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Apple iPhone 5 and 4S top global smartphone shipments for Q4 2012

20 February, 2013 | Read the news | Post your comment
Apple iPhone 5 and 4S top global smartphone shipments for Q4 2012  - read the full textAccording to the latest report from the Strategy Analytics, Apple iPhone 5 was the best-selling smartphone in the world for the the fourth quarter of 2012. Surprisingly, the second spot was taken by Apple's iPhone 4S, leaving the Samsung's current flagship device in the third place....

 

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> In reply to Duel @ 2013-02-20 21:21 from p771 - click to readHow cool you play fifa 13 on ipad, i play fifa 13 on my gtx 670, i must be cooler than you.

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  • 2013-02-20 21:46
  • 3iJC

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-02-20 21:27 from xbS@ - click to readios has bugs and lacks behind in features,customizion and the is no freedom.

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  • 2013-02-20 21:40
  • HHHH

> In reply to Tom-Helge @ 2013-02-20 21:32 from 6kP6 - click to read"What about the other 39457398 things that Android does MUCH better than iOS then?

Isn't those things as important than your little music program on your iPad /iPhone?"

nope? :D im musician so i pick the keyboard which works with my pc and also with my iPad, also i can use flstudio mobile with my iPad, compose ideas and melodies then continue my songs with my full version flstudio with pc, perfect!

So yeah, you couldnt brainwash me :D its even funny that you tried, i wroted comment which i knew you cant answer then you tried with that pointless nonsense (laugh) :)

By the way i have my tv connected to my pc i watch movies from there. I dont see reason why i first send the movies to my mobile device to play them on my tv, when i get them to play in second with my pc.

"playing musics on your TV or on your Stereo."

I dont play my music on my television, but i play it them with my stereo which are connected to my computer, via itunes remote i can control my pc music from iPad or iPhone, i dont understand how this could be more easier, i can control my whole music library via wifi.

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  • 2013-02-20 21:38
  • p771

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-02-20 21:27 from xbS@ - click to readComparing ios to android is like comparing apple maps to google maps, lol owned.

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  • 2013-02-20 21:37
  • 3iJC

> In reply to Duel @ 2013-02-20 21:21 from p771 - click to readI know what kind of ecosystem Apple have. But i will gladly tell you that Android have even a better ecosystem when it comes to playing off your movies, showing pictures and playing musics on your TV or on your Stereo.

I need no stinking Apple TV to stream my movies and pictures or the musics to my TV when i can just use the DLNA technology who plays on all of those things on every devices who have DLNA.

And not to talk about Miracast.

Oh also, i believe there is not many who use that kind of music programs on your iPad. You just use that argument because you know that's about the only thing an iOS device does better than an Android device.

What about the other 39457398 things that Android does MUCH better than iOS then?

Isn't those things as important than your little music program on your iPad / iPhone?

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  • 2013-02-20 21:32
  • 6kP6

> In reply to mordecai @ 2013-02-20 21:20 from HHHH - click to readOooh, oooh! Can I play? Comparing Android to iOS is like comparing 56K to broadband. One just stutters and lags while the other one smoothly zips along. Whose turn is it next?

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  • 2013-02-20 21:27
  • xbS@

> In reply to Tom-Helge @ 2013-02-20 21:06 from 6kP6 - click to readInterestingly you are only talking about device itself? The magic is Apple ecosystem, not device itself.

I make this very easy you to understand, lets say im blind iOS boy who live in bubble, so which android phone or tablet i can play for example fifa 13? Iv played it since september on my iPad.

Or which android device i can use this? http://www.ikmultimedia.com/pr...ts/irigkeys/

Your comment is very childish, you and your buddies are laughing about iOS users, OMG nooooouuu we are so blind!!! well, who cares? :D

Its always strange how you guys start you comment like normal then its getting very childish and mostly bashing product and USERS which you just dont understand.

Just like i said, its all about ecosystem. If it would be device itself only, i would buy WP device now, but because of ecosystem iOS is by far best choice.

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  • 2013-02-20 21:21
  • p771

> In reply to bobby21 @ 2013-02-20 21:06 from pRYN - click to readComparing android to ios is like comparing hd plasma TV to a black and white Tv,outdated ios is the black and white TV

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  • 2013-02-20 21:20
  • HHHH

> In reply to mordecai @ 2013-02-20 21:05 from HHHH - click to readHTC released 18 phones last year and Nokia had 9. Sony,not sure. How is that flooding the market? Then again, they don't have a marketing budget that's triple, that's right TRIPLE, the size of Apples. Samsung spends the most trying to tell people to buy their phones.

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  • 2013-02-20 21:19
  • Iw6U

iPhone vs galaxy s is like porsche vs hyundai. Cheap plastic, thats Samsung.

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  • 2013-02-20 21:06
  • pRYN

I don't really cares about the numbers tbh. Because the numbers doesn't really says much.

What i find funny is that the blind iOS fans here who can't see outside of the bubble on WHY many of us Android users are laughing at many of the iOS users.

Firstly, the iOS users are always saying the iOS user experience and the UI are so great in iOS.

Secondly, the iOS users are always saying that the iPhone is so simple and easy to use. But why go so simple and dull when Android is easy peasy and simple to begin with?

Peoples who have problems with an Android phone is basicly peoples who have problems to find out where the power button on a computer is. Or to say it more precise, they are more of the peoples who are afraid of electronics.

To defend my arguments, you can watch my YouTube playlist that is over 2 hours and 40 minutes long to see for your self why we Android users will laugh our a** off and at the same time do a double facepalm if someone says an iOS device is easier than an Android device to use.

See for your self: http://www.youtube.com/playlis...CF4F1FF5B0D9

I don't know about ANYONE who have said that iOS is still easier to use after they have been watching all of those videos in my playlist.

And my other question is, why would anyone then go and buy an iPhone 4S / 5 that is not as user friendly as Android and on top of that buy an extremely expensive iPhone over a pretty good Android phone that can do things as good or better than iOS / iPhone and at the same time are 40-50% cheaper?

Have fun watching those videos.

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  • 2013-02-20 21:06
  • 6kP6

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-02-20 20:45 from Iw6U - click to readWhy are htc,sony,nokia and blackberry not number one they also flood the market with lots of cheap phones the reason why samsung number one is bcoz they make better phones than others

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  • 2013-02-20 21:05
  • HHHH

> In reply to mordecai @ 2013-02-20 20:43 from HHHH - click to readThey're number one because they release 37 models a year. They flood the market with cheap spam.

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  • 2013-02-20 20:45
  • Iw6U

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-02-20 20:23 from Iw6U - click to readIf the iphone4s did well in first to third quarter then samsung would not be number one phone manufacturer and it would not have all that market share

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  • 2013-02-20 20:43
  • HHHH

Why are Samsung fans even commenting?

Because they feel threatened by mighty Apple. XD

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  • 2013-02-20 20:41
  • nGJ7

This thread is just stupid comments and people arguing on what they prefer. Everyone is just venting

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  • 2013-02-20 20:37
  • QGMH

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-02-20 20:22 from mc6Y - click to readDid i mention the iphone 5 ? i suppose the whole debate was about the 4s but since you mentioned iphone 5, it's pathetic that iphone 5 is still having a strong competition from its predecessor, to say the least. If you like to compare two different Apple phones against one android phone which is about to get replaced then we might as well combine sales from all Android vendors and we will see who comes on top as Samsung is not the only one that makes Androids Phones unlike Apple which is the only company that makes iPhones.

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  • 2013-02-20 20:37
  • 3iJC

> In reply to mordecai @ 2013-02-20 20:21 from HHHH - click to readIf they include q1, q2,q3 then the 4S would be number 1.

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  • 2013-02-20 20:23
  • Iw6U

> In reply to [deleted post]You said: "4S outsold S3 for a single quarter, this will go on for the time being until S4 comes out." You're basically saying that the 4S will outsell the S3 until Q2. According to your words, you think the 4S will outsell the S3 for at least two quarters. (why am I wasting my time explaining basic english to a high schooler?)

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  • 2013-02-20 20:22
  • mc6Y

These are just smartphone shipments for q4 2012 they must include q1,q2,q3 then samsung gs3 will be number one

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  • 2013-02-20 20:21
  • HHHH

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