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Today Apple will announce its fiscal year 2017 first quarter earnings and everyone is eagerly awaiting the results. Will our beloved personal technology company outperform analyst expectations or will it disappoint? We’re no analysts, but nevertheless we are here to chime in with our own predictions based on stats from the health care users of our mobile charge capture and secure messaging apps.

Let’s take a look at our own iOS and Android numbers to see what the mobile device breakdown looks like.

iOS vs. Android:



Previously we had been tracking the device trends among our mobile charge capture users, including doctors, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants. Now that we have expanded our mobile functionality to include staff, primary care physicians, medical assistants, and soon to be patients, we wanted to expand our stats to reflect these folks as well. As you can see, Android increased its slice of the pie, but Apple continues to be the predominant smartphone technology in health care.

iPhone By Model:




Looking at the iPhone adoption by model, 12.5% of users upgraded their devices to the iPhone 7 / 7 Plus. The iPhone 6 users fell slightly, so we can surmise they either upgraded to the 7 or migrated to an Android.

The speculation from industry analysts seems to be relatively less gloom & doom this time around for Apple. For one, Apple stock has been performing well. Demand for the new Apple Watch Series 2 continues to grow, especially considering that it was almost impossible to get hold of one over the holidays. The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus models seem to have done relatively well, especially considering the hefty price tag and absence of the 2-year contract subsidies from network carriers. Given our users’ adoption of the iPhone 7, we may see an upside surprise during Apple’s earnings report. Will our numbers correlate with Apple? We’ll find out at 2pm PT.

Apple lost yet another iOS-Android mobile device battle this week, losing a narrow 0.02 percent of the market share among pMD's charge capture users. This marks the fifth week in a row that Apple has lost a slice of the pie to Android, losing 0.39 percent over that time period. A rumor has surfaced that Apple is planning to release a smaller 4" iPhone next year, breaking the bigger-is-better trend. The source of this rumor is sketchy at best, but if it pans out we'll be eagerly waiting to see how it will affect the mobile device market for 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: 90.50%
Android: 9.50%

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%