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Apple's market share is declining in Europe, but expands in the US

22 December, 2011 | Read the news | Post your comment
Apple's market share is declining in Europe, but expands in the US - read the full textEurope is in a tough financial situation and Apple's shrinking market share despite the introduction of the iPhone 4S is a consequence of that. In markets like the US, the UK and Australia, the 4S is selling like hot cakes but continental Europe is another story. Analysts from Kantar Worldpanel...


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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-12-24 14:18 from p77u - click to readI found the iPhone to not be a great phone, It was an overpriced failure at voice and text messaging.

I tried it and it just didn't work for me. I found the handset volume way too low, especially without noise cancellation. Texting with the forced conversation view was awful. no text forwarding, wasteful inefficient text display, & a fixed fontsize in no-mans land between reading glasses and not. It's perfomance on the tasks I carry a phone for was a complete failure. Apple makes products for a market niche not the entire market. It did many things very well BUT they were nice to have NOT required features

I sold my iPhone 3GS and bought an ipod touch.

at this point the iPhone display is too small...

I believe the main reason Iphone has less/shrinking market share in Europe is there is truth in advertising laws allowing consumers to be better informed than US consumers that are subjected to so much misinformation.


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  • 2011-12-24 17:36
  • DIx8

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-12-24 17:02 from mhPV - click to readWhat I'm saying is that since an Iphone is a status symbol, due to its price, some people think it's cool, not necessarily from being a good phone...

A lot of people went and watched Avatar, that doesn't mean it's one of the best movies ever...

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  • 2011-12-24 17:35
  • m}9e

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-12-24 16:19 from m}9e - click to readgood words spread, people recommend each other iphone because they have liked it, it's that simple. Same if you friend say i just saw new mission impossible and it was great, now you think yes it might check it out too. More people say that same for your and more you started thinking it it might be very good.

IF iphone sucks you don't recommend it for your friends it just that simple.

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  • 2011-12-24 17:02
  • mhPV

> In reply to Dicky @ 2011-12-24 16:23 from sSW2 - click to readYeap, the friends recomend it because the iPhone is cool, not because of the performance, if that's what you're thinking...

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  • 2011-12-24 16:27
  • m}9e

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-12-24 16:19 from m}9e - click to readIn other words it is a recommendation to buy the iPhone. That is what you are saying.

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  • 2011-12-24 16:23
  • sSW2

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-12-24 14:18 from p77u - click to readThe Apple brand didn't get its name and success from the iPhones...

And besides, most people who buy iPhones, do it for status, not performance...

How do I know that? I don't care for numbers, I care for the opinions I listen from clients from the mobile store I work in... Most of them buy the iPhone just because a friend has it, it looks goods, or both of them...

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  • 2011-12-24 16:19
  • m}9e

Apple is a good phone with thousands of applications supports....but price wise they are charging much more,,mostly for the brand...products like samsung galaxy s2 HTC sensation etc are of greater features wih better price.But apple is always best

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  • 2011-12-24 16:02
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> In reply to qwer @ 2011-12-24 12:23 from PGk9 - click to readYou are so wrong, Apple products sells more and more because people like to use those devices, you cant sell bad devices year after year and won 6 times a row customer satisfaction. Also bad phone doesnt get great reviews one after another.

Of course brand helps, but you first need to earn that brand with good products.

Why some people is so hard to understand that Apple products are great?

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  • 2011-12-24 14:18
  • p77u

> In reply to ALonZo @ 2011-12-23 20:50 from LhV9 - click to readYou are one of the many people hypnotized by the words of Steve jobs. he was one of the best guy to market a product. he would have been able to sell a normal stone taken from the ground for extremely high price , if he marketed it the way he did with the iphone. & the people who bought the stone will think it is the product one can ever buy...

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  • 2011-12-24 12:23
  • PGk9

> In reply to - click to read @ 2011-12-23 20:40 from v}7@ - click to readwats ta point in having bluetooth 4 wen ter is no file sharing??

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  • 2011-12-24 12:08
  • 7tyU

Well I guess Europeans are used to Android rather than iOS and to the honest Android OS is more customer friendly than the iOS. That's why europeans prefer the Galaxy SII,Galaxy Note,LG Optimus or HTC sensation

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  • 2011-12-24 10:06
  • Mfxb

> In reply to ALonZo @ 2011-12-23 20:50 from LhV9 - click to read4G, 1.2-1.5 ghz dual core, 32 gb SD card expansion, Bluetooth file transfer, large screen, and oh yeah 4g.....yeah iPhone is the best.

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  • 2011-12-24 05:34
  • kIax

Nokia MAKES Iphone's call signal antenna
Sony MAKES Iphone's Camera...

There are the fakest overrated brand in the world. They can't do ANYTHING FOR THEMSELVES.

Yet they act like the best & place high prices on their products. Products that arent universal and services that are limited to certain parts of europe and the USA.

How does that make them the best? Apple might be the first to make touchscreen phones. But smartphones were first made by Nokia.


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  • 2011-12-24 03:09
  • N7AQ

Further to my comment of 2011-12-23 02:39, in my travels one can buy an Android based mobile from as little as $60-70. So is this broad market coverage dammaging high end Android devices. Actually yes. Why pay a massive premium for top end Android mobile only for it to be out of date in in few weeks and challenged by low end devices. The value is simply not there.

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  • 2011-12-24 01:52
  • sSW2 but can android phone do this? iPhone is so cool :)

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  • 2011-12-24 00:16
  • mhPV

> In reply to therock @ 2011-12-23 23:19 from 4Hra - click to readiPhone is the BEST selling smartphone EVER!

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  • 2011-12-23 23:30
  • v}7@

> In reply to therock @ 2011-12-23 23:21 from 4Hra - click to readThey also provide the sensor.

So Apple doesn't make components, so what?

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  • 2011-12-23 23:27
  • v}7@

iphone fans,

also, you should thank SONY for providing its camera lens to the iphone 4s.

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  • 2011-12-23 23:21
  • 4Hra

> In reply to ALonZo @ 2011-12-23 20:50 from LhV9 - click to read"The iPhone was and still is the BEST smartphone"

...and you make laugh with your last statement. There is "N0" best phone at all. Each smartphone is unique and has its pros and cons. Android fans and iphone maniacs should thank nokia for its n95 for paving the way for today's smartphones.

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  • 2011-12-23 23:19
  • 4Hra

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