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Old Dec 12, 2012, 12:34 PM   #1
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Apple Takes 27% of Global LTE Market




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, according to new data from Strategy Analytics (via Yonhap News).

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 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 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.

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Old Dec 12, 2012, 12:40 PM   #2
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 12:41 PM   #3
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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.

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Old Dec 12, 2012, 12:56 PM   #4
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With just two products? Now THAT'S impressive!!
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 01:04 PM   #5
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Probably from all the "report a problem" with Maps submissions.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 01:24 PM   #6
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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.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 01:25 PM   #7
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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.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 01:43 PM   #8
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Probably from all the "report a problem" with Maps submissions.
I think you're confusing marketshare with bandwidth. Good effort though.
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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.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 01:51 PM   #10
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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.

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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.
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Global is a bit disingenuous when LTE is far larger in the USA than most of the world.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 02:00 PM   #12
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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
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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.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 03:07 PM   #14
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With just two products? Now THAT'S impressive!!
4 Products actually

iPad 3
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iPad 4

But its still awesome! I'm loving Verizon's LTE coverage for my iPhone 5!
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So when is Samsung going to sue Apple?
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How could this be?

I though apple was manipulating supply in order to increase demand.
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 07:34 AM   #17
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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!
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Other 73% taken up by two android devices.
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 04:01 AM   #20
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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.
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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.

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Factual update:

HD VoIP over LTE.

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