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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 phone vendor 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 Samsung, 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.

Source: Strategy Analytics



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By TakinYourPoints on 2/3/2013 3:33:52 AM , Rating: 2
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All of a sudden, market share would be a kick ass metric.


The only importance of marketshare to me is how it affects third party support of a platform. This applies to operating systems, game consoles, ecosystems like Steam or Amazon Kindle (Steam and Kindle both have massive libraries so I use them despite their very restrictive DRM), and so on.

This is why usage matters to me. If iOS, despite having 1/5 of Android's market, makes up the majority of mobile traffic, app downloads, and mobile ad revenue, that means it will also have stronger third party support. That directly impacts the things I value in a platform. I wouldn't have a Kindle if it only had one or two publishers, you know?

Otherwise I couldn't care less about marketshare.


RE: Tony 's happy, Mototroll weeps and cries
By Reclaimer77 on 2/3/2013 12:30:36 PM , Rating: 2
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The only importance of marketshare to me


Yes too bad that to the rest of the world, it means something else entirely.

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This is why usage matters to me.


Of course. Because how millions of faceless people you don't know use their device matters to you I'm sure. It has nothing to do with the fact that it's a statistic that, in your mind, counters the market share argument.

You know maybe there are tons of people out there who want a smartphone, but you know, aren't super addicted to texting, surfing and buying apps all day every day. For arguments sake lets call this group of people "adults". Now it seems to me that Android would be the perfect solution for this group of people.

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Otherwise I couldn't care less about marketshare.


Well unless it favors Apple. Then you care a lot for it.

And since I actually have a life, I'm not going to waste my time digging up 3 year old posts like you have to make an argument. But I bet money you've use marketshare in the past to make pro-Apple points. But now, hey, you couldn't care less lol. How rich.


RE: Tony 's happy, Mototroll weeps and cries
By retrospooty on 2/3/2013 2:23:50 PM , Rating: 2
"You know maybe there are tons of people out there who want a smartphone, but you know, aren't super addicted to texting, surfing and buying apps all day every day. For arguments sake lets call this group of people "adults" "

LOL +1

"Well unless it favors Apple. Then you care a lot for it."

Bingo


By TakinYourPoints on 2/6/2013 2:53:09 AM , Rating: 2
Funny that bragging about not using the internet or applications on a smartphone seems to be a point of pride with you now.

And you say that I twist my own personal viewpoints to suit my argument? Hilarious.


By TakinYourPoints on 2/6/2013 2:42:36 AM , Rating: 2
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Because how millions of faceless people you don't know use their device matters to you I'm sure.


Of course it does. It matters to me that Windows is a popular gaming platform, otherwise I'd play games on whatever else developers support.

This isn't rocket science.

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Re: Marketshare.

Well unless it favors Apple. Then you care a lot for it.


The PC gaming market is a small fraction of the console market. I don't care, honestly, because I prefer PC games to console games. Again, raw marketshare doesn't matter, just that there is enough of an audience to support whatever ecosystem I prefer.

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You know maybe there are tons of people out there who want a smartphone, but you know, aren't super addicted to texting, surfing and buying apps all day every day. For arguments sake lets call this group of people "adults". Now it seems to me that Android would be the perfect solution for this group of people.


If you aren't going to use applications or the internet on your smartphone, why not just get a flip phone instead?

It seems like you're wasting a bunch of money on an Android smartphone that never gets used the way that a portable computer should be.

Is bragging about using applications and the internet LESS an actual defense now? Wow.


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