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Old Jul 3, 2014, 01:02 PM   #1
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Apple Makes Gains in U.S. Smartphone Market Share




Apple continues to be the number one handset manufacturer among consumers in the United States and has also made small gains in operating system share, according to ComScore's newest monthly survey of U.S. mobile phone users covering the February-May 2014 period.

Apple's smartphone market share increased from 41.3 percent in February to 41.9 percent in May, allowing Apple to retain its position as the top handset manufacturer. Samsung also made small gains over the period, rising to 27.8 percent share. LG, Motorola, and HTC's share fell slightly.

While Apple is the top handset maker, iOS has always fallen behind Android when it comes to operating system share, given the large number of Android-based phones on the market. Apple did make small gains during the period, however, rising to a new all time high of 41.9 percent, up from 41.3 percent in February. Android, in comparison, remained flat with a 52.1 percent share.

iOS continues to be the only platform to gain ground as Microsoft also experienced no growth and BlackBerry and Symbian each saw small drops in share.

ComScore's data tracks installed user base rather than new handset sales, which means it is more reflective of real-world usage but slower to respond to shifting market trends than some other studies.

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Old Jul 3, 2014, 01:02 PM   #2
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Old Jul 3, 2014, 01:04 PM   #4
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No surprise, despite having nothing all that new and unique to offer. You know why?

Have you ever picked up an Android phone at your local phone store? They are SO BAD compared to iOS it's insane. The entire web it seems is now optimized for iOS and clunky, jumpy Androids try to display full web pages and don't **FEEL** good to use.

In the long run, unless Google or somebody else finds a way to smooth things out, this trend will continue.
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Old Jul 3, 2014, 01:05 PM   #5
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Old Jul 3, 2014, 01:06 PM   #6
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It will be interesting to see what happens to iOS share once Apple is no longer hobbled by only selling 4-inch screens. Seems like almost everyone I know who has gone Android, has a 5-inch screen (and that was a big factor in their switch).
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Old Jul 3, 2014, 01:06 PM   #7
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My god does it irritate me that they lump premium phones from a single manufacturer in with phones of varying price points from a hundred disparate manufacturers together and call it market share.
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Old Jul 3, 2014, 01:09 PM   #8
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Stop the presses!!!! A whopping 0.6% increase! Time to break out the champagne.
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Old Jul 3, 2014, 01:09 PM   #9
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Game over once the 4.7, 5.5 inch iPhones come out.
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Old Jul 3, 2014, 01:10 PM   #10
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If Apple releases 2 new screen sizes, there will be some "accelerated" growth!
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Old Jul 3, 2014, 01:11 PM   #11
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No surprise, despite having nothing all that new and unique to offer. You know why?

Have you ever picked up an Android phone at your local phone store? They are SO BAD compared to iOS it's insane. The entire web it seems is now optimized for iOS and clunky, jumpy Androids try to display full web pages and don't **FEEL** good to use.

In the long run, unless Google or somebody else finds a way to smooth things out, this trend will continue.
Meh. I go back and forth between iOS and Nexus devices now. They each have their own learning curve, about six weeks to really get the OS down. Once I was proficient at both, it turns out they are more or less the same now neither offering much more than the other - except Android has a real notification system while Apple's version is pretend - and Apple has slightly more responsiveness due to superior capacitive screen touch sensing hardware that detects movement/touch in half as many milliseconds.
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Watch out...Blackberry's coming on strong!!!
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Old Jul 3, 2014, 01:12 PM   #13
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Wrong chart

First chart is a duplicate of the second chart. Should be showing OEM and not platform? Funny cause the percentages for Apple are the same in both charts.
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Old Jul 3, 2014, 01:13 PM   #14
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Stop the presses!!!! A whopping 0.6% increase! Time to break out the champagne.
Based on 2013 numbers, .6% would be 6 million iPhones, which equates to 4.8 billion in additional revenue.

Pour me a glass, please.
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My god does it irritate me that they lump premium phones from a single manufacturer in with phones of varying price points from a hundred disparate manufacturers together and call it market share.
Exactly. Since every phone is essentially a smart phone now, it's pretty impressive Apples market share is so high in both handsets and OS.

The same is true to some extent with their computers. Because there are so many PC makers, Apple is usually up at the top of the list for computer sales, even when they only had 10% of the market.
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Old Jul 3, 2014, 01:24 PM   #18
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This will be a growing trend. Especially once the new iPhones come out.
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No surprise, despite having nothing all that new and unique to offer. You know why?

Have you ever picked up an Android phone at your local phone store? They are SO BAD compared to iOS it's insane. The entire web it seems is now optimized for iOS and clunky, jumpy Androids try to display full web pages and don't **FEEL** good to use.

In the long run, unless Google or somebody else finds a way to smooth things out, this trend will continue.
Entire web is optimized for iOS? Android tries to display full web pages? First of all the web is handled by web browsers. And I don't know what browser you've used on Android for it to display full web pages on default but that's some BS when it comes to stock or the other popular browsers for Android.
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My god does it irritate me that they lump premium phones from a single manufacturer in with phones of varying price points from a hundred disparate manufacturers together and call it market share.
If they don't do it this way, the real ugly picture of android will be revealed and fanroids will have heart attack everywhere.


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Meh. I go back and forth between iOS and Nexus devices now. They each have their own learning curve, about six weeks to really get the OS down. Once I was proficient at both, it turns out they are more or less the same now neither offering much more than the other - except Android has a real notification system while Apple's version is pretend - and Apple has slightly more responsiveness due to superior capacitive screen touch sensing hardware that detects movement/touch in half as many milliseconds.
Can you elaborate on "real notification system" and "pretend" one?
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Old Jul 3, 2014, 01:29 PM   #21
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No surprise, despite having nothing all that new and unique to offer. You know why?

Have you ever picked up an Android phone at your local phone store? They are SO BAD compared to iOS it's insane. The entire web it seems is now optimized for iOS and clunky, jumpy Androids try to display full web pages and don't **FEEL** good to use.

In the long run, unless Google or somebody else finds a way to smooth things out, this trend will continue.
You realize on that chart the gain in Apple came from a drop in Blackberry, right? Not that this is a bad thing, I mean, those who switch didn't choose Android, but it's not as if those on Android phones are jumping ships to switch to iOS.
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Old Jul 3, 2014, 01:30 PM   #22
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Watch out...Blackberry's coming on strong!!!
Sad really. It's supposed to be a good OS. We need a real competitor that isn't Microevilsoft.
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Old Jul 3, 2014, 01:30 PM   #23
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No surprise, despite having nothing all that new and unique to offer. You know why?

Have you ever picked up an Android phone at your local phone store? They are SO BAD compared to iOS it's insane. The entire web it seems is now optimized for iOS and clunky, jumpy Androids try to display full web pages and don't **FEEL** good to use.

In the long run, unless Google or somebody else finds a way to smooth things out, this trend will continue.
You failed to read the data correctly.
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Old Jul 3, 2014, 01:32 PM   #24
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My god does it irritate me that they lump premium phones from a single manufacturer in with phones of varying price points from a hundred disparate manufacturers together and call it market share.
They only seem to do it when it's a disadvantage to Apple. Remember when the iPad wasn't counted in the PC marketshare, but now it is?

Personally, I think they do it that way because it gets people to read there reports, giving them credibility and recognition (plus, more people will report it if they make Apple look bad, due to the shock value).
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Old Jul 3, 2014, 01:32 PM   #25
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Meh. I go back and forth between iOS and Nexus devices now. They each have their own learning curve, about six weeks to really get the OS down. Once I was proficient at both, it turns out they are more or less the same now neither offering much more than the other - except Android has a real notification system while Apple's version is pretend - and Apple has slightly more responsiveness due to superior capacitive screen touch sensing hardware that detects movement/touch in half as many milliseconds.
Not trying to argue. In what way is the notification system "pretend" with iOS?I've messed around with android but never owned one.
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