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Apple and Samsung combined took 68% of US smartphone share in Q4 2013

The most recent research done by NPD suggests that Apple and Samsung’s dominance of the US smartphone market shows no signs of letting up. In fact, it’s increased considerable. Apple’s share grew from 35% in the final quarter of 2012 to an impressive 42% in the same quarter of 2013. Likewise, Samsung jumped from 22% to 26% in the same period, giving the…

Report: By 2017, iPhone market share could reach 68% in US

A new report is out with some news Apple is sure to be a fan of, and so are those that wish all their friends used iPhones. According to research firm Asymco, around 68% of Americans will own an iPhone by the year 2017. That’s a crazy amount of iPhones, and with a new iPhone coming out every year (and possibly two new iPhones every year from now on), Apple…

Apple top of the tablet market – share waning

Tablet shipment figures have shown that Apple is still top of the tablet market, however it’s share is dwindling. In Q3 Apple shipped 14.25 million iPads, giving it a market share of 29.7 percent, down on Q2′s 33.5 percent. IHS put this down to the lack of a second quarter release and the anticipation of a Q3 product, which led to “tepid” sales of the…

iPhone dominates smaller screen market, Android falls far behind

Recently, we’ve seen efforts from some of the leading Android manufacturers to push into Apple’s key market of smaller screened devices such as Samsung’s Galaxy S4 Mini and the HTC One Mini. Neither of these devices have gained the traction of their larger sibling devices, and there’s likely a reason for that. Apple is currently dominating the market for…

Apple slowly regaining U.S. smartphone market: up to 42.5%

Figures from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech show that Apple is slowly regaining the U.S. smartphone market. Figures show that Apple’s share is now up to 42.5%, up very slightly from 39.2% this time last year. Android’s share has dropped from 52.6% to 51.5%. Elsewhere, Blackberry’s share fell from 4% to just 1%, with Windows Phone growing slightly from 2.9% up…

iPhone 5 losing ground to Samsung thanks to S4

A research note published by Canaccord Genuity has revealed that in June the iPhone 5 was the top-selling smartphone at “essentially all global carriers”. Despite this feat, it also found that the iPhone had been losing global market share to Samsung following the release of the Galaxy S4. Whilst it’s not clear just how much impact the S4 has made on the…

Tablet market now focused on 7-inch models

Tablets have changed the way we do almost anything. The introduction of the iPad has allowed users to switch their focus from needing a computer for surfing the internet and a phone to play a game, and has combined the best of both and has unified the best features from both computers and smartphones. However, because of the original iPad, large tablets…

iPhone sales ‘resilient’ despite Samsung Galaxy S4 success

The term “iPhone killer” has been around just about as long as the iPhone has. Since Day 1, everyone has been looking for the smartphone that will take down the iPhone but according to one analyst, that device has yet to come. It’s undeniable that Apple’s competition has amped up its game in recent years, particularly Samsung with is Galaxy S line….