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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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> In reply to JackTheRipper @ 2012-12-21 18:10 from fqei - click to readhow is it much worse?A lot of the old android phones wont get jelly bean does that mean those phones are no good?Im still using XP on my desktop and i can tell you that i can pretty much do whatever a windows 7 user can do.Not having windows 7 on my pc doesnt mean its useless or "dead".On a personal note i think most android fans seem to lack common sense.

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  • 2012-12-22 03:05
  • 9Lax

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-12-22 00:47 from PV{w - click to readso basically you wanna visit those countries because they like android more than apple?

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  • 2012-12-22 02:38
  • 9Lax

The reason why Apple is stronger in USA is because of Biased marketing by Cell carriers who favor Iphones over the rest because they make more money on long term contracts. Also attributed is that Companies like HTC Nokia do not do a huge campaign for adverts.Samsung maanged to catch up to Apple with the S2 and now S3 so they are climbing.In Europe, the playing field is even. On the ground however, in my entourage people do have Iphones but i have yet to see an IP5. Most owners don't see the 5th series as a viable upgrade since it represents nothing really new..unless you are giddy for new stuff. And then is the IP5 really new or a redesigned upgraded IP4. Actually Most IP users are disappointed and nearly half of them will be taking the Samsung plunge when the much superior S4 comes out next year as alternative to their aging IP4. Also i see more IP in the hands of mature and old people than the young ones as the Apple fettish is not that strong as before. If you see a young person with an IP, most probably he got one because he is a dire hard fan or just gave into the outdated fad. what is common though is they are no technocrats for the most and have an Ip just for calls and status

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  • 2012-12-22 02:00
  • 7C4Z

That's it! I LOVE Spain, Australia, China and Brazil. I have always think Spanish, Australian, Chinese and Brazil are the most creative and passionate people in the world. In short, they're good people. I've planned to travel to these countries in the coming year.

Duchess Catherine as much as I love you but I have to say sorry to you, I ain't coming to old and less creativity Great Britian, and also the US of A.

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  • 2012-12-22 00:47
  • PV{w

> In reply to Jeanandroidfan @ 2012-12-21 22:23 from MDVw - click to readSorry but i have absolutely no idea why you replied to me because your reply has nothing to do what i said.

You can have all that what you just said, i dont care :) just doesnt understand why you replied that typical nonsense to me.

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  • 2012-12-21 22:53
  • p771

> In reply to champtheonly @ 2012-12-21 21:53 from 7tFv - click to readandroid's battery life since ics and jellybean is far betetr than wp8 and android , android's smoothness after jellybean is as smooth as wp8 and ios proved by gsmarena), almost all apps now are available on android especially after november and most of them optimized their apps for tablets and already android scales apps to stretch them for tabs in a far better way than ipad! and capabilities can never be reached! end of conersation , everybod ywho is using an i device just bought it to shoiw his friends that he paid 5000$ for the phone and its case or because of apple's logo or apple's scratcheable aluminium!!

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  • 2012-12-21 22:27
  • MDVw

> In reply to Duel @ 2012-12-21 22:04 from p771 - click to readwhen apple will have widgets/ adobe flash support 9 even if by apk archive from adobe.com for jellybean) / true multitasking with multiscreen 9 on some devices) / openess and unlimited capabilities and best capable browser ever then come and troll here! ( you can speak of malwares but i can tell you that there is tons of antiviruses including avast and avg which will keep you 100% without any virus and android's sandbox system for apps which isolates them from the system to isolate the main system from viruses will keep your phone always safe unless you are rooted)

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  • 2012-12-21 22:23
  • MDVw

> In reply to shintakauro @ 2012-12-21 21:31 from RI8x - click to read"but it's smooth for a reason. simplicity=smooth"

You are right, its smooth for reason but reason is not simplicity.

The reason is same why games runs better, loads faster etc on iOS device than others.

Apple knows how to use every part of their hardware and software to make device work faster better and smoother.

It also called optimization and that is where apple is best by far, thats why apple had smooth web browser in 2009 when android got that maybe 2011.

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  • 2012-12-21 22:04
  • p771

> In reply to saw089 @ 2012-12-21 21:45 from xqGQ - click to readlolz, in this case, the rich/poor theory comes into play. ^_^

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  • 2012-12-21 21:53
  • RI8x

> In reply to shintakauro @ 2012-12-21 21:31 from RI8x - click to readYeah man I also don't want an argument just saying! Because I have used both platforms and yeah I have already used my cousin's S3 for 10 days or so! But really nothing can match iPhone!
But then again.... Just because it fufills my needs better than android doesn't mean it is better for everyone else out there.
I actually don't understand these arguments I believe everyone has his own needs so saying that You should go for iOS or android isn't just right!
Its their choice let them decide what is better for them!

Anyways just sharing my opinion
Selection of apps (games especially) battery life call quality and one handed usabilty are the ones that took me completely and I seriously don't think I'll ever switch back to android again!

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  • 2012-12-21 21:53
  • 7tFv

so the spanish people are technically the smartest people in the world, thats so strange...

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  • 2012-12-21 21:45
  • xqGQ

The price for Apple products in Europe is not reasonable

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  • 2012-12-21 21:41
  • mT2D

> In reply to Andrew Tan @ 2012-12-21 20:00 from ibnp - click to readagree! even in Lebanon and all countries who really understand technology and capabilities and valuability like europeans and not like americans who like overpriced nothing because of apple logo made in china! lol!Blackberry and Apple were n1 in Lebanon now samsung galaxy s3, note 2 , nexus 4 , Xperia t /s and htc one x/x+ are the top dogs!

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  • 2012-12-21 21:36
  • MDVw

> In reply to champtheonly @ 2012-12-21 20:51 from 7wCs - click to readnot to start an argument here, there's no doubting the iOS is smooth, but it's smooth for a reason. simplicity=smooth. and 1 thing, go try a S3 b4 condemning it, it's very good!

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  • 2012-12-21 21:31
  • RI8x

> In reply to Duel @ 2012-12-21 20:39 from p771 - click to readyes, it's just been released but i stay in Malaysia too and the response have been lukewarm! and he was right in that many jumped ship. yes, a lot will still blindly buy the iP5 without knowing what's new but there's no doubting that many jumped ship, a lot of my friends did. and dont get me wrong, i'm not one of those who'll say that Apple is going bust, they still make very very good money!

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  • 2012-12-21 21:11
  • RI8x

Apple really deserves this!
I just updated from my Galaxy S2 to an iPhone 4s and believe me I dont regret this decision in a single way!
Apple's integrated hardware and software gives the best experience ever available on a mobile phone.
The quality of apps, one handed usability, calls battery life... Everything is just awesome!

I really believe, had I gone for Galaxy S3 instead, I'd really regret it!
And if I am happy with iPhone 4s over S3 its safe to say iPhone 5 is ages ahead of current android Flagship!

I respect android, but it just isn't there yet!

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  • 2012-12-21 20:51
  • 7wCs

funny how some thinks that iPhone is manufactured in the US.... lolz!

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  • 2012-12-21 20:48
  • RI8x

> In reply to Andrew Tan @ 2012-12-21 20:00 from ibnp - click to readYou dont see many iPhone 5's in malaysia? Well maybe theres good reason for that.

"iPhone 5 officially available in Malaysia on 14th December"

It released week ago.





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  • 2012-12-21 20:39
  • p771

> In reply to RobertoSpain @ 2012-12-21 20:02 from DyEt - click to readactually some1 was saying that these cheap phones have better sale in only poor countries, i was answering to that.

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  • 2012-12-21 20:16
  • u1vQ

I'd say we're not that huge idiots to buy something so outdated that a 512mb pendrive outperforms in data transfer speeds(usb storage mode to be exact). Plus it's patriotic to have something that's made in your country.

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  • 2012-12-21 20:15
  • 0xQi

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