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Topic: iPhone marketshare

'An incredible money-making machine:' Apple's iPhone captures record 51% of global smartphone revenues

02/15/2018, 12:02 pm

For the first time ever, Apple's iPhone captured more than half of all global smartphone revenues in a single quarter, outperforming the rest of the industry on the strength of the premium-priced iPhone X.


Kantar calls iPhone X pricing 'vindicated' as Apple sees marketshare grow across Europe, China, Australia & Japan

01/30/2018, 09:01 am

As hand wringing over the $999-and-up pricing of the iPhone X continues, analysts at Kantar Worldpanel see the premium-priced handset as a wise move for Apple, after tracking marketshare gains for iOS in a number of key markets across the globe.


Analyst guesswork sets unrealistic expectations for Apple's iPhone in 2018, forgets iPad exists

12/29/2017, 12:12 pm

Prognosticating sales of tech products can be a difficult and thankless job, particularly when the companies selling the products themselves don't announce sales figures. But that doesn't excuse inconsistencies, unrealistic projections, or a lack of critical thinking skills.


iOS quarterly market share grows in China as Apple's iPhone outpaces local vendors

06/15/2017, 09:06 am

Apple is increasing the market share of iPhones and iPads in a number of key markets, according to a report from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, with iOS noted as posting a strong period-on-period gain in urban China after sales of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus outpaced those of local rivals Oppo and Huawei.


Original iPhone, 3G, 3GS still in active use, 2016 web traffic report reveals

02/27/2017, 12:02 pm

Older iPhones are still in use despite their age, according to a report on mobile Internet usage, with the original iPhone 3G, and 3GS all highlighted in traffic monitoring research for 2016 that compares the use of Apple devices against other manufacturers in the smartphone market.


Apple cedes ground in growing Chinese smartphone market as consumers await redesigned 'iPhone 8'

02/06/2017, 12:02 pm

The iPhone is being overtaken in China by a raft of new locally-produced smartphone rivals, according to a new report, which shows Apple's market share dropping despite greatly increased smartphone shipments in the region.


Apple's Q1 iPhone numbers knock Samsung out of first place in global marketshare

02/01/2017, 10:02 am

Apple's record iPhone sales during the December quarter allowed it edge ahead of Samsung and once again become the world's top smartphone vendor, though not for whole of 2016, according to new research data.


Data shows Apple clawing back iPhone share in US, but ceding ground in China

01/11/2017, 11:01 am

Apple's iPhone continued to gain more U.S. marketshare towards the end of 2016, according to research data published on Wednesday, but saw setbacks in China, facing tough competition from local and often cheaper alternatives.


Apple saw twice as many mobile device activations this holiday as Samsung, data shows

12/27/2016, 03:12 pm

Apple's iPhone and iPad trounced the competition this holiday, giving the company a 44 percent share of all device activations --more than twice that of rival Samsung, new research suggests.


Apple killing it in India: grabs first place with 66% of premium phone sales

11/28/2016, 03:11 pm

Apple crushed Samsung in the emerging market for premium smartphones in India during October, taking a leading 66 percent share of sales. Samsung's second place accounted for 23 percent of sales from Galaxy S7 and similar phones, while Google--which has made the subcontinent a focus--took 10 percent of sales. Only 1 percent was attributed to other makers.


Research data suggests Apple iPhone marketshare dropping beyond seasonal averages

08/18/2016, 03:08 pm

Research data released on Thursday further reinforces the belief that Apple's smartphone marketshare is eroding not just in international markets, but in the U.S. as well.


iPhone sales volume drops, Apple's market share falls in growing India

08/05/2016, 10:08 am

Apple may consider India one of its important markets for the future, but its sales performance in the country in 2016 has fallen 35 percent year over year, causing a significant loss in overall marketshare, new estimates show.


iPhone controlled 40% of US smartphone market in 2015, data shows

02/10/2016, 01:02 pm

Apple secured 40 percent of the U.S. smartphone market in 2015, though close competitor Samsung managed to gain ground, according to a research report published on Wednesday.


A smartphone was shipped for 1 of every 5 people alive in 2015

01/28/2016, 09:01 am

Manufacturers shipped nearly 1.5 billion smartphones to the world's 7.4 billion inhabitants in 2015 as consumers opted to replace older devices with newer LTE-equipped models or those with larger displays.


IDC expects Apple's iPhone to handily outpace a slowing global smartphone market in 2015

12/03/2015, 03:12 pm

Citing continued consumer demand for the latest models, IDC on Thursday said it expects Apple's iPhone shipments will post 17.3 percent growth across 2015 -- nearly doubling the performance of the overall global smartphone market.


Apple added 26 new iPhone carrier partners worldwide in November, total now at 433

12/01/2015, 09:12 am

Last month, Apple added 26 new global carrier partners, greatly expanding the potential reach of its hot selling iPhone lineup and positioning the new iPhone 6s for continued growth.


UBS sees Apple selling 78.4M iPhones this holiday, growing sales 4% in fiscal 2016

11/16/2015, 03:11 pm

Investment firm UBS believes Apple will sell a record 78.4 million iPhones this holiday season, easily topping the company's best-ever quarter from a year ago and continuing to eat away at competitor market share.


International growth fueled Apple smartphone share gains before iPhone 6s launch

10/19/2015, 02:10 pm

Ahead of the launch of the iPhone 6s, Apple saw continued market share gains across most of the world's largest smartphone markets, according to the latest sales data from Kantar Worldpanel.


IDC projects Apple unlikely to make market share gains against Android in coming years

08/25/2015, 02:08 pm

Even with iPhone sales continuing to be strong, Apple is unlikely to make deeper inroads into Android's global marketshare in the near future, according to projections from an IDC research report released on Tuesday.


Study: Apple's lead in enterprise mobility threatened as iPad's tablet share plummets

08/11/2015, 08:08 am

Apple's dominance in the enterprise mobility marketplace waned during the second quarter on a precipitous drop in tablet marketshare, the balance of which went to devices running Android and Windows, according to mobility solutions firm Good Technology.