Usage numbers contradict estimates of Samsung's smartphone and tablet sales
FORTUNE -- According to a report issued Friday by Net Applications, the Web presence of Android devices peaked in November at 28% and has been drifting down ever since.
By contrast, Apple's (AAPL) iOS has climbed since October, after the company launched the iPhone 5 and the iPad mini.
That's quite a different story than the one being told by market research firms MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 1, 2013 6:32 AM ET
IDC thinks Asus, Samsung and Amazon gained market share, but what do they know?
FORTUNE -- IDC on Wednesday released preliminary data from its survey of worldwide tablet sales in the big holiday quarter, and the only thing in the data that we can be sure about is that sales of Apple's iPad grew 48.1% year over year -- from 15.1 million to 22.9 million. We and IDC know this because MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jan 31, 2013 7:06 AM ET
Samsung led Q3 with market share (21.8%), Apple led with value ($34.1 billion)
FORTUNE -- Once again, Samsung and Apple (AAPL) are the big winners in the quarterly Worldwide Connected Smart Device report that IDC released Monday.
Combined shipments of PCs, tablets and smartphones grew a healthy 27.1% year over year in the third quarter of 2012 according to IDC -- a total of 303.6 million devices worth $140.4 billion. But the MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 10, 2012 10:31 AM ET
Why can't the two leading PC market tracking firms get their acts together?
FORTUNE -- In separate reports on the state of the worldwide personal computer market issued Wednesday, Gartner and IDC agreed about one thing: The quarter that ended in June was a miserable one for traditional PC vendors.
Gartner called the market "flat." IDC's term was "stalled." Both reported a decline in global shipments of 0.1%. Both attributed it to MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jul 11, 2012 7:00 PM ET
Sales of the Kindle e-readers have apparently also fallen off a cliff
FORTUNE -- Thursday was bad-news day for Amazon's (AMZN) Kindle line of tablets and e-readers.
IDC released first quarter tablet sales data that had Kindle Fire shipments falling from 4.8 million in the Christmas quarter to less than 750,000 units last quarter. "Kindle Fire Shipments Fizzle" was the headline on AllThingsD.
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Why can't Gartner and IDC just get along?
You used to be able to explain the discrepancies between Gartner's and IDC's quarterly market share reports by the difference in their methodologies.
Gartner counted sales to end users. IDC counted sales into "channel" -- i.e. devices sold to stores and other distribution points, but not necessarily to customers.
But when trying to understand the discrepancy between Apple's (AAPL) U.S. market share in the reports MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 12, 2012 7:42 AM ET
Apple's mobile phone shipments nearly doubled in 2011, overtaking LG and ZTE
On the strength of sales of the iPhone 4S last quarter, Apple (AAPL) jumped two spots in IDC's ranking of the world's five largest manufacturers of mobile phones -- smart or otherwise.
In a press release issued Wednesday, IDC reported that weakness in the demand for so-called feature phones dragged down market growth in the Christmas quarter -- usually the MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 2, 2012 8:18 AM ET
Apple is the only bright spot in the industry's worst quarter in a decade
Fourth quarter personal computer numbers for the U.S. market came in from Gartner and IDC Wednesday and for the second quarter in a row, Apple (AAPL) sales grew like gangbusters while the Microsoft (MSFT) Windows PC market actually shrank.
Apple sales in the U.S. were up 20.7%, according to Gartner, while HP (HPQ) was down 21.6%, Dell (DELL) MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jan 12, 2012 6:39 AM ET
IDC gives Apple an even bigger edge, with Mac's U.S. shipments outpacing PCs 80 to 1
Tim Cook may not have seen the latest numbers. Or perhaps he's just more modest than Steve Jobs was. But he understated matters somewhat when he told the press last week that the Mac outgrew the PC market almost six times in the year ending in June and that it had outpaced its competitors every MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 13, 2011 7:25 AM ET
The worldwide tablet market grew 303.8% year over year, and it's mostly Apple's
Since IDC launched its Worldwide Quarterly Media Tablet and eReader Tracker in January, its coverage of the tablet market has been, shall we say, spotty.
Its tracking report for the first quarter of 2011 didn't arrive until July, causing serious confusion among some high-profile tech writers who mistook it for a second-quarter report (see What slowdown in tablet sales?).
IDC's MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Sep 15, 2011 9:31 AM ET
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