Did Apple win the smartphone war after shatter sales figures in Q4?

Apple had an epic Q4 2014 selling the iPhone, which racked up incredible sales figures.

Published Fri, Jan 30 2015 1:43 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:10 PM CST

Google Android may dominate the smartphone software market with 81 percent control, but it looks like the Apple iPhone clearly has strong grip on the smartphone hardware market.

Did Apple win the smartphone war after shatter sales figures in Q4? | TweakTown.com

The company sold a massive 74.5 million iPhones during Q4 of 2014 - and has 42 percent of the US smartphone market share, according to comScore. Trailing behind Apple is Samsung (29.7 percent) and LG Electronics (7.6 percent), as both companies struggle to close the gap.

Despite iOS holding a significantly smaller share of the software market, it looks like current iPhone owners are willing to upgrade their devices sooner than Android smartphone owners.

None of the speculation truly matters, however, as companies will continue to manufacture Android-based smartphones - and Apple will keep releasing new iPhones.

An experienced tech journalist and marketing specialist, Michael joins TweakTown looking to cover everything from consumer electronics to enterprise cloud technology. A former Staff Writer at DailyTech, Michael is now the West Coast News Editor and will contribute news stories on a daily basis. In addition to contributing here, Michael also runs his own tech blog, AlamedaTech.com, while he looks to remain busy in the tech world.

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