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MacRumors
Dec 12, 2012, 12:34 PM
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http://images.macrumors.com/article-new/2012/12/iphone5lte-150x129.jpgThe iPhone 5, Apple's first LTE smartphone, was only released in September but it hasn't taken long for Apple to nab 27% of the global LTE market, according to new data from Strategy Analytics (http://www.strategyanalytics.com/default.aspx) (via Yonhap News (http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/business/2012/12/11/34/0501000000AEN20121211001800320F.HTML)).

Apple is second in marketshare to Samsung, which registered 40% marketshare, although Samsung's share actually dropped from 50.9% in the previous quarter as Apple in particular entered the market. LG and Motorola also saw their marketshare take a hit, dropping from 15% each to 9.1% and 6.7% respectively.*The only gain other than Apple was Pantech, who moved from 5.7% to 5.8%.

Strategy Analytics' data shows that global LTE subscriptions has boomed to 50 million devices in 2012, which is a five-fold increase from the estimated 9 million global subscriptions at the end of 2011. Although it's not clear whether the data includes LTE-enabled tablets alongside LTE smartphones, Apple revealed (http://www.macrumors.com/2012/10/23/apple-devices-to-support-many-new-international-lte-networks-in-coming-months/) during the announcement of the iPad mini and fourth-generation iPad that their devices would support LTE in more countries.

The LTE market will continue to grow as ABI Research predicts (http://thenextweb.com/mobile/2012/04/20/4g-handset-shipments-tipped-to-hit-61-million-in-2012-but-compatibility-limits-customer-uptake-worldwide/) that worldwide shipments of LTE-enabled devices could reach 61 million this year, driven in large part by smartphone owners trading in their 3G phones for LTE-enabled ones.

Article Link: Apple Takes 27% of Global LTE Market (http://www.macrumors.com/2012/12/12/apple-takes-27-of-global-lte-market/)



gmanist1000
Dec 12, 2012, 12:40 PM
I'm loving Verizon LTE!

Rocketman
Dec 12, 2012, 12:41 PM
I'm keeping my 4S without LTE till at least the 5S or 6 to get the, world phone VoIP replaces voice, feature. I expect to have to pay near full price for it.

Rocketman

iphone495
Dec 12, 2012, 12:56 PM
With just two products? Now THAT'S impressive!!:apple:

mshahnoora
Dec 12, 2012, 01:04 PM
Probably from all the "report a problem" with Maps submissions.

cameronjpu
Dec 12, 2012, 01:24 PM
Wow, I'm surprised that with all of the 4G advertising you see over the past 18 months, they're not selling more phones that have 4G. I figured just about every smartphone is 4G these days, and that Samsung sells so many of them that they would have a larger share.

TreyCox
Dec 12, 2012, 01:25 PM
Verizon LTE is spreading like wildfire around here in rural Georgia. I can't even get a cell signal with a GSM phone, yet I have a fast LTE connection (averages about 45-60 MBps) with my Verizon iPhone 5.

drummingcraig
Dec 12, 2012, 01:43 PM
Probably from all the "report a problem" with Maps submissions.

I think you're confusing marketshare with bandwidth. Good effort though.

labars
Dec 12, 2012, 01:44 PM
Wow, I'm surprised that with all of the 4G advertising you see over the past 18 months, they're not selling more phones that have 4G. I figured just about every smartphone is 4G these days, and that Samsung sells so many of them that they would have a larger share.

Don't know about you, but where I live, people don't have infinite amounts of money.

thekev
Dec 12, 2012, 01:51 PM
I'm keeping my 4S without LTE till at least the 5S or 6 to get the, world phone VoIP replaces voice, feature. I expect to have to pay near full price for it.

Rocketman

If that becomes common, expect phone companies to raise data rates on a la carte choices like that. It could still be cheaper than it is today, but that's not a guarantee.

Radio
Dec 12, 2012, 01:58 PM
Global is a bit disingenuous when LTE is far larger in the USA than most of the world.

bushido
Dec 12, 2012, 02:00 PM
T-Mobile is cheating with LTE in Germany. it shows u the LTE symbol when in fact u only got 3G because u didnt even sign the 10 LTE speed option. so annoying, it fooled me at first. my "LTE" speed is 3mbit and i get "incredible" 200mb a month before they trottle me to 64kbs. german "unlimited" is the worst

AppliedMicro
Dec 12, 2012, 02:59 PM
The iPhone 5, Apple's first LTE smartphone, was only released in September but it hasn't taken long for Apple to nab 27% of the global LTE market
...with a phone, that doesn't even support LTE networks in many countries. :rolleyes:

Beezzy
Dec 12, 2012, 03:07 PM
With just two products? Now THAT'S impressive!!:apple:

4 Products actually

iPad 3
iPhone 5
iPad Mini
iPad 4

But its still awesome! I'm loving Verizon's LTE coverage for my iPhone 5!

dojoman
Dec 12, 2012, 03:10 PM
So when is Samsung going to sue Apple?

KdParker
Dec 12, 2012, 03:32 PM
How could this be?

I though apple was manipulating supply in order to increase demand.;)

omenatarhuri
Dec 13, 2012, 07:34 AM
I have an iPhone 5 and LTE subscription but due to Apple policy can't contribute to these stats. Give me my LTE AAPL!

Nightarchaon
Dec 14, 2012, 11:01 AM
Other 73% taken up by two android devices.

iAora
Dec 17, 2012, 11:17 AM
Looking for Apple to gain more ground in 2013, got some apps to release...

louis.b
Dec 18, 2012, 04:01 AM
So when is Samsung going to sue Apple?

Samsung has already sued Apple for having LTE on the iphone5.

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Other 73% taken up by two android devices.

REally? Because the list of other LTE phones doesnt stop at 2.

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I have an iPhone 5 and LTE subscription but due to Apple policy can't contribute to these stats. Give me my LTE AAPL!

What policy are you talking about.

Rocketman
Apr 1, 2013, 07:32 PM
I'm keeping my 4S without LTE till at least the 5S or 6 to get the, world phone VoIP replaces voice, feature. I expect to have to pay near full price for it.

RocketmanFactual update:

HD VoIP over LTE.

cite:
http://www.macrumors.com/2013/04/01/att-will-roll-out-hd-voice-support-later-this-year/