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We're bringing you our weekly device breakdown a couple days early this week because of the Thanksgiving holiday. Signor Goat, as well as many Charge Capture Blog readers, will likely be stuffed with good food and getting some quality R&R this Friday.

What goes up must come down? After a strong one-month gain in Oct., Apple has suffered a one-month loss in Nov. This is the fourth week in a row that Apple has lost market share to Android among pMD's charge capture providers. Yet Apple's market value topped $700 billion on Tuesday this week, making it the first company to ever exceed $700 billion. Stay tuned next week to see if this week's Black Friday shoppers favor Apple or Android!


Signor Goat reports updates from the front lines of the iOS-Android wars. Each Friday, we report the current device breakdown of our charge capture physician users and identify the net winner for the week. Check back next Friday for your dose of our little medical corner of the platform wars.

FINAL


iOS: 90.52%
Android: 9.48%

Apple has stumbled these last three weeks. This week they lost an additional 0.11 percent to Android in the platform wars among pMD's charge capture physician users. Meanwhile in tech news this week, Android released its latest dessert-themed update to its operating system, called Lollipop. Lollipop comes with a brand new look and feel, with a lighter and brighter user interface. Sound familiar? That's because Apple's iOS 7 release last year had a very similar design overhaul. Analysts expect that Lollipop will give Android a big push into the enterprise space.

Rumors are surfacing of Lollipop rendering Android devices unusable, so we may see Android take a turn in next week's breakdown.


Signor Goat reports updates from the front lines of the iOS-Android wars. Each Friday, we report the current device breakdown of our charge capture physician users and identify the net winner for the week. Check back next Friday for your dose of our little medical corner of the platform wars.

FINAL


iOS: 90.62%
Android: 9.38%

Happy Halloween!

The biggest news out of Apple this week wasn't related to devices, but it did reinforce the company's long list of trailblazing. Tim Cook is the first CEO of a Fortune 1000 company to publicly say that he is gay. We're not sure if this is causation or correlation, but Apple devices among pMD's charge capture providers increased this week.

Apple has topped Android in net mobile devices for the week, adding 0.07 percent to its dominance among pMD's mobile charge capture providers. Many of pMD's health care providers use pMD on their iPhone and iPad, taking advantage of the larger screen real estate the iPad has to offer. Apple is still the top tablet manufacturer in the US and earlier this month they released the iPad Air 2 to glowing critic reviews. The iPad Air 2 is significantly thinner, lighter, and overall more powerful, making it a popular Apple mobile device for doctors to use for work.


Signor Goat reports updates from the front lines of the iOS-Android wars. Each Friday, we report the current device breakdown of our charge capture physician users and identify the net winner for the week. Check back next Friday for your dose of our little medical corner of the platform wars.

FINAL


iOS: 90.89%
Android: 9.11%%

America's beloved Apple stays on top yet another week with a .10 percent gain! Undoubtedly, the new iPhone 6 has had a heavy impact on the mobile device breakdown among pMD's charge capture physicians. Android users have been crossing enemy lines to switch to the iPhone, and our data below shows the breakdown in iPhone device models since the introduction of the iPhone 6 on Sept. 19.


Signor Goat reports updates from the front lines of the iOS-Android wars. Each Friday, we report the current device breakdown of our charge capture physician users and identify the net winner for the week. Check back next Friday for your dose of our little medical corner of the platform wars.


FINAL


iOS: 90.83%
Android: 9.17%

For the second week in a row Apple took away more of the mobile device pie from Android among pMD's charge capture providers. Apple took a big dip in the month of Sept. but gained it all back by Oct.; see graph below. This comes at a time when Samsung warned that its third-quarter earnings would fall below market expectations. (courtesy of Daring Fireball). Samsung's answer? New mid-range and low-end devices, which would make Samsung's products more competitive in markets like China. In the meantime, Apple seems positioned to continue its control in mobile health and charge capture in America.

Signor Goat reports updates from the front lines of the iOS-Android wars. Each Friday, we report the current device breakdown of our charge capture physician users and identify the net winner for the week. Check back next Friday for your dose of our little medical corner of the platform wars.


FINAL


iOS: 90.73%
Android: 9.27%

Apple went up .13 percent this week, taking back much of the mobile device market share they lost to Android in Sept. This means that the thousands of people who didn't wait in line on 9/19 or wake up at 12am are finally starting to get their hands on the sought-after iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

Signor Goat reports updates from the front lines of the iOS-Android wars. Each Friday, we report the current device breakdown of our charge capture physician users and identify the net winner for the week. Check back next Friday for your dose of our little medical corner of the platform wars.


FINAL


iOS: 90.57%
Android: 9.43%

It was a rough week for Apple. Apple lost .04 percent of the mobile device market share among pMD's charge capture users this week, adding to a three week downward skid. To add insult to injury, Apple had to pull iOS 8.0.1, the first update for the new operating system, after users reported major problems. There have also been reported cases of iPhone 6 Plus devices apparently bending under pressure, with the Internet quickly reacting to the controversy and calling it "Bend-gate." But with a record setting 10 million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus sales in their opening weekend, we're bound to see this number make a strong comeback among pMD's health care providers.

Signor Goat reports updates from the front lines of the iOS-Android wars. Each Friday, we report the current device breakdown of our charge capture physician users and identify the net winner for the week. Check back next Friday for your dose of our little medical corner of the platform wars.

FINAL


iOS: 90.44%
Android: 9.56%

This week, Apple lost .07 percent of the mobile device pie to Android in the iOS-Android device wars.


According to some back of the envelope assumptions, we've included a prediction for how doctors will adopt the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus over the next few months. Judging by the Apple store lines today, everyone's eager to get their hands on the newest and greatest iPhones. In our predictions, we considered device upgrades with carriers, usability of aging dinosaur devices, previous upgrade data, and willingness to stand in line. Not only will we see many of pMD's providers upgrade their current iPhones to the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, we will undoubtedly see Apple take back more of the mobile device market share from Android, who has slowly been creeping into the health care space.

Prediction for iPhone device breakdown over the next 3 months:


iPhone 6 / iPhone 6 Plus: 30.2
iPhone 5s: 30.1
iPhone 5c: 5
iPhone 5: 23.8
iPhone 4s: 10.9

Signor Goat reports updates from the front lines of the iOS-Android wars. Each Friday, we report the current device breakdown of our charge capture physician users and identify the net winner for the week. Check back next Friday for your dose of our little medical corner of the platform wars.


FINAL


iOS: 90.48%
Android: 9.52%

Apple lost even more of the mobile device market share among our health care providers this week, with a .20 percent loss to Android! Pre-orders for the new iPhone 6 opened today but the devices won't ship out to consumers until Sept. 19, so we won't see any real direct affects on iOS with our mobile market share for at least another week. We'll be rolling out a prediction next week on how this release will affect our mobile device breakdown, both for the individual iOS devices and for the overall Android-iOS device war.

Signor Goat reports updates from the front lines of the iOS-Android wars. Each Friday, we report the current device breakdown of our charge capture physician users and identify the net winner for the week. Check back next Friday for your dose of our little medical corner of the platform wars.

FINAL


iOS: 90.55%
Android: 9.45%

This week, Apple saw a .12 percent gain of the mobile device pie, snapping a two week losing streak to Android. With less that one week until Apple's highly anticipated announcement of the iPhone 6 on Sept. 9, it's time to dig even deeper into our wealth of mobile device data to predict how the new iPhone will shake up the mobile device breakdown among pMD's health care providers.

The iPhone 6 will give Apple a huge win over Android in the battle for the mobile market share in health care (rumor has it Apple will unveil not one, not two, but THREE different iPhone 6 sizes!), and we should start to see Apple take back even more of the device pie. We'll also see an inevitable cannibalism of existing iPhone devices as providers abandon their antique versions to get a hold of the iPhone 6. We've put together a colorful chart that depicts which iPhone devices our providers are currently using so we'll be able to gauge just how much the iPhone 6 disrupts the current marketshare.

SeƱor Goat reports updates from the front lines of the iOS-Android wars. Each Friday, we report the current device breakdown of our charge capture physician users and identify the net winner for the week. Check back next Friday for your dose of our little medical corner of the platform wars.

FINAL


iOS: 90.75%
Android: 9.25%