Sources: BlackBerry [PDF], Reuters
quote: by Gio6518 on June 28, 2013 at 6:57 PM I doubt Apple will completely dissappear. .. . But yes their market share is diminishing.. . Look at tablets from 99 percent down to 42..iPhone down to 12 percent. .. the iPhone 5s are piling up at the warehouse.. .. unless Apple finds something to put out in the market (face it steal from someone) their stock is going to keep dropping. .. . But they do have a large amount of capital to keep them in the ball game for a long time
quote: By the way the iPhone 5s cannot be piling up in the warehouses because it is not an Apple product that has been released or distributed in any way.
quote: If a company persists to charge higher premium than its competitor for similar products, do not try to capture the low end segment of the market to ensure there are enough users to maintain a healthy app ecosystem, like to work alone and sue everyone else, do not provide useful features (such as microSD slot) in their devices compared to their competitors, then the decline of that company is just a matter of time.
quote: This is also worth a look
quote: That first article is only relevant for China and China alone. It doesn't have anything to do with the rest of the entire planet. Congratulations on another absurdly-biased link by you submitted as some kind of "evidence" for an absurdly biased point.
quote: Guess what? In China "white box" iPhone knock-off handsets have more marketshare than Apple's iPhone. OOOPS!! So according to your iLogic, Apple's marketshare is stagnating Tony!
quote: If one removes the Chinese white box Android handset sales then Android's global performance and global market share looks a lot weaker.
quote: How anyone can think that the market for tech goods in China "doesn't have anything to to do with the rest of the entire planet" is beyond comprehension.
quote: This article has some background on how Android activations are calculated and how to interpret them.
quote: Recent reports from Gartner, Android sold 144,20,300 units in the final quarter of 2012; however, the question is – does it really matter?
quote: The total number of Android units sold is likely not even remotely accurate. It is not really appropriate to lump all Android sales together, all this does is make the platform seem stronger that it actually is. Android does not cover one single entity and so total unit sales do not really mean anything and now
quote: It is impossible to count ‘Android’ as one single entity. This has been likened to considering the entire continent of Europe as one single country!
quote: This type of data should reveal information about a platform’s strength, but all these inconsistent numbers do is conceal Android’s possible weaknesses.
quote: I recall you and I both share a passion for revealing the truth about the AGW "science"