By Guest Author on Nov 15, 2011
Despite the 17.3 million units pushed in the third quarter this year, Apple’s iOS platform has actually lost market share to Google’s Android, according to Gartner. The iOS platform made up 15% of the market, which is a 1.6% loss from last year’s third quarter. This loss comes contrasts with the huge growth that Android has seen this last quarter, with the little green robot doubling its shares since last year and making up over 50% of all smartphones sold in the three-month period.
Although Apple held its ground with a significant year over year increase in sales, it’s very evident that the Android platform is expanding quickly. Nokia’s Symbian platform has taken a hard loss this quarter, bringing in less than half of what it did last year. RIM, also saw a 4% decrease, going from 15.4% market share to only 11% this year.
So, what does that mean for our beloved iPhone? Read More
By Alex Heath on Nov 7, 2011
Steve Jobs wasn’t exaggerating when he said that 2011 would be the year of the iPad 2.
With 11.1 million iPads sold in the most recent September quarter alone, Apple’s champion tablet is set to eat up over two-thirds of the market before the end of the year. Read More
By Alex Heath on Nov 4, 2011
Apple’s iPhone accounts for 52% of the overall profits for the entire mobile phone industry, according to a new report by Cannacord Genuity analyst T. Michael Walkley. The iPhone consisted of more than half of the industry’s profits in the last business quarter.
The iPhone 4S is expected to push Apple’s share of the mobile industry’s profits to 60% in the final quarter of 2011. According to the report, the iPhone 4S was the best-selling handset on Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint for the month of October. Read More
By Oliver Haslam on Oct 21, 2011
Apple’s iOS platform rules the roost in the enterprise, according to new figures released by Good Technology.
The firm, which offers push e-mail, mobile device management, and security products for mobile phones, released the numbers that appear to show both the iPhone and iPad dominating device usage in the enterprise market.
According to Good Technology, the results show a “clear preference for Apple products,” with the figures seemingly proving their point conclusively… Read More
By Cody Lee on Sep 27, 2011
When you are talking about slim, modern day tablets, the iPad was the first to market. Before Apple’s slate, the “tablet” category was filled with clunky devices that ran desktop software and carried price tags over $1,000.
Obviously, being first has paid off for the company in dividends. I don’t think anyone would argue that the iPad has dominated the tablet market over the last two years, and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon… Read More
By Sébastien Page on Sep 26, 2011
A new survey by Nielsen shows that Android has been comforting its lead in smartphone market shares. According to the survey, within the last 3 months of the year, 56% of new smartphone buyers turned to Android, while only 28% chose an iOS device.
As the report notes, the preference of these new buyers are important because they often highlight a future trend in where the market is going… Read More
By Alex Heath on Sep 23, 2011
iPhone owners are the most loyal smartphone users around, according to a new survey by UBS Research. Apple’s iPhone boasts a 89% retention rate, indicating that nearly 9 out 10 iPhone owners will never buy another brand of smartphone.
Surprisingly, the company with the second highest retention rate is actually HTC, with 39% of its customers sticking around for the long haul. Apple claims a 50% retention rate lead over all other smartphone makers in terms of customer loyalty… Read More
By Sébastien Page on Sep 22, 2011
Research firm Gartner issued a special report today that basically concludes that Apple will have a free run at the tablet market this holiday season, just like they did last year, due to competitors lagging far behind.
According to Gartner, the iPad is projected to account for 73.4% of the worldwide tablet market in 2011, compared to only 17.3% for Android. Though they note the iPad’s share is slightly down from last year, while Android’s slightly up… Read More
By Sébastien Page on Sep 21, 2011
Since its creation in 2008, Apple’s App Store has changed the way we buy software. It also revolutionized the rest of the industry, with Google, RIM, Nokia and others quickly following with their own app marketplaces.
WebPageFX created an interesting infographic showing differences between the major app stores. Statistics include OS distribution, percentage of paid vs. free apps in each directory, average apps downloaded by device, average app cost, and total 2010 revenue from all apps sold… Read More
By Cody Lee on Sep 19, 2011
If you’ve watched TV for any extended amount of time in the past 5 years, you’ve likely seen at least one of Apple’s commercials. From the “I’m a Mac” series, to the more recent “If you don’t have an iPhone…” campaign, the company’s advertising has been top notch.
But the TV ads aren’t highly revered because of their content — people admire them because they work. They portray products that make technology simple and easy to use, and that’s attractive to the general public. But Android on the other hand… Read More
By Oliver Haslam on Sep 14, 2011
IDC have been at the old researching game again, and this time they’ve decided that Apple’s iPad accounts for a massive 68% of worldwide tablet shipments, which we have to admit, isn’t to be sniffed at!
The results are for the second quarter of 2011, which means it is worth remembering that the recent influx of Android-powered tablets will no doubt have altered that landscape slightly… Read More
By Alex Heath on Sep 6, 2011
Today, Digitimes published a forecast reporting that Apple will sell a staggering 86.4 million iPhones in 2011, blowing past Nokia to become the world’s leading smartphone vendor. Apple is slated to see a 82% increase in shipments from the 47.5 million units shipped in 2010.
It was recently announced that Apple had already overtaken Nokia globally in terms of units manufactured, and Apple is also projected to overtake the Finnish juggernaut in shipment volume by year’s end… Read More
By Guest Author on Aug 22, 2011
There was no shortage of media coverage last week as Apple officially passed Lenovo in revenue by hitting $3.8 billion on Lenovo’s home turf of greater China (thanks largely in part to the iPhone and iPad).
However, according to a report from the FinancialTimes, Lenovo CEO Yang Yuanquing doesn’t want to believe the numbers claiming the comparison is unfair. His reasoning? Basically, Lenovo’s phone business doesn’t make as much money as Apple’s… Read More
By Oliver Haslam on Aug 12, 2011
New figures released by Gartner show sales for smartphone handsets during the second quarter of 2011, and two mobile giants are apparently beginning to take over the market.
Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android platforms now account for around 62% of the smartphone market, according to the report, which represents a doubling of the percentage during the same period in 2010… Read More
By Guest Author on Aug 12, 2011
Following the recent announcement that Apple had for the first time ever became the most valuable company in the world, surpassing Exxon, analysts are already predicting Apple’s future.
Analyst Shaw Wu with Sterne Ageesent told investors Wednesday that Apple’s Mac and iPhone market shares could double, or even triple, in the next few years. Read More