Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 7th Aug 2013 21:16 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless I wrote this almost exactly three years ago, to much debate:

Sure, Apple will most likely still make far more money per sold iPhone device than competitors will per Android phone, but the trend is clear: as much as I love my iPhone, it will be relegated to a ~10% market share figure within a few quarters.

It took a little longer than "a few quarters", but here we are. Android has revolutionised the smartphone market. I'm not particularly happy about that (both Android and Samsung are far too dominant, which is bad for the market and thus for consumers), but there it is.

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by ezraz on Thu 8th Aug 2013 12:21 UTC
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In the US - no way Apple has 10% of the actual smartphone market - the kind of people who use and purchase from their phone.

I see 50-80% iPhones in the meetings I go to. Those with droid phone often times have an iPad, iPod, or Mac.

Android is not a company. They make no profits. Google is shifting towards Chrome.

Shipped units of a free phone sitting on a palette somewhere is market share in this world. But remember Apple only reports what it actually sells to real people, for real money, for real use, so they will continue to have accurate numbers while the rest inflate, inflate, inflate.

Plus, profit and profit margin is important in business and shouldn't be ignored. Apple is still cleaning house on this market, at least in the states.

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