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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.


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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.

Señor 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%
The world is anxiously awaiting the arrival of the new iPhone. Apple is expected to announce its latest handset, the iPhone 6, at a highly anticipated event at 10 a.m. PT on Sept. 9, 2014.

As with past iPhone releases, this latest offering is expected to bring a host of hardware improvements and new features. Rumors indicate that the iPhone 6 will come in two new, larger sizes: 4.7 inches, as well as a giant 5.5 inch form factor. It will also likely be faster, offer better battery life, and sport a higher resolution camera (rumored at 13 megapixels) than the current iPhone. Finally, the iPhone 6 will ship with Apple’s newest operating system, iOS 8, which will offer goodies such as time lapse photography, mobile payments, and a number of new apps.

One of the most exciting apps for us here at pMD is something called Health, which is expected to allow users to monitor and track a variety of their personal health statistics, including blood pressure, number of steps taken, and possibly even blood oxygen levels! Health will likely integrate with other fitness and nutrition apps. Users will have the option of relaying the information Health gathers to their doctor, allowing the provider to alert their patient if any health issues are detected.

It has also been reported that Apple is working on partnerships with several large EHR vendors. These strategic relationships will allow iPhone 6 apps to sync with providers’ electronic health records, allowing patients to see more of their health information in one place.

At pMD, we’re always excited to hear about new ways that technology can help health care providers offer better care to their patients - that’s how mobile charge capture got its start. We’ll be watching the iPhone 6 announcement closely tomorrow to see if the predictions about Health and all of the other cool iPhone 6 features live up to the hype. And, we’re pretty sure Apple will surprise us with a thing or two we didn’t even see coming!

Apple lost a total of .07 percent this week, making this two weeks in a row now that Apple has lost share to Android. But we don't expect this drop to last for very long! In anticipation of the iPhone 6 announcement on Sept. 9, we took a look at last four months of the iOS-Android wars among our own health care providers:


Señor 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: 90.63%
Android: 9.37%
The Android mobile device community in pMD is up .09 percent this week. This increase comes on the heels of OpenSignal's latest fragmentation report released Wednesday, identifying 18,796 unique Android devices!


Señor 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: 90.70%
Android: 9.30%
This week Apple took back .04 percent of the mobile device pie from Android. The rumors are flying around the iPhone 6, with more and more articles adding credibility to those rumors. With more screen real estate, a more durable display, and an improved camera, it's no surprise that Apple is ahead this week.

Señor 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: 90.79%
Android: 9.21%
Android gained a solid 0.10 percent of the mobile devices from our health care providers this past week. Coincidentally, the release date of Apple's highly anticipated iPhone 6 was announced this week for Sept. 9.

Are health care providers holding out for Sept. 9 to get their hands on an iPhone 6?

Señor 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%
Android took away a slim .02 percent of the mobile device pie this week. Such a small net change leaves room for speculation - will Android continue this trend into next week, or will Apple defend its dominance in mobile health care?


Señor 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: 90.85%
Android: 9.15%