Report: Apple No. 1 Phone Vendor in U.S. for the First Time Ever
February 1, 2013 4:21 PM
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Strategy Analytics found that Apple shipped about 17.7 million phones for the fourth quarter
A new report from Strategy Analytics shows that Apple was the No. 1
in the U.S. for Q4 2012.
According to the report, which was conducted by Strategy Analytics' Wireless Device Strategies service, Apple became the No. 1 mobile phone vendor for the first time in the fourth quarter of 2012. It grabbed about 34 percent of the market in that three-month period.
Strategy Analytics found that Apple shipped about 17.7 million phones for the fourth quarter, which was a healthy increase from 12.8 million shipped and 25 percent of the market share in Q4 2011.
The report noted that
, the hardware maker for many popular Android smartphones, was nipping at Apple's heels with 16.8 million mobile phone shipments in the fourth quarter, giving it 32 percent of the market share. This was a nice 5 percent jump for Samsung from Q4 2011.
LG landed in third place with about 4.7 million phone shipments and 9 percent of the market share in Q4.
Mobile phone shipments overall grew 4 percent for the quarter compared to Q4 2011, jumping from 50.2 million to 52 million in the U.S.
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Not too shabby
2/2/2013 5:59:47 PM
Not to shabby for a company that claimed during the initial iPhone launch presentation that their goal was to eventually achieve 1% of the cell phone market.
Yes, it was the iPhone 5 launch quarter. An iPhone 5 that barely made Siri better, introduced the ludicrous maps program, used a touch sensitive screen that even Apple says may be too sensitive, and moved to 4" display which is still smaller than many flagship smart phones. AND to top it all off, Apple had shipping delays of up to four weeks on the new iPhone 5 for the vast majority of the quarter. As I've said here before, Apple has done more to shoot itself in the foot than any competitor has.
Yep, not too shabby, all things considered.
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