Apple’s big headache in emerging markets

Apr 12 2014

Apple’s big headache in emerging marketsThe latest Kantar Worldpanel market share numbers from the quarter ending in early September 2012 demonstrate formidable Android momentum in emerging markets. This was a three month stretch when the aging iPhone 4S resulted in dull sales in July and August, but Kantar is comparing Apple’s (AAPL) performance to a similar period in 2011, so the market share comparisons are valid. Though Kantar chooses to reveal details for only Mexico and Brazil, the numbers dovetail with recent global statistics published by Appannie, Apple and Google. The wave of cheap Android devices from Samsung (005930), LG (066570), Motorola, Huawei and ZTE are driving a market share surge for the Android OS. In Mexico, Android’s share of the smartphone market has zoomed from

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    Originally posted 2012-10-03 18:01:05. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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