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Precedent: Last major Russian carrier drops deal with Apple

12 July, 2013 | Read the news | Post your comment
Precedent: Last major Russian carrier drops deal with Apple - read the full textMany carriers all over the world have jumped through all sorts of hoops in order to secure that precious iPhone deal with Apple but this is the first time carriers that have already offered the Apple smartphone are giving up on it. According to Hi-Tech Russia VimpelCom known by its Beeline...

 

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> In reply to Duel @ 2013-07-18 19:01 from L2Z1 - click to readYes, and maybe you should use CURRENT statistics:
Oh nooooo!

Since May 27 2013 Apple has been losing market share in Russia.

http://gs.statcounter.com/#mob...401-20130711

Apple from 31.48% on May 27 to 29.28%

At this rate, in just 12 months Apple will have just 2.88% market share.

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  • 2013-07-20 08:11
  • GT6G

> In reply to Duel @ 2013-07-15 14:57 from p77c - click to readOh nooooo! Since May 27 2013 Apple has lost market share.

http://gs.statcounter.com/#mob...401-20130711

Apple from 31.48% to 29.28%

At that rate, in just 12 months they'll have just 2.88% market share. Yikes!

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  • 2013-07-20 08:09
  • GT6G

9% market in Russia, and people wonder why I say only Americans buy iPhones.

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  • 2013-07-19 19:15
  • fnGW

> In reply to cdnj @ 2013-07-16 08:48 from jKZV - click to readMaybe you should read CURRENT news before posting such a stupid comment, hint check yesterday news ;)

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  • 2013-07-18 19:01
  • L2Z1

This article adds another hole in Apple's sinking ship. Even Apple stock continue to sink since Sept. 2012 from $700/share down to $400/share.
This is probably one of the reasons why IOS developers are also
abandoning the sinking Apple mothership.
http://www.zdnet.com/ios-devel...-7000014403/

Finally, Apple is now tasting their own bitter fruit.

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  • 2013-07-16 08:48
  • jKZV

> In reply to Duel @ 2013-07-15 14:57 from p77c - click to readBe informed that Apple is now a sinking ship.
http://www.benzinga.com/analys...in-facebook#

They will soon join the likes of Nokia and BlackBerry. The culprit? Its the lack of innovation with Idevices, iphone playing catch up with the competition, the relentless litigations and ridiculous patent trolling.

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  • 2013-07-16 06:26
  • jKZV

> In reply to Duel @ 2013-07-14 12:53 from p77t - click to readgrowing faster than android..yes..you are right in 2008!

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  • 2013-07-15 14:39
  • 6t4B

> In reply to cdnj @ 2013-07-15 08:46 from jKZV - click to readyou are still not understanding that the ui will change with background.....it can be black,blue,red,etc...you argument is invalid...

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  • 2013-07-15 09:37
  • 7qy9

> In reply to hobbit @ 2013-07-15 08:21 from 7qy9 - click to readI see. You love the purple and pink barbie colors.

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  • 2013-07-15 08:46
  • jKZV

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-07-15 02:21 from GT6G - click to readIOS7's whole ui changes colour with the background ,i dont see how that is girlish or anything like that....

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  • 2013-07-15 08:21
  • 7qy9

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-07-15 02:21 from GT6G - click to readandroid os has many qualities but it certainly not reliable....and about updates,hardly 10% of the android phones actually get updates,every ios,wp8 and bb10 get updates and that too much more regularly than android...so it is actually worst in that department....so plz dont change facts to fit your claim..

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  • 2013-07-15 08:18
  • 7qy9

iPhone market share in Singapore...ouch!

http://www.dailytech.com/Uncoo...cle29763.htm

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  • 2013-07-15 02:36
  • GT6G

> In reply to [deleted post]Android is certainly the more flexible OS as well as more reliable when updates come out.

Apple is having serious quality and development problems since Jobs passed.

Now you have the pastel pink and purple iOS 7 in light blue, green, yellow and pink.

Lets call it the Barbie iPhone series. All it's missing is a hello kitty cover.

I cant see any guy with an ounce of sense buying one for use in the office. It will be a hit with teenage girls though.

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  • 2013-07-15 02:21
  • GT6G

> In reply to Duel @ 2013-07-14 23:41 from p77u - click to readEveryone is growing smartphone sales in China as people move from feature phones to smartphones.

Problem Apple has is they are growing slower than Samsung, Huewai, ZTE, etc. which why Android dominates iOS in China. try reading articles that have more than the pretty lines and pictures that you don't quite understand.

Should I post up your link again as a reminder?

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  • 2013-07-15 02:10
  • GT6G

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-07-14 23:30 from GT6G - click to readHe's just a marketing troll doing propaganda work, that's how propaganda works by spreading only positive or false information to make others think you are making big progress in order for them to jump in the bandwagon.

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  • 2013-07-15 00:32
  • njMc

In japan apple also doing very well http://gs.statcounter.com/#mob...01206-201307

"Apple's iPhone has a 42% share of the smartphone market in Japan: Apple and NTT DoCoMo want to expand that figure"

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  • 2013-07-14 23:57
  • p77u

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-07-14 23:21 from GT6G - click to read"IDC has ranked Apple the fifth largest smartphone vendor in China, assigning it a 9 percent share of the 78 million smartphones sold in Q1. While the market grew by 117 percent, Apple's sales of the entry level iPhone 4 grew by 211 percent, the firm noted. "

So this shows quite same stats what statcounter graph said, iPhone growing fast in china

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  • 2013-07-14 23:41
  • p77u

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-07-14 16:07 from GT6G - click to readWon't be long before Sony pushes Apple down another notch.

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  • 2013-07-14 23:32
  • GT6G

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-07-14 15:57 from njMc - click to readThere are many, many things he doesn't understand, but it doesn't stop him from commenting about them anyway.

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  • 2013-07-14 23:30
  • GT6G

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