Yesterday Apple reported a surge in its financial performance for the December quarter, raking in $46.33 billion in sales and $13.06 billion in profits. The 37 million iPhones sold surpassed analysts' estimates of only 30 million, thanks to strong demand for the iPhone 4S. Still, Apple continues to face competition from Android in certain key and growing global markets, noted Kantar. Google's mobile OS is making a healthy dent in Latin America where it earned a 28 percent share in Brazil and 20 percent in Mexico last quarter.
"Brazil and Mexico have a combined population of over 300 million, meaning that the mobile opportunity is huge," Sunnebo said, "By staking an early claim on the smartphone market in these countries, Android is laying important groundwork for future sales from the increasingly affluent middle classes.", Looking at other platforms, Microsoft's Windows Phone is still initial p iphone case struggling, unable to win more than a 2 percent share in any country despite the buzz about the new Nokia Lumia handsets, Nokia today reported its third consecutive quarter of heavy losses as the company strives to make the jump to Windows Phone in the face of weak Symbian sales, CEO Stephen Elop said that Nokia has sold more than 1 million Lumia phones since their debut in October, But it's unclear whether he was referring to direct sales to customers or shipments to retailers and mobile carriers..
Nokia is also looking to reach more markets, including China and Latin America, during the first half of the year. RIM has been facing a competitive climate as well, but the BlackBerry proved popular during the holidays, Kantor noted. "BlackBerry remains the brand of choice in the smartphone gifting market; 57 percent of BlackBerrys were purchased as gifts in quarter four," Sunnebo said. "This rose to 76 percent during December and a whopping 55 percent of recipients were under 16, indicating BlackBerry's hold on the U.K. youth market.".
Kantor's smartphone data is based on global research that tracks mobile-phone behavior, purchases, bills, usage, and other key metrics compiled from initial p iphone case mobile users, With unit sales of 37 million, the new iPhone gave Apple a 44.9 percent share of the U.S, smartphone market last quarter, just slightly beating Android's 44.8 percent, Apple gained a slight edge over Android in the U.S, smartphone market last quarter, courtesy of the 37 million iPhones sold, Eyeing the U.S, smartphone market for the December quarter, research firm Kantar Worldpanel ComTech pegged Apple's share at 44.9 percent, double the percentage from a year ago, That narrowly beat Android's market share, which fell to 44.8 percent from 50 percent..
CNET también está disponible en español. Don't show this again. A new study by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners breaks down iPhone sales, and reveals that an overwhelming majority of people buying an Apple phone plumped for the 4S. If these figures are accurate, it reveals iPhone buyers value newness over bargainicity. On the one hand, this seems obvious: people always want the latest thing. Retailers certainly want to sell you the latest thing, in order to maximise the money they're removng from your pockets. So all shops will try and push the 4S, and some might not even offer the older models. On the other hand, it's surprising that so few people bagged themselves a bargain by buying an older phone.