Let's get this into perspective guys.
Apple is going to stagnate because of its very nature. It is controlled with rigorous and stringent controls, yes this can help to improve application quality but it isn't all that much better than android frankly. Android, symbian, windows...they all have an immeasurable multitude of developers on the internet, and you can download files outside the app market itself.
iOS is engineered to be restricted. It's programming architecture is in such a fine tuned way that its almost impossible to renew, customise and change things. All the other OS can be customised in hundreds of ways.
Now I'm not saying thats a be all and end all. For some its fine to just leave it to Obergruppenfuhrer Jobs to manage it all for them. However, more and more people are going to convert once they see that the other OS give them something Apple clearly doesnt: Choices.
LOL @ U, 10 Sep 2010Can't believe you are actually are attributing Apple with an ORIGINAL idea, anything they have... moreNo that's not my point.
Yes all of those technologies were out ten years before the iphone having been released but only nokia had video conference have been used & yes Apple only stick a Apple that's bitten.
you are 100% correct.
Anonymous, 10 Sep 2010yes the iphone is really big that's why so many new smartphone have all those new and improved... moreCan't believe you are actually are attributing Apple with an ORIGINAL idea, anything they have done, has been done by many companies before them, they just stick a white sticker, not to mention a few 0's on the price tag, and call it a revolution.
If you need evidence just look at "Facetime" video calls been around for at least 5 years, and yet apple restrict it to wi-fi only, and only between Iphone's, and call it a revolution.
John, 10 Sep 2010Hahaha... I love it how the comments section on practically EVERY article here that mentions t... moreyes the iphone is really big that's why so many new smartphone have all those new and improved technologies.
if it wasn't for the iphone none of the mobile technology companies would have move into these steps with their technologies.
Having all of those companies competition, the customers win in the long run because they all have to drop the price of the product.
Anonymous, 10 Sep 2010Four years ago, when Nokia had 70% of the smartphone market, did the IDC predict that they'd f... moreOkay let go down that road.
GM was the biggest Auto maker in the world they stay on top for a good 30 Years then what happen?
Toyota make product that's better and the are number 1 in the world now.
You need to do some thinking before you post your stupid comments.
whatever a report is published that's not in Apple's favor you play the blame game.
Nokia lost market shears to Apple, R.I.M & Android yes but they didn't blame those because that's how the business world work.
Nokia business management blame their CEO for nokia's lost that's why he's no longer working for Nokia.
Zee, 10 Sep 2010It is obvious that iOS will decline. The expansion permeates into lower market segments and fo... moreI completely agree.
Iphones are priced at the top price range, you can get pretty cheap android smartphones. If crapple dont release a lower priced phone, they will only ever have the upper price range, wereas android is getting more and more prevalent in the lower/mid and upper price range.
Long live android, die ios die ios.
therock, 10 Sep 2010people people....who cares. a lot of things can happen before 2014.... and 2012 is coming!!! lol
lame ios decline by 2014..
What about ios before 2014??? I means 2013,2012???
The icrap sales become down and down..
First..if icrap want to get maintance on this stage..it must win the Android..next Windows phone 7..0f course the NOKIA new powerful os..Meego..Maemo..and the SymbianOS,is be gradually maturing..finally, the bada
icrap comfirm die..
WE WANT THE REAL SMARTPHONE!!!
RAM, 10 Sep 2010Let's be objective here :
They still maintain their position as the brand lead... moreFour years ago, when Nokia had 70% of the smartphone market, did the IDC predict that they'd fall to half that now?
What useless predictors they are.
John, 10 Sep 2010Hahaha... I love it how the comments section on practically EVERY article here that mentions t... moreActually, this comment war is even more evident in Nokia/Symbian related articles.....
So it's not only the iphone that sparks it!
Hahaha... I love it how the comments section on practically EVERY article here that mentions the iPhone turns into a war between iPhone lovers/haters! There's more to talk about than the iPhone! Guess that just shows how big the iPhone is!
All mobile phones have ups and downs...
Nokia N8 should take a huge chunk of the market...