Apple's iPhones were the top three most popular smartphones in the United States for all of 2011, according to comScore's 2012 Mobile Future in Focus whitepaper. NPD reported similar results for the months of October and November, when the iPhone 4S was the most popular smartphone in the country after it was released.

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For the full year, the iPhone 4S was the country's third most popular smartphone model, beating every other non iPhone model, even though it was only on sale for the final three months of the year. As they were on sale for the full 12 months, both the iPhone 4 and 3GS outsold the iPhone 4S. In fourth place was a single BlackBerry model, followed by the only Android device on the list: the HTC Evo 4G -- a Sprint exclusive, and the first 4G phone available in the US.

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bigjnyc Avatar
120 months ago
No wonder Samsung is going at the iPhone so hard in their ads :D
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Awfisch Avatar
120 months ago
I seriously laughed so hard when I saw this. First of all, the iPhone 4S had only been out for 3 months, yet it beat out all non-iPhone competitors. Secondly, the iPhone 3GS is 3 years old! The oldest model that Apple sells is still out selling all of these "Blockbuster" smartphones!

Apple is laughing all the way to the bank with this one! But watch out! I hear that Samsung Note is going to be a huge hit! A stylus is the way of the future. :p
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bigjnyc Avatar
120 months ago
So how does Android have all this market share?

Massive fragmentation. Many manufacturers with lots of models each. No one dominant model.

It's split between a ****-ton of OEMs.

EDIT: already answered.

I'll just leave this here anyway.

Not to mention the fact that they update their models every 2 weeks. I feel like the Droid RAZR came out and 2 weeks later they had the RAZR max or whatever it is.... and Samsung has a new model every other day.
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jlgolson Avatar
120 months ago
So how does Android have all this market share?
Massive fragmentation. Many manufacturers with lots of models each. No one dominant model.
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mrxak Avatar
120 months ago
Considering the 4S was only available for two and a half months in 2011, that's pretty impressive it beat out every single other company's phones.


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I'm sure if Apple had rolled out the 4S quicker in Europe, the top three spots would have looked the same for both charts.
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BJMRamage Avatar
120 months ago
that's kind of the beauty of a limited stock/type.

They get news of this. Sure Android is selling/giving away more phones but that is from many manufacturers. Apple cam still EASILY say they have the #1, 2 and 3 Phones in the US. and Top in worldwide markets, they aren't shelling out more OS but more phones of the same type than the others.

Ask someone what iPhone they have and you pretty much know how old/new it is, etc. ask an Android and then you need an explanation...is that the latest, "No, the MaxG Force RAZR is, but i figure mine is just 2 months old, I might 3 more and then get the MaxGForce Lightning Probe RAZR then. I hear it'll be great."
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