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Apple responds to Android OS market share gains

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 11 May 2010 23:34 User comments (4)

Apple responds to Android OS market share gains Yesterday, we reported that the latest NPD figures showed the Android operating system had finally overtaken the iPhone for the number two spot in the U.S. smartphone market share, taking 28 percent in the latest quarter.
RIM's BlackBerry OS remains the clear leader at 36 percent, with the iPhone OS in third place at 21 percent for the Q1 2010.

Today, Apple has responded, saying that the NPD figures are limited and not important anyways, as Apple leads in global market share.

Says spokesperson Natalie Harrison: "This is a very limited report on 150,000 US consumers responding to an online survey and does not account for the more than 85 million iPhone and iPod touch customers worldwide...IDC figures show that iPhone has 16.1 percent of the smartphone market and growing, far outselling Android on a worldwide basis. We had a record quarter with iPhone sales growing by 131 percent and with our new iPhone OS 4.0 software coming this summer, we see no signs of the competition catching up anytime soon."

It should be interesting to see next quarter's global market share numbers.

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4 user comments

111.5.2010 23:57

The apple spin machine is overdrive now, huh? I guess if 85 million people have the DRM junk they spew, we all should have one.
I like how their spin master Natalie shifted the conversation to the "global market." I guess she didn't read that it was about U.S. smart phone market share. Yet another spin tactic, she'd have you believe it was based on just 150,000 consumers, its actually based on that many responding per month.

212.5.2010 3:08

why bring the itouch in this, it was for only smartphones! gotta hand it to the apple press, they know how to spin anything.

secondly, the original atricle was for the US, yet apple comment about the world sales..... _.

and lastly where was up and coming FWs bought into the original article?

still, gotta give them propps.

312.5.2010 10:11

leave it to apple to try and make you believe a square can replace the common wheel. they can put the spin on anything :)

413.5.2010 0:27

It is apple's own fault...and I don't just mean the bad network, bad product, and bad support structure...the president of the company told the world to buy Android if they wanted porn; what did he think would happen?

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