Benedict Evans, examining the numbers from the big four U.S. carriers:
In other words, Android has over 75% of the global smartphone
market, but just under 50% of the US market.
This is interesting:
The interesting analytical problem is that these figures are very
different from those from surveys of the install base (by Comscore
and others), which suggest that iPhone share is more like a third
of US smartphones. Yet the iPhone has been at or around 50% of
sales for almost 2 years. Either the surveys are wrong or the
iPhone has a significantly higher replacement cycle - despite
being on the same two-year contracts as Android. Puzzling.
I’ll bet it’s true that iPhone owners are more likely to upgrade every single year than Android owners, but not in large enough numbers to account for a discrepancy this large.
★ Monday, 12 November 2012