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  • iPhone Proves King of Q3



    On Monday, the latest findings and analysis by Canalys of worldwide smartphone purchases and shipments indicate that the iPhone has had a solid third quarter this year, becoming the best selling smartphone on the planet during this period. Although the collective bunch of phones running Android represented a larger market share (43.6%), Apple's lone iPhone captured an impressive 26.2%. The data coincides with Apple's freshly released quarterly earnings statement, in which the company acknowledged selling more than 14 million iPhones.

    In the past, Apple has not only duked-it-out in the marketplace with the likes of Android, but they have also quarreled in terms of the "fuzy math" each has provided to boast of units sold, shipped, and now in active use. In October, however, Apple chief Steve Jobs was forced to concede that the iPhone was second to Android in the previous quarter. The latest data, conversely, indicates a swing in favor of Apple's iPhone - at least on a global scale with regard to smartphone sales.

    Astoundingly, in Q3 2010, the worldwide smartphone market swelled 95% over the same quarter in 2009 to a staggering 80.9 million shipped units. "With Samsung, HTC, Motorola and Sony Ericsson all delivering large numbers of Android devices, and with focused efforts from many other vendors, such as LG, Huawei and Acer, yielding promising volumes, the platform continues to gather momentum in markets around the world," Canalys Senior Analyst Pete Cunningham stated in the report.

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    Comments 22 Comments
    1. Comedy's Avatar
      Comedy -
      If the comparison were being draw between hardware manufacturers then comparing the EVO and iPhone 4 would be a valid thing to do, but it's not. The comparison is being drawn in the software market so you should compare iOS to Android.

      iOS generates revenue for Apple through App Store sales and ads, Android generates revenue for Google through Marketplace sales and ads. If 10 companies are pumping out Android phones that get given away for free, and that in turn increases Androids market share then that translates into lost revenue for Apple.
    1. dhamien's Avatar
      dhamien -
      Quote Originally Posted by Comedy View Post
      If the comparison were being draw between hardware manufacturers then comparing the EVO and iPhone 4 would be a valid thing to do, but it's not. The comparison is being drawn in the software market so you should compare iOS to Android.

      iOS generates revenue for Apple through App Store sales and ads, Android generates revenue for Google through Marketplace sales and ads. If 10 companies are pumping out Android phones that get given away for free, and that in turn increases Androids market share then that translates into lost revenue for Apple.
      My point was that Android will always win that fight due to being available on a lot of different phones. That's why I say the comparison is useless. Not that you can't look at each of their shares and compare them, but because the result is always a given.