Fueled by Apple’s iconic iPhone, smartphones in use surpass 1 billion, will double by 2015

“The number of smartphones in use globally crossed 1 billion for the first time in the third quarter and will double by 2015, after the introduction of Apple Inc.’s iPhone fueled demand, according to Strategy Analytics,” Jun Yang reports for Bloomberg.

“The number reached 1.038 billion in the three-month period, a 47 percent increase from a year earlier, the Boston-based industry researcher said in a statement toda,” Yang reports. “That translates into one in every seven people worldwide owning a handheld device that works like a computer, according to the statement.”

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Yang reports, “The industry’s expansion accelerated on the popularity of the iPhone, Strategy Analytics said. As smartphone use spreads to emerging markets, it probably will take less than three years for another billion devices to be added, the researcher said.”

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  1. And there lies the fuel for Apples continued growth… With their unbelievable cust satisfaction they will retain and increase their current portion of that 1 billion while gaining an even greater portion of that next billion and so on.

    That, ladies and gentlemen, is how it’s done.

      1. Actually, that’s pretty tame stuff for BLN and a few of the other people in this forum. Are you offended? Personally, I find the ideas promoted in several of your recent posts to be more offensive than BLN’s language.

        Cussing doesn’t bother me – dishonesty, narrow-
        mindedness, and hypocrisy are much bigger concerns, in my opinion.

        1. I don’t mind the substance of a post because I love ideas. Gutter language does not convey much other than a form of disgust for something. We can aspire to use clean language to convey the meaning even more powerfully. As you are a frequent poster, you have read several of my strong sentiments and I think you may not like the opinion.

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