iPhone popularity

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Samtb, Mar 4, 2013.

  1. Samtb macrumors 65816

    Jan 6, 2013
    Is the iphone still popular? I'm seeing less and less iPhones these days and apparently they now have less than 10% of the market.
  2. macingman macrumors 68020


    Jan 2, 2011
    the iPhone is still popular it's just the market is growing. i.e. apple's sales can still stay the same in the millions even though their market share can diminish. i have no idea what the real market share is though because the numbers mean nothing to me. a figure of 10-25% marketshare and 50% of cellular data use sounds right to me. (people tend to use iPhone more, perhaps a signal that many of the android competition are cheap phones which aren't really designed for internet).

    I'm sure if the market was split into high-end, mid-range and low end the iPhone would have much higher marketshare in the high end market and maybe even in the mid-range due to the fact the 4 &4S are still sold officially.
  3. bandofbrothers macrumors 601


    Oct 14, 2007
    I'm always seeing people with iPhones but not so much iPhone 5's due to cost and demand !

    The younger generation seen to have moved primarily back to Blackberries !!
  4. Samtb thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jan 6, 2013
    Young people always had blackberries and samsungs. iPhones are too expensive compared to those phones. iPods were popular because they were cheaper and cool.
  5. Appl3FTW macrumors 603


    Nov 15, 2012
    like i said on the other thread, we need to bring iphone exclusivity back. i remember the days when you have an iphone and ur the *****.
  6. Samtb thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jan 6, 2013
    Even back then, it was very rare for young people to have iPhones, was too expensive. Other manufacturers made smartphones more affordable.
  7. Appl3FTW macrumors 603


    Nov 15, 2012
    iphones used to be exclusive for those who can afford it. seems like everyone is accustomed to paying for it now. for one thing, you gotta pay to play.
  8. scaredpoet macrumors 604


    Apr 6, 2007
    I'm not sure where you're from and who you're defining as "young people," but I will say that, working on a college campus and being around 17-24 year olds all the time, Apple products are pretty ubiquitous, both OS X and iOS devices. In a room of about 20 college students, you can easily pick out 6 or 7 iPhones of the people who have their phones out, to about 2 or 3 Samsung GS3s or other Android devices. Blackberries are exceedingly rare.
  9. Samtb thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jan 6, 2013
    I think by young people, were referring to under 18s.
  10. scaredpoet macrumors 604


    Apr 6, 2007
    And like I said in the other thread, iPhone exclusivity would ultiamtely man fewer apps, fewer accessories, fewer people to use iMessage/Facetime/other iCloud features with. Exclusivity is exactly what Apple doesn't want. And it's better to have a device that can be used WITH other people who have the device than to just have an rare piece of metal and glass that does little, but you can brag about how you threw your money away on it.


    Ever look on Twitter lately? Lot of under-18s using iOS devices there. If their parents aren't buying them iPhones, it's usually iPod touches.
  11. Samtb thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jan 6, 2013
    Yes, iPods were always popular but when I was in school, which isn't that long ago, no one had an iphone, maybe 1 or 2 people in the year.
  12. CEmajr macrumors 601

    Dec 18, 2012
    Charlotte, NC
    Not sure where you are located but in the US the iPhone has around 50% of the market. On campus at my college just about everyone that I see has an iPhone in addition to MacBook pros and iPads. It's mostly the 4/4s though rather than the 5. Women especially seem to love the iPhone. The few people I see with other smartphones are usually males but the females just about all have an iPhone.
  13. NewAnger macrumors 6502a

    Apr 24, 2012
    Denver Colorado
    At one time, I knew 3-4 people who had iPhones, now everyone I know has moved on to Androids. I use to work with 2-3 people who had iPhones and sold them over the past year to get an Android.

    Myself, I have recently purchased an Android, a Nexus 4 and a Nexus 7. I still have a 4S that I used my AT&T upgrade to get in January but once that contract is out, I'll likely cancel AT&T and move over to T-Mobile where my Nexus 4 and 7 are and get another Android. After owning every iPhone model except for the 5, I think it's time to move on.

    I don't know anyone who owns an Apple product now besides myself.
  14. Samtb thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jan 6, 2013
    Ye, I think it does depend on the area of the country and the world.
  15. Wicked1 macrumors 68040


    Apr 13, 2009
    New Jersey
    Huh, where I live in NJ there are mostly iPhone's all diff versions but mainly 4, 4S, 5. The other secondary phone I am seeing a ton of are the Samsung SGIII, and then there others here and there.

    In a months time, I do not even think I come across more than 1-2 BB anywhere I go? I do not see many at all, but it might all vary by region.

    I do think Apple needs to beef up their game as they are starting to slip with the wow factor, but I am hopeful next year then can give us the WOW again, this year the rumor mill is the 5S with slight improvements over the 5.
  16. XboxMySocks macrumors 68020


    Oct 25, 2009
    Haaaaaaaa! Here it's the exact opposite. Kids can't sell their BlackBerries fast enough to get the 5.
  17. The-Real-Deal82 macrumors 603


    Jan 17, 2013
    Wales, United Kingdom
    The iPhone is still popular and the sales figures seem to be backing that up in the UK at least. Android phones like the S3 are also hugely popular but the iPhone seems to be the brand that carries the most popularity in my experience. My nieces and nephews asked for iPhones for Christmas to replace their ageing Blackberry's as BBM appears to have fallen in popularity. I suppose the test is to look about and see how many people are using iPhones and as I said in my experience they seem to be the most popular.
  18. digglesworth macrumors member

    Feb 14, 2013
    I see iPhones everywhere. I also see a lot of Android phones too. Most people I see with iPhones are on the 4/4S, and the people I see with Android phones are on the S3 or the free to $100 ones. I myself was an Android user for the longest. I came back to iPhone since my wife has the all encompassing Apple ecosystem and I just got my Mac Mini.
  19. corvus32, Mar 4, 2013
    Last edited: Mar 4, 2013

    corvus32 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 4, 2009
    Currently, over half are still running Android 2.3 and lower with ancient hardware to match. Everyone I know that fits into that group just uses theirs as a dumb phone replacement. None of them I know use them to go online - most wouldn't even know how to check for an update or even care if one was available. I doubt most even have a data plan. Being cheap was what drove them there to begin with or what keeps them there now.

    In contrast, 6.1.2 was the most installed version of iOS a week after its release.
  20. itsaustinh macrumors member

    Sep 13, 2012
    Pennsylvania, USA
    I'm in rural Pennsylvania and up until about two years ago, most people here still used basic phones. Since then all my friends in high school now use iPhones (a lot of them are getting the iPhone 4 because of the free factor) and I know of a few that have the iPhone 5, including me. I would say about 2/3 of the people at my local college also use iPhones. A lot of people here work on farms and other physically draining environments so a significant number of males use the Casio G'zOne Commando for its perceived durability, too. I rarely see a GS3, maybe about one a week. I only know one girl in my school that uses one and it looks kind of dumb being a huge phone with her relatively tiny self. lol
  21. Giuly, Mar 4, 2013
    Last edited: Mar 4, 2013

    Giuly macrumors 68040


    You guys should have a look at the Motorola Defy+ and switch it up a bit.

    Frankly, the iPhone is definitively not popular with me. First, they make you wait three month and the you get a phone with a weird aspect ratio that doesn't handle that great. It really shows that Apple has lost its one and only beta tester, because it seems that nobody actually bothered to try it out before they released it.

    If the iPhone 6 doesn't wow me, I'll be fine with a cellular-enabled iPad and anything that can make phone calls on the go.
  22. Looon macrumors 6502a


    Jul 10, 2009
    I work at the mall and I see nothing but iPhones all day, doesn't matter what generation. I could probably count the number of non iphones I see a day on one hand.
  23. thehustleman macrumors 65816

    Jan 3, 2013
    Say what? NO ONE uses blackberry except Old people. I sell phones for a living and is always the old people.

    Also iphones cost no more than any other high end phone - 200 bucks (except the note 2 which is 300)
  24. Ste Nova macrumors 6502

    Jan 20, 2012
    LL22, UK
    i don't even know what any other phones look like, they are that rare in my work and social circle

    every desk has a 30pin cable on it, some now have lighting too,

    in my car i have 4 30 pins and 2 lightings, no one ever asks to plug anything else in lol
  25. R.Stoychev macrumors 6502a


    Dec 23, 2012
    Of course iPhone is still popular,everyday I see a lot people with iphones. :cool:

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