As reported by Counterpoint Research, Samsung has beaten Apple in terms of smartphone market share across the United States. This is the first time that the South Korean phone maker has surpassed Apple in nearly a year. Samsung managed to pull this off thanks to the strong solid sales of latest flagship devices, the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge, which are currently being sold by industry leaders Verizon Wireless and AT&T, as well as other top mobile service network providers in America.
As detailed by market research firm Gartner in its latest report, global sales of smartphone devices in the fourth quarter of 2015 posted its slowest growth rate since the year 2008, almost a decade ago. Even Apple’s seemingly untouchable iPhones are not immune to slow sales -- Gartner reported that iPhone devices posted its first ever decline.
According to the latest report from research firm Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, it appears that Android is slowly eating away at Apple’s market share especially in smartphone markets in the United States and in Europe. Over a three month period spanning August, September, and October this year, the iPhone’s market share in the US dropped by 8.3 percentage points to 33.6 percent compared with the same period during the previous year. As for Android, it has seen its smartphone market share increase by 9.5 percentage points to 62.8 percent compared to the same period in 2014.
Apple saw its share in the United States smartphone market drop during the three months that ended last August 31st of this year, according to research firm Kantar WorldPanel ComTech. Last year over the same period, Apple managed a 30.5 percent share in the US Market, but this year, Apple’s share decreased to 28.4 percent. Kantar noted that this is the lowest market share Apple’s iPhones has had in the past 12 months.
Apple and Samsung are always locked in battle for smartphone domination. But while Samsung seems to be lording over the global smartphone market, Apple continues to be the king in the US market. According to the latest report from ComScore, Apple remained the leader in the US market for the three months that ended in July of this year, enjoying a market share of 44.2 percent, which is a slight improvement on the 43.1 percent it managed during the previous three months.
During the second quarter of this year, the market share of Apple’s iPhone smartphone increased all across the European continent, as well as in other markets such as China, Japan, and Australia. In the United States, however, it is a different story. According to a report by research firm Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, the iPhone’s market share in the US showed a slight drop.
Yup, Apple has sold 47.5 million units of its iPhone smartphones in the last quarter, but Samsung still managed to grab a bigger share of the global smartphone market, according to a new report released by market research firm IDC.
Nobody knows (yet) just how many units of Apple Watch have been sold to date by Apple. It does not help that Apple has not made any sales figures public yet for its one and only wearable device so far. But that has not stopped industry watchers from continuing to publish their best estimates.
The latest, of course, comes from Strategy Analytics, a research firm that recently released its report saying that Apple has managed to ship 4 million units of its Apple Watch wearable device during the second quarter of this year. Now, if that figure turns out be correct, then Apple has now effectively captured 75 percent of the smartwatch market around the world.
According to a report recently released by research firm TrendForce, Samsung was the leading mobile manufacturer during the second quarter, managing to beat its fierce rival Apple. However, on the whole, the entire smartphone market appears to be growing slower than expected.
Research firm Gartner recently published a report stating that Apple is gaining on Samsung in the smartphone sales race during the first quarter of the year. According to Gartner, Apple managed to sell 60.2 million iPhone units around the world in the months spanning January to March of 2015, and in the process, scored a 17.9 percent share of the global smartphone market. Samsung, on the other hand, remains the leader with 81.1 million smartphones sold in the same period, but with its overall sales figures decreasing and its market share continuing to slide compared with last year's numbers, it may not be long before Apple catches up.
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