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Apple has 53.3% of US sales in last trimester, Android strong in EU

21 December, 2012 | Read the news | Post your comment
Apple has 53.3% of US sales in last trimester, Android strong in EU - read the full textAccording to data gathered by Kantar Worldpanel ComTech Apple has secured a 53.3% sales share in the US in the 12 weeks ending on November 25. The main culprit for the impressive result is the iPhone 5. Apple has passed the 50% mark for the first time ever, scoring a huge 17.5 percent points...


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to be honest you know android until you use jelly bean, just so smooth and quick well it is on my note 2.

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  • 2012-12-22 18:53
  • mqMt

he is bluffing. ANDRIOD is the best... you can DO EVERYTHING on it.. unlike iOS which is very restrictive to everything and very OVERPRICED!

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  • 2012-12-22 17:37
  • QI%c

> In reply to balthazar @ 2012-12-22 07:36 from wrec - click to readWP8 is a hungry os did you see the battery test of lumia 920 compared to S3. S3 & and note 2(if we call that a phone) are the two only phone that have so many feature but last by far longer than lumia 920. WP is a hungry os look at lumia 900 also disgusting!!! Android on samsung flagship are well optimized. My girlfriend Samsung galaxy ace can last her for a whole week (monday to friday) with one charge. PS: My girl isn't a heavy user like me. She's only using it to text, call and some time go to facebook rarely.

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  • 2012-12-22 15:18
  • 4Bak

> In reply to [deleted post]Yeah really in America and UK, people whose contract get expired will usually call to extend their contract and the salesperson on the other end will try to sell them an iPhone contract by glossing over it's features. It is obvious why these salespersons do so. The costlier the contract, the better their incentives. They get talked into buying an iPhone rather than letting them chose their handsets by themselves. Add to it there are many others using an iPhone means sharing (texting, gaming, facetime and iMessage) is easier if they too use an iPhone than rather not follow the crowd and appear like a fool. In other countries the culture has a vast difference people ignore exclusive features and mostly would already make up their mind on which is the next handset they would purchase, resulting in a better market share for Android.

P.S.: My discussion is not to prove which handset or OS is better, but rather to point out how a handset that offers same/ less features than the competition has maintained a vast majority over others

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  • 2012-12-22 11:09
  • XNtq

> In reply to champtheonly @ 2012-12-21 21:53 from 7tFv - click to readFinally an iphone user that doesn't slate Android but says ios is the best (for them) had an s2 (so knows how to use android) and tried the s3 for 10 days, which is long enough to find all the differences as has an s2 previously, decided it wasn't for them and tried something else that better suits their needs and are perfectly happy with their choice.

This, ladies and gents, is how you choose a smartphone. Not blindly buying whatever next comes out from cupertino or korea but by finding out what suits YOUR needs best.

If you're happy with the phone you decide to buy it wasn't the wrong choice, whatever platform it runs and who makes it.

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  • 2012-12-22 09:14
  • 39x%

O really ? 10 days is enough to learn how to use android to it's fullest? You got to be kidding.

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  • 2012-12-22 08:59
  • tRg1

> In reply to Duel @ 2012-12-21 22:04 from p771 - click to readi thought you were gonna use a complicated tech view within apple's device, but its just the same hollow words like any android user's bs. of course its the simplicity. by simplified how their os works they can OPTIMIZED that last year hardware. that is also one of the reason why ios is too slow adding new features into it. because they'll need to make the new features fit in an already crowded place, but cleverly arrange so it don't need more "space". it is their own way to OPTIMIZE their os. android is always power hungry, not because of the bloated software, the nexus line also has averaged battery life even though they are running vanilla android.

but don't get me wrong, that simplicity also one of selling point for ios. because its simple it can reach more people, because its simple it can run smoothly. its a core good points about ios. even though that same simplicity also become the reason why android fans prefer android from ios. its TOO simple and boring. (they said)

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  • 2012-12-22 07:36
  • wrec

> In reply to shintakauro @ 2012-12-21 21:31 from RI8x - click to readunfortunately arguments are quite hard to avoid here. some of them admit the simplicity of ios. i guess simple minds can't just use an s3 and tell the difference. all these people saying ip5 is better than s3 is living in a different world. probably hanging out with people who believe the world shoul've ended yesterday.

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  • 2012-12-22 07:28
  • 9xBW

> In reply to iBoss @ 2012-12-22 05:43 from fvgi - click to readuntil then, apple have veeery looong waiting lines for every product they launch

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  • 2012-12-22 07:21
  • 0Cb2

I use both iphone and android. I prefer android, as iphone is very expensive and not worth compare to the money need to spend. But if you put out the price factor, i will chose iphone. Ios very sleek, userfriendly, elegant, and rich.

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  • 2012-12-22 07:17
  • 6%rJ

Android is holding a lot of market share than ios soon android will hold all of it.

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  • 2012-12-22 07:01
  • HHHH

> In reply to XDA Developer @ 2012-12-22 04:03 from 3drB - click to readsays who? we want android right now because it's the best for us. it doesn't mean we don't want apple or windows to evolve. actually we want competition that's why we bash their crappy software thinking these companies would improve next time around. but are they improving? are they? in sales maybe. but that's because people buy them for reasons only they themselves can understand.

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  • 2012-12-22 06:53
  • 9xBW

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-12-22 03:54 from t}AJ - click to readiPhone sale increased mainly because majority of the existing iPhone users upgraded. I use android not because I am too loyal, just bcs it is d best out there, if anything comes better than it I will surely change my os, perhaps nothing yet managed to do so.

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  • 2012-12-22 06:43
  • rA2R

android will dominate the world soon, and apple will shutdown the phone services!

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  • 2012-12-22 05:43
  • fvgi

the good thing about this is OS is Open Source, can use freely than other. Such developer can provide usefull apps to innovate this OS.

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  • 2012-12-22 04:55
  • P@dH

> In reply to XDA Developer @ 2012-12-22 04:09 from 3drB - click to readThe keyword there is,"pretty much".I think you didnt get my point at all,i know that not being able to play the latest game is a let down but does that make my computer useless and worst "dead"?Last time i checked i can still play my favorite games,i can surf the net and i can do things on my pc.Its not "dead".Please learn to read between the lines before commenting.

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  • 2012-12-22 04:37
  • 9Lax

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-12-22 03:05 from 9Lax - click to readOk so why don't you share your DirectX 10/11 game experiences with us then? Cause last time I checked there was no DirectX 10 support for windows XP. Which means that in terms of graphics performance you're no less than *7* SEVEN years behind in that department. Oh! and no GPGPU in IE for you either...

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  • 2012-12-22 04:09
  • 3drB

I'm sure lots of people here were hoping for Android domination. Don't worry guys! It will come soon and then we'll all enjoy the benefits of Google's monopoly...

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  • 2012-12-22 04:03
  • 3drB

> In reply to Duel @ 2012-12-21 22:04 from p771 - click to readBy your comments, it's either you don't know to truth or intentionally ignored the truth.

The truth is, Apple know their devices hardwares limitation thus chooses iOS to be a CLOSE COMMUNISM-OS. Yes, you read that right, there's no freedom with iOS. That's also the reason why they can provide SURFACE (SKIN) DEEP SMOOTH, and SIMPLICITY the OS with the limitation of the hardwares.

So due to limitation of their devices, you'll see Apple implement new features bit by bit throughout with yearly upgraded hardwares device.

For example ealrly iphone models DOEs NOT HAVE, copy and paste, MMS, Java, Video recording, Photo cannot crop and many more. All this functions missing due to they potentially slow down the user experience with the limitation of hardwares and older iOS version. Therefore Apple intentionally exclude them until they find a way to overcome the hardwares, system software and the slowness limitation.

Unfortunately ios still does not able to overcome their devices slowness with FLASH, therefore there's still no FLASH support on all ios devices.

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  • 2012-12-22 04:00
  • PV{w

Android have hundreds of cellphones but apple have now only 4, 4s and 5 to sell still apple is far or near in sale compare android. Because apple's software is so smooth and fun to use. ITS Browser is best . Apps run smooth . Scratch less aluminium body is also feel good. More than 7 lack apps. APPLE IS BEST

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  • 2012-12-22 03:54
  • t}AJ

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