“Brisk sales of Apple’s iPhone 5 and older model iPhones have taken the wind out of rival handsets running Google’s Android operating system,” Patrick Seitz reports for Investor’s Business Daily.
“In September, several smartphone vendors aggressively discounted their high-end flagship Android devices to mid- and low-tier pricing, but ‘this largely led to disappointing overall results,’ Pacific Crest Securities analyst James Faucette said in a research note Wednesday,” Seitz reports. “Overall, Android vendors took it on the chin last month, he says.”
Seitz reports, “‘As an ecosystem, Android’s shipment levels likely peaked in the U.S. as far back as last October and are likely to see further declines in the future if the retention gap doesn’t close,’ he wrote. The research firm’s Oct. 5 survey found that 54% of U.S. consumers intend to buy an Apple iOS product in the coming 12 months vs. 37% for Android.”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Uh, oh, sales of Fragmandroid phones have Droooiiid up!
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Kristian” for the heads up.]
62% of U.S. teens plan to buy iPhone as their next phone; iPhone usage hits 40% among U.S. teens – October 9, 2012
Despite massive promos for Windows Phone and Android, 3/4ths of AT&T’s smartphones activated were Apple iPhones – July 24, 2012
Android sees lowest U.S. user growth in three years – June 4, 2012
Nielsen: Apple’s U.S. iPhone market share surges as Android stalls – March 29, 2012
These charts will make the Fandroids want to puke – January 26, 2012
Fandroiders will deny this trend until the cows come home. Among them you’ll never find a more wretched hive of Sanscum and disingenuous villainy.
Now now… anything short of a lift is iPhone sales would have been disastrous. It’s all good….. Let’s compare notes in 3 months.
You have it reversed Kool-aid sipper
Scamsung briefly passed apple right before the new iPhone shipped (and was only able to do that by massive channel stuffing so they are done 2Q (at least)) HTC and LG are both faltering (badly)
Who then is your 3 month ‘roid saviour?
So yeah, 3 months I’ll take that bet…
Curse them. May their private parts get spots and their children be ridiculed for their costumes on Halloween.
Samscum that is.
we must be cautious…
To hell with being cautious!
If the iPad mini exists Apple should ship it THIS MONTH — not announce it near the end of this month or early next month and start shipping it in November or December.
The only company that should be allowed to cannibalize Apple’s sales should be Apple. The only way to vastly grow revenues is with new and vastly superior products. It’s time for a new Apple product to start shipping.
Calm down dude. MacFreak was just picking up the movie line from peterblood71. Looks like you need to watch Star Wars again…
RIMM used a 2 for 1 deal. I can see that may not be enough to move the Android phones. What if they put a $50 bill in each FREE Android phone box with a FREE 1st year cell phone offer. That could move that crap and keep their numbers up. It is all about market share not profits! Ok, through in a free dinner at McDonald’s too!
Good News. Means consumers are getting smarter not dumber!
Yes they tried it and they no likey (for good reason). Welcome home to the real deal folks!
“Droooiiid” up. Good one.
IIIs for that
How about this one:
“iPhone 5 – it cures what Ills you!”
Great use of the word DROID!!! Yeah…..like it!!
This keeps up there will be alot of Roid Rage.
They see the iPhones in action and then they realize they can’t do the same stuff on their phones so say next phone will be an iPhone …..
Now they they have finally done the math and lived with their bad decision for a year or two and the see how nice a two year old iPhone works better than theirs ever did …..
Yea fool the consumer once, maybe twice but three times, which most are at, not so fast …….
“In September, several smartphone vendors aggressively discounted their high-end flagship Android devices to mid- and low-tier pricing, but ‘this largely led to disappointing overall results,’ ”
Isn’t this because of the pending release of new models running Android 4.x as well as some of the older models won’t be able to run Android 4.x?