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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 3:58:45 AM , Rating: 1
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Ya, he's a different type alright.


Its sad that having fingers in numerous (and in fanboy terms, "opposing") platforms is "different". Really weird. :)

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Really IOS 6 may as well be called 2.4 and the biggest improvement to the iPhone lineup since 2007 was the larger screen and 4G. Really Apple? WOW, what innovation.


I've been on every OS update since 1.0. The move from 2.0 to 4.0 alone was substantial. Everything since then has been mostly under-the-hood optimizations and tightening, but we'll see if they add anything new and obvious with iOS7.

OS X updates were also slow and considered, but almost always right. The alternative is the "see what sticks" method Microsoft took with Windows 8 and Office.

Judging an OS only based on the front-end UI is a little weird btw, especially when its usability and polish is still very good. The Windows 7 UI is fundamentally the same as the Windows 95 UI, but you wouldn't call it the same OS under the hood, would you? A mature UI and fundamentally sound UI design don't need rapid improvement. It isn't the same as dealing with something as broken as Android was only one year ago, an OS that desperately needed to catch up in basic areas like stability, smoothness, UI consistency, and responsiveness.

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Really IOS 6 may as well be called 2.4 and the biggest improvement to the iPhone lineup since 2007 was the larger screen and 4G. Really Apple? WOW, what innovation.


I'd call the 2010 retina display a pretty good innovation. I'd also call the iPhone 5's ridiculously fast hardware and double the LTE/wifi browse time (8+ hours!) of a GS3 to be pretty good as well, all while being so much smaller.

You're better than taking lame potshots dude, you have to at least give it up for their hardware just a little. :)


RE: Tony 's happy, Mototroll weeps and cries
By Reclaimer77 on 2/3/2013 4:29:37 AM , Rating: 2
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By xype on 2/3/2013 8:27:48 AM , Rating: 2
The intellectual depth of your replies is, once again, humbling.


By BSMonitor on 2/4/2013 4:38:56 PM , Rating: 2
Good to see the neanderthal is still in his mom's basement!


RE: Tony 's happy, Mototroll weeps and cries
By retrospooty on 2/3/2013 2:36:29 PM , Rating: 2
"Its sad that having fingers in numerous (and in fanboy terms, "opposing") platforms is "different". Really weird."

It was in reference to your vigorous and un-ending need to defend the Apple platform, I specifically mentioned how I dont think its that you are a fanboy, you are just trying to prove your are right. "I am pretty convinced he is just posting to try and prove he is right most of the time as opposed to Tony who is posting on behalf of a company's honor "

"Judging an OS only based on the front-end UI is a little weird btw, especially when its usability and polish is still very good. "

That is one of many things it is missing. If it were a budget line, fine, but its missing SOOO MANY THINGS for a high end phone.

"I'd call the 2010 retina display a pretty good innovation"

Putting a higher res LCD (or faster GPU) is not an innovation, its a product design decision. I give it to you that it was a great decision, and I with more companies had brass balls like Apple to make decisions like that more often. But it's also been years since "retina" was introduced and now the competition has not only higher res models with higher DPU, but they do it in larger screens as well.


"You're better than taking lame potshots dude, you have to at least give it up for their hardware just a little. "


I do. I have said before the iPhone's size/speed/battery ratio is really impressive. And if I was in hte market for a small screen smartphone with lower res and DPI than its competiton that had many missing features and costs the same as other high end phones hte iPhone 5 would be on my list for sure... Now that wasnt a "lame potshot", that was a great potshot, with heavy sarcasm laid in for good measure.

LOL... But seriously, if Apple released this rumored iPhone math with a larger screen with higher res and at least an SD card I would seriously consider it. A next gen iPad mini with retina looks good to me too if they make it.


By TakinYourPoints on 2/6/2013 2:37:02 AM , Rating: 2
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It was in reference to your vigorous and un-ending need to defend the Apple platform


Its less about defending Apple than responding to ignorant, uninformed, poorly reasoned, or flat out stupid posts. Insert blatantly stupid comment about another company and I jump in there too.


"Google fired a shot heard 'round the world, and now a second American company has answered the call to defend the rights of the Chinese people." -- Rep. Christopher H. Smith (R-N.J.)














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