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Topic: iPhone marketshare

Apple & Samsung capture 103% of handset profits as rivals lose money

02/06/2013, 12:02 pm

Together, Apple and Samsung accounted for 103 percent of mobile phone profits in 2012, a number made possible because of losses incurred by rivals Motorola, Sony and Nokia.

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Apple's iPhone grew to 25.1% global market share in 2012

01/25/2013, 08:01 am

The latest worldwide smartphone data from IDC reveals that Apple's worldwide market share grew to 25.1 percent in 2012.

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Apple's share of US mobile phone market grows to 18.5%

01/03/2013, 01:01 pm

A new survey of U.S. mobile subscribers has found that Apple's iPhone continues to take a larger share of the overall market, up 1.4 percentage points to 18.5 percent.

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iPhone 5 launch propels Apple to 53% of US smartphone sales

12/21/2012, 03:12 pm

The debut of the iPhone 5 sent Apple soaring to its highest share of sales the U.S. smartphone market ever, according to new data.

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Apple's iPhone takes 68.2% of new small & medium business smartphone activations

12/19/2012, 12:12 pm

A new survey of small- and medium-size business smartphone activations found that Apple's iPhone controls the lion's share of growth, while the iPad represents nearly all tablets sold.

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More than half of US smartphone shoppers plan to buy Apple's iPhone 5

12/13/2012, 12:12 pm

A new survey of more than 800 U.S .consumers found that more than half of those planning to buy a smartphone in the next three months say they will buy Apple's new iPhone 5.

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Apple's iPhone 4S climbs to 29% smartphone market share in UK

02/20/2012, 10:02 pm

Apple's share of the smartphone market in the U.K. jumped up 7 percent year over year to reach 29.1 percent, according to a new analysis.

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IDC: Apple climbs two spots to become world's third-largest mobile phone maker

02/01/2012, 11:02 pm

Record sales of the iPhone pushed Apple past ZTE and LG to become the third-largest handset vendor in the world, according to a new analysis from IDC.

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Apple's iPhone believed to account for record 8% of global mobile phone market

01/27/2012, 01:01 am

Even as Apple appears to have retaken the top spot among smartphone makers during the fourth quarter of 2011, a new analysis claims the iPhone made up 8.3 percent of the worldwide mobile phone market during the same period.

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Apple reclaims title of world's largest smartphone maker after blowout quarter

01/26/2012, 10:01 pm

Apple overtook Samsung in the fourth quarter of 2011 to grab the top spot among global smartphone makers, earning 23.9 percent of the market with sales of 37 million iPhones, according to one set of estimates.

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iOS, Android reach 55% market penetration with US installed base of 109M

12/23/2011, 09:12 pm

Apple's iOS and Google's Android together have reached close to 55 percent market penetration of the estimated 200 million potential smart device purchasers in the U.S., while the two platforms have the most room to grow in China, which has 122 million untapped potential users, according to a new analysis.

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Apple slips to No. 5 handset maker, No. 2 in smartphones after iPhone transition quarter

10/28/2011, 01:10 am

After buyers holding out for the iPhone 4S resulted in slowed iPhone 4 sales for Apple last quarter, Chinese handset maker ZTE slipped past it to become the fourth-largest global handset maker, while Samsung took the top spot among smartphone vendors worldwide, according to a new analysis.

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Apple bursts past Nokia to become world's largest smartphone maker

07/29/2011, 02:07 am

Just four years after releasing the iPhone, Apple has managed to pass Nokia and fend off a challenge from Samsung in the second quarter on its way to a new milestone as the world's No. 1 smartphone maker in terms of volume.

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Android gaining on Apple iOS in mobile web market share

09/04/2010, 12:09 am

Android's share of U.S. mobile web traffic climbed to 25% in August in its best one month gain since Nov. 2009.

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Android-based smartphone shipments leapfrog Apple's iPhone

08/12/2010, 11:08 am

Shipments of smartphones running Google's Android operating system outpaced iPhones for the first time during the second quarter of the year, as sales of all integrated mobile devices worldwide rose more than 50% to 61.6 million units.

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Apple's iPhone captures 17% of worldwide smartphone market

11/12/2009, 09:11 am

In less than two and a half years on the market, Apple's iPhone has managed nearly a fifth of the total global smartphone market, thanks to nearly 50 percent year-over-year growth in sales in the third quarter of 2009.

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Canalys: iPhone outsold all Windows Mobile phones in Q2 2009

08/21/2009, 04:08 pm

Apple's iPhone held onto a 13.7% share of global smartphone unit sales in the second quarter, outpacing Microsoft's Windows Mobile, which now claims just 9% of the market, according to Canalys.

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iPhone sales predicted to top 80 million by 2012

08/19/2009, 09:08 am

New reports forecast that Apple will sell 50 million phones in 2011, and more than 80 million in 2012, as worldwide expansion and popularity of the iPhone continues to grow.

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Report: iPhone grabs 32% of global handset profits

08/04/2009, 10:08 pm

Apple's iPhone now accounts for 8% of all mobile phone revenue and a whopping 32% of the industry's handset profits, according to figures published by Bernstein Research analyst Toni Sacconaghi.

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Nearly half of prospective smartphone buyers to choose iPhone

07/08/2009, 02:07 pm

Even amid turbulent times, smartphone adoption continues to rise, with a new study revealing that nearly half of those consumers who plan to make a new smartphone purchase in the next three months will buy an iPhone.

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