Gotta agree with that dude... Apples not only the king of user interaction anymore, but they're also the king of performance and build quality, a company that can pull off all 3 factors that make a phone great deserve the praise they receive.
Up until the iphone 5 i would have agreed with apple having a good build quality but ive played with my sisters and it just feels so flimsy might be because im not used to phones being as light as it is though
I am shocked at how much growth they had given how HORRIBLE of press they got for iPhone5 issues, complaints and the new iOS fiasco and their new "map" app that failed miserably. Its like, backwards of what you would normally expect.
LOL, Zack before you publish nonsense like: "Apple U.S. Smartphone Sales Surpasses 50% For First Time" you should check your source.
Kantar Worldpanel ComTech data is based on representative panel of 20000 consumers. From those only 10% actually bought a phone.  The rest of them only expressed intent to buy one. In other words Kantar is trying to predict future sales instead of the actual sales. There are other market studies that are counting actual sales and all of them are in sharp contrast with Kantar's data. Why?! It is difficult to tell and to identify a single factor, but I'm suspecting that iPhone has become generic term for smartphone in USA. As result when you ask someone, who is non-tech, what phone they like to buy they say 'iPhone', but when they actually go to the store to buy one they see better phones from Samsung and after some push by carrier representative they buy different phone.
That makes a bit more sense SAL-e
Also, the math in the article doesnt add up from the previous quarter.
Sales ending in Oct had iPhone at 48.1%, and Droid dropped 10.9% from previous quarter, which means it was at 52.8%.
iPhone share of 48.1% + Droid share of 52.8% = 100.9%? This ignores the windows phone market and any other OS too.
[citation][nom]ClubbySauceOnRye[/nom]clubsaucekiller 01/09/2013 9:00 AMHide-1+Good to see the free market deciding that the superior device gets superior sales.That has got to be the dumbest comment I have seen in awhile. Since when do sales represent quality? National Enquirer sells a lot and yet is nothing but trash.[/citation]
He didn't say that sales represent quality. He just said that it's good to see sales are matching the quality. Your comment was probably the dumbest comment i've seen in a while.
Edit: to all the haters, I don't actually own any Apple products. Windows for PC and Android for phone. But idiots have to be straightened out every now and then, no matter which camp they come from.
[citation][nom]marcolorenzo[/nom]He didn't say that sales represent quality. He just said that it's good to see sales are matching the quality. Your comment was probably the dumbest comment i've seen in a while.[/citation]
You mean, iPhone is only 50% good? You nailed that one.
Not this same story around poor measurements and representation of numbers... Apple's iOS in phone market share is just a hair under 20%. It is nowhere near 50%. New handset sales does not mean phone market share, and choosing a sales window that overlaps with new hardware debut (iPhone 5) is even more absurd to represent actual market share.
And what about the people who were already using an iOS device and updated to iPhone 5? That's not market share growth.
Well, although I contributed to this number somewhat, I had zero overall effect. My 12-yr. old daughter received an iPhone 4 for Christmas (Her first phone) while her 17-yr. sister went from an iPhone 4 to a Samsung Note 2. BTW, the 17-yr. old says the Note 2 is a much better device overall and Android is almost there in terms of being as polished as iOS but it blows it away in the customization dept. So I added an iOS user and converted an iOS user to an Android user.
Saw Kantar... immediately laughed at this "Report". These guys are big shareholders of Apple and even though their reports greatly contrast with Comscore they still send em out in hopes of trying to push the stock up.
Zak reminds me of a man who is in the desert with a water bottle that is almost empty. He shakes and bangs it to get the last few drops of water out of the bottle. And that is what this is, $AAPL is running dry and they are trying to get every last ounce of water (positive news) out of it before the inevitable... It runs dry...
[citation][nom]Soda-88[/nom]Disregarding the question which platform is better, it's good to see that US citizens are supporting their economy at least. Personally, I wouldn't buy an Apple product.[/citation]
How is buying Apple supporting the American economy? If anything buying Samsung does that, Samsung has a fab plant IN THE USA!