Smartphones – Apple beats Samsung in USA first time

Smartphones – Apple beats Samsung in United States of America (U.S.A) first time
 
iPhone are more expensive than most Samsung smartphones

New York USA (Saturday, February 2, 2013) – In America ordinary mobile phone are becomimg unpopular day by day. After launch of the Apple’s iPhone 5 and the declining popularity of non-smartphones have made Apple the biggest seller of phones in the U.S. for the first time, research firm Strategy Analytics said Friday.

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Apple iPhone buying in U.S (Oct to Dec, 2012)
Strategy Analytics firm estimates that Apple shipped 17.7 million iPhones of all kinds to U.S. buyers in the October to December period, meaning it accounted for one in three new phones.

 Samsung buying in U.S (Oct to Dec, 2012)
Samsung Electronics of Korea was close behind, shipping 16.8 million phones, including non-smart ones. Samsung has been the largest seller of phones to the U.S. market since 2008, Strategy Analytics said.

NPD Group, another research firm, found that Samsung phones still outsold the iPhone in the quarter, by 31 percent to 29 percent. It tracks retails sales while Strategy Analytics tracks shipments, so the numbers are not directly comparable.

Worldwide, it’s clear that Samsung is still the biggest phone vendor with 23 percent of the market, according to a third research firm, IDC. Apple is number three, with 9.9 percent of the market. In between sits Nokia with 17.9 percent.

When Samsung beats Apple?
Samsung beats Apple globally even when only smartphones are considered. It shipped 63.7 million units worldwide versus Apple’s 47.8 million.

Prices – iPhone Vs Samsung Smartphones
IPhones are more expensive than most Samsung smartphones. They’re well within reach for U.S. buyers, but not for buyers in the developing world, where cheaper phones running Google Inc.’s Android operating system dominate.

Apple iPhone 5 most popular smartphone
NPD said the iPhone 5 was the single most popular phone in the U.S. in the holiday quarter. The Samsung Galaxy S III was No. 2, followed by the older iPhone models, the 4S and 4.

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