backtop


Print 62 comment(s) - last by retrospooty.. on Jan 7 at 12:18 PM

...Assuming Apple doesn't rollout an iPhone mini

Research firm Strategy Analytics has stated that it expects Samsung to widen the lead in the smartphone market over Apple during 2013. The research firm predicts Samsung will see 35% growth this year helped in part by a wider product line. The research firm also believes that to help counter the increased competition by Samsung that Apple might launch a smaller and cheaper “iPhone mini” next year.

A smaller-screened iPhone has been rumored for a number of years, but has never come to fruition. Apple addresses the “cheaper” bullet point by discounting previous generation iPhone models to selling alongside the current generation model. For example, the previous generation iPhone 4S is priced at $99 with a two-year contract, while the iPhone 4 is available for free with a two-year contract. The current generation iPhone 5 starts at $199.
 
However, with Apple finally rolling out a smaller iPad mini that has seen significant sales success, the market may be right for Apple to bring a pint-sized iPhone to the market.

The analytics firm believes that globally smartphone shipments will increase 27% during 2013 to 875,000,000 units. While 27% growth is a brisk pace, it is a significant decline from the 41% growth the smartphone market saw in 2012. Strategy Analytics blames slowing growth in North America, China, Asia, and Western Europe.

The research firm predicts that Samsung will sell 290 million smartphones in 2013, which is a significant increase from the estimated 215 million smartphones Samsung sold in 2012. It should be noted, however, that Samsung’s own internal numbers suggest that it will sell a more substantial 390 million smartphones for the year.
 
Apple is predicted to sell 180 million smartphones in 2013 for 33% increase from its 2012 sales numbers. If the research firm's predictions come true Samsung will hold 33% of the smartphone market with Apple a bit behind at 21%.

Source: Reuters



Comments     Threshold


This article is over a month old, voting and posting comments is disabled

RE: Um..
By retrospooty on 1/5/2013 6:05:31 AM , Rating: 2
Even just focusing on Samsung, you totally cherry pick info and spout it as fact. You are full of shiz you cant see past the rim, and I think you know it.


RE: Um..
By Cheesew1z69 on 1/5/2013 7:32:35 AM , Rating: 2
Time to quit feeding...


RE: Um..
By TakinYourPoints on 1/5/2013 7:19:26 PM , Rating: 2
It is a fact that Samsung hardware like the GS3 has half the browse time and only about 20% more talk time (since you want to bring that in) than the iPhone. The Note 2 doesn't do much better, thanks to its larger battery. Both also have a slower GPU/CPU, again, fact.

Are numbers and hard metrics debatable now? This is like arguing with a creationist.


"Nowadays, security guys break the Mac every single day. Every single day, they come out with a total exploit, your machine can be taken over totally. I dare anybody to do that once a month on the Windows machine." -- Bill Gates














botimage
Copyright 2014 DailyTech LLC. - RSS Feed | Advertise | About Us | Ethics | FAQ | Terms, Conditions & Privacy Information | Kristopher Kubicki