Linked by Kroc Camen on Sat 29th May 2010 20:41 UTC
Apple I've been meaning to write this for some time, and for all the time I delayed the more poignant the point I wanted to make started to become as new news came out further solidifying my angle. When I begun writing this article the iPad had not yet been revealed, iPhone OS 4 was not on the map and Apple had not yet purchased Lala. You've probably just noticed that all of these events in fact point toward Apple embracing the web more and in this article I will point out why this is not the case because I believe Apple's agenda here is similar to something we've already seen in recent history.
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"Google Android recently overtook Apple's iPhone to reach the #2 market position in smartphones.

Ah ah ah, so wrong.. sorry but that very inaccurate!
The last news I read on that is that Android smartphones have a higher shipment rate number in the last 3 months in US only... lol In market share Apple smartphones is still ahead, even in US.

First, the news...

Second, the US comprises between 54-59% of the international market for smartphones. Here's a sample for the iPhone market breakdown by region.

Third, your suggestion that a new version of the iPhone will propel Apple back into the lead is nothing more than BS speculation. There's no evidence of that. The fact of the matter is that the next version of the iPhone will be incremental, not revolutionary. Android has already caught up to (and surpassed in a lot of ways) what the iPhone can do, so the days of easy, unchallenged market share growth for Apple are OVER. And I say that as somebody who doesn't like either company. Given a choice, I'd choose anybody BUT Apple and Google.

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