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Infographic: Apple rules U.S. smartphone market

Smartphone sales during Q1 2012 in the Unites States reveal the popularity of Apple's iPhone.

According to an infographic by The Guardian, Enders Analysis, which was published on Statista, the U.S. smartphone sales by carrier in Q1 2012 show Apple's iPhone ahead of the rest of the pack.

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9 comments
eliao
eliao

It does not take into account of all the phones already in use by these carriers. This graph can be very misleading. As the title read "Infographic: Apple rules U.S. smartphone market", it should read "Infographic: Apple is #1 in NEW PHONE SALE".

don
don

Since the only other real competitor is Android, that means that iOS and Android are very close. I call that a split market, not a dominated market. Domination is when Microsoft supplies Windows to 90% of the laptops and desktops sold.OSX accounts for around 10% and Linux is a rounding error. The iPad also dominates the tablet market with two-thirds of all tablet sold being the iPads. I've seen other surveys that have shown that Samsumg sells around the same number of smartphones as Apple and that Android is outselling iOS. Not everyone's numbers agree.

Gisabun
Gisabun

Slow day? No other iPhone news?

zazimi
zazimi

Android Phones to iOS phones is a different story

Alex Silva
Alex Silva

Well, the Graph Title, the Takeaway and the first sentence of the text CLEARLY says its Q1 Sales so it is not a case of bad writing, but bad reading. Market wise, once again the Text Title is perfect, showing who is Ruling the market in sales and not measuring historical sales. If you ask any major brand sales director (except Apple's) how enjoyable their first quarter was, they will surelly say they are unpleased. Obviously because someone else is Rulling the market!

Vulpinemac
Vulpinemac

... so long as that Platform outsells the Brand. Samsung's sales alone apparently don't match Apple's (see chart above) HTC's sales alone apparently don't match Apple's (see chart above) Continue argument through all current Android OEM brands.

Alex Silva
Alex Silva

The post is talking about manufacturers! Apple vs Rim vs Samsung and so on.. If 50% of the market in Q1 was Apples, all others got the remaining half, that's a market ruler!

Alex Silva
Alex Silva

If "All Others" above are Android, it is the VERY SAME GRAPH! For you comment to make any sense, you should consider either one of the unreal options: a) There are Android phones that are not smartphones and are not being considered above; b) Some Apple devices run Andoroid, so iOS bar should be smaller than Apples bar above; Maybe what you are talking about is that there are more devices running android than iOS... Most of them are low end and poor copies of Ipads and iPhones... Some are great attempts! Data above are CARRIER SALES FOR Q1!

Vulpinemac
Vulpinemac

Looks like it's taking all of them just to match that one make.

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