Quality is the Equalizer: iPhone 4S puts Apple iOS at near-tie with Google Android

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by *LTD*, Jan 18, 2012.

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  1. *LTD*, Jan 18, 2012
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    A couple of things to note:

    • Dumbphones are on the decline.
    • WP7 isn't even included in this graph (because there was no reason to?)
    • RIM on the decline, as expected. So those mysteriously positive satisfaction reports about BB (I recall there being only one, recently) can probably be ignored.
    • Regardless of Android's share, keep in mind that a) most of it's in smartphones - they barely have any in tablets (which is a problem), and b) iOS is still the overall dominant mobile OS worldwide (in part because Apple rules the tablet space.)
     
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    No, but it's one damn large consumer of electronics (oft needlessly).
     
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    US = a massive market, and arguably one of the most coveted. The US market can do wonders for your brand power.

    It speaks to the strength of Apple products when with just a couple of models they can capture significant share (all under one roof, never mind tons of OEMs.)

    Now, given that, imagine what it means for a product like that to capture majority or near-majority share, in the wake of a market flooded by OEMs running a universally-licensed OS.
     
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    I don't see what's the problem with a relatively current Android.
     
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