Killian Bell with some interesting numbers:
Worldwide smartphones shipments reached a whopping 251.4 million units during the third quarter of 2013, up 45% from the 172.8 million units sold during the same quarter last year, and 81.3% of them were running Android. The iPhone’s share fell to 13.4%, while Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform reached 4.1% — an improvement over last year’s 2.1% share.
The question I have is, ‘How do they know?‘ Apple is the only company which reveals actual iPhone and iPad sales each quarter, so why should anyone trust such guesstimates?
Apple sold 33.8-million iPhones last quarter. Windows Phone’s market share was about one-third of Apple’s iPhone market share in the quarter. Does anyone believe over 11-million Windows Phones were sold last quarter?