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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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RE: Tony 's happy, Mototroll weeps and cries
By Reclaimer77 on 2/3/2013 5:05:49 AM , Rating: 1
Talk about FUD. Android is beating iOS in smartphones . Notice I said Android not Samsung, but moving on. Flip-phones are not even in the picture.

This is just you defending your own ego because, for some reason, it just irks you to the core that people are choosing Android over iOS 5:1. For WHATEVER reason.

So you cook up some lame argument where that magically doesn't count somehow, because they aren't ALL top end devices. Like who gives a shit?

Seriously you pull this "I have my foot in multiple platforms" crap, but it's kind of hard to not see right through you. You aren't exactly hiding your feelings about Android very well. When you claim millions of people just magically don't even count because they don't share your opinions on what phone is "the best".

I guess in your perfect world we would all have clothes from the top designers in Paris, drive only exotic vehicles from Italy and Europe, take private jets everywhere and only have the most expensive in everything. And if anyone chose not to follow suit, well, we just all sneer at that!


RE: Tony 's happy, Mototroll weeps and cries
By Tony Swash on 2/3/2013 6:02:34 AM , Rating: 1
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Talk about FUD. Android is beating iOS in smartphones .


How do you measure that and why does your measurement of choice after? Serious question, I would genuinely like to know what you think should be used to measure relative platform success and why it matters.


RE: Tony 's happy, Mototroll weeps and cries
By Reclaimer77 on 2/3/2013 11:54:39 AM , Rating: 2
I don't measure that Tony. There are people who get paid to do that for me, and know far more about this than I do. And they tell us that Android has outsold Apple in "smartphones" for every year since 2011 I believe.

And I don't think it matters really. It's you and Takin who are going down this elitist path about all these immaterial metrics and qualifiers. Takin even went as far as to say we can't use IDC data because, well, the numbers basically don't make Apple look that great. So obviously they don't count either lol.


RE: Tony 's happy, Mototroll weeps and cries
By Gio6518 on 2/3/2013 1:22:01 PM , Rating: 2
Give it up he's a complete tool that no one gives a s*** about or even listens too.....
he's completely tech illiterate, he was most likely (based on his comments) some sort of middle management who surrounded himself with yes men, so he thinks his pathetic attempts of what he believes are fact are accurate because his yes men would agree with him or he'd probably terminate them for insubordination, he posts on multiple sites and he is known as a laughing stock on all of them....


By Cheesew1z69 on 2/3/2013 1:29:44 PM , Rating: 2
who?


RE: Tony 's happy, Mototroll weeps and cries
By Tony Swash on 2/3/2013 6:27:55 PM , Rating: 1
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I don't measure that Tony. There are people who get paid to do that for me, and know far more about this than I do. And they tell us that Android has outsold Apple in "smartphones" for every year since 2011 I believe.


I think there have been a misunderstanding. What I meant is how do you measure whether Android is beating iOS in smartphones? The reason I asked was to see if yet again what was meant by 'beating' was market share. It turns out it is.

As I have argued before it seems that, unlike in the PC market, in the mobile device markets market share is a very poor proxy measurement of platform success. In the PC market Wintel PCs and Macs each had about the same network effect as each other, each Wintel PC or Mac per capita leveraged about the same value into their respective ecosystems which in turn meant market share was a very good proxy indicator of platform success.

In the PC markets market share and platform success were so linked that many observers actually came to think that they were the same thing and now look at market share in the mobile device markets and mistakenly equate it with winning.

A platform succeeds if developers and service providers find it the most profitable to supply an increasing quantity and quality of software and services to run on that platform. They will only do this when the platform users are active purchasers of the offerings. Simply put, developers and service providers must prosper financially to add value to the platform. What's so striking about the mobile device markets is the very large disparity between iOS and Android when it comes to monetisation rates (which can measured using a wide range of common sense metrics measured in various reliable ways). iOS has clearly much better monetisation rates than Android and we are not talking about a few percentage points of difference here, we are talking about often several orders of magnitude.

When market share is abandoned as an inaccurate proxy measure of platform commercial success it is abundantly clear that iOS is by the most successful mobile platform, Android doesn't even come close to the value and revenues created and flowing in the iOS ecosystem.

If I was a fan of Android that would worry me. Being a fan of Apple and iOS it please me. Either way talk of Android winning based on market share is a painfully misplaced. Many people appear to watching the wrong thing..


RE: Tony 's happy, Mototroll weeps and cries
By retrospooty on 2/3/2013 6:43:43 PM , Rating: 2
Surely you see that most of that is due to Apple having a 4 year headstart... Now that Android has caught up and is dramatically outselling IOS, it will swing toward Android. The only players that should worry is MS and Rimm.


RE: Tony 's happy, Mototroll weeps and cries
By Tony Swash on 2/3/2013 9:08:07 PM , Rating: 2
Is it just a question of a head start? That seems implausible given the fact that Android has been outselling iOS fr a couple of years now and it's installed base is large and yet iOS continues to out perform by a very a very large margin on any etruc if platform usuage and monetisation you can measure. Somthing more profoud and significant is happening.


By retrospooty on 2/3/2013 9:28:53 PM , Rating: 2
If you'd like to think so, go ahead... Dont count Android out like you did Windows 20 years ago. Open and cheap will always win over closed and expensive. That and its early in the game, there are years and years to go in this... fortunately there are 2 major players unlike MS alone so competition can drive things, instead of monopolies


By Tony Swash on 2/4/2013 5:37:19 AM , Rating: 2
Sorry about the typos in the previous comment - never post after spending an evening drinking with your pals :)


RE: Tony 's happy, Mototroll weeps and cries
By retrospooty on 2/3/2013 9:45:28 AM , Rating: 2
"This is just you defending your own ego because, for some reason, it just irks you to the core that people are choosing Android over iOS 5:1. For WHATEVER reason"

Ding ding ding ding... We have a winner. He just can't seem to accept that 5 of 6 people choose Android so he needs to belittle it at every chance with paragraph after paragraph of his own skewed perspective. I agree taken, t iPhone is the best phone for you. Now leave the rest of us alone and enjoy your phone. We can have our vastly superior feature SRT and screens and you van have your GPU and non update updates. Peace for us all


By retrospooty on 2/3/2013 9:47:09 AM , Rating: 2
Damn typos and spell checker... Feature set.


By TakinYourPoints on 2/6/2013 2:47:28 AM , Rating: 2
I don't care that Android is selling 5:1, as I said many times, I think its great, but these aren't high end products here.

Say that you're proud that the bulk of growth in Android sales are in low end featurephones and dumbphones being sold and I'll back off. I don't care about the low end market and I didn't think anyone else here did, but if you truly are psyched about the high sales of low end devices then I'll stop.


By TakinYourPoints on 2/6/2013 2:55:43 AM , Rating: 2
quote:
Flip-phones are not even in the picture.


No, they are in the picture, featurephones too. Any phone running Android is counted in these 5:1 numbers.

Sales numbers of actual smartphones support this position, as do internet and app download usage statistics. Why are you getting mad about this? I thought you didn't care about marketshare.


By TakinYourPoints on 2/6/2013 3:28:27 AM , Rating: 2
Like, talking about Android outselling iOS 5:1 and not even taking inverted practical usage metrics of a similarly extreme ratio into account says everything about how little thought you actually put into things.

One-dimensional as usual.


"There's no chance that the iPhone is going to get any significant market share. No chance." -- Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer














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