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Old Jan 22, 2013, 09:28 AM   #1
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Apple Continues to Hold More Than Half of U.S. Smartphone Sales




Research firm Kantar Worldpanel today issued a report indicating that Apple continued to maintain its position as the best-selling smartphone platform in the United States during the fourth quarter of 2012. Kantar Worldpanel, which releases its rolling quarterly data on a monthly basis, indicated that Apple retook the lead from Android in the August-October period and gathered a majority share for the first time in the September-November period.

Looking at year-over-year comparisons, iOS increased its market share in the final quarter of 2012 to 51.2% from 44.9% in the same quarter the previous year. Android sales remained almost constant at just over 44%, with nearly all of Apple's gains coming at the expense of Research in Motion and other smaller players.
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"Apple's continual improvement is thanks to both the iPhone 5 and older models attracting various customer groups, from repeat Apple buyers, first time smartphone buyers and those coming from other smartphone brands," said Kantar Worldpanel ComTech analyst Mary-Ann Parlato.
Kantar Worldpanel notes that 35% of Apple's sales during the period were to those upgrading from a previous iPhone, with 36% switching from a competitor platform and 30% upgrading from a feature phone to their first smartphone.

Kantar's data comes just as Verizon announced its results for the fourth quarter, revealing that the iPhone represented approximately 63% of the carrier's total smartphone activations.

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Old Jan 22, 2013, 09:30 AM   #3
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 09:33 AM   #4
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So can someone tell me why my stock is trading below $500 this morning then?
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 09:41 AM   #5
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So can someone tell me why my stock is trading below $500 this morning then?
Well, it's one "research firm" vs. stock market.
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 09:45 AM   #6
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So can someone tell me why my stock is trading below $500 this morning then?
AAPL is an extremely manipulated stock. Large brokerages short and release rumours and otherwise force the prices down, only to increase the pop later (maybe 4Q earnings this time?). The rumour mill and high price/volume makes it easy to ride up and down by hundreds of dollars if you're one of the big guys. I wouldn't take it as any reflection on Apple's actual performance.
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 09:48 AM   #7
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The fact that iOS is only available on iPhone 5 and 4s and android is available on many other phones doesn't that mean that apple is doing well because they cannot distribute iOS on many phones like android. correct me if I'm wrong.
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 11:35 AM   #8
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AAPL is an extremely manipulated stock. Large brokerages short and release rumours and otherwise force the prices down, only to increase the pop later (maybe 4Q earnings this time?). The rumour mill and high price/volume makes it easy to ride up and down by hundreds of dollars if you're one of the big guys. I wouldn't take it as any reflection on Apple's actual performance.
And at the same time, some reports are showing that Apple may not be able to keep the profit growth it had. It's difficult to assess the credibility of such a statement.
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 10:02 AM   #9
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So can someone tell me why my stock is trading below $500 this morning then?
Most people wish they had the funds to be in your position. Be honest about it, you bought them way lower than $500/share.
In regards to the investors, there's more going on at Apple than just smartphones that play into an investor's decision making.
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 10:03 AM   #10
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So can someone tell me why my stock is trading below $500 this morning then?
Because Apple the company is not the same as Apple the stock.

Reality long left this logical thinking when those videos about manipulating Apple surfaced and how easily money could be made on them.
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 10:07 AM   #11
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So can someone tell me why my stock is trading below $500 this morning then?
Cause nothing will happen until after the earnings.
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 11:35 AM   #12
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So can someone tell me why my stock is trading below $500 this morning then?
Because that is about where it should be at its peak it was way overvalued by market hype.
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 11:53 AM   #13
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Because that is about where it should be at its peak it was way overvalued by market hype.
Yah a company that has the best profits and highest market cap out there is over-valued...meanwhile companies like Amazon that post losses and Google who is losing advertising / web share trade at a higher P/E.

Ooookay.
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 12:21 PM   #14
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So can someone tell me why my stock is trading below $500 this morning then?
Should be happy, you get dividend you asked for years now.

Well you lose 30% of the value of your shares, that's a good way to thanks TC for giving them.
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 12:26 PM   #15
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So can someone tell me why my stock is trading below $500 this morning then?
Because this article only mentions US, except Japan, everywhere else it's not great at all.

Here's another article from the same statistics:

iPhone hangs on in US, Japan, but EVERYONE ELSE bought an Android

For example, in China, over 70% marketshare has Android
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 12:39 PM   #16
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Because this article only mentions US, except Japan, everywhere else it's not great at all.

Here's another article from the same statistics:

iPhone hangs on in US, Japan, but EVERYONE ELSE bought an Android

For example, in China, over 70% marketshare has Android
Great marketshare is nice, for android as a whole. Not so much profit wise for certain individual android handset makers. In the end it's how much you keep $$$.
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 09:33 AM   #17
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Wonder what the "Apple will die" crowd will say now.
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Wonder what the "Apple will die" crowd will say now.
The US is not their entire market.
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 02:16 PM   #19
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Wonder what the "Apple will die" crowd will say now.
Where have you seen that since the turn of the century?
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 02:23 PM   #20
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Where have you seen that since the turn of the century?
What?
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 02:52 PM   #21
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Where have you seen that since the turn of the century?
Agreed, nowhere. Fail, yes. Temporary success, yes. But not die.

I miss ATAT from those years. Those were fun.
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Wonder what the "Apple will die" crowd will say now.
"Apple will die", probably.
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BB10 is looking damn good. No joke.
They may easily double their market share. I bet any amount you want that Apple won't (since they have 51.2% now).
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BB10 is looking damn good. No joke.
But will people take notice?

No where near the advertising budget of top 3 makers, let alone all together.
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