2 Million iPhones Sold In 09.

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  1. DakotaGuy macrumors 68040

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    Millions and millions of iPhones are being sold and it is assumed that from here on out nothing else will ever become as popular, however market saturation can have a negative effect in the end. Do all of the younger people want to carry the same phone their grandparents have? That might be the question in the next year or two.

    I have seen many fads die out over the years and although I think the iPhone will remain popular, I think something new will catch on in the future. I believe that Android will be that alternative. I know many on this message board don't think that Android is a threat to iPhone market share, but I think a lot of people who want something different, but with similar functionality will look at the Android phones.

    Again, I think the iPhone is a great device, but to assume that everyone will only want iPhones from here into the future is pretty naive. You could say that the iPod still has no equal and your right, it doesn't, but the phone market is much different. The competition in the phone market is fierce compared to the media player market.

    The next year will be interesting with all the new Android phones that are coming out and of course seeing what Apple has up its sleeve for the 4th generation of the iPhone. Will it remain the same with only incremental improvements or will it take a whole new path? I'd say they better be looking at a new path soon if they want to keep the momentum up.
     
  2. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Agree.

    Not everyone wants an iPhone. Nor does an iPhone always provide the best solution.
     
  3. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Agreed. The iPhone is a great phone, but other phones will still sell. Look at the hype over the Droid and the HTC HD2.
     
  4. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    Sounds like sales have slowed down.

    Admob had already put French users at 1.8 million last July.
     
  5. ksoze macrumors regular

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    That is true, but that was also true in the media player market not so long ago. The iPod was not the first one in that market and faced serious attacks from every angle including low priced far east devices to the Microsoft machine. At each turn, it was over for the iPod, which survived by not waiting to evolve the product and more importantly, providing the means to ease music purchasing and syncing with iTunes. Not saying the iPhone will not face some serious competition and just as with iPods, not everyone will buy one. But they have already survived attacks from some of the same players (ex. Windows Mobile) and have only now meet up with a worthy contender in Google.
     
  6. Goona thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Just like the ipod was only a fad right. Not everyone wants an iphone, so what? Not everyone wants an Android phone, not everyone wants a Pre, not everyone wants a Nokia, what is your point. Anyways keep pushing your Android devices.
     
  7. ToroidalZeus macrumors 68020

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    What are you smoking? Microsoft has been trying for years to beat google. Remember msn? live? now bing. Google has done nothing different yet they are still number 1.

    Look the iPhone will always be supreme because of the app store. Its the number 1 device and because of that it will have more apps. More apps means its the number 1 device and that means it will have more apps. Its a positive loop cycle.

    Sure there are people who want to be "different" and get a droid. But those people are few and most of them would get an iPhone if it was offered on there service.
     
  8. DakotaGuy macrumors 68040

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    What's with the whole "What are you smoking?" comment. That is really unnecessary and immature. Do you realize that Android is much more then just the Droid and even Google for that matter?

    Check this out...

    "The Open Handset Alliance (OHA) is a business alliance of 50 firms including Google, HTC, Intel, Motorola, Qualcomm, Texas Instruments, Samsung, LG, T-Mobile, Nvidia, and Wind River Systems to develop open standards for mobile devices."

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_Handset_Alliance

    Now think for a minute... If all of those companies are behind Android (11 of them are actually handset manufacturers including fairly significant players like Motorola, HTC, Samsung, LG and Sony Ericsson) don't think they have a possibility of changing the smartphone market as we know it in the next few years? Apple is the iPhone (along with AT&T in the US) Android is for everyone else. On top of all of those companies, Google is going to be marketing their own phone (built by HTC) and Motorola has several additional handsets planned for 2010. My prediction is that Android will experience very rapid growth in 2010.

    As far as Apple always having more or better apps? That might not be the case in the future. Apple is locked down to one phone (and in the case of the US, their largest market, one carrier). Android has unlimited possibilities and choices. Besides how many people really have 100,000+ apps on their phone and of those 100,000+ how many are just plain crap?

    Seriously though just keep thinking Android is a joke. I know I am happy with my Droid and after viewing videos of Android 2.1 things are only getting better. I like Apple stuff, heck I own plenty of it, but I don't just buy for the brand. I buy what works for me.
     

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