Is the Honeymoon Period Over for iPhone?

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.

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About Elias Shams
I have been a serial entrepreneur in telecom and social media space for past 12 years or so. I hold a M.S. degree in Telecommunication Engineering from the George Washington University and a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland. I’ve lived and worked in many countries and cities including London England, Tehran Iran, Bonn Germany, Paris France, Alicante Spain, Delhi India, and my favorite of all Washington, DC of great US of A. Two of the greatest Washington, DC based companies I worked for and very proud of are Yurie Systems which was sold to Lucent in 1998 for $1.23 B and that I founded in 1999. I am currently the founder and awesomizer @

One Response to Is the Honeymoon Period Over for iPhone?

  1. Just because Nokia is non-existent here in the US, it practically owns China, India, Half of Africa and South America, and a pretty big chunk of Europe. Which is why it can’t be bothered to fight for the US. But give it a year, it’ll come back here-a little. And Android is growing faster than the IPhone, so expect it to pass the IPhone in shipment numbers in two years.

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