Accounting for over a 51% share of all smartphone OS sales in the U.S., Apple's iOS continues to be the market leader as existing customers move away from rival platforms like Android or upgrade older iPhones.
According to data released by Kantar Worldpanel ComTech on Tuesday, iOS accounted for 51.2 percent of all U.S. smartphone OS sales for the 12-week period ending on Dec. 23, 2012, up over 7 percent from 44.9 percent in 2011. The market research group conducts more than 250,000 interviews per year in the U.S. to track mobile phone purchasing behavior, associated bills and other metrics.
Apple's increased performance appears to be at the cost of Android as Google's mobile OS marketshare declined from 44.8 percent in quarter four 2011 to 44.2 percent over the same period in 2012.
“In particular, 36% of iOS sales were derived from other smartphone users over the last year," said Kantar Worldpanel ComTech analyst Mary-Ann Parlato. "While this figure remains stable over time, the proportion of Android users moving towards the Apple brand increases. 19% of iOS sales over the last year were derived from Android users, compared to 9% in 2011."
Excellent. Apple kicking #$%$ still. That's what my internal checks are showing as well. We should meet the whisper number of $14 and beat the analysts expectations of $13.40. Maybe very easily. Seems like long term story is in tact.
Exactly and when aapl reports it will surely blow out estimates with out a doubt! Then add China Mobile deal worth more sales than all of USA! We are heading to new highs in February for sure!!!
Sentiment: Strong Buy
OK, I'll go look at AppleInsider online. Its usually been right in the past. IOS having over 51% of the U.S. Smartphone Market as of Dec. 23 (right before Christmas) suggests Apple was doing very well, even if alot of those sales were IPHONE4 and 4S models. Those models cost less to make even if they sell for bit less.