This is Apple's first quarter-to-quarter drop in smartphone market share in two years, ABI's research indicates. The last time the iPhone suffered a loss was in late 2008.
Very good.Just two different pieces of spin!
meStevo- Very good.
One obvious fallacy in these spin reports is how they spin the numbers, comparing a single smart phone device sales from Apple to a group of smart phone sales by other manufacturers. In no case was the iphone compared to a single phone by another mfg, but rather in all cases the iphone was compared to all the phones in a class ( smart phones) made by other manufacturers. Still the iphone comes out on top. You don't report true comparisons by stating Ford Mustang sales didn't beat the sales of all GM cars or all Toyota cars. How about comparing Ford Mustang with Toyota Camry? So, how about comparing iphone with htc tp2, or with Motorola Droid?
Also, as the market pie expands the slice % of the pioneers in the pie should drop as more and more phones enter the market with enough features that make it a "smartphone" Again, comparing % market share of a single phone with the market share of all smartphones made by another manufacturer is hardly valid.
OK, I know they really were comparing the market share of manufacturers but I would expect these other manufacturers to have a greater share of the market solely because they offer more phones. The fact that Apple is still beating their numbers, says something about the appeal of their single phone, the iphone.
You don't.You don't report true comparisons by stating Ford Mustang sales didn't beat the sales of all GM cars...
Why?Also, as the market pie expands the slice % of the pioneers in the pie should drop...
But if Ford would manufacture only Mustangs and it would compete with every car GM manufactures - you would. And rightfully so.
Leaving aside the beliveability of the numbers and spin, it boils down to:
1. There is a cell phone market called "smartphone".
2. There are few companies competing in this market.
3. All but one company offers few different handsets; Apple offers one.
4. Apple had a good quarter but not as good as the smartphone market overall.
In numbers like this the accuracy of the relative change (i.e. market share) is always higher than the absolute numbers...
Was there ever a quarter when iPod's market share went down?
And btw, Apple is not a pioneer of the smartphone market...
Closer to home numbers - US smartphone market share
Google makes biggest gain in smartphone market share
Google more than doubled its market share in a quarter... even before Nexus One was released. No wonder Jobs is pi$$ed...
It's not my chart...Based on your chart...
One would expect Google to pick up a bigger share with the new product.
To correct the thread title - it's MS' losses that are Android's gainsCloser to home numbers - US smartphone market...