1. RusB's Avatar

    There must be a reason Apples share price has dipped below $400 these last few days, and it may be related to their sales actually dropping year on year in one of the richest markets in the world.

    According to the IDC Apples shipments dropped from 7 million in Q1 2012 to only 6.3 million in Q1 2013. With no new iPhone in sight for Q2 or possibly Q3 the situation can only deteriorate further, unless Apple drastically cut their prices.

    Windows Phone vendors like Nokia will be smiling however, as Q1 2013 saw more than 70% YoY growth to 1.9 million units This vastly exceeded the growth of the market itself, which was only 12% YoY.

    Android remains king in Europe, with 21 million phones shipped and 35% YoY growth, but despite the discrepancy in numbers between Windows Phone and Android it is clear Windows Phone is the only OS which can challenge the behemoth growth-wise.
    06-25-2013 12:43 PM
  2. JerseySal's Avatar
    It might also be them prepping to sell their newer devices. Either way, I'm happy to see WP on the rise.
    06-25-2013 12:55 PM
  3. martinmc78's Avatar
    Marketshare and shipments are always misleading - its profit that matters.

    And its understandable on the WP growth Q1 2012 we were just getting rumours on WP8 and 73% on 1.9 million means we only had 600k for phone shipments. 1.9 million is still chump change compared to the big two
    06-25-2013 12:59 PM

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