Apple Takes 27% of Global LTE Market

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    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.

    Article Link: Apple Takes 27% of Global LTE Market
  2. gmanist1000 macrumors 68030


    Sep 22, 2009
  3. Rocketman macrumors 603


    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.

  4. iphone495 macrumors member

    Sep 13, 2012
    With just two products? Now THAT'S impressive!!:apple:
  5. mshahnoora macrumors newbie

    Sep 28, 2010
    Probably from all the "report a problem" with Maps submissions.
  6. cameronjpu macrumors 65816

    Aug 24, 2007
    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.
  7. TreyCox macrumors regular

    Jan 6, 2012
    Swainsboro, Ga
    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.
  8. drummingcraig macrumors 6502a


    Sep 19, 2007
    "Armpit of the South"
    I think you're confusing marketshare with bandwidth. Good effort though.
  9. labars macrumors member

    Oct 8, 2011
    Don't know about you, but where I live, people don't have infinite amounts of money.
  10. thekev macrumors 604


    Aug 5, 2010
    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.
  11. Radio macrumors 68000

    Mar 5, 2012
    Central California
    Global is a bit disingenuous when LTE is far larger in the USA than most of the world.
  12. bushido Suspended


    Mar 26, 2008
    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
  13. AppliedMicro macrumors 6502a

    Aug 17, 2008
    ...with a phone, that doesn't even support LTE networks in many countries. :rolleyes:
  14. Beezzy macrumors 6502

    Apr 23, 2011
    4 Products actually

    iPad 3
    iPhone 5
    iPad Mini
    iPad 4

    But its still awesome! I'm loving Verizon's LTE coverage for my iPhone 5!
  15. dojoman macrumors 65816

    Apr 8, 2010
  16. KdParker macrumors 601


    Oct 1, 2010
    How could this be?

    I though apple was manipulating supply in order to increase demand.;)
  17. omenatarhuri macrumors 6502a

    Feb 9, 2010
    I have an iPhone 5 and LTE subscription but due to Apple policy can't contribute to these stats. Give me my LTE AAPL!
  18. Nightarchaon macrumors 65816


    Sep 1, 2010
  19. iAora macrumors newbie

    Dec 17, 2012
    Looking for Apple to gain more ground in 2013, got some apps to release...
  20. louis.b macrumors regular

    Jun 24, 2012
    Samsung has already sued Apple for having LTE on the iphone5.


    REally? Because the list of other LTE phones doesnt stop at 2.


    What policy are you talking about.
  21. Rocketman macrumors 603



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