SURVE-570.jpg?4)

That doesn't answer anything LOL. Thats for smartphones in general, not Android. Most of those could be someone on a POS $5 phone that don't like it. You fail.

Technarchy
Jun 18, 2012, 06:48 PM
Most of those could be someone on a POS $5 phone that don't like it. You fail.

Android sells more POS $5 phones than Apple.

oBMTo
Jun 18, 2012, 06:50 PM
Android sells more POS $5 phones than Apple.

When did Android start selling phones? Moron.

mbell1975
Jun 18, 2012, 06:51 PM
when did android start selling phones? Moron.

lol

Technarchy
Jun 18, 2012, 06:54 PM
When did Android start selling phones? Moron.

Club android loves to lump it all together for the fabled 900k activations a day and market share. That includes the feces 7-11 models and Virgin mobile specials too.

Enjoy.

mbell1975
Jun 18, 2012, 06:57 PM
Club android loves to lump it all together for the fabled 900k activations a day and market share. That includes the feces 7-11 models and Virgin mobile specials too.

Enjoy.

Do I really need to post the list of top selling Android devices in yet another thread? There are no garbage phones on it. The cheapest one was an AT&T variant that sells for like $79 and that didn't have many sales at all. Even if you grouped all the crap devices running Android together, I seriously doubt it would account for even 10% of those activations. Unless you have actual proof to back up your BS claims?

lordofthereef
Jun 18, 2012, 06:58 PM
I will give the OP the benefit of the doubt. It's not that he is trying to troll Android and RIM, it's likely he just doesn't know what the data he keeps posting actually represents.

Technarchy
Jun 18, 2012, 06:59 PM
Do I really need to post the list of top selling Android devices in yet another thread? There are no garbage phones on it. The cheapest one was an AT&T variant that sells for like $79 and that didn't have many sales at all. Even if you grouped all the crap devices running Android together, I seriously doubt it would account for even 10% of those activations. Unless you have actual proof to back up your BS claims?

Doesn't matter how you package it. Android sells more landfill specials than Apple.

cynics
Jun 18, 2012, 07:01 PM
This forum needs a VS section sooooo bad. So many iPhone guys that feel the need to continually justify their purchase. I love my iPhone, why can't you?