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November 03, 2017

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GoodTimes

"But Apple's worldwide smartphone market share is going down. 5 years ago it was over 22% and now is barely 14%."

And that is humbug. The only number that is meaningful is the market share of all of the mobile phones sold. Why? Because the dumbphones are still around.

Here is a story back from 2011. Android as gratis OS quicly squashed everything else but the iOS.
asymco.com/2011/11/17/the-global-smartphone-market-landscape/

We do not know how many smartphones Samsung sells because they do not tell their figures. Same goes with everybody else except Apple and few others who do not make dumbphones. Apples figures we know because they do not produce dumbphones and they release their data. Everthing else is gestimates.

Here is one view to the marketshare thing.
netmarketshare.com/operating-system-market-share.aspx?qprid=8&qpcustomd=1
31.46% is iOS.

GoodTimes

And of course I forgot another link...

forbes.com/sites/johnkoetsier/2017/05/18/surprise-google-reveals-apples-ios-market-share-is-65-to-230-bigger-than-we-thought/#15ad54465890

"If generally-accepted sales statistics suggest 10 to 20% iOS market share in global devices sold, these activity statistics suggest 33% global market share in devices used.

Of course, this ignores Android-based devices that Burke is not talking about: perhaps 800 million working Android devices that Google does not see, because they are AOSP devices (open source Android) and they do not phone home to Google."

GoodTimes

Black Friday and a slow news day...

patentlyapple.com/patently-apple/2017/11/apple-was-the-overall-smartphone-champ-in-the-uk-in-q3-with-the-iphone-7-being-the-top-selling-model.html

First world problems.

UK handset market declined 8% YOY in Q3 2017.
Smartphone penetration reached 93% of all the mobile phones sold in the quarter.
Top 5 brands account for almost 80% of the smartphone sales in Q3 2017.
Apple continues to be the bestselling brand followed by Samsung. Chinese vendors Huawei, Alcatel and Motorola capture the next position in the UK smartphone market.
In the premium segment Apple led the smartphone market followed by Samsung.

GoodTimes

Another Google scandal.

qz.com/1131515/google-collects-android-users-locations-even-when-location-services-are-disabled/?utm_source=nextdraft&utm_medium=email

"If they were “never used or stored”, why did they start collecting them in the first place? This is like a kid caught with their hand in the cookie jar saying they weren’t going to eat any cookies. Sure." - John Gruber. Daring Fireball.

If Apple would do the same there would be tons of articles about it. When Google does this nobody reacts.

Tomi T Ahonen

Hi Gang

Hey, this will interest MOST of you (except those obsessing only about the rich world haha). Rare THAILAND market data via Canalys. I missed this last month. Thailand is in top tier of 'Emerging World' countries ie rather rich nation for the 'Rest of the World' but it is largish, at 69 million population. VERY good market to study to understand similar nations like say Malaysia, Vietnam, South Africa, Argentina etc.

What makes the Thailand Canalys market data exceptionally juicy for us is that it includes.. a price pyramid (thank you Canalys! or should I say Ka Pun Kap?). So yeah, they only reveal top 2 brands Sammy is number 1, Oppo number 2 in Thailand but total market size, growth rate, 3 price bands etc. VERY useful tidbit of data from one of the more affluent of the Emerging World countries.. Via Bangkok Post

https://www.bangkokpost.com/business/telecom/1349402/smartphone-demand-continues-unabated

Enjoy (I'll be doing Top 10 shortly)

Tomi Ahonen :-)

Tomi T Ahonen

Hi All

And to see how utterly different the US market is from the rest of the world, here is Strategy Analytics Top 5 of US market (now 3rd largest in world, behind China & India) To 5 for Q3. 1 Apple, 2 Samsung, 3 LG, 4 ZTE, 5 Moto (yes Lenovo)

http://247wallst.com/consumer-electronics/2017/11/07/motorola-snags-more-of-us-smartphone-market-as-apple-dips/

Tomi Ahonen :-)

GoodTimes

"US market (now 3rd largest in world, behind China & India)"

European Union is the biggest market in the world.

Tomi T Ahonen

Ok gang

the Top 10 is now up. Enjoy

Tomi Ahonen :-)

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