Apple gave a historic WWDC keynote on Monday, outlining amazing new technologies that will shape the company and the industry for years to come. But in the midst of this amazing accomplishment, Apple CEO Tim Cook continued his trend of presenting misleading charts and statistics, an unnecessary step that cast a shadow over an otherwise monumental event.
Apple’s iTunes Radio service – which provides free ad-supported streaming music via iOS, Apple TV, and iTunes – has surpassed Spotify to become the third-most popular music streaming service in the United States.
Although losing ground in other parts of the world, a new report from research firm NPD shows that Apple has widened its lead in U.S. smartphone ownership, reaching 42 percent, compared to 26 percent for rival Samsung. The report measured only actual usage by consumers and not new sales.
Apple’s iPhone reached record high usage share in U.S. during the first quarter, according to the latest MobiLens survey from research firm comScore. The iPhone achieved 39 percent usage share among U.S. smartphone subscribers as of the end of March, up 2.7 percent from December 2012. U.S. Smartphone OEM Usage Share Source: comScore December 2012 March 2013 Point Change Apple 36.3% 39.0% 2.7 Samsung 21.0% 21.7% 0.7 HTC 10.2% 9.0% -1.2 Motorola 9.1% 8.5% -0.6 LG 7.1% 6.8% -0.3 Usage…