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  • iPhone Secured 53% of Smartphone Sales in Final Weeks of 2012


    For the twelve-week period ending November 25, 2012, Apple's iPhone represented more than half (53%) of all smartphone sales in the United States - the first time this feat has been achieved by Apple since the touchscreen smartphone was launched in 2007.

    According to data released Monday by Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, Android's sales share dipped 10.9% to 41.9% of the market as November drew to a close. Both iOS and Android continued to blow away Windows, which was wedged in third place with just 2.7% of smartphone sales.

    “The iPhone 5 has been successful this period however we also see that Apple’s older models – the iPhone 4S and 4 have also contributed to the growing share of iOS,” says Kantar Worldpanel ComTech analyst Mary-Ann Parlato. “This is particularly the case for first-time smartphone iPhone buyers where we see the older models still selling well amongst this group.”

    Kantar research shows that 27% of individuals who purchased an iPhone in November 2012 upgraded from another smartphone OS, while 34% upgraded from a previous iPhone model. Interestingly - and impressively - nearly 40% of iPhone buyers were purchasing their first smartphone.

    Source: Kantar Worldpanel ComTech
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iPhone Secured 53% of Smartphone Sales in Final Weeks of 2012 started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 10 Comments
    1. hogcia's Avatar
      hogcia -
      Ya well the S3 took a GIANT bite out of apple sales. In 100 days Samsung sold 30mil S3 units. This coming march the new S4 will have the lead again, it is rumored to have an expansive Full HD 5-inch Super AMOLED display with a stunning 1920 x 1080p. So I ask my self, should I wait till october for the iPhone 5S? It will be faster, come in different colors, and if we are lucky maybe NFC built-in. For the first time in 5 years I may be trying android.
    1. thevmax's Avatar
      thevmax -
      Quote Originally Posted by hogcia View Post
      Ya well the S3 took a GIANT bite out of apple sales. In 100 days Samsung sold 30mil S3 units. This coming march the new S4 will have the lead again, it is rumored to have an expansive Full HD 5-inch Super AMOLED display with a stunning 1920 x 1080p. So I ask my self, should I wait till october for the iPhone 5S? It will be faster, come in different colors, and if we are lucky maybe NFC built-in. For the first time in 5 years I may be trying android.
      Hey I think you're wrong!
      I heard the new S4 will have a 55" display!...and you can use it as a TV too!
    1. hogcia's Avatar
      hogcia -
      Quote Originally Posted by thevmax View Post
      Hey I think you're wrong!
      I heard the new S4 will have a 55" display!...and you can use it as a TV too!
      Don't be a jealous idiot.
    1. KraXik's Avatar
      KraXik -
      Quote Originally Posted by thevmax View Post
      Hey I think you're wrong!
      I heard the new S4 will have a 55" display!...and you can use it as a TV too!
      Wrong. It will be 6ft and have a door on it and will be called iFridge. You can keep your drinks cool with it! Awesome!

      Sneak preview -

      http://images.samsung.com/is/image/samsung/uk_RL56GWGBP1-XEU_001_Front_black_thumb?$S2-Thumbnail$
    1. shark101au's Avatar
      shark101au -
      Quote Originally Posted by hogcia View Post
      Ya well the S3 took a GIANT bite out of apple sales. In 100 days Samsung sold 30mil S3 units. This coming march the new S4 will have the lead again, it is rumored to have an expansive Full HD 5-inch Super AMOLED display with a stunning 1920 x 1080p. So I ask my self, should I wait till october for the iPhone 5S? It will be faster, come in different colors, and if we are lucky maybe NFC built-in. For the first time in 5 years I may be trying android.
      Actually it was 30 million units since it's launch about 7 months ago, double the 100 days you claim.
    1. subywrex's Avatar
      subywrex -
      Quote Originally Posted by shark101au View Post
      Actually it was 30 million units since it's launch about 7 months ago, double the 100 days you claim.
      Pretty sure it was 20 million in 100 days. If memory serves me right.
    1. fanboyfanboy's Avatar
      fanboyfanboy -
      Quote Originally Posted by thevmax View Post
      Hey I think you're wrong!
      I heard the new S4 will have a 55" display!...and you can use it as a TV too!
      Does it come with an awesome stand that we won't be able to get Rid of too?! That'd be my buying point, if It does I most certainly have to buy one!
    1. iLoveWindows&iPhone's Avatar
      iLoveWindows&iPhone -
      Quote Originally Posted by hogcia View Post
      Ya well the S3 took a GIANT bite out of apple sales. In 100 days Samsung sold 30mil S3 units. This coming march the new S4 will have the lead again, it is rumored to have an expansive Full HD 5-inch Super AMOLED display with a stunning 1920 x 1080p. So I ask my self, should I wait till october for the iPhone 5S? It will be faster, come in different colors, and if we are lucky maybe NFC built-in. For the first time in 5 years I may be trying android.
      How do you figure the S3 took a giant bite out of Apple sales after reading this article?? Did you not read the part that says Apple has never had this big of the market share for ANY period....EVER?
    1. I_ssan's Avatar
      I_ssan -
      Quote Originally Posted by KraXik View Post
      Wrong. It will be 6ft and have a door on it and will be called iFridge. You can keep your drinks cool with it! Awesome!

      Sneak preview -

      http://images.samsung.com/is/image/samsung/uk_RL56GWGBP1-XEU_001_Front_black_thumb?$S2-Thumbnail$
      You are not fully correct, it also has toaster inside the Fridge.
      You can store food in there, then it come out been toasted.
    1. centori's Avatar
      centori -
      Quote Originally Posted by hogcia View Post
      Don't be a jealous idiot.
      Look like the population of dumb *** is growing too