"No chance that the iPhone is going to get any significant market share"

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Mark Booth, Apr 20, 2010.

  1. Mark Booth macrumors 68000

    Mark Booth

    Jan 16, 2008
    "There's no chance that the iPhone is going to get any significant market share." - Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, 2007 SOURCE

    Hey Monkey Boy Ballmer.... Apple just sold 8.75 MILLION iPhones in a single quarter! And a non-holiday quarter at that!

    And if you think that's a lot, just wait around another year!

  2. noah82 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 16, 2008
    San Diego, CA
    I love watching old videos about Ballmer talking crap about the iPhone.
  3. jtara macrumors 65832

    Mar 23, 2009
    Am I the only one who notices the resemblance between Balmer and Cramer?

    Sorry for the quality. It's the only relevant video I could find on YouTube. Cramer smashes a Zune with a baseball bat...

  4. Dammit Cubs macrumors 68000

    Dammit Cubs

    Jul 31, 2007
    In the bigger picture, 1 billion phones are sold per year.
  5. kdarling macrumors P6


    Jun 9, 2007
    First university coding class = 47 years ago
    Lots of people made ... interesting... statements back in 2007.

    Some of my favorites were from Steve Jobs telling the NY Times why third party apps were a bad idea:

  6. WeegieMac Guest


    Jan 29, 2008
    Glasgow, UK
    And in yet another part of that "bigger picture", Apple have sold 50 million iPhones, which only has had three models in three years (technically it's less than three years because the 3GS hasn't been on sale a full year yet), in their first attempt at a smartphone.

    Not bad at all.
  7. ZebraineZ macrumors 6502

    Mar 17, 2009
    And since it's always 1 phone 1 year, you don't look at it like it's fragmented, but look at it just as an iPhone as whole, which is good in a way...sorry for being so vague :p same way you would think of razr and lg envy phones just as a 'razr' or an 'envy'.
  8. Mark Booth thread starter macrumors 68000

    Mark Booth

    Jan 16, 2008
    In the more accurate picture, smartphone sales are expected to be about 200 million units in 2010. So, only one fifth of what you quote is smartphone sales.

    Monkey Boy was wrong wrong wrong! Apple already has a HUGE market share and it's growing bigger every single day.

  9. capnben macrumors newbie

    Apr 20, 2010
    In 2009 the world saw 172 million smart phones sold. Apple sold approx 29 million. That's about 14.5% which happens to be double the market share they held in 2008. Where is Windows Mobile??? 9% of the market in 2009, down 3 percent from 2008. Yeah... the iPhone won't be significant. Knucklehead....
  10. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    The latest figures I've seen (which, naturally, I can't find right now) showed that Apple's share had decreased slightly over the last few months, with Android getting closer.
  11. Dammit Cubs macrumors 68000

    Dammit Cubs

    Jul 31, 2007
    Thats still a small piece of a smaller pie. The world is still dominated by cheaper crappier phones. Eventually, apple has to create a cost-reduced phones to hit other markets to get a piece of a bigger pie.

    Why do you think nokia owns 40% of the entire mobile market?

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