Apple has less Market Share to Android in Current Quarter
While Apple held its view by an important year over year boost in sales, it’s very evident that the Android display place is increasing rapidly. Nokia’s Symbian platform has taken a hard loss this quarter, bringing in below half of what it did last year. RIM, furthermore saw a 4% decrease, going from 15.4% market share to only 11% this year.
So, research analyst Roberta Cozza said some consumers, “were waiting for a rumored new iPhone and associated price cuts on older iPhone models; this affected U.S. sales particularly”.
Gartner believes Apple will bounce back in the fourth quarter because of its strongest ever preorders for the iPhone 4S in the first weekend after its announcement. Markets such as Brazil, Mexico, Russia and China are becoming more important to Apple, representing 16 percent of overall sales and showing that the iPhone has a place in emerging markets.
Market share is just a part of the story, as a study from previous this month uncovered that, although Apple only has a 4% share of the total mobile phone market, the iPhone takes in 52% of total profits. Cozza make clear that Apple expects all phones to finally become smartphones, giving the company a great opportunity to bank on the iPhone’s popularity and iconic status. So, what you have your point of view about it let us we know in the comments below…