JD Power: iPhone Gives Rivals the Business
Customer satisfaction with the iPhone continues to run high–among both casual and business users. Apple’s smart phone scored highest in both the consumer and business categories of JD Power’s Smartphone Satisfaction Study, besting rivals like Research in Motion (RIMM) and LG.
In the consumer market, Apple (AAPL) scored 811 points out of a possible 1000, exceeding the industry average of 765. Its closest rival, LG–the only other company to beat that average, scored 776.
Apple’s performance in the enterprise market was equally impressive. The company scored 803 points out of a possible 1000. That was 79 points more than RIM, whose BlackBerry took second place with a score of 724 points, the industry average.
And what of Palm (PALM) devices and smart phones running Microsoft’s (MSFT) Windows Mobile OS? Neither had a particularly remarkable showing. Among consumer smart phone users, Palm devices scored 731, while WinMo devices from Samsung and HTC both scored 739. And among business users, Palm devices scored 688, while WinMo devices from Samsung and HTC scored 697 and 692, respectively. The study, it should be noted, was fielded between January and June 2009, so it does not account for Palm’s new Pre handset. (See charts below; click to enlarge.)
Clearly, the iPhone has gained a fair bit of traction in enterprise in a relatively short time. Who was it again who said the iPhone “doesn’t appeal to business because it doesn’t have a keyboard”?
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