Samsung beats Apple as iPhone peaks
Apple’s smartphone share of the market is anticipated to peak this season, with arch rival Samsung growing its lead by broadening onto new platforms. See: Smartphone reviews
Smartphone shipments will take into account 50 % of handset shipments by 2014 and be the biggest handset segment on the planet, based on the latest market forecasts by market intelligence analysts at ABI Research.
By 2018, 2.4 billion handset shipments with smartphones will take into account 69 percent of handset shipments. 4G or LTE handsets, like Apple’s apple iphone 5, will take into account 35 % of handset shipments and 50 % of smartphone shipments in 2018. See: iPhone reviews
“Barring an unlikely collapse in Samsung’s business, even Apple is going to be chasing Samsung’s technology, software, and device leadership in 2013 with the near future,Inch states senior analyst Michael Morgan.
Since 2010 Samsung is continuing to grow its smartphone share of the market from 8 percent to in excess of 30 % this year meanwhile Apple’s share of the market is anticipated to peak in 2013 at 22 percent remaining flat through 2018.
While Samsung’s rise continues to be on the rear of Android, which makes up about 90 % of Samsung’s smartphone shipments, the long run smartphone OS landscape will probably be heavily affected by the significance Samsung places around the aspects of its OS portfolio of Bada, Tizen, Home windows Phone, and Android phones.
Just like handset OEM focus has driven the prosperity of the Android ecosystem, LTE smartphones, and handsets may also notice a rapid rise in shipment transmission as handset OEMs fight to have their handsets highly relevant to mobile operators.
As 4G/LTE handsets generally feature the most recent in screen and application processor technologies, LTE handsets may also take advantage of the need for consumers searching to get a premium smartphone no matter its WWAN connectivity.
“Using the effective launch from the apple iphone 5 and competing LTE handsets using their company leading OEMs, LTE handsets is going to be found at the disposal of many consumers who don’t even get access to LTE systems,” adds senior practice director Shaun Orr.
“Apple is demonstrating towards the market that LTE isn’t the only need to purchase a premium handset.”
While LTE would be the fastest-growing WWAN technology ever, the development in smartphone shipment transmission is going to be driven through the quickly growing low-cost smartphone segment.
ABI Research forecasts that smartphones with wholesale ASPs under $250 will take into account 62 percent of smartphone shipments by 2018.
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