Published on October 28th, 2012 | by iOSappStats0
Smartphone Sales Stats Since iPhone 5 Launch
iQmetrix, the leading provider of retail management software for the North American wireless industry, today released statistics on smartphones purchased since the iPhone 5’s Sept. 21 launch (Sept. 21 to Oct. 7, 2012). iQmetrix sampled data from nearly 7,000 independent wireless retailers across North America revealing year-over-year (YoY) buying trends from 2011 and 2012.
Key findings include:
• iOS took the lead among all smartphone operating systems, with iPhones comprising 56.7 percent of all phones sold during the 16-day period (Sept. 21 to Oct. 7, 2012).
• Android was bumped to second place with 40.9 percent of all phones sold during the 16-day period.
• BlackBerry phones consisted of only 2.0 percent (down from 11.2 percent in 2011) of the smartphones sold during the period, followed by Windows Phones at 0.5 percent (down from 1.1 percent in 2011.)