Apple Vs Nokia: Apple Finally Leapfrogs Nokia for Global Mobile Web Usage Lead

Apple Vs Nokia: Despite a declining stock price, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) continues to impress in many areas of its business. This time around is a report by StatCounter, showing that the Cupertino-based company has passed Nokia in terms of global mobile internet usage. Not only is this the first time Apple has overtaken Nokia, but with this the company now sits atop the “mobile web presence” world.

If you are interested in learning more about the study from StatCounter, visit the official page: Top 10 Mobile Vendors from January 2012 to January 2013

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Do you remember the days when Nokia was top dog? It was not long ago when it appeared that the company had a firm grip on the number one spot. Unfortunately, data shows that the company lost 15 percent marketshare from 2012 to 2013. This was just enough of a drop to slide Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) into the top spot.

Although Apple is now at the top of this list, it does not mean that everything went as planned during 2012. Just like many other vendors on the list, the company saw a net loss during the 12 month period.

Here is some more information from AppleInsider:

“While a majority of top ten vendors saw declines over 2012, including Apple’s net loss from 28.67 percent to 25.86 percent at the end of last month, Nokia suffered the greatest drop-off, slipping from 37.67 percent of the market to 22.15 percent. Of the top three vendors, Samsung showed the only 12-month gain, rising from 14.84 percent to 22.69 percent over the same period. The performance was enough to see the Korean company squeeze past Nokia to retain the number two spot overall.”

So, what does this mean for Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)? On the surface, this move to the top appears to be a good thing. However, there are some other details to consider.

Here is what StatCounter CEO Aodhan Cullen had to say in an official company release:

“It’s good and bad news for Apple. Apple has been handed the number one spot despite its falling usage share. A decline in Nokia usage from January 2012 to January 2013 means the Finnish company ceded the top spot to Apple. Samsung, in contrast to Apple, has seen an increase in its usage share since January 2012.”

While Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) may have snagged the number one spot, one has to wonder if Samsung is going to be able to wrestle it away in the near future thanks to its growth over the past 12 months.

What do you think about Apple finally taking the top spot from Nokia? Share your thoughts below.

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