It seems that the big Apple announcement on Tuesday landed with a bit of a thud. That is bad news for a company that is taking on opposition from all sides. The latest industry studies show that Apple is losing ground to Android smartphones and the unveiling of the iPhone (News - Alert) 5S and 5C was supposed to staunch the bleeding. With neither phone getting critics all that excited, it seems likely that Apple will instead continue to lose ground to the opposition as we move into 2014.
StatCounter recently released a report that shows that Samsung (News - Alert) overtook Apple in terms of Internet usage in June of this year. That was the first time that Samsung had managed to pass the computing giant. The new report indicates that Samsung has actually extended its Internet usage market share lead in August, and led 25.7 percent to Apple’s 23.4 percent at the end of last month. Nokia (News - Alert), which had been holding a firm lead in Internet usage, has now fallen to third in the rankings. This means that Samsung’s rise is not only hurting Apple (News - Alert), but other Android competitors as well.
These usage reports also illustrate that different areas of the world have their own favorites when it comes to companies and phones. In the United States, Apple is still the clear winner when it comes to web usage with 52.2 percent, followed by Samsung at 19 percent.
In the U.K., Apple is again the BMOC with 46.8 percent compared to Samsung with 21.5 percent. In the U.S., Nokia has just 1.5 percent and in the U.K. it gets a bit more with 3.7 percent. India is where Samsung has made its charge, with the company getting 26.7 percent of the usage share, while Apple has just 1 percent.
Edited by Alisen Downey