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September 21, 2012

Why your wait for iPhone 5 will get 83% Longer



Make sure you get  ready to stand in the queue 83% more for that coveted iPhone 5 sales from today. The crowds for the iPhone 5 are 83 percent larger than they were for the iPhone 4S,  as iPhone 5 sales is predicted to cross 8 million iPhones  during Sept 21st to 23rd,2012

Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster, who has been tracking iphone sales since its debut in 2007  that Friday's launch of the iPhone 5 in the U.S. was the biggest ever.Munster has predicted iphone 5  sales tp cross  8 million  on 2st to 23rd septembe,2012  weekend.

Going by  this trend   Apple can  expect to sell 49 million iPhones in the December quarter. The only caveat, he said, is whether Apple can make the phones fast enough to meet demand.

September 10, 2012

Has Smartphone Sales Started to Fizzle Out

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The period of explosive growth in smartphone sales is coming to an end. As Henry Blodget discussed in a special report, in any market, the peak of annual unit gains occurs around the halfway mark of adoption. With smartphone penetration around 50 percent, it looks like we will hit that inflection point soon, if we haven't already. 
As a result, U.S. smartphone sales will become more dependent on replacements and upgrades than attracting new users. Growth in the broader smartphone ecosystem will slow as well and developers will need to generate more revenue out of existing users. On the bright side, many potentially enormous smartphone markets are just getting started.

Nielsen has already noted that more than half of US consumers have smartphones. comScore’s data seems to point to that threshold being crossed sometime this year.

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April 5, 2011

Android with 28% Marketshare is UK's leading smartphone platform

Android is now the most popular smartphone platform in the UK with a 28% market share, but iPhone users remain the most engrossed by their phones, according to new research.

According to the survey of 2,001 people, 28% of smartphone users now use the Android platform, with 26% using Apple's iOS, and 14% using Blackberry's platform. Nokia's Symbian platform has a 6% share and Microsoft's Windows Phone platform 5%, but Nokia will move its smartphones onto the Windows platform for new phones from next year.

The research, conducted by YouGov for Intelligent Environments, also examined the profiles of the different smartphone users.

iPhone users were found to be the heaviest smartphone users, with 18% using their device for four or more hours per day, compared to 4% of Android and Blackberry users. This backs up data released last month by Absolute Radio, which showed strong engagement with Apple's iAd platform.

Londoners are also more likely to have smartphones, with 42% owning an iPhone, 15% an Android phone and 11% a Blackberry.Almost two thirds (63%) of iPhone users rank social media apps, and 48% rated games apps as the three used the most.

Blackberry users were found to shun apps, with 23% having no apps at all.Blackberry users were also more likely to be high earners, with 10% earning £50,000 or more per year.

Android users were generally either younger (36% of 25- to 34-year-olds used an Android phone) or "silver surfers" (25% of retired respondents own an Android).

Android users were more likely to use travel and mapping apps, with 34% saying these apps were in their top three.Android already provides 51% of mobile ad impressions in the US. Apple's iOS provides 27%.