LG Overtakes Apple as #2 U.S. Handset Manufacturer; Samsung Passes Apple as Worl

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Hmm is it just me or... LG Overtakes Foxconn as #2 U.S. Handset Manufacturer!?

Apple don't manufacture phones, they contract other company's to make the parts then have them shipped to foxconn who assembles them for them...
 

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[citation][nom]jacobdrj[/nom]Good for LG... I am a big fan of their products. They make good stuff, even on their less-than-top-tier products.[/citation]

LG have pretty good quality considering what is paid for their products, many still associate them with the old name Goldstar where pretty much everything was cheap crap.
 

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LG hardware is good, their software needs work but is getting a lot better. Next step get battery life up.
I own a LG phone and have mixed feelings about it.
 

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Don't forget this is market share of all phones and not just smartphones, which is why Apple are in third place. To put things into perspective Apple currently had 51% of the US smartphone market sales last quarter.
 

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First came the iPod. Then a thinner iPod. Then an iPod you can touch. Then lots of other iPods — ones that allow you to shuffle your songs, ones you can talk on, a gigantic one you can't talk on.

http://mashable.com/2012/11/02/parody-ipad-mini-ad/

“Anyone standing in line for an iPad mini in New York or New Jersey this week should be punched in the throat.” - Jimmy Kimmel

 

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[citation][nom]rantoc[/nom]Hmm is it just me or... LG Overtakes Foxconn as #2 U.S. Handset Manufacturer!?Apple don't manufacture phones, they contract other company's to make the parts then have them shipped to foxconn who assembles them for them...[/citation]
Just like every company does. Even Samsung gets a lot if stuff built by Foxconn. Samsung also buys components from others since they don't make everything that goes in their devices.

Your point us?
 

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[citation][nom]pacomac[/nom]Don't forget this is market share of all phones and not just smartphones, which is why Apple are in third place. To put things into perspective Apple currently had 51% of the US smartphone market sales last quarter.[/citation]
Exactly. Yet some idiot still down voted you for telling the truth and stating facts. Pathetic.
 

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[citation][nom]ericburnby[/nom]Exactly. Yet some idiot still down voted you for telling the truth and stating facts. Pathetic.[/citation]
Never let facts get in the way of a good story, seems to be the law round here
 

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[citation][nom]wiyosaya[/nom]Move along. No news here.[/citation]
Since news makers want to pressure stock price to make money going short.

Apple just announced that they sold 47million iPhone in one quarter, half of all globally sold Galxy phones ever and gained 51% of US market
 

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[citation][nom]pacomac[/nom]Don't forget this is market share of all phones and not just smartphones, which is why Apple are in third place. To put things into perspective Apple currently had 51% of the US smartphone market sales last quarter.[/citation]
[citation][nom]ericburnby[/nom]Exactly. Yet some idiot still down voted you for telling the truth and stating facts. Pathetic.[/citation]
[citation][nom]back_by_demand[/nom]Never let facts get in the way of a good story, seems to be the law round here[/citation]
Fact taken out of its context and used the way "pacomac" does is called lie. Here is why:
1. This number is statistical number derived from single dataset and none of you really point to the source. I have seen this number toast around many times and usually refers to latest report (for December) from "Kantar Worldpanel ComTech" panel.
2. Once you know the source you should look how data is collected. Kantar is using panel of 20000 people. From those 20000 people only about 10% (on average) of them actually bought a phone. The rest of them only expressed intent to buy a phone. Just because someone said that they will buy iPhone doesn't mean they will buy an iPhone when they go to the store and see better phones from Samsung, LG and many others.
3. And finally this 51.2% should be put into prospective a bit. In November the same source (Kantar) [1] reported that Apple had 53.3% market share in US. In other words, Apple lost 2.1% in one month. I don't see why fanboys get so exceeded about this data point.

[1] http://www.tomshardware.com/news/Apple-U.S.-Smartphone-Sales-iPhone,20260.html
 
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