Android’s Market Share Collapses As Apple Surges Thanks To The iPhone 4S

Posted: 10/01/2012 in Technology

Stunning data from NPD: Apple’s iPhone sales nearly matched Android sales in October and November in the U.S.

As you can see Android has 47% of the market compared to Apple’s 43%. That is a dramatic change from the third quarter when Android had 60% of the market to Apple’s 26%.

Of course, in the third quarter, consumers were waiting for a new iPhone. After Apple released the iPhone 4S, people went nuts buying iPhone 4Ss, helping Apple narrow the gap.

Another thing to note: Analysts have believed that Verizon customers have been waiting on a new iPhone since February. Many skipped buying an iPhone 4 on Verizon under the assumption that Apple was about to release a new iPhone that made the iPhone 4 look old.

Once Apple released its latest and greatest phone on Verizon, Sprint, and AT&T, it gave Apple a more level playing field in the U.S. from a market share perspective.

Unless Android phones sold like crazy in December, Apple could have finally made a significant dent in Android’s skyrocketing market share.


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