The white iPhone 4 officially has a release date! (Oh, that exclamation point isn’t there for the release, it’s there because there won’t be any more delays or rumors about a new color of the same iPhone that we’ve had for ten months.) In a press release today, Apple announced
According to NetMarketshare the iPhone grew in usage, and gained more global share than Android in May. The iPhone share grew from 30.3% in April to 32.8 in May, while Android grew slower, 5.3% to 6.2%. Not surprising, most of the gains from both Apple and Android came at the expense of Java ME.
The latest survey by ChangeWave has found that the iPhone has risen in smartphone market share to 23%, up from the 11% they were found to have in July. The increase shows that they are quickly catching up to RIM, which remains the leader at 41%, and only slipped 1% in the same time.
According to a research note by Needham analyst Charlie Wolf, the iPhone 3G has managed to rescue the world's smartphone market from a decline this past summer. It rose to claim roughly 16.6% of the world's smartphone market by the end of the most recent quarter back in September and places Apple beneath only Nokia.
It seems like just yesterday that we heard that the iPhone had become the second most popular handset today in the US, right behind Motorola's RAZR. Now a study by NPD Group finds that during Q3 this year the mighty Motorola king was finally dethroned and replaced by the Appleocracy that is the iPhone.
A few days ago we learned that the RAZR is still outselling the iPhone, but it may now be the only one. According to a report from NPD, the iPhone has leaped up in marketshare to become the overall second best selling handset in the United States. The new rank also makes it the most popular smartphone, leaving only Motorola's dumbphone, the RAZR V3, to stand in it's way from market dominance.