“‘Everybody has got a smartphone,’ says UBS analyst John Hodulik, as quoted by the Wall Street Journal,” Horace Dediu reports for Asymco. “No they haven’t.”
“According to the latest comScore survey data, 98 million Americans above the age of 13 don’t use a smartphone as their primary phone. That’s 41% of US mobile phone users,” Dediu reports. “What’s more, 2.5 million more people first started using smartphones in the three month period ending May vs. the three month period ending in April.”
Dediu reports, “To summarize, with penetration now at about 60% in the US, the rate of adoption of smartphones is not slowing in any perceptible way. So not only is there no saturation, but there is no slowing of adoption of smartphones in the US, the most penetrated large market. Globally, the penetration of smartphones is less than half of that in the US. About 4 billion people are about to switch.”
More info, and the usual excellent chartsm in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz” and “Dan K.” for the heads up.]