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Report: iPhone responsible for half of all U.S. smartphone sales

By Shawn Knight · 13 replies
Jan 23, 2013
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  1. Last week speculation surfaced suggesting demand for Apple’s popular iPhone may be slowing. That thought process was at least partially based on a report from the Wall Street Journal claiming Apple may have overestimated demand and is in the process...

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  2. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 7,858   +2,811

    If that's the case it's a sad state of affairs & I don't believe a word of it. I can't believe 51% of all U.S. citizens are basket cases.
    m4a4 likes this.
  3. hitech0101

    hitech0101 TS Guru Posts: 448   +31

    Does apple have an patent/policy on iphone users for not moving from iphone to android?
  4. 9Nails

    9Nails TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,212   +174

    Measured in my circle of friends, this is certainly not the case. I'm seeing more HTC Evos and Samsung Galaxys these days.
  5. So how many free iPhones are given out to these companies for lying about the smartphone sale research? iPhone sales are no more than 40%, and even at that:
    Total Android devices topple iOS devices > 3 to 1.

    Just saw someone post online: "Don't know why I didn't switch to iPhone sooner! I've been on instagram all day!"

    ...Instagram is available on Android devices as well. Point made.
  6. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,682   +349

    Probably also unaware that instagram take copyright of any any photos they take using the app.
  7. I haven't paid attention all that much before, but as of late, I've been noticing that these "Research Firms" are full of S*IT! ...and mean through and through!!
    The propaganda machine working at full speed.

    ...and not just in regards to research on phones.
    m4a4 likes this.
  8. Jim$ter

    Jim$ter TS Booster Posts: 158   +32

    I believe it. I see tons of iPhones and I'm glad. If I text someone and your not blue I hate you.
  9. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,827   +1,169

    Huh? Quote from the story "It might not be the case that iPhone sales are slowing down because 52% of the smartphone sales in Q4 2012 were iPhones." Well... what were they in Q3, was it 55%? Cause if they sold more in Q3 than in Q4, then they're slowing down.
  10. And here, ladies and gentlemen; is the epitome of your typical iPhone user. Need I say more?
    m4a4 likes this.
  11. I know its a reflex for all you apple haters to call anyone that think IOS is Superior to Android a fan boy or I sheep(which doesn't actually exist) , but honestly, the Android experience was horrible for me. Tried a new droid for a week (dual 1.5Ghz, 4.5 screen, ICS etc) it for a week, HATED it. went back to my 2 year old iPhone. At least I tried it.

    ok, bring on the militant Android comments
  12. Rasta211

    Rasta211 TS Booster Posts: 212   +32

    All those iPhones sold and you can't lower the price?
    Skidmarksdeluxe likes this.
  13. m4a4

    m4a4 TS Evangelist Posts: 869   +413

    It's one of the reasons that I hate apple...
  14. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 7,858   +2,811

    Greed begets greed or something like that.
    Honestly speaking there's not a helluva lot wrong with Apple products, it's the company itself that gets me riled up.

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