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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RE[2]: Why
by sb56637 on Thu 8th Aug 2013 14:18 UTC in reply to "RE: Why"
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I agree that #2 and #3 aren't really an issue for a lot of people, although unfortunately it doesn't really change my personal preference. However, I still feel very strongly that removable batteries are vastly superior. Li-Ion cells still do degrade after a few years of normal use. So a simple replacement battery for less than $10 after a few years makes the phone perform like new again. No trips to the service center, no downtime without a phone. Complete battery failure is another potential problem that can be easily solved by changing the battery. I personally had a Droid 2 that somehow started to shutdown the OS but got hung up, causing it to drain the battery until it tripped the protection circuit, resulting in an un-chargeable cell. Again, a simple battery replacement by me fixed the phone. And a friend of mine left his Android inside an extremely hot car on a summer day, ruining the battery. So, he changed the battery, phone works like new. Try that with a newer sealed Android phone.

Edited 2013-08-08 14:18 UTC

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