Apple accounts for half of US phone activations in Q4

24 January, 2015
Samsung is a distant second, losing market share compared to the same period in 2013.

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Trooper, 25 Jan 2015Look at all these Apple fan boys rubbishing Samsung. But don't f... moreReality check: it's not Samsung hardware. There are SOME components designed by Apple and produced by Samsung.
It's even better.
Samsung just isn't capable to design a smartphone like the iPhone.

Primark, 25 Jan 2015It is actually the contrary, IOS is behind android in functional... moreFunctionality? Did you mean gimmicks?

AnonD-124461, 25 Jan 2015Sony is quite missing from this chart. Very shamefull.Sony's presence on the US market is ridiculous

  • AnonD-224552

Trooper, 25 Jan 2015Look at all these Apple fan boys rubbishing Samsung. But don't f... morenot samsung hardware, Hardware fabricated by Samsung , designed by Apple

  • AnonD-124461

Sony is quite missing from this chart. Very shamefull.

  • Anonymous

Primark, 25 Jan 2015It is actually the contrary, IOS is behind android in functional... morePerformance is the only thing that IOS and Android differ wiht each other. And quality is very important.

iPhone performs best in the long run.
I have android phone before and it last for about 3-5 months and the following months my Android phone already messing up. While my iPhone 4s for almost 2 years is still smooth as new...

  • Anonymous

Primark, 25 Jan 2015It is actually the contrary, IOS is behind android in functional... moreNope cause the funcionality of a phone android and ios are the same so its not that IOS is behind when it comes to funntionality.

Lets say there are features that Android had while not in IOS and vice versa...

  • Primark

AnonD-270318, 25 Jan 2015The difference between Apple and Samsung is the quality. For yea... moreIt is actually the contrary, IOS is behind android in functionality, and its only clear leverage is smoothness...

  • Michael

Please stop blind support for any brand or
Operating system. I admire Windows Phone but I must admit that Apple is a bit more reliable than Lumia 1520 (the best windows phone to date). However, I will still stick to Lumia 1520 because of much better interface, keyboard shape and layout, top notch spelling auto correction and of course top notch size and design comparing to iPhone 6 plus. I just wish Microsoft would finally improve contacts, create and let people create normal folders (not stupid and ugly live folders) and create more shortcuts.

Any Android phone is far behind Apple because Android system is an absolute junk!
ANDROID (and therefore Samsung) CONS:
-Horrible typing experience (always bad keyboard shape and layout, as well as bad touch interface that ads to it and - I believe but not 100% sure - inferior to iPhone and Windows phone spelling auto correction)
-Horrible Laggish scrolling which is also not smooth on top of all. This type of scrolling makes a web browsing much slower and annoying than on iPhone or Lumia 1520 windows phone
-Annoying pop up windows and notifications that are all over the place.
-The worst, over all user interface.

People who never used iPhone or the highest windows phone will not see any issues with Android till they try iPhone or top notch Lumia 1520 windows phone.


  • Primark

Anonymous, 25 Jan 2015Can we use the word simple than basic instead? And how bout yo... moreOnly useless to those who don't know how... Besides I'm just stating facts and I am not insulting your IOS in anyway...

  • Anonymous

Samsung has definitely lost its luster. And once you lose it , it's gone. With Samsung's track record of mainly copying people I don't think they can come back and retake their lost shares. I don't care for Apple either but at least they have a wow effect to their products.

  • AnonD-270318

Anonymous, 24 Jan 2015iPhones are obsolete out of the box forcing you to upgrade more ... moreThe difference between Apple and Samsung is the quality. For years the iPhones are runing the fastest OS with 50% less ram than any Android device and by this you can clearly see how far you, android user are behind us...

Quantity is not quality.

Peace.

  • AnonD-326661

If you consider when Apple launched their phones and when LG or Samsung lunch theirs, there is no surprise i think here.
Only other major Maker release in last quarter is from Motorola maybe.

  • Anonymous

Primark, 25 Jan 2015What fact exactly is he rejecting? It is a known fact that IOS8 ... moreCan we use the word simple than basic instead?
And how bout your gimmicky android? a lot of useless stuff in it.. is that what you want? go for it.

Live your life with your laagggy fuul of bloatware OS cause we live ours...

  • Anonymous

I Doubt that you use an iPhone 5s nor 6.
Base on your comment, you cannot convince me dude.

If you use iPhone 5s then why did you go for 6 if you feel that it is restricted... lol

And if you really use iPhone you;ll know it for yourself that IOS is way much much better than your laggdroid phone right?

  • AnonD-105337

The problem with samsung they did not listen but kept on making plastic cheap hardware ...

  • Anonymous

First time buyers picking one brand instead of the other is not nessarily indicative of a problem. But side switching is.
If quality is the problem then Samsung got to understand that high quality is non-negotiable. Corners shaved now will come back to haunt later and keeping nagging long after being fixed. Like Touchwiz lagging. That cat should never have been let out of the bag.

  • Trooper

Look at all these Apple fan boys rubbishing Samsung. But don't forget, your precious iOS is running on Samsung hardware.

  • AnonD-243308

it would be better if samsung would sell cheap capable smartphones like what chinese manufacturers are doing

  • Primark

Anonymous, 25 Jan 2015Another android fan who can't accept the fact... lolWhat fact exactly is he rejecting? It is a known fact that IOS8 is basic if compared to android, what of it is false?