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iPhone pulls ahead as IT spending sags

updated 07:50 pm EDT, Tue August 26, 2008

iPhone pulls ahead

IT firms are spending less as a result of a slowing economy, but even amid the constant downturn, Apple's iPhone is still seeing wider adoption in the field. According to a new report from ChangeWave Research, the amount of companies expected to purchase iPhones during the August quarter sits at 17-percent, having recently passed competitor Palm during November 2007. Overall demand for the iPhone has grown 7-percent from a year ago, when Apple last sat underneath Palm in adoption plans.

RIM's BlackBerry units still dominate the market, with 79-percent of companies expected to invest in its system.

The news contrasts overall IT market expenditures, with 29-percent of respondents saying they would diminish spending, versus 13-percent who foresaw increased spending.

Market expenditures saw a similar switch to Apple's almost a year ago, when companies increasing spending (24-percent) were more plentiful than those decreasing (17- to 20-percent).

Overall, the survey was compiled using data from 1947 respondents, from August 11th to the 21st.

by MacNN Staff




  1. danviento

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Is it just me, or does that last chart have market share values that add up to a couple percentage points over 100%?

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Re: accuracy

    Bear in mind that, in theory, companies may decide on more than one phone.

  1. elroth

    Joined: Dec 1969


    math whiz?

    "Overall demand for the iPhone has grown 7-percent from a year ago."

    I wish people would learn the difference between percent and percentage points.

    The demand for iPhones went from 10 per cent of respondents to 17 per cent. That's a gain of 7 percentage points, not 7 percent.

    It's a gain of 70 per cent, which is actually meaningful.

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