Is the Honeymoon Period Over for iPhone?
August 1, 2010 1 Comment
Looks like Facebook is not the only thing we are getting addicted to. Our addiction to smartphones is certainly becoming as important. Their shipments jumped 43% year-over-year to 60 million units globally in the second quarter of 2010 and handset shipments grew by 13% in the quarter to 308 million, according to the Strategy Analytics. And no! they weren’t all iPhone. Others have been also kicking ass taking names!
The report further notes:
– Healthy operator subsidies, vigorous competition between premium-tier vendors and a growing range of lower-cost models continued to drive the upswing,
– Robust demand for QWERTY” devices, which helped BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion and Samsung Electronics mark noticeable market share gains where most of their competitors lost share.
– Apple shipments rose 61 percent and the firm held a 14 percent share of the smart phone market at the end of the quarter. Apple shipped 8.4 million iPhones during the quarter, which was up from the 5.2 million it shipped a year ago, but down from the 8.8 million iPhones it shipped in the first quarter of 2010,
– Nokia shipped 111.1 million units kept a 36.1% industry-best market share in the quarter.
– Samsung ended the quarter with 63.8 million units shipped and a 20.7% share
– LG ended the quarter with 30.6 million units shipped and a 10% share.
– Research In Motion and sony Ericsson both grabbed a 3.6% share with 11.2 million units and 11 million units shipped.
– Others grabbed the remaining share of 26%.
Regarding Nokia, honestly, I have a hard time to believe this one about Nokia.
As for As for iPhone, looks like the honeymoon period for Apple in the mobile world is over. I suspect these numbers will even gets worse during this quarter for Apple – mainly for their poorly designed touchable antenna, and the way Steve Jobs handled it. Not to mention At&t poor network that has angered many of the iPhone customers.