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Massive iPhone Sales See Apple Overtaking Android in the US

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9to5 Mac reports today that Apple’s newly announced stunning iPhone sales figures of 37 million in the fourth quarter mean that Apple has now overtaken Android in smartphone sales in the United States. The figure of 37 million iPhones sold represents a 129% unit increase, and 133% revenue increase, and was of course greatly helped by huge sales of the new iPhone 4S, which helped to see Apple soar above the many Android phones, such as the Motorola Mobility, and HTC and Sony Ericsson, all of which had disappointing results, according to 9to5 Mac. [/FONT]


[FONT=&amp]9to5 Mac reports that research firm Kantar Worldpanel ComTech says that Apple’s share of the US smartphone market in the October to November period was 44.9%, double that of the same period in 2010, when the share was 22.45%. In contrast, Google Android’s share dropped from 50% in the year-ago quarter to 44.8 in the 2011 quarter. [/FONT]

[FONT=&amp]“Overall, Apple sales are now growing at a faster rate than Android across the nine countries we cover,” said Kantar’s global consumer insight director Dominic Sunnebo. [/FONT]
[FONT=&amp]Source: Survey: Stellar iPhone sales help Apple beat Android in the United States | 9to5Mac | Apple Intelligence[/FONT]
 

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