Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 11th Oct 2012 14:43 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Since I love making it seem as if The Netherlands is in any way relevant anywhere ever, here's the most recent market share figures for smartphones, released today, covering the month of August (there's a graph showing the figures for every month from August 2011 until August 2012). The iPhone has a market share of almost 20% - but Android is ravaging the market, and now holds a market share of 70% (!). Nearly 75% of all Android smartphones sold in The Netherlands are made by Samsung. If you take the entire phone market - including feature phones - the iPhone holds 13% (up from 8% in August 2011) and Android 47% (up from 30% in August 2011). Windows Phone barely manages to hold on at 1%, and the BlackBerry dropped from 13% to 5%. Interestingly enough, in this combined feature/smartphone market, nearly 50% are Samsung phones. This of course doesn't yet include the iPhone 5, so the next set of figures will most likely show a spike for Apple. Still, if The Netherlands is in any way indicative of the rest of Europe, it's no surprise Apple tends to focus on US figures during its presentations.
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RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510
by Lennie on Thu 11th Oct 2012 15:35 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by MOS6510"
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Is it just me or are you confusing 2 things ?

- sales numbers
- marketshare

Sales just says what is currently being sold the most, it doesn't say anything about what people actually already have/use.

So if you see a lot of people with iPhones (if what you see is a good representation at all) that just means a lot of iPhones were sold in the past.

It could still mean Apple isn't selling as many right now (obviously the latest phone from Apple probably has an impact on that too).

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