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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

iPhone Number One in U.S. Market Share, Beating Android

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 06:00 PM

"Following Apple's incredible sales numbers from yesterday's quarterly earnings report, the iPhone has taken the number one spot in U.S. market share from Google's Android OS, according to the researchers at Kantar Worldpanel ComTech."

Pretty impressive, especially when you consider the number of different Android phones out there in the marketplace isn't it?

Friday, July 8, 2011

Verizon iPhone 4 Accounts for 32.3% of Market Share

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 04:30 PM

"Data from mobile app analytics firm Localytics suggests the Verizon iPhone 4 now accounts for 32.3% of the U.S. iPhone market share. The CDMA version of the iPhone has been steadily climbing since launch, while the AT&T iPhone has apparently declined."

Steady growth since February, all the while AT&T has been dropping. I don't think this is too surprising to anyone though, do you? Some speculate it's due to the unlimited plan, so since Verizon has discontinued that aspect of their plans we will see if the growth will continue, but I'm betting that it will. What are your thoughts?

Monday, May 9, 2011

Apple Certainly is on a Roll

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 11:00 AM

"Apple's been on a roll lately. They sold a record 18.65 million iPhones in the first quarter and for the first time zoomed past Microsoft in terms of profitability. The 49,400 Apple employees helped the company earn $14 billion annually and pull 30 percent growth in earnings per share."

Apple beat Microsoft in revenue and profit, tops Google as most valued brand and now comes this little gem that says Apple is closing in on Nokia and has reached the number two spot in global smartphone maker list. Not to be stopped there though, Apple is also now number 35 on the Fortune 500 list [link]. To hit number two, they had a 114.4% growth spurt versus the industry rate of 79.7%, achieving 18.7% of the global market versus Nokia's 24.3% share.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Who is Leading in Market Share? No Idea.

Posted by Michael Knutson in "The Competition" @ 10:00 AM

"Android is thought to be surging past the iPhone in marketshare, but entrepreneur and investor Chris Dixon posted an interesting take on his personal blog."

Statistics, produced by mostly unreported methodologies, state that Android is overtaking the iPhone in market share. Or maybe it isn't. Some sample and report via survey, some sample and report by ad tracking, some seem to simply pull a number out of the air. Until there is a truly accurate reporting (for example, the providers reporting exactly how many devices of each type are on their network), let's just assume that both camps are having quite a bit of success and move on.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

iPads and Tablets May Be Killing Consumer PC Sales

Posted by Michael Knutson in "Apple Talk" @ 10:00 PM

"A new analyst report suggests that tablet makers will have a very hard time keeping pace with Apple's iPad 2 moving into 2012."

According to an analyst from the Deutsche Bank, 45 million tablets will be sold in 2011, and 35 million will be iPads. The total expected to be in use by 2012 is about 70 million. His prediction is that the iPad will maintain a 70% market share, unless the competition beats Apple on price -and- offers a superior user experience. Accordingly, his prediction for PC growth has been lowered from nine percent growth down to four percent, and he opines that about one in three tablet purchases are a notebook replacement. Finally, he believes that corporate PC sales remains strong, and that tablets aren't killing PC sales in the business world. How many of you have replaced (rather than supplemented or complemented) a desktop or notebook with a tablet?

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

In Other iOS News, iPad Loses Market Share

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 06:00 AM

"With competing products like the Samsung Galaxy Tab finally making their way onto store shelves, the iPad's no longer the only tablet in town... and consequently iOS is starting to lose some of its dominance."

I don't think anyone should be shocked at this, since it's common sense that with more options out there the market share for one particular product will take a hit, at least initially. If this continues then there may be cause for concern I would imagine. Quality over quantity has worked pretty well so far for Apple, let's see if that continues.

Android Most Popular Platform, But Not The Most Profitable

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 05:00 AM

"The research firm Canalys is reporting that Google's Android platform is now more popular than Nokia's Symbian platform, earning it the spot as the top smartphone platform on the market during the fourth quarter of 2010."

Looks like RIM and Nokia are the big losers with this info if you base it on number of shipments, however if you are talking growth Microsoft led the losers with -20.3% growth in market share. Ouch. Apple shouldn't be too sad though since they almost doubled their shipments, and according to another article are still pulling in 51% of the profits.

Friday, December 17, 2010

iTunes Still Dominates Digital Music

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 11:00 AM

"Apple's iTunes continues to dominate digital music sales, gaining three percent compared to last year and comprising 66 percent of the market, according to news reports. Amazon, Apple's closest competitor, with just 13 percent of digital music purchases, tied Walmart, which relinquished first place to the Cupertino, Calif. firm in 2008."

Amazon has been trying to undercut iTunes, offering pretty steep discounts on their music but all it has gained them is about 2%, moving from 11% to 13%. Still a gain is a gain, however is the loss they are taking worth it? I admit I will shop at periodically and just use their handy MP3 Downloader to get the music into my iTunes library, but for the most part I will just stick with iTunes. It reminds me of the punchline in that old joke where the guy is selling sandwiches at a 25 cent loss: "Yea, but I make it up in volume."

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Is The iPad a Mobile PC?

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 07:30 AM

"Recently, 'ZDNet' asked, "Should the iPad count as a mobile PC? And I say 'certainly.' After all, DisplaySearch rightfully put the Apple tablet in the computerC category with its Monday release of the 'Quarterly Mobile PC Shipment and Forecast Report '"

By putting the iPad in the Mobile PC category, the report gives Apple the number one spot in North America and the number three spot worldwide when it comes to market share. This lists puts all tablets in the mobile PC category and doesn't separate them out, and should they really? I mean, it is a mobile PC when it comes right down to it. Sure, the iPad falls under the tablet category, but that is just a subset of a larger category, namely the mobile PC market. What are your thoughts?

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Business Smartphone Score: iPhone 23% - Rest 77%

Posted by Michael Knutson in "Apple Talk" @ 11:30 PM

"While many people may think of the iPhone as a cool little gadget good for playing games and browsing the web, Apple's smartphoen (sic) is quietly making serious inroads into corporate America and threatening RIM's longtime stranglehold in the business market."

Interesting that the iPhone has captured nearly a quarter of the business smartphone market, according to these statistics from September 2010. As with all statistics, there are gotchas. This number only counts smartphones that are company-reimbursed, and misses anyone using a personal smartphone for business. But not bad considering that RIM has a decade head start. The story goes on to report that iDevices are making headway in large companies like Bank of America and Citigroup, and that JP Morgan Chase is planning to give an iPad to each investment banker for field use. All well and good, but in my travels (in a lot of airports and on a lot of airplanes), Blackberries still rule by a lot larger margin, but I am seeing lots of iPads amongst travelers.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

"Enjoy it While it Lasts iPad" says Acer CEO

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 12:30 PM

"Two years. Three at the most. That's how long Acer CEO Gianfranco Lanci figures it will take his company to overwhelm the iPad and commandeer Apple's early lead in the tablet PC market."

Bold talk indeed, but stranger things have happened I suppose. I don't think he will accomplish this though: "We hope our tablet PCs can reach a global market share of 10 percent to 20 percent initially, and become the market leader in 2-3 years."

When you take into account that Apple's iPad has over 90% of the tablet market now, the tablets coming from Acer would have to be a dramatic leap forward, in my opinion, to get people to switch. And to switch, or convince them to buy in such numbers as to achieve their goal above would be incredible indeed. It certainly won't be from lack of trying, as Acer is certainly planning on throwing a lot at the iPad in hopes that something with stick. They are coming out with one 7-inch and two 10-inch tablets, one running Windows 7 and the others running Android. They may run into the same roadblock that the Galaxy Tab is running into, where 85% of consumers prefer the iPad over the Tab according to this article.

Granted, they will get their buyers, but bold statements such as the one above can, and usually do, come back to bite you. But one thing is for sure, the tablet market is about to get a lot more crowded. What are your thoughts?

Monday, October 25, 2010

Apple PC Market Share On The Rise

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Desktops" @ 06:03 AM

"See that graph? That's Apple taking over the world... if you think the iPad counts as a PC that is. The chart represents PC Market Share in the USA (AKA United States of Apple), and includes Apple with and without the iPad counted as a PC. That massive blue leap is Apple with the iPad."

You could argue both sides I suppose, but due to it's limitations I don't really consider the iPad a full-fledged PC. Regardless, you can still see that while everyone else is on the decline, Apple is going up with or without the iPad included in the mix. What are your thoughts? Do you think the iPad should be included in the mix or not?

Monday, September 27, 2010

iAd Predicted to be a Success

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 10:00 AM

"The pie chart at right below is somewhat premature, given that it is IDC's best guess -- via Bloomberg Businessweek -- of what the $500 million mobile advertising market will look three months from now."

Starting at 0% at the beginning of this year, and IDC predicts Apple will have 21% of the market for the mobile advertising market, so I'd say you could call it a success. That is if the prediction holds true.

Monday, July 26, 2010

iPad To Overtake Netbook By 2012?

Posted by Michael Knutson in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 10:00 PM

"With its iPad capturing 6 percent of the portable PC segment in the second quarter of 2010, Apple will continue to lead the media tablet market through at least 2011, largely because of the lack of innovation in the netbook market."

Other than the occasional incremental improvement, there hasn't been anything really new in netbooks in quite some time. Battery life has gotten a bit better, processors have gotten stronger, XP is nearly gone, and netbook screen size is creeping slowly up and away from that awful 1024x600 standard. More and more vendors are testing the waters with 11" and larger screens. While, in my opinion, the iPad is far and away the better experience for consuming content, the netbook still leads in its ability for creating content. Seems to me that there will be a demand for both until content creation catches up on the iPad. Do any of you really see netbooks surviving long term? What about "other" tablets?

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Mac Market Share Up to 9.8%

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 08:00 PM

"Second-quarter Mac sales in the US are said to have increased by 24 percent to reach 1.7 million units, outpacing the industry average, according to a report published by Gartner Research."

Apple shipments jumped up .8% from Q109, ending at 9.8% market share, closing the gap with Acer, who dropped to 11.3% from 13.1% for the same period. These figures are also without taking into account iPad sales. So, is the iPad the cannibal or do you think something else is responsible?

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Tablets aka iPads as PC Killers?

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 11:00 AM

"Are you an Apple bull looking for even more ammunition to bolster your faith in the company?"

If so, you might be interested in these predictions from Barclay Capital:

  • Tablets computers, a category that didn't really exist until this spring, will be here to stay;
  • Apple (AAPL) is going to own most of that market for years to come;
  • This is yet more bad news for Microsoft (MSFT) and its Windows franchise, as well as PC manufacturers like Dell, in particular.

They also predict that 15 million tablets will be sold this year, increasing to 28 million in 2011, as well as Apple holding on to a 75% market share through 2011. One more prediction is that this will cut into PC sales in the netbook arena which is causing them to drop their growth estimate for PCs to 19% in 2010. Not so sure about the growth decline caused by "tablets" since it hasn't been seen as doing the same for Mac sales, but then again I'm not a paid analyst.

Friday, May 21, 2010

iTunes Bumps up to 26.6% of Digital Music Sales

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 07:00 AM

"Apple's iTunes has widened its lead over traditional music sellers, capturing 26.6 percent of digital music sales in 2009, up from 21.4 percent in 2008 - the year Apple became the No. 1 destination for music sales."

Walmart dropped to 12.5%, while Amazon actually bumped up to 7.07%. As an interesting twist to digital music sales, Google has announced an music download service via the Android Market. They are going to make music available for sale and download in the new section of the Android Market called Music, but no details on when this will be available or what it is going to cost. As many Android phones as they are selling, with all the two for one deals cell companies like Verizon are using, I wonder how this will impact the market. What are your thoughts?

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Apple iPhone Moves Into 6th

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 06:00 AM

"Apple moved ahead of rival Motorola in unit sales in the first quarter of 2010, with the iPhone taking a 3 percent share of the total cell phone market."

That is, based on this chart, a 130% growth from the same period last year for the iPhone. But the iPhone is still lagging behind that pesky Blackberry in number five.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Google Chrome is on the Move

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 07:00 AM

"As Microsoft's Internet Explorer falls to just under 60 percent of the browser market, Google's Chrome has jumped ahead of Apple's Safari, indicates a new survey released Tuesday. Although Mozilla's Firefox took the largest percentage of the market lost by Microsoft, Google's Chrome took 6.7 percent, versus 2.5 percent for Apple's Safari."

In two years, dropping 20% is not a good sign. Now Chrome has pushed aside Safari and heading upwards towards Internet Explorer. They have a long way to go to catch up to the roughly 60% market share that IE has but they have fired a warning shot over the bow it appears based on the new data. Personally, I pretty much stick with Safari, mainly because of the MobileMe syncing of bookmarks over several machines.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Apple Market Share 8%, or is it 6.4%?

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Desktops" @ 10:00 AM

"Quarterly PC shipment estimates were released Wednesday, and Apple's share of the U.S. PC market grew 34 percent year over year to capture 8 percent of the total domestic market."

So says Gartner, however IDC says the growth was actually 8.3% and only shipped 1.130 million versus Gartners estimate of 1.39 million units. IDC also differs on the Market Share, estimating Apple's market share at 6.4% versus the 8% that Gartner gave them. I would have thought they would base their estimates on similar calculations, aren't they querying the same vendors? I have to admit my ignorance for how these numbers are calculated, any thoughts?

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