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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 Tom-Helge @ 2013-02-22 22:50 from 6kP6 - click to readyou've just witnessed how Apple copletely destroyed Android yet you keep predicting Apple's demise??

What is wrong with you?

Is it so hard to realise that you've been betting on the wrong horse?

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  • 2013-02-22 23:10
  • 3drB

Well no surprises here... People chose quality over whatever Android is these days.

The truth is that the whole Android "phenomenon" is just a huge bubble. People will ditch it for the better choice be that a cheap WP8 or a cheaper iphone.

Nobody needs an unreliable phone and that is what Google will ever offer us.

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  • 2013-02-22 23:07
  • 3drB

> In reply to Duel @ 2013-02-22 22:25 from L2Z2 - click to readIf you know the history behind Symbian, then you know that Apple might steps into their territory pretty fast if Apple don't change the way of doing things soon.

Things goes up and down all the time, but again, it's about how Symbian died even when it was super popular.

And if Apple fu**s that up, then Apple will be in big troubles, because 60% of what Apple is earning is coming from iOS devices.

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  • 2013-02-22 22:50
  • 6kP6

> In reply to Tom-Helge @ 2013-02-22 17:08 from 6kP6 - click to readFuture is future, why you care about company future? Anything might happen or not. Samsung galaxy 4 might be total flop and after that samsung is gone.

That analyzist already said Apple profit will go do down for now, after that news Apple profit raised. So Yeah this guy even couldnt see very near future :D so Yeah in future anything could happen or not.

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  • 2013-02-22 22:25
  • L2Z2

one brand to rule them all!

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  • 2013-02-22 21:09
  • K2Fp

> In reply to mordecai @ 2013-02-22 20:06 from HHHH - click to readHmm

Intelligent response there......


Top tip for you though.. If you're going to try to be witty in your insults. Try to raise the level of your humour above that of the average 6 year old..

Oh & try to raise your spelling & grammar at the same time too. A more apalling level of intellect I've never seen..

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  • 2013-02-22 20:13
  • MQKQ

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-02-22 19:35 from MQKQ - click to readI know what amazon is I have even bought some things on the online store and unlike you who dose a lot of window shopping on amazon u have never bought any thing on amazon and you can't even afford a computer you work in a internet cafe as a cleaner that were u browse the internet from and the money for those accessories is not going to apple its going to companies that make them

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  • 2013-02-22 20:06
  • HHHH

> In reply to mordecai @ 2013-02-22 19:28 from HHHH - click to readI think your answer surprised me on a few counts.

Firstly because I'm surprised that someone would actually post an answer that the reason the largest online retailer in the world stocks such a large range of accessories is because no-one buys them....

& secondly judging by your post I'm surprised that your mum has allowed you to stay up so late & use the computer..

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  • 2013-02-22 19:35
  • MQKQ

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-02-22 17:18 from MQKQ - click to readthe reason why on amazon they is a lot of iphone accessories is that they is not a lot of people buying iphone accessories

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  • 2013-02-22 19:28
  • HHHH

> In reply to mordecai @ 2013-02-22 15:36 from HHHH - click to readSeriously - you need to research.

Android has nowhere near the amount of 3rd party accessories as ios. The odd NFC speaker doesn't make up for the thousands of 30 pin iphone/ipad speaker docks out there.

I'm not counting bluetooth speakers as they're cross compatible with all bluetooth enabled devices. so half the NFC speakers come into this category as they're also bluetooth which means they're compatible with iphones too.

And as for apps - just because there are android cameras etc - they still only have a small selection of apps for them. By far the greatest selection of apps are for android phones & combine them all & they still number less than the amount of apps available for ios.

If you search Amazon (the biggest online retailer) for Android accessories it comes up with just over 307,000. If you search for a popular phone, say the samsung galaxy s3 accessories then there are around 139,000 accessories.

Search for iphone accessories & the number is just over 1.1 million.....

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  • 2013-02-22 17:18
  • MQKQ

> In reply to Duel @ 2013-02-22 13:38 from L2VA - click to readNot sure if you took the point of the article, but the article is talking about the future.

The article said that the trend is about to change. So just because Apple have the most accessories and the most apps for iOS devices atm, that is very likely to change very fast soon if Apple doesn't change the way they are going now.

You are to blind in numbers to see into the future.

Wake up and have some sense.

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  • 2013-02-22 17:08
  • 6kP6

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-02-22 13:02 from mXVN - click to readAndroid has app and accessories equal to ios and they are even more third party app for android as android is an open source and android is used in camera in watchs in electric appliances while ios is not and iphone5 dose it have a micro sd card dose it have replaceable battery dose dose it has an nfc speaker than is dose not have a lot of accessories that are more than android devices

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  • 2013-02-22 15:36
  • HHHH

> In reply to Duel @ 2013-02-22 13:38 from L2VA - click to readHow many companies make android phone htc,samsung,Sony,motolora and many more andriod is five times much bigger than ios

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  • 2013-02-22 15:11
  • HHHH

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-02-22 05:26 from tZj9 - click to readThis comment is spot on.. and nice job on grilling the Sammy fanboi.. I like my fanbois charr grilled.. this one came out a little burnt !! OUCH!!

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  • 2013-02-22 14:21
  • IPtL

> In reply to agreements @ 2013-02-22 13:08 from 3AxW - click to readLay off the weed. It aint good for nobody.

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  • 2013-02-22 14:19
  • IPtL

> In reply to Tom-Helge @ 2013-02-22 12:03 from L6uR - click to read" The reason market share is important is that mobile is a "platform market." In platform markets, third-party companies build products and services on top of other companies' platforms"

Exactly and iOS is by far biggest in this, know why? Because there's 300 million iOS devices which share same size and form factor etc. So third party gadgets makers have huge markets, unlike android when there's so different size products so its very hard for gadget makers, because there's much lower amount of markets, when iOS gadgets have huge markets.

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  • 2013-02-22 13:38
  • L2VA

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-02-22 11:47 from myUA - click to read"Then the truth will come out which shows the real winner!"

2012 best selling phone is iPhone 4S

Is this the truth what you wanted?

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  • 2013-02-22 13:32
  • L2VA

> In reply to apple copy samsung @ 2013-02-22 11:03 from 3AxW - click to readi agree apple has only made figures this much to copy samsung as number 1 selling.
samsung should court martial apple as blatant copy of market sharing informations.
apple believe samsung copy design of iphonings but apple copies samsung with selling most phones which was original samsung innovation. because of this apple iphone number five and number fours should be removed from selling in world markets.

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  • 2013-02-22 13:08
  • 3AxW

> In reply to Tom-Helge @ 2013-02-22 12:03 from L6uR - click to readYour argument would hold more water if the third party companies made more apps and accessories for android than iOS. As it stands iOS devices have over double the third party accessories than all android devices combined. And the AppStore is far bigger too.

Although judging by your previous posts you'll probably ignore this fact as though it was never written.....

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  • 2013-02-22 13:02
  • mXVN

Android is number #1, no matter how ppl look at it. hahaha fanbois

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  • 2013-02-22 12:21
  • rMc7

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