Mobile Tech Today

CIO Today Network Sites:   Top Tech News  |   CIO Today   |   Mobile Tech Today   |   Data Storage Today
News & Product Reviews for Mobile Tech Users
Vblock™ Systems:
Advanced converged infrastructure
increases productivity & lowers costs.

www.vce.com
Wednesday, April 16th 
24/7/365 Network Uptime!
Trending Topics:   Security Heartbleed Big Data Cloud Computing Windows XP Data Centers OS X Mavericks
Home
Laptops & Tablets
Mobile Phones
Mobile Gadgets
Mobile Apps
BYOD & MDM
iPad
Mobile Industry News
Wireless Connectivity
Wireless Security
GPS & Maps
MTT Press Releases
 
Free Newsletters
Top CIO News
 
Mobile Tech Today
 

Mobile Industry News

Apple Reigns as Top U.S. Phone Seller in Q4

Apple Reigns as Top U.S. Phone Seller in Q4
February 1, 2013 2:13PM

Bookmark and Share
The mobile phone market in the U.S. grew 4 percent in the fourth quarter. Strategy Analytics said the growth was driven by "robust demand among consumers" for 4G smartphones and 3G feature phones. However, sales fell overall for the year by 11 percent to nearly 167 million units. Apple ranked as the top seller of phones in the U.S.in the fourth quarter.

Neustar, Inc. (NYSE: NSR) is a trusted, neutral provider of real-time information and analysis to the Internet, telecommunications, information services, financial services, retail, media and advertising sectors. Neustar applies its advanced, secure technologies in location, identification, and evaluation to help its customers promote and protect their businesses. More information is available at www.neustar.biz.

For the first time, Strategy Analytics has named Apple as the top seller of mobile phones in the U.S. for the fourth quarter. That status is also backed by a report from the NPD Group, which cites the company as tops in U.S. smartphones.

According to Strategy Analytics, the technology giant's market share increased to 34 percent in the fourth quarter from 26 percent in the previous quarter, moving the company past its key competitor for hardware, Samsung. Apple's sale of iPhones in the fourth quarter was up 38 percent from the same quarter in 2011, to 17.7 million.

The new ordering also showed Samsung nudging its market share from 31.8 percent to 32.3 percent. Samsung has held the top position in this market for four years, and it still is No. 1 for all of 2012, with a 31.8 percent share versus Apple's 26.2 percent. In 2011, Samsung's U.S. share was 27 percent.

'Popular Ecosystem'

The news boosts Apple's reputation at a time when industry observers have begun to wonder if the company could continue its streak of hit products as the smartphone and tablet markets get crowded.

Strategy Analytics' executive director, Neil Mawston, said in a statement that Apple's success "has been driven by its popular ecosystem of iPhones and App Store, generous carrier subsidies, and extensive marketing around the new iPhone 5 model." Apple has also been offering discounted or free versions of the iPhone 4S and the iPhone 4.

The mobile phone market in the U.S. grew 4 percent in the fourth quarter. Strategy Analytics said the growth was driven by "robust demand among consumers" for 4G smartphones and 3G feature phones. However, sales fell overall for the year by 11 percent to nearly 167 million units, caused by a contraction of 16 percent for the first three quarters of the year attributed to economic uncertainty and tighter carrier upgrade policies.

NPD Group Report

LG continued to hold third place in the fourth quarter, having shipped 4.7 million phones for a 9 percent market share. In the coming year, Samsung is rumored to be readying a Galaxy S IV and Apple is expected to unveil a new or updated iPhone model in the summer.

The fourth-quarter report by the NPD Group similarly showed Apple in the lead, with 39 percent of the market compared with Samsung's 30 percent. Together, the two companies accounted for almost 70 percent of smartphone sales. NPD measures smartphones, while the Strategy Analytics' report included both smartphones and feature phones.

This is not the first time Apple was in first place in the NPD Group's report. In the fourth quarter of 2011, its market share was actually two points higher, at 41 percent, and Samsung's was lower, at 21 percent.

Stephen Baker, NPD Group's vice president of industry analysis, told news media that, "even taking into account the tremendous sales growth of the Galaxy III and other Samsung smartphones, the iPhone is still king of the U.S.-market hill."

Tell Us What You Think
Comment:

Name:

Chief Keef:

Posted: 2013-02-05 @ 7:42am PT
Truuuuuuuuue!



 Mobile Industry News
1. Zebra Buys Motorola Enterprise Biz
2. Google's Modular Phone Set for January
3. CTIA Caves, Offers Kill Switch Plan
4. Motorola Sells Enterprise Biz to Zebra
5. Galaxy S5 Won't Sway iPhone Lovers




 Most Popular Articles
1. Will Satya Nadella Launch an Office for iPad?
2. Google Unveils Android Wear for Smart Watches
3. Microsoft Targets Evernote with Free OneNote, New Mac Version
4. HP Rolls Out New Software-Defined Network Products
5. Smartphone Kill Switch Could Save Users $2.6B a Year

Have an informed opinion on this story?
Send a Letter to the Editor.
We want to know what you think.
Send us your Feedback.

 Related Topics  Latest News & Special Reports

  Amazon 3D Smartphone Pics Leaked
  Zebra Buys Motorola Enterprise Biz
  Google's Modular Phone Set for January
  CTIA Caves, Offers Kill Switch Plan
  Motorola Sells Enterprise Biz to Zebra

 Technology Marketplace

Business Intelligence
Get real-time, cloud-based information services with Neustar.
 
Cloud Computing
BMC's I.T. solutions unleash the power of your business
Next Generation Data Center Is Here! Vblock™ Systems from VCE
 
Contact Centers
HP delivers the future of the contact center with HP Qfiniti 10.
 
Data Storage
Next Generation Data Center Is Here! Vblock™ Systems from VCE
2.5" Enterprise-class SATA & SAS SSDs for server & storage applications
Barium Ferrite (BaFe) is the future of tape.
 
Enterprise Hardware
2.5" Enterprise-class SATA & SAS SSDs for server & storage applications
Barium Ferrite (BaFe) is the future of tape.
 
Enterprise I.T.
BMC's I.T. solutions unleash the power of your business
 
Hardware
Protect your network with APC Smart-UPS battery backup
 
Network Security
Protect your network with APC Smart-UPS battery backup
 

Network Security Spotlight
IBM Offers Security, Disaster Recovery as SoftLayer Service
New disaster recovery and security services for SoftLayer clients are being added by IBM. Big Blue said the new capabilities will speed cloud adoption by alleviating concern over business continuity.
 
How To Beat the Heartbleed Bug
Heartbleed headlines continue as IT admins scramble for answers no one has. Early reports of stolen personal data, including 900 social insurance numbers in Canada, are starting to trickle in.
 
After Heartbleed, OpenSSL Calls for More Support
The president of the OpenSSL Foundation says more support is needed from companies and governments that use its software so that it can better spot and fix flawed pieces of code such as Heartbleed.
 

Enterprise Hardware Spotlight
Vaio Fit 11A Battery Danger Forces Recall by Sony
Using a Sony Vaio Fit 11A laptop? It's time to send it back to Sony. In fact, Sony is encouraging people to stop using the laptop after several reports of its Panasonic battery overheating.
 
Continued Drop in Global PC Shipments Slows
Worldwide shipments of PCs fell during the first three months of the year, but the global slump in PC demand may be easing, with a considerable slowdown from last year's drops.
 
Google Glass Finds a Home in Medical Education, Practice
Google Glass may find its first markets in verticals in which hands-free access to data is a boon. Medicine is among the most prominent of those, as seen in a number of Glass experiments under way.
 

Mobile Technology Spotlight
Amazon 3D Smartphone Pics Leaked
E-commerce giant Amazon is reportedly set to launch a smartphone after years of development. Photos of the phone, which may feature a unique 3D interface, were leaked by tech pub BGR.
 
Zebra Tech Buys Motorola Enterprise for $3.45B
Weeks after Lenovo bought Motorola Mobility’s assets from Google for $2.91 million, Zebra Technologies is throwing down $3.45 billion for Motorola’s Enterprise business in an all-cash deal.
 
CTIA Caves, Volunteers Kill Switch Plan
After bucking against the concept of a smartphone kill switch, the CTIA just announced the “Smartphone Anti-Theft Voluntary Commitment” to thwart smartphone thefts in the U.S.
 

Navigation
Mobile Tech Today
Home/Top News | Laptops & Tablets | Mobile Phones | Mobile Gadgets | Mobile Apps | BYOD & MDM | iPad
Mobile Industry News | Wireless Connectivity | Wireless Security | GPS & Maps | MTT Press Releases
Also visit these Enterprise Technology Sites
Top Tech News | CIO Today | Mobile Tech Today | Data Storage Today

Services:
FreeNewsFeed | Free Newsletters | XML/RSS Feed

About CIO Today Network | How To Contact Us | Article Reprints | Services for PR Pros (In partnership with NewsFactor) | Top Tech Wire | How To Advertise

Privacy Policy | Terms of Service
© Copyright 2000-2014 Mobile Tech Today. All rights reserved. Article rating technology by Blogowogo. Member of Accuserve Ad Network.