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  • iPhone 5 May Cost Android, BlackBerry Dearly


    The impact on the smartphone landscape could be significant for Android and BlackBerry once the iPhone 5 is released later this month. That's according to a rash of new reports indicating that demand for Apple's refreshed iPhone will be a market-mover for sure.

    Bright and early Wednesday morning, comScore released data from its latest MobiLens service. The findings still show Android as the top smartphone platform with a 52.2 percent market share. But Apple is hanging tough at 33.4 percent. Unfortunately for BlackBerry, the embattled smartphone now holds a scant 9.5 percent share.

    From the looks of it, Android and BlackBerry will suffer further losses as 2012 winds to a close. A new infographic from TechBargains tells us that nearly 75 percent of current iPhone 4 owners will plunk down their cash for a new iPhone 5. More importantly, of course, is what Android and BlackBerry device owners will do.

    38 percent of BlackBerry owners will switch to the new iPhone. So will 32 percent of people who don't currently own a smartphone. And a very significant chunk of Android phone owners (22 percent) will also make the jump to iPhone 5. Without question, those sound like bold projections. But if they manifest, Apple will be enjoying a position of dominance in the smartphone space never before experienced by the iDevice pioneer.

    Sources: comScore, TechBargains
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iPhone 5 May Cost Android, BlackBerry Dearly started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 36 Comments
    1. unison999's Avatar
      unison999 -
      Quote Originally Posted by tongxinshe View Post
      That's right, iPhone release is no longer that exciting to everyone, since there are more and more really competitive products released every month. However, iPhone 5 will still sell better than iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S. That's called "Inertia".
      I am not so sure about that. Wasn't there talk about suppliers can not supply enough LCD screens to Apple for this initial launch? The initial release will not be as much as the 4 or the 4S. With competitors releasing their new versions soon after iPhone 5, the later sales would be hurt by competition.
      We will see how the numbers stack up. The sales number might be fine for small companies, but for Apple it might not be that great.
    1. Mrteacup's Avatar
      Mrteacup -
      Jesus please shut up you don't know what's going to be on the iPhone quit acting like you do..
    1. c0dy's Avatar
      c0dy -
      yea it will only effect them until they release their new models.

      I hate when people say "this phone" is better than "that phone". "This phone" came out 6 months after "that phone" did, so I'd hope it was better.

      Samsung can't wait to see the iPhone 5 though. They need specs so they can design their version.
    1. DieselVexx's Avatar
      DieselVexx -
      How bout I keep my totally tweakeout Iphone 4S. Have apple unlock it and watch the value of it shoot through the roof like my apple stock. I refuse to wait for what I already have, which in my eyes one of the best mobile phones ever made.
    1. swifty7's Avatar
      swifty7 -
      please don't hate me for saying this but I really hope the iphone 5 crashes and burns. I hate Apple's 'our sheep will buy whatever crap we put out there' stance and attitude. Their elongate iphone 5 can go to hell. The only and I mean ONLY reason I'm not switching to GS3 is because of jailbreak and all the apps available.

      google should do whatever it takes to match the amount of apps available for IOS and price them even more competitively like .89 or something....that way it would give people even more incentive to make the switch.
    1. feidhlim1986's Avatar
      feidhlim1986 -
      Android market share has been steadily increasing while iOS market share is the one suffering. I don't see this new iPhone changing that.
    1. Xiao Bing's Avatar
      Xiao Bing -
      Quote Originally Posted by unison999 View Post
      for a month or two, then all the Android phone makers and Blackberry will come out with their latest and greatest to get it back.
      I see so many people who is switching to S3 right now, don't even bother to wait for the new iPhone. Don't bother to wait because there is nothing really new coming, just different look but basically function and feel the same.
      You got that right. But there is nothing really new about the S3 either. Just Bigger....
    1. iPhoneThereforeIAm's Avatar
      iPhoneThereforeIAm -
      The ONLY thing that would make be buy another iPhone is a 16:10, 5.3" screen (same size and ratio as the Galaxy Note-1).

      Now that Android is a competitive platform, screensize is the only meaningful differentiator left.
      Heads up, Apple!
    1. rockyseay's Avatar
      rockyseay -
      Quote Originally Posted by eyepoper View Post
      No as you just said.. the Sll & Slll & Sl ..neither have majjor updates.. other tha Hardware.. so you have no point of telling people what to wait for or not...
      Having the NFC, AMOLED or whatever tech on your phone but if your OS is a sh*t... the phone will remain a sh*t..
      Android is the stupiest OS ever seen. By the look of its GUI, the way everyone can go in and develop something and with no rules... Apps being submitted without checking for Trash/ Bugs/ Hacks/ Malware etc.....An OS that is everywhere even in the CHEEPEST phone from $1 in CHINA..

      Where is the respect for your OS ? Spreading an OS like its a B*tch... Being everywhere doesnt meen your good and performing good. You need to respect your self..they need to stop spreading Android to what ever device they find.. make the think a Great OS...Thats why ist so Buggy and Malware vurilnable
      You have obviously never used an android phone nor heard of project jelly bean.
    1. NakedFaerie's Avatar
      NakedFaerie -
      I just read a story on another site saying "Samsung Galaxy S3 just sold 20 million in its first 100 days and still selling strong"
      So I doubt the launch of the iPhone 5 will impact sales of the GS3 at all.
    1. Perceptum's Avatar
      Perceptum -
      Quote Originally Posted by iPhoneThereforeIAm View Post
      The ONLY thing that would make be buy another iPhone is a 16:10, 5.3" screen (same size and ratio as the Galaxy Note-1).

      Now that Android is a competitive platform, screensize is the only meaningful differentiator left.
      Heads up, Apple!
      And the operating system, screen, battery life, physical looks of the phone, ease of use, number of apps...
    1. rockyseay's Avatar
      rockyseay -
      Quote Originally Posted by Perceptum View Post
      And the operating system, screen, battery life, physical looks of the phone, ease of use, number of apps...
      OS-no
      Screen- no because everything is hd
      Ease of use - no
      Number of apps- no (90% of them are crap)
      Physical look- maybe
    1. unison999's Avatar
      unison999 -
      Quote Originally Posted by NakedFaerie View Post
      I just read a story on another site saying "Samsung Galaxy S3 just sold 20 million in its first 100 days and still selling strong"
      So I doubt the launch of the iPhone 5 will impact sales of the GS3 at all.
      This seems right, lots of people in the company I work for is switching over to S3.
      The ones I told to switch have nothing but great thing to say about S3, helped convince quite a few more people to switch.
      This company was almost exclusively iPhone users, now Android dominates the office.
    1. NegativeBeef's Avatar
      NegativeBeef -
      Quote Originally Posted by eyepoper View Post
      No as you just said.. the Sll & Slll & Sl ..neither have majjor updates.. other tha Hardware.. so you have no point of telling people what to wait for or not...
      Having the NFC, AMOLED or whatever tech on your phone but if your OS is a sh*t... the phone will remain a sh*t..
      Android is the stupiest OS ever seen. By the look of its GUI, the way everyone can go in and develop something and with no rules... Apps being submitted without checking for Trash/ Bugs/ Hacks/ Malware etc.....An OS that is everywhere even in the CHEEPEST phone from $1 in CHINA..

      Where is the respect for your OS ? Spreading an OS like its a B*tch... Being everywhere doesnt meen your good and performing good. You need to respect your self..they need to stop spreading Android to what ever device they find.. make the think a Great OS...Thats why ist so Buggy and Malware vurilnable
      I nominate this as the dumbest post ever on mmi.
    1. baskln's Avatar
      baskln -
      Quote Originally Posted by unison999 View Post
      for a month or two, then all the Android phone makers and Blackberry will come out with their latest and greatest to get it back.
      I see so many people who is switching to S3 right now, don't even bother to wait for the new iPhone. Don't bother to wait because there is nothing really new coming, just different look but basically function and feel the same.
      Just switched to an S3 this weekend and can seriously say I don't miss the iPhone at all. Long gone are my days of waiting months for a jailbreak to do things that this phone can do out of the box.
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      Quote Originally Posted by DampDesigns View Post
      Is no one else as excited about the new Lumia 920 as me? That thing is slick. Wireless charging, HD display, LTE, NFC, Windows Phone 8, and pureview camera. That thing is loaded.
      I'd be excited had I not been completely pooped on with the Nokia Lumia 900. It's been out half a year and is end of life. It's not even getting wp8. That's pitiful. Yeah, yeah. This is MS doing, but I don't care who is to blame. That phone should never have been released. Glad I returned it.