Apple's iOS and Google's Android now control 90% of the global smartphone market
FORTUNE: Hard on the heels of Gartner's Worldwide Mobile Phone Sales report Wednesday, IDC and comScore both released colorful bar graphs Thursday representing their view of the current state of the smartphone wars -- the world war (top) from IDC, and U.S. war (bottom) from comScore.
A few observations:
The extent to which the smartphone wars have become a two-man MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 14, 2013 2:50 PM 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
A new report shows the iPhone at 48.1% of U.S. smartphone sales to Android's 46.7%
FORTUNE -- As expected, sales of the iPhone 5 have pushed Apple (AAPL) back into the lead in the race for U.S. smartphone sales, according to a report issued Tuesday by Kantar Worldpanel.
The London-based consumer research firm found that Apple accounted for 48.1% of U.S. smartphone unit sales in the 12-week period between Aug. 5 and Oct. MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 27, 2012 10:19 AM ET
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
Especially if you throw in iPad sales, as yet another Wall Street analyst has done
If you look closely at the chart at right, taken from a note to clients issued Monday by Deutsche Bank's Chris Whitmore, you'll see that it has two entries for the second quarter of 2011.
Both show notebook computer sales as reported by the six largest vendors. The difference -- which Whitmore has highlighted with an orange MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 8, 2011 7:09 AM ET
Wyoming and West Virginia, at 4.19% apiece, have the lowest concentration of Apple computers
Apple's (AAPL) share of the U.S. PC market is still shy of 10%, according Gartner's first quarter 2011 report, but some parts of the country are more Mac friendly than others.
Drawing on research gathered between June 2 and 8 by Chitika's ad network, which serves more than than 70 million impressions per day, MacDailyNews reports that San MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 28, 2011 6:07 AM ET
If Apple's share of global profits is going up, others' must be going down
Last fall, Asymco's Horace Dediu introduced a new way of visualizing the dynamics of the worldwide mobile phone market.
He started with two sets of data -- market share and dollar share in 2007 and 2010 -- for the eight largest vendors in the mobile phone space, from Apple (AAPL), the smallest in 2007, to Nokia (NOK), the MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 26, 2011 7:19 AM ET
Sure, smartphones are booming, but here's how banking, enterprise and OS battles are really going to play out on the sleek gadget in your pocket.
By Mitch Cline, guest contributor
Wireless handsets have been around for decades, but this market has perhaps never had a more promising future than it does now in terms of potential market penetration, consumer demand, and global significance. Take mobile handset penetration: Globally, we're talking big-time numbers MOREMar 10, 2011 2:51 PM ET
The indefatigable Horace Dediu points out on Asymco.com that although Apple's (AAPL) iOS and Google's (GOOG) Android are less than two years old as platforms, together they have captured 50.2% of what he calls "the most competitive market technology market on the planet."
Below: The same data graphed as market share.Philip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 8, 2011 10:38 AM ET
Reports that Apple's iPad lost a big chunk of its market turn out to be premature
[CORRECTION: Samsung's Lee Young-hee was misquoted in the transcript cited by the Wall Street Journal. A tape recording of her remarks show that she was describing the Galaxy Tab's sell out as "quite smooth" not "quite small."]
Judging from Monday morning's tech headlines, Apple's (AAPL) iPad must have got clobbered last quarter.VentureBeat: "Android steals tablet market MORE Philip Elmer-DeWitt - Jan 31, 2011 2:58 PM ET
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