Originally Posted by Lloydbm4
And now let's look at worldwide figures. Apple now hovers at 15% global market share.
From BGR for Q1 2014:
Samsung leads the list, but found its market share dropped to 31.2% from 32.4% in Q1 2013.
Apple%u2019s global smartphone market share dropped to 15.3% from 17.5% in Q1 2013.
Huawei and Lenovo found themselves in the Nos. 3 and 4 spots on Strategy Analytics%u2019 list, with LG rounding out the top five.
Finally, as has been the case in the past several quarters, Samsung%u2019s smartphone shipments in the first quarter were greater than shipments from all of its top competitors combined.
Samsung is in the #1 spot as a manufacturer... but that doesn't mean the #2 and below are failures.
Honda will never sell as many cars as Toyota... so should we be worried about Honda?
Of course not. And the same is true for Apple.
Apple happens to be #2 by shipments... but that's not exactly the death sentence you think it is.
And don't forget.... market share is just the percentage of sales over the last 3 months... and it's based on the size of the entire market.
You're quick to point out that Apple's share
has decreased... but you completely ignored the fact that Apple's sales
That's the funny thing about percentages.