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Monday, January 30, 2012

Apple Excels in Enterprise, Leaving Android in the Dust

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 03:00 AM

"In the consumer market, Apple's iOS and Android's licensees have engaged in a consumer tug of war over sales. Among enterprise buyers however, Apple has maintained extensive lead that is only strengthening."

Interesting read on how Apple has maintained marketshare and in fact increased it over Android when it comes to the enterprise market.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Safari Web Browser Hits 5% of Global Browser Usage

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 03:00 AM

"With Macs making up a record high percentage of computers accessing the Internet, Apple's browser is also reaching new heights."

5.02% to be exact, according to Net Applications. Also according to them, it's the first time Safari has broken that 5% barrier. The breakdown is Internet Explorer at the top with just under 55%, followed by everyone else. No big surprise there really. Also, in similar news, Mac Web access is at 6.45% worldwide, up from 6% in August, which is also a first. This is pretty small potatoes when compared to Windows, since Windows has 92% of the worldwide market cornered. Also, not a big surprise. But improvement is improvement so kudos to Apple.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Apple is Officially the Largest Smartphone Maker in the World

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 02:30 PM

"IDC and Strategy Analytics today officially confirmed what was unofficially revealed last week: Apple has ousted Nokia as the largest smartphone maker in the world.

20.3 million iPhones last quarter, which means they were up 142% from last year. This puts Apple's iPhone at 18.5% marketshare besting Nokia's 15.2% marketshare (a drop off of about 50% from last year). Yes, all of this with a single phone. For this quarter anyway.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Android Widens Lead on iOS

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 07:58 AM

"Google's Android smartphone OS now has a double-digit lead on Apple, according to a new survey released Tuesday morning. Android is used by 37 percent of smartphone users, compared to the iPhone, owned by 27 percent of smartphone users, found a March survey by measurement firm Nielsen."

From number 3 with 22.7% of the market in October of 2010, to leading the market in March of 2011 with 37%, Android OS now has a double digit lead on Apple iOS. Also, the number of people planning on purchasing Android over Apple is increasing, now at 31.1% from 25.5% in 2010. In the same survey, 30% of consumers surveyed said they would be buying an Apple iOS smartphone, which is a drop from 32.7% in 2010.

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.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Apple V. Android, Still Going Strong

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 12:00 PM

"Apple's battle with Android continues with the latest Nielsen market share data revealing iOS remains the dominant smartphone OS, at least right now."

I can only imagine what this graph would look like if/when Apple brings the iPhone to Verizon, but if I had to guess I'd say that the spread between Apple and Android would widen considerably, and RIM wouldn't be so close to either of them. Regardless, the real news is the death of non-smartphones, as 45% of those picking up a new phone opted for a smartphone, and why wouldn't they with all the discounted choices out there. I think 2011 is going to be an interesting year in the smartphone marketplace, what are your thoughts?.

Monday, December 6, 2010

comScore Data Shows Android Gaining on Apple

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 08:30 AM

"comScore, Inc., a leader in measuring the digital world, today released data from the comScore MobiLens service, reporting key trends in the U.S. mobile phone industry during the three month average period ending October 2010. The report ranked the leading mobile original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and smartphone operating system (OS) platforms in the U.S. according to their share of current mobile subscribers ages 13 and older, and reviewed the most popular activities and content accessed via the subscriber's primary mobile phone."

You can see from the chart above that Google is almost to Apple, jumping up 6.5% over the months from July 2010 to October 2010. We've had several disagreements as to the validity of such scoring, but I still think it's inevitable due to the sheer number of Android phones, not to mention multiple carriers, in the marketplace. If the Verizon iPhone rumor is true though, I think you will see these figures change, in Apple's favor.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Apple Increases Game Marketshare

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

"Those who thought Apple's iPhone and iPod Touch would not live up to the promise of being a great mobile gaming platform are in for a big surprise."

19% of all portable gaming software sold in 2009 was done so by Apple, which is quite a jump from 2008 when it sold 5%. During the same time period Sony fell to 11% and Nintendo dropped to 70%, drops of 9% and 5% respectively. They are also estimating this could go even higher with the release of the iPad, but I'm not so sure. I think it will be great for gaming, but I'm thinking this device is going to be used more for the things that Jobs was demonstrating (reading emails, surfing from the couch, etc). I guess we shall see after April 3rd, but what are your thoughts?

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Apple Overtakes WM and Android

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch)" @ 09:00 AM

"It's funny how the same people who deride Apple's marketshare in the personal computing space are the ones that don't see an issue with Apple smashing them in the mobile space. Next up? RIM, and I don't see it being too long before they overtake them either."

Agreed! Let's see what June brings, that may accelerate this even more.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Apple Hits 25% of the Smartphone Market

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

"The iPhone hit 25% of market share in the smartphone industry in the US, according to the latest report from comScore."

As you can see, Apple and Google are the only smartphones that had any growth, with Apple breaking through the 25% barrier. Interesting Google doubled their percentage, even more interesting will be if they can keep up the momentum especially over the next two or three quarters.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

iPhone 3GS Hits 4% of US Cell Subscribers in 2009

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

"Apple's iPhone 3G garnered 4 percent of U.S. cell phone subscribers in 2009, ranking No. 1 in single handset models, according to an Internet research firm. The iPhone beat the RIM BlackBerry and Motorola RAZR, which placed 2nd and 3rd."

When you combine brands from the same chart, LG has 6.4% followed by RIM with 6.3% of the market. This covers January through October of this year. They also noted that iPhone had 8.97 million users versus Microsoft Mobile phones with 7.13 million users. iPhone is still the phone to beat, no wonder they tag every iPhone-like phone coming out with the  "Is this the iPhone killer?" question.

Friday, December 18, 2009

iPhone Now Number 2 in MarketShare, Surpassing Windows Mobile

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone & iPod Touch" @ 08:00 AM

"FierceDeveloper reports on data from research firm comScore showing that Apple's iPhone has finally surpassed Windows Mobile in share of the U.S. smartphone market usage. The data is based on monthly user surveys averaged on a quarterly basis, and thus reflects actual handsets in use rather than sales of new devices."

You can checkout the report and the data they used to draw their conclusions on the Fierce Developer site, but the quick and dirty is that according to comScore data 36 million in the US are smartphone owners and 25% of them use the iPhone. Rim is still number one with 40% of the smartphones, and Windows Mobile has dropped to just over 20%.

Monday, July 20, 2009

What Phones Did iPhone Owners Have Prior?

Posted by Vincent Ferrari in "Apple iPhone & iPod Touch" @ 11:00 AM

"What phones are Apple's iPhone buyers throwing away? A lot of Motorola RAZRs. Some 29.4% of iPhone 3G buyers were upgrading from Motorola devices, according to Nielsen's Q2 2009 Mobile Insights Survey. About 11% of iPhone 3G buyers were ditching Samsung phones, and 9% were getting rid of RIM BlackBerry devices. About 9% were upgrading from older iPhones."

It stands to reazon that given the penetration of the Motorola Razr, a ton of people would be moving on from that and that's what the numbers seem to demonstrate. Also interesting is the "other" category which, based on what isn't included, I would reckon is made up largely of Windows Mobile devices from HTC seeing as HTC is one of hte largest manufacturers of phones in the US and isn't listed on this graph.

Interesting stuff.

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