Title: Apple Continues to Gain Market Share in the U.S.
By: Marie Cabural
Source: ValueWalk website
Key Excerpts:"... survey ...by ... Raymond James ... Apple ... has an over 50 percent market share for the first time ... a trend showing continued market share gains of Apple ... retention rate for ... iPhone increased significantly ... to 88.9 percent ... the purchase intention rate for Samsung dropped ... to 49 percent in June ... BlackBerry Market Share Drops to a Dismal 5% ... the purchase intention for BlackBerry smartphone is very low at 1.9 percent ... The survey also showed that Microsoft ... and Nokia ... have shown no progress, citing only 1.3 percent of the respondents own a Windows Phone. There is no evidence that Microsoft’s advertisements boosted the desire or interests of consumers to purchase a Windows Phone ..."
See what I mean, folks?
That adds (even more) bullish momentum for Apple.
iOS is the world's most advanced mobile operating system that is the foundation for the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV and the world's best mobile ecosystem.
iPhone has received nine straight J.D. Power and Associates awards, ranking iPhone "Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Consumer Smartphones" (that's every study since the first iPhone was introduced).
Apple is the #2 Global Brand (just behind #1 Coca-Cola), according to the world's leading global brand consultancy, Interbrand. Additionally, Interbrand states that Apple is the "Top Riser" in its global brand report.
iPad has received two straight J.D. Power and Associates awards, ranking iPad "Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Tablets."
The American Customer Satisfaction Index ranks Apple (Macs) first in the category of personal computers.
Technologically clueless Wall Street is still foolishly undervaluing Apple with a waaaaay-below-market (ex-cash) P/E of 6.1 (vs. the S&P 500 market P/E of 18.0).
Apple has 17.3 percent global smartphone market share. That is it.
According to Kantar: "In the US, Android grabbed 51.7 percent of the smartphone sales market through the three-month period ending April 2013, while Apple took second place with 41.4 percent, and Microsoft settled for third at 5.6 percent. "
"WP8 accounted for 8.2 percent of all smartphones sold in Russia during Q213. The number is up from a 5.1 percent share the prior year. Comparable, Apple's share fell from 9.0 percent last year down to 8.3 percent in the most recent quarter, Bloomberg-compiled data show."
Thems the facts. I guess you boys believe what you want to believe.
Bunch of bunk. Apple is going to be lucky to hold market share here in the States. I doubt they have over 50%. Abroad they are losing in China because Cook failed to win China Mobile contract. India? Fail. Russians? Fail. Nokia taking share in Europe. Big fail.