Market Share

iOS, Android Captured a Record 99.9% Market Share in 2017

According to the latest data from research firm Gartner, iOS and Android, two of the world’s most popular mobile operating systems, captured a record 99.9% market share in 2017 (via MacRumors). Squeezing out all competing platforms last year, Android and iOS grabbed roughly 86% and 14% of global smartphone market share respectively. Android's dominance is unsurprising given...

Venture Capitalist Says Tesla Looks Like Apple in their Pre-iPhone Era

According to venture capitalist Chamath Palihapitiya, Tesla looks almost exactly like Apple did in their pre-iPhone days. During the Sohn Conference, Palihapitiya decided to pitch Tesla as an investment, where he drew out some interesting similarities between Apple and Tesla. He said: “What Apple did was create a tailwind of demand. Now let’s ask ourselves, is...

Apple Continues to Struggle in China, Loses Fourth Place to Xiaomi

According to a new report from Canalys, Apple has dropped to fifth place in the Chinese smartphone market behind domestic vendors Huawei, Oppo, Vivo, and Xiaomi. For the full year of 2016, China reached 476.5 million smartphone units shipped, an 11.4% increase over the previous year. Shipments in the fourth quarter were 131.6 million, the highest...

BlackBerry Smartphone Market Share Has Reached 0%: Gartner

According to a new report from Gartner, BlackBerry is now capturing 0.0 percent of the worldwide smartphone market. The report notes that Apple has just passed Samsung as the world's top smartphone seller. Gartner shows Canadian smartphone company BlackBerry, once the king of the mobile phone crowd, is now taking in 0.0481 percent of the...

Apple Has Doubled its Enterprise Market Share in 3 Years

According to a survey carried out by Dimensional Research, Apple seems to have doubled its slice of the enterprise market over the past three years, ComputerWorld reports. The survey, which will be published by JAMF Software tomorrow, reveals that the number of Apple products used in enterprise firms across the U.S. has reached new highs, "driven by the popularity of...

IDC: Apple Maintains Its Lead in Global Tablet Market

After analyzing the smartphone market, research firm IDC has published its quarterly analysis of the tablet market as well and found that Apple's iPad accounts for one-third of all tablet shipments on a global scale. Looking back at the past quarter, Apple’s "failure" in iPad shipments seems to be even more severe than analysts thought:...

Apple Captures 15.3% Global Market Share in Q2 2014

Apple’s 17% growth year-over-year wasn’t enough to maintain its grip on the global smartphone market. The same goes for its rival, Samsung, which shipped double the units Apple did, but still lost market share on a year-over-year basis, according to the latest study released by Strategy Analytics. As the market research firm notes, global smartphone...