Apple passes Nokia to become #1 smartphone maker in Australia

Complete your iPad experience with ZAGGmate!“The world domination of the iPhone continues as Apple has overtaken Nokia to be the number one smartphone vendor in Australia,” Michael Gray reports for TUAW.

“According to analysts reported by The Sydney Morning Herald, Apple accounts for 36.5 percent of the smartphone market versus Nokia’s 30.5 percent share,” Gray reports. “Nokia is still the top overall mobile phone maker with 37.6 percent of the total market, but Apple has supplanted Nokia in smartphones three years after the iPhone’s Australian release.”

Full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Manny S.” for the heads up.]


  1. For every ten iPhones I see in my travels around Brisbane, Australia every day, I see maybe two other phones.

    If I’m on a bus and there’s a passenger on the phone, usually it will have an Apple logo. If someone is listening to music, most times it will be white ear buds connected to an Apple logo and most of those iPhones.

    Out of curiosity when walking down the Queen Street Mall (central city high street pedestrian mall) one busy day, I started counting all the iPhones I could see and estimate penetration. The answer quickly came: almost everyone has one.

    And I hear people gushing about their love for their iPhone all the time and watch as people are wowed and captivated by their friend’s gushing.

    Actually its starting to get a bit freaky. I feel like I’m in that episode of Dr Who! Or perhaps Invasion of the Pod People!! There’s a touch of Star Trek too with the growing number of iPads.

    I wish Apple would bring some fun and variety back into phones, like they did with the original iMacs.

    Mine will be the Flower Power motif please Steve.

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