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Topic: iPhone marketshare

Apple, Samsung now tied for the title of world's largest smartphone maker

01/28/2015, 11:01 pm

The 74.5 million iPhones sold over the last three months of 2014 didn't just help Apple report the highest quarterly profit of any publicly-traded company in history, they also propelled the Cupertino giant into a first-place tie with Samsung as the largest smartphone maker in the world.


Canalys says Apple sold more smartphones in China than any other brand over the holidays

01/27/2015, 12:01 pm

Apple's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus have propelled the company to the top of the smartphone sales charts in China, a report published Wednesday suggests, knocking off former top dog Samsung and besting every domestic Chinese firm in the fourth quarter of 2014.


Apple captured half of U.S. mobile phone activations in Q4, demand still at record high

01/23/2015, 12:01 pm

Record sales of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus propelled Apple to a dominant position in the U.S. smartphone market over the holidays and demand continues to reach record highs, twin reports issued Friday indicate.


Samsung feeling the squeeze from success of Apple's iPhone 6 & 6 Plus, Kantar says

01/07/2015, 07:01 am

Virtually everywhere in the world that research firm Kantar Worldpanel ComTech tracks smartphone market data, Apple saw marketshare gains, thanks to the popularity of its latest flagship iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus handsets.


Apple poised to overtake Nokia in mobile phone sales after 26% iPhone surge in Q3

12/15/2014, 11:12 am

Handset heavyweight Nokia could cede its position as the second-largest mobile phone vendor in the world to Apple as soon as the fourth quarter of this year, as an iPhone 6-powered sales spike has pushed the Cupertino company to near-parity with the Finnish giant, according to the latest research from Gartner.


Apple's iOS, Google's Android grow to 96.4% of smartphone market as competitors shrink, IDC says

08/14/2014, 11:08 am

The two-horse race for smartphone operating system share continues to obliterate competitors, as Apple's iOS and Google's Android were the only two platforms to see growth in the second quarter of 2014, the latest data from IDC claims.


Ford ditches BlackBerry for Apple, will deploy 9,300 iPhones among employees

07/29/2014, 02:07 pm

Apple can now count the Ford Motor Co. among those who are embracing its iOS platform, as the automaker has revealed it will equip more than 9,000 workers with iPhones over the next two years.


Apple, Samsung shed smartphone share in Q2 as market continues to explode

07/29/2014, 02:07 pm

Global smartphone shipments increased by nearly 25 percent year-over-year, new data released Tuesday indicates, with Chinese vendors accounting for the lion's share of the growth at the expense of established heavyweights Apple and Samsung.


Apple on pace to sell record 39M iPhones in June quarter, survey finds

06/10/2014, 08:06 am

Continued strong demand for Apple's iPhone has the hot selling handset on pace to set yet another record in the current June quarter, the latest data from Morgan Stanley's AlphaWise survey has found.


Apple grows carrier partners to 323 worldwide, up 15% since last October

05/30/2014, 08:05 am

Availability of the iPhone continues to increase as Apple inks new contracts with additional carriers, bringing its current worldwide total to 323 wireless providers, investment firm Wells Fargo Securities revealed on Friday.


One-third of US smartphone consumers plan to buy an iPhone in the next 3 months

05/21/2014, 08:05 am

Apple's current iPhone lineup is showing strong staying power, with more than a third of prospective U.S. smartphone customers saying they plan to buy either an iPhone 5s or an iPhone 5c in the next three months, despite the fact that new models are expected to launch around September.


Apple & Samsung combine for 106% of handset profits as competitors continue to bleed cash

05/08/2014, 11:05 am

Apple remained by far the most profitable mobile phone maker in the just-concluded March quarter with 65 percent of value, while all other competitors except Samsung either lost money or broke even, the latest research shows.


Apple's smartphone-only lineup poised to pass Nokia in total mobile phone shipments

04/29/2014, 01:04 pm

Despite selling only a limited selection of high-end smartphones, Apple may soon ship more total handsets than Nokia -- which still offers more than two dozen models, including cheaper feature phones -- as the once-mighty Finnish company falls even further from its throne.


Early upgrade programs at US carriers forecast to help grow sales of Apple's iPhone

04/17/2014, 12:04 pm

Apple is likely to see modest gains in iPhone sales in the medium term thanks to early smartphone upgrade programs from major U.S. wireless carriers, one analyst has projected.


Apple's iPhone 5s remains best selling smartphone in US as handset market softens, shifts

04/03/2014, 11:04 am

Consumers continued to choose Apple's flagship iPhone 5s more than any other smartphone in March thanks in part to strong brand loyalty, and one analyst believes that Apple's sales could increase even further as buyers begin to upgrade their handsets more frequently.


Apple's iPhone drives China Mobile 4G adoption, but carrier mum on actual sales numbers

03/20/2014, 12:03 pm

Most of the 1.34 million subscribers on China Mobile's nascent 4G TD-LTE network are using iPhones, the company said on Thursday, but investors hoping for a more detailed breakdown will be left disappointed as the carrier declined to elaborate further.


US carrier promotions help drive higher demand for Apple's iPhone, strong March quarter expected

03/19/2014, 08:03 am

Demand for Apple's iPhone has been higher than expected in the first quarter of calendar 2014, thanks in part to new smartphone promotions by U.S. wireless carriers, new tracking data reveals.


Apple's iPhone is most-desired smartphone in emerging markets, passing Samsung

03/14/2014, 10:03 am

While many customers in emerging markets may not be able to afford an iPhone, they'd still prefer it over competing devices running Google's Android, including handsets from Apple rival Samsung, a recent survey reveals.


Apple continues to add share in U.S. smartphone market, now holds 42%

03/07/2014, 11:03 am

Smartphone buyers in the U.S. continue to flock toward Apple as the iPhone maker saw its marketshare tick upward to 41.6 percent --nearly as much as its four closest competitors combined --for the three months ending in January, according to data released Friday.


US survey shows Apple's iPhone 5s has 'staying power,' while 5c is losing ground

03/03/2014, 09:03 am

A new survey of prospective U.S. smartphone buyers has found that Apple's flagship iPhone 5s remains the most popular option for those making a purchase in the next few months, but the iPhone 5c is not expected to make waves.