We anticipate the new iPhone will be lapped up by a receptive US public who have been waiting with bated breath for the new device, a device Apples manufacturing partner, Foxconn, has predicted will: "Put the Samsung Galaxy III to shame.
In terms of smartphone market share in the United States, Google Android ended the quarter with 56.3 percent, down from 60.6 percent year over year.
The Finnish mobile giant, which dominated the worlds handset market in the pre smartphone era, saw its share of the global smartphone market drop to 6.6% in the second quarter from 8.2% in the first quarter, according to the IDC report.
The second quarter of 2008 was when Sprint was pushing the 3G Samsung Instinct as an “iPhone Killer”.
Samsung launched its new flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S III, in the second quarter, while Apple is expected to release its new iPhone later this year.
A drop in market share for Apple is typical several months after the release of an iPhone model.
Apple’s US market share has risen by ten points from 23 percent in Q2 2011 to 33 percent in Q2 2012.
The Samsung GALAXY NexusThe last graph shows worldwide unit sales of smartphones during the same period.
The Samsung Galaxy S II is a smartphone running the Android operating system that was announced by Samsung on 13 February 2011 at the Mobile World Congress.
The iPhone certainly has room to grow: Only one in six smartphones sold globally in the second quarter had an Apple logo on its back.
The International Data Corporation (IDC) reported that Samsung leads Apple in smartphone shipments worldwide, partly due to its new Galaxy phones coming out before Apple updated its iPhone.
In today’s opening statement at the District Court showdown between Apple and Samsung, the former once again pointed out Samsung’s increasing market share, most likely to show how Apple has been harmed by Samsung’s alleged patent infringement.source: FOSSPatentsApple’s graphs show US market share (L) and worldwide unit smartphone sales of itself and Samsung from Q1 2004 Q1 2012.
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