Thursday, 19 January 2012

iPhone 4S brings Apple's user share closer to Android

When the iPhone 4S was reveal, it received a stream of depressing comments and poor sales predictions from bloggers, analysts and fans alike. However, it has proven everybody wrong with sales figures in their millions and China rioting to receive a device.

Research firm Nielsen says the 4S has helped Apple close the gap on Android in the US since its October 14th release. New iOS smartphone users for October were at 25.1 per cent, November grew to 38.8 per cent and December grew further still to 44.5 per cent, according to the report.
iPhone 4S

However, this meant Android faced a decline each month with 61.6 per cent in October, which fell to 46.9 per cent in December.

Results show that 57 per cent of those that chose an iPhone in December selected the 4S. Android is still the dominant force overall though, with 46.3 per cent of all smartphone users in Q4, while iOS holds 30 per cent and RIM holds 14.9 per cent.

The report says 46 per cent of mobile owners had smartphones in Q4 and 60 per cent chose a smartphone instead of a feature phone during the same period.

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