iPhone Tops T-Mobile USA's Smartphone Sales as Carrier Expansion Drives Growth for Apple

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    Research firm Kantar Worldpanel has released a new report (via The Next Web) highlighting U.S. smartphone sales over the March-May period, finding that Apple's share of the market rose by 3.5 percentage points compared to the prior-year period. The report attributes that growth to the iPhone becoming available on T-Mobile USA, the last of the four major U.S. carriers to begin offering the device.
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    According to the report, the iPhone 5 was the best-selling smartphone at T-Mobile during the quarter, despite not having launched until the middle of the survey period. The iPhone's 31% share of T-Mobile smartphone sales was still well short of the device's 60% share of sales at AT&T and even its 44% share at Verizon, but with the device only having been available for half of the quarter, a more realistic measure of the iPhone's popularity among T-Mobile customers will come in future quarters.

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    Doesn't the chart say that android phones outsold iOS phones? :confused:

    I'm guessing the iPhone5 sold the most of any device and Apple is very likely the best selling single manufacturer, though.
     
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    Only iOS, android and windows will remain in the world for battle.
     
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    The chart is showing the US market, while the headline refers to T-Mobile only.
     
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    Ouch for Blackberry, and I though my sales were bad! :p

    Exactly that, there are only three iPhones on sale, where as Android is on every electric toothbrush these days.
     
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    EDIT: Sorry, I see what you're getting at. It's obvious though that Android sales were slowing significantly at T-mobile.
    Windows phone has been out long before the iPhone was even thought of and to this day it's still struggling the same as it's always been. Sorry but the only cell phone battle that Microsoft will be involved in is their own against themselves.
     
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    Android phones as a whole outsold iOS phones. But if you take individual overall smartphone sales, that was lead by the iPhone 5.
     
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    I was finally able to get an iPhone because T-Mobile is the only provider I don't feel dirty giving money to. Fortunately I'm in an LTE market! :D
     
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    T-Mobile might do better, if they would stop confusing potential customers with already several changes to their pricing structure, since April.
     
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    Windows managed to grow a little but soon there will be no more berry to eat.
     
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    Very nice. The Assimilation Grows once again. :apple:
     
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    Samsung is very likely the best selling single manufacturer.
     
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    after two weeks with my Galaxy S3 that i got from work, not surprised people are dumping android for iphone
     
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    Possibly by volume, but I expect Apple is winning the gross profit game by a massive margin.
     
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    Windows vs Blackberry for the ultra hipster market? :p

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    With that narrow of a gap between iOS and Android on T-Mobile USA, I doubt it. Motorola, HTC, etc would have to be selling very few.

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    I didn't care about Blackberry until the CEO and others made a huge deal about how they were going to rebrand and take over the smartphone market with amazing innovation that would blow away every other company, and all the news stations made it seem like an amazing comeback in the making. Now I just want them to lose. Look at their stock and sales :D
     
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    Really... The Title should have been"

    "Android/iOS unchanged within margin of error. BlackBerry ceases to exist as a phone manufacturer"
     
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    Please read the article.

     
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    Blackberry.... from 4.6% to 0.7% ..... yikes! Nail in the coffin.

    But hey.... maybe Microsoft or Samsung will buy them out just for fun. :D
     
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    Blackberry appears to have died in the same period.
    I would say this is a bigger contributor than T-Mobile.
    If you want an iPhone, you know where to go already.

    Windows had a stellar growth period (30%?).

    Seems like Blackberrys losses went to Apple and Microsoft, to me.
     
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    ... and Blackberry continues its slide into extinction.
     
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    And revenue, which is really what makes "size" comparable.
     

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