Anonymous, 30 Oct 2014The good is that if one OS must dominate that it then is the FOSS (Free Open Source Software) ... moreHaha. You got that right.
They had a great opportunity to dominate the smartphone business in 2005-2006 when they had the Windows Mobile OS on touchscreen phones under various brand names (look up Dopod) from a little company called HTC. What happened?
Microsoft leadership screwed up big time because nobody had the vision to see what it could have become.
Duel, 30 Oct 2014"Apple rakes in more profits from its iPhones than all Android phones combined, despite t... moreYes, Apple makes more margin on their phones than nearly any other manufacturer.
However one thing in your comment absolutely is not true, that being that Apple's phones are more "high end" than any other manufacturer. Unless you're making the connection that High Cost = High End.
For the past few years, the iphone is just another low cost Chinese made phone, but marked up to a premium price due to the Apple brand name. There are phones from HTC, LG, Lenovo, Sony and even Blackberry that have better build quality, features and a more reliable (less buggy) OS.
Anonymous, 31 Oct 2014You said iPhone 6 and 6+ has 2011 specs but did u not see the performance of the phone? Yes th... morefor them higher is better... even cheap quad core phone they said far more better than iphone... they dont care about the performance , they care about high number...
Android, 30 Oct 2014Apple have publicly stated NFC won't be extended past that if supporting Apple Pay The iPad... moreYou said iPhone 6 and 6+ has 2011 specs but did u not see the performance of the phone? Yes the specs are lower than the others but the other phone with a higher specs are beaten by iPhone 6 and 6+... Are u gonna buy phones with high specs with lower performance? or are gonna buy a phone that has a lower specs but great performance?
Duel, 30 Oct 2014"People who pay the extortionate price for the iPhone6 only have themselves to blame in n... moreWhile apple products do perform extremely well with lower specs as you ifans always say specs aren't everything and you are correct. User experience is everything. Having an s3 and a 5c (work phone) i can tell you straight up ios is a joke. The single button style is like when apple said there os was so powerful they only needed a 1 button mouse and now look. Get with the times. Having to use itunes is like living in the dark ages and an absolute joke the program makes me want to commit suicide its that bad. This is 2014 plug and plug into any comp at any time and copy & paste is mandatory for everything. You are so limited with ios and most of you don't even realize. There is nothing seamless about apple products in fact it is the complete opposite. Android sure has issues but overall they can be overlooked because of the options and ease of use it offers.
Anonymous, 30 Oct 2014i cannot speak for windows, but the chart represents the growth of android users, and not nece... moreNope , Apple Sells 3 or devices while Android sells hundreds of phones for DIFFERENT PRICE TAGS from entry level to mid range to high end unlike apple who sells ONLY EXPENSIVE HIGH END DEVICES
you didn't mention the locked bluetooth , the small internal memory , th3e huge difference in price just to get more memory , the battery weakness , problems with rigidity , Good Cameras which are LETTERLY SQUASHED By Android AND windows phone high ends
Android, 30 Oct 2014Apple have publicly stated NFC won't be extended past that if supporting Apple Pay
The iPad... more"People who pay the extortionate price for the iPhone6 only have themselves to blame in not checking or understanding phone comparison
Paying an exorbitant price for a phone with 2011 specs is not for me"
Clearly you are the one who doesnt understand, another typical paper specs boy :). Say one better phone in market which have better specs overall? Camera very top of the market with stunning 120fps slow motion, best lcd screen in the market, fastest gpu and fastest cpu in the market which runs everything perfectly smooth unlike anything else in the market, best fingerprint sensor, apple pay. What i missed here? :)
i cannot speak for windows, but the chart represents the growth of android users, and not necessary the decline of ios users, because every year, apple is selling more phones then the previous year.
android users getting too excited too quickly. IOS is just now growing as fast as android
Duel, 30 Oct 2014"Apple rakes in more profits from its iPhones than all Android phones combined, despite t... moreApple have publicly stated NFC won't be extended past that if supporting Apple Pay
The iPad mini 3 only upgrade from the iPad mini 2 was to include Apple Pay
Residents of the orchard is the polite way for those "living in denial"
As IOS is decreasing even in the USA and Android is up, this is possibly due to Apple recycling the same product, so after one trial they abandon the logo and go for the specs.
High end is a joke as TWO years separate these phones, http://www.gsmarena.com/compare.php3?idPhone1=4910&idPhone2=6378
The comparison is correct, the presentation to launch the iPhone6 could have been givdn in 5 minutes , ghe iPhone6 is the iPhone5 with a larger display
People who pay the extortionate price for the iPhone6 only have themselves to blame in not checking or understanding phone comparison
Paying an exorbitant price for a phone with 2011 specs is not for me
Rad-K, 30 Oct 2014this is logic, ios is getting too boring and many users are switching, wp has been in stagnati... moreActually according to kantar month vs month, iOS share grew a lot in every other country than italy. So if people switching from iOS, more coming in from another OS android share went down all of those countries.
Rad-K, 30 Oct 2014this is logic, ios is getting too boring and many users are switching, wp has been in stagnati... morethe market share has shrunk for IOS that said, there's never been more IOS users.
HTC made profits this year.. Going good for android as of now.. Love my m8..
this is logic, ios is getting too boring and many users are switching, wp has been in stagnation actually, no more lumias been launched except 730/830 but they didnt bring many exciting things, while android is full of newcoming hordes of all types and models. for the moment i am so much waiting for highend microsoft phone, so curious, what will it be like? will they bring slimmer phones with bigger batteries, superior specs and more features? or will they go down
Duel, 30 Oct 2014Most of people who buy high end phone choose iPhone
So yes that say it allNot really.
Ppl that by high end Android phones, are also MUCH MORE than ppl that buy high end iPhones.
Boucha, 30 Oct 2014don't compare Android and ios ios devices are costly bt android available low cost mobile. s... moreThey have... iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5S are cheaper than the iPhone 6. This is what is happening. Nothing will change.
Anonymous, 30 Oct 2014I wish British people went so brainwashed by the American media to buy so much into the iCult. It's ironic that level headed people wish the same, but the other way round.
“Apple is doomed” – 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and still going....
We're still comparing OS platform market share?
How does it bother Apple that iOS market share declines, when they keep on selling more phones each year.
How does it help Samsung that Android is growing, when they just posted 74% decline in profits?
While illuminating in certain aspects, ultimately it doesn't do much in future smartphone prediction.
This article points out how stupid (and hilarious) the whole thing is