Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 26th Jun 2013 13:03 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Market trends in Western Europe are not looking good for Apple's iPhone. 'Apple's iOS continues to lose ground as market share declined to 20% from 25% in 1Q12 [first quarter 2012]', IDC said Tuesday. Android, meanwhile, is gaining operating system market share, up 14 percent year-to-year in the first quarter. 'Android continues to dominate the smartphone landscape', according to IDC. In the quarter, Google's OS shipped 21.9 million units and market share increased to 69 percent in the first quarter of 2013 from 55 percent in last years' first quarter." On top of that, Apple got knocked out of the top five in India, where it's also bleeding market share. The America-centred large technology sites that dominate our reporting often fail to spot this huge problem for Apple: the company is only doing well in the US. It's losing everywhere else. And just in case you don't know: 'everywhere else' is 95% of the world, and that's where future growth is to be found. The fact that Apple hasn't addressed this yet is exactly why its shares aren't doing stellar anymore.
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by Spiron on Wed 26th Jun 2013 13:31 UTC
Spiron
Member since:
2011-03-08

Apple's iOS still commands ~40% smartphone market share here in Australia. We may not be a large country only coming in at 22 million, or something like that, but it's still something. Can't say I am that happy about that

Edited 2013-06-26 13:31 UTC

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RE: Unfortunately...
by SeeM on Wed 26th Jun 2013 22:53 in reply to "Unfortunately..."
SeeM Member since:
2011-09-10

We may not be a large country only coming in at 22 million, or something like that, but it's still something. Can't say I am that happy about that


The future growth is in your... hands. ;)

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RE: Unfortunately...
by stabbyjones on Wed 26th Jun 2013 23:00 in reply to "Unfortunately..."
stabbyjones Member since:
2008-04-15

It was 75% here a few years ago, so that makes me feel better about being Australian if your numbers are right

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RE: Unfortunately...
by Kabal3032 on Fri 28th Jun 2013 11:13 in reply to "Unfortunately..."
Kabal3032 Member since:
2013-06-28

I work for a large digital agency in Australia. When we make an app for both platforms we see anywhere from 70-90% of users on iOS compared to android. And similar numbers for websites.

Which I personally am happy about as iOS is simply more fun to program for ;)

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