This summer Verizon saw its share of the smartphone market grow to 37 percent, while AT&T and T-Mobile saw their shares shrink year-over-year. A big factor was the iPhone’s increasing popularity among Verizon’s customers.
Apple won an impressive 42.8 percent of all U.K. smartphone sales in October, based largely on the introduction of the iPhone 4S. It’s the first time since Nov. 2010 that Apple saw its share of the U.K. smartphone market grow.
Smartphone adoption may be high in the U.S. but overall smartphone sales are highest in China, with Nokia and Samsung leading the pack. Combine subsidies and numerous Android devices with an expected billion mobile connections and I’d say you’ve got the recipe for another smartphone revolution.
Smartphones will represent around 54.5 percent of the mobile phone market by 2015. IHS, a research firm, says global smartphone shipments of 1.03 billion in 2015 versus 478 million smartphones shipped in 2011. At present, smartphones have about 32.5 percent share of the market.