It is obvious that iOS will decline. The expansion permeates into lower market segments and for these segments the iPhone is too expensive to buy. Unless Apple change their pricing or add some cheaper phones alongside their main flagship phone, or, furthemore, license iOS to phone manufacturers - the decline in iOS is inevitable.
clearly this forecast is wrong. WM will decline not grow, for lack of everything.
symbian's always the king. COmma king~ comma new symbian.~ we love your reliable symbian. =D
actually, i have no idea what i'm talking about..
i'm just kidding...
i copied from somewhere else..
btw, analysis something is correct, like they predicted android take over iOS, and it did..
so don't trust me..
Let's be objective here :
They still maintain their position as the brand leader in global sales for now,their main mistake is they enjoyed their dominance and trapped in the comfort zone until it's too late,while other had developed such creative ways with touchscreen hardware and interface,no device from nokia matched those great smartphones,even their N8 won't do much good to distance the losses they suffered,but let's not forget that nokia had become number one in this business not because of pure luck,they made great devices with the N series back then,and certainly they'll fight to stay as the leader,look at the fight Motorola & SE did to save their company who knows what nokia might do so let's just see how long they could stay as number one.
The runner up still have a lot to catch up to the throne,their new handsets are impressive as copycat,they whip their employees and RnD's asses to copy new trendsetter devices,but not to innovate new things and they failed to create the magic even with the mass resources they had,seriously samsung might be number one long time ago should they succeed in creating hypes and cool handset,introduce them to the market with phenomenal marketing ways then we got ourselves new Apple from asia,but that never happened and that's the main reason they'll never becoming number one cause innovator have better chances to lead the market.
3)SE & Motorola :
back from the edge,these giants might show us more cool devices in the future.
This rookie isn't something to take on lightly,based on the facts of their other products--iPod,Macbook,Etc--Apple doesn't need to be number one,they put themselves as "exclusive class",look at the way they price their products,the OS compatibility,and those awkward limitations--No flash no bluetooth transfer no third party apps iTunes dependency--it's obvious they want to be the leader in their own world,that's why Apple hardly followed general things we found in other smartphones,so the chance of Apple becoming number one is very thin,but Apple will always be here as a different kind of device to satisfy people by doing most things right,and believe it or not : Most people like it,and that's a fact.
As for this market analyst : screw you,i don't trust analyst that much cause we're living in a speedy zone of technology development,nobody knows precisely what might happened even in the next hours.
i love apple, 10 Sep 2010oh i get it, it mean many people are getting poorer to get an iphone. apple needs to lower the... moreListen..
People got money..
But no one will wasting their mone y on a worsed crap thing..get it???
Uphone fagg, 10 Sep 2010what makes you think icrap is the most expensive phoneBecause with the p0or lame / outdate function..is too expensive..HAHAHA!!!
Amar, 10 Sep 2010When WM is almost nonexistent and no phone has the newer version (WM7) but you are seeing them... moreGuess you misinterpreted the numbers. According to the article, WM currently has 6.8% market share and it's projected to have 9.8% market share by 2014, which translate an INCREASE of 43%.
If you start with 1% market share, and next year you reach 2%, you still have 100% INCREASE.
But I would keep my fingers crossed if WM can even "retain" its 6.8% market share, according to current trends.
jjsoviet, 10 Sep 2010Heated arguments like these really catch my attention. :P
Okay, so you say Apple is the &qu... moreiphone is bigger in Asia than you think. Iphnoe already beat up the almighty brand in Singapore. In HK, if you conduct a random observation in subway, you can find 30% or more are using iphones, with HTC, Samsung and Moto catching up. The almighty brand is losing big in the developed markets. Apple practically is the only foreign brand being popular enough to survive in the domestic brand focus market of Japan.
Iphone4 costs around US$1600 in China, but you can bet if you have one on hand, it can be sold almost instantly.
The almighty brand will survive and keep "claiming" it has x% of smartphone market share, as it will continue to sell so called smart phones in the price range of US$200~$250. But most users would only make calls/text and last thing they would use is the "smart" function of the phone.
pj, 10 Sep 2010mark my words... there is no way ios is going to do so miserably by 2014 and i'll be surprised... moreU are reading in percentage terms you see. It is expected that smartphone to be selling around 700 million by then, thus apple should be selling around 70million a year by then. it is remarkable since survey shows that most iphone sales is sold to previous iphone owner, the growth of new iphone users has been decelerating but not declining, it is expected to grow at decent rate so ya, at 15 m a qtr is decent for apple already
Anonymous, 10 Sep 2010And just fyi. Back in September 2009. Nokia was worth $47 billion while Apple was worth $150... morehey read carefully the link which u put ..samsung makes more profit as they manufacture television and all household things including mobile..same goes to apple as they produce laptops and ipods including mobile phones..u cant compare nokia with all these as nokia only produce mobile handsets..
When WM is almost nonexistent and no phone has the newer version (WM7) but you are seeing them projected to be nearly 43% in 2014!!! I am not sure on what basis this was arrived. I really do not think Apple or iOS will be left behind that far unless radical innovation from other manufacturer happens.
Though I agree Adroid market will be growing steadily due to its open nature and many Mobile Makers started adapting this OS but findings on WM7 is something beyond normal reasoning.
oh i get it, it mean many people are getting poorer to get an iphone. apple needs to lower their price. increasing number phone users are craving for iphone. i think apple need to manufactured more iphone 2g and distribute it cheaper.
mark my words... there is no way ios is going to do so miserably by 2014 and i'll be surprised if symbian even exists by then!
So ummm... four years ago in 2006 what was the IDC's prediction for iOS?
Well Apples exclusive OS backfired now ... where as android and windows are alot more flexible with programs, apps and content.
apple focused too much on profit and not consumer wants/needs.
Anonymous, 09 Sep 2010No it's not. It's actually happening right now. Apple is the biggest tech company in the wor... moreWell, people are now trying to argue which brand is the biggest in the world. you guys are using different data to compete with one another.
There are only 2 company that could fit this bill, in terms of market capitalisation, Apple is the biggest, at around USD$250 billion compare to Samsung USD $110 billion.
But in terms of sales, Samsung is the biggest, Surpassing HP last year, at around USD$116 Billion, Apple is not even posting half of Samsung Sales.
In terms of Shareholder equity, Samsung is also the biggest with shareholder equity standing at more than USD$70 Billion, more than any other phone manufacturer.
One more thing, Samsung is also the most profittable company among all the manufacturer and for the first half of 2010, have already posting USD$ 8 billion in profit, analyst expect this figure to swell to USD $18 billion by the end of the world.
So depending on what you are comparing, it would differ, share prices is determine by investors, Samsung shares are discounted due to it being listed only in korea and some of its business are of higher risk and are subject to economic downtown pressure.