Apple's Smartphone Growth Slows as Mobile Phone Market Accelerates in 2Q 2013

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    Research firm IDC has released its estimates on worldwide mobile phone sales for the second quarter of 2013, showing Apple's iPhone growth slowing as it posted its second-lowest iPhone growth rate in four years with only 20% year-over-year growth compared to 52.3% growth for the entire market. However, Apple maintained a hold on the number two spot for smartphone makers behind Samsung, as other competitors LG, Lenovo, and ZTE failed to hit the 6% mark during the quarter.

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    Worldwide Smartphone Shipments in 2Q13 in Millions of Units (Source: IDC)
    Apple continues to benefit from the growth of smartphones, as it held onto its spot as the number three manufacturer in the world in looking at total mobile phone shipments. Apple's overall unit shipments were up 5.2% from previous quarter, while overall market share rose 0.8% allowing the company to grab an overall 7.2% market share for the quarter.

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    Worldwide Mobile Phone Shipments in 2Q13 in Millions of Units (Source: IDC)

    Article Link: Apple's Smartphone Growth Slows as Mobile Phone Market Accelerates in 2Q 2013
     
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    Impressive numbers from Samsung. iOS 7 is definitely make or break for Apple.
     
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    lousy excuse

    iphone buyers are holding off

    nobody cares anymore

    the latest iphone 5 is good enough

    if it has the same size screen then nobody cares.

    go home apple.
     
  4. macrumors 68030

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    While the numbers may very well be true, the number I am more interested in is the number of units sold, not shipped.
     
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    Lets see this after iphone 5s and the low cost iphone come out...
     
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    Can you tell me where are those secret warehouses full of not sold smartphones? Thanks
     
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    Evidently Verizon has a boat load :D
     
  8. eltaurus, Jul 25, 2013
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    opss sorry .. i switched to HTC one from iphone4 as (wifi direct share is not available in ios 7) and iphone 5 isn't got enough screen is still small .. and apple being to controlling.. iOS 7 naaahhhh

    love Mac OS / not so much iOS anymore
     
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    How in the hell is the lead to that "Apple's growth slows" instead of "everybody on this chart sees year-to-year growth?" Apple grew when you compare apples to apples -- all smartphones since Apple sells no dumbphones -- along with Samsung, LG and "others" the expense of Nokia.

    Reports like this that make the mainstream media are why my mom tells me things like "I heard the new iPhone wasn't selling well because of that new connector."
     
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    Those are some crushing stats from Sammy. But I'm sure the usual Shipped Vs. Sold excuse will get beat to no end. Because you know, Sammy's quarterly profit reports mean nothing.
     
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    If 26 million was a fabulous number last quarter than 31 million is also probably fabulous.
     
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    All the more reason why apple will benefit immensely from a lower cost phone that can be introduced to markets that are predominantly unsubsidised. Or even in current subsidised markets to create a $0 upfront payment for a handset as soon as the device is released.
     
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    Nah, if they get in a jam they can just ship 10 million phones that will never sell through, and problem solved! Anyway, it's about time Apple returned the favor and ripped off one of Samsung's "innovations". ;)
     
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    Make or break? That's pretty extreme.
     
  16. macrumors 6502

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    I would like to show all of you that Android phones in the US are under $40 OFF CONTRACT!!!

    http://www.virginmobileusa.com/shop/cell-phones/chaser-phone/features/

    Imagine what the price of some smartphones in China and India are? Especially the knock-off brands (KIRF).

    When all mobile phones become smartphones, if Apple holds on to 10%+ market share that is more than enough. If they hold 20%+ that would mean they make more $$$ than everyone else combined!
     
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    ..a slightly bigger screen would be the best thing for the iPhone sales.
     
  18. macrumors 6502

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    The first chart is for smartphones only, so it is apples to apples. Apple grew only 20% since last year. Samsung smartphones now outsell Apple 2 to 1
     
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    The RATE of Apple's growth is slowing. And Apple's smartphone market share shrunk even though the overall smartphone market grew by approximately 50%.
     
  21. EbookReader, Jul 25, 2013
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    It doesn't bode well for Ipad either...

    First half of 2013 in Western Europe

    http://www.teleread.com/tablet/context-data-shows-android-tablets-leading-europe-ipads-slipping/

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    Android tablets: 61.2%
    Ipad: 37.2%
    other: 1.6%


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    Wouldn't be surprised to see Android Tablet at 75% market share in the near future. Something like this within 2 years....

    Android tablets: 75%
    Ipad: 20%
    Window tablet: 5%

    Why? A top of the line 7" 16GB HD Android tablets are now on sales for $159...It's hard to compete with that.

    80% / 20% duopology will continue:

    Windows / Macs
    Android phone / iphone
    Android tablets / Ipad
     
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    Looks like Lenovo are making an entrance by those figures. Yet I have never even seen a Lenovo phone for sale here in the UK!
     
  23. pgiguere1, Jul 25, 2013
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    The main thing I conclude from looking at both tables is that smartphones are cannibalizing feature phones worldwide, hence the strong smartphone growth for most manufacturers except Apple despite a moderate growth for phones in general.

    With super-cheap Android phones becoming the norm in emerging countries, feature phones will soon be a thing of the past. Although I doubt Apple will ever release a low-end device (maybe a mid-range one), it will get increasingly difficult to split phones into different categories as now they're all going to be "smartphones".

    Obviously Apple's worldwide smartphone marketshare will suffer from this effect and they will get a perception problem (it already started) regardless of its performance as a high-end smartphone manufacturer.
     
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    You do know Samsung numbers are mostley from there top end phones right? Like the gs4,note 2 and gs3 sales or did you some how think Samsung's 23billion pure profit in the last 6 months is from 40 dollar phones?
     
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    2013 2nd Quarter might look like this

    Android: 80%
    iOS: 13.1%
    Windows phone: 3%
    Blackberry: 3%
    Linux: 0.9%


    We will find out the exact # in a few days. We only know iOS number for sure at 13.1%. Since that 13.1% is the % of iOS market share in 2013 2Q.
     

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