Apple loses US Marketshare at expense of Windows & Android

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  1. damitssam macrumors 6502

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    http://economictimes.indiatimes.com...phone-expense-survey/articleshow/19344725.cms

    Beginning of the end for apple? :eek:
     
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  3. ChazUK macrumors 603

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    :D

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    It seems there is a report, survey or analysis each month with such varying numbers that the data is pretty much useless and inconsistent.

    The solid numbers Apple get from carriers contradicts a lot of what that exact survey found.
     
  4. jrswizzle macrumors 603

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    The fact that Apple was leading in market share 4Q 2012 was an anomaly....the leader had been Samsung since early 2008......

    :rolleyes: "Apple is doomed."
     
  5. ugahairydawgs macrumors 68020

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    How do they lose market share at the expense of someone else?
     
  6. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    was it samsung or android? These comparisons usually compare apple to android, which is a little unfair since only apple makes IOS devices.
     
  7. jrswizzle macrumors 603

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    Ya that's true - I was speaking about the OEM marketshare which Apple took over (for the first time) in 4Q 2012....

    Point being, they've never had the lead - why anyone thinks this is some sign of their demise is beyond me.
     
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    I am here solely to make a note of the English fail in the thread's title.

    Unfortunately for the OP, the image ALSO applies to the post.

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  9. Oohara macrumors 68020

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    Oh ****, it's a paradox. So the beginning of the end not just for Apple then....but for REALITY AS WE KNOW IT :eek::eek::eek:
     
  10. Hail Caesar macrumors regular

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    I guess Apple is doomed again! Better sell all my Apple products. I wish I had a nickel for every one of these "Apple is doomed" threads, I would have a jet on 24 hour standby.
     
  11. cinnabun93 macrumors newbie

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    Obviously Apple is going to lose market share....Android is an open source platform with tons of phones...Apple comes out with one model a year. Apple is and always will be a niche and i'm fine with that because not everyone has Apple's products and they are closed and extremely reliable. I'm not complaining. Look at the Mac market share...what is it 7%. They need to focus on building the best phones and not the most. Look at Mercedes...they build few cars but they build some of the best.
     
  12. irDigital0l Guest

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    And its going to loose even more in April/May.
     
  13. roxxette macrumors 68000

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    Hope Windows phone 8 gets some serious marketshare so the allmighty developers feel the need to embrace the OS.
     
  14. LorPGDL macrumors regular

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    ios has a huge chunk of the market, what did they aim for, 1 per cent or something? i find it very impressive how far theyve come.
     
  15. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    These threads are a JOKE!

    seriously they have 40+% marketshare and yet they're suddenly doomed...

    Rim/blackberry is now as .9% .... Now that's when its valid to start to call 'doomed', but not at the company with 40+% still....
     
  16. Assault macrumors 6502a

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    Kantar Worldpanel was the only survey to give Apple the US market share lead in Q4. Where and how they get their data is a bit of a mystery, because they dont explain if they are pulling device data, OS data or web browsing data for their surveys. Anything posted by this company should be taken with a grain of salt.

    AppleInsider posted the Q4 survey prominently all over the place when Kantar said Apple had the market share lead in the US. Now that Kantar says Android is leading in the US, there is no mention of this new Kantar survey. The irony.
     
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    Marketshare is now the new Megahertz and Megapixel myth.
     
  19. viskon macrumors 6502

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    Not sure how that helps you or me as consumers.
     
  20. hyteckit Guest

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    It's related to the topic of the discussion.

    Not sure how your question is related to the topic of the discussion.
     
  21. roxxette macrumors 68000

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    Profits margin have nothing to do with the topic of the thread mate....
     
  22. daneoni macrumors G4

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    It does when you include this line...

     
  23. roxxette macrumors 68000

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    The op got very dramatic with that one lol
     
  24. hyteckit, Apr 2, 2013
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    Of course it does.

    The OP only made one comment:

    "Beginning of the end for apple?"

    I was responding to the question directly.

    Lots of internet companies went bankrupted when the internet bubble burst because they only had marketshare, but had no profits.

    The truth is that many of the Android handset makers will go bankrupt long before Apple does.
     
  25. roxxette macrumors 68000

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    I can see HTC having problems in the future if they dont become "relevant" soon but the top android handset makers have plenty of bussines outside mobile market.

    At the moment i think theres a trend of people jumping to android (being specific to samsung phones).
     

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