Smartphone market grew 55 percent, iOS declining by 2014

9 September, 2010
There are some good times ahead for smartphones, say market analysts from IDC. Smartphone market share is expected to grow by over 50% and oddly iOS will be declining in the future, with Android and Windows...

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  • Kierann

Let's get this into perspective guys.

Apple is going to stagnate because of its very nature. It is controlled with rigorous and stringent controls, yes this can help to improve application quality but it isn't all that much better than android frankly. Android, symbian, windows...they all have an immeasurable multitude of developers on the internet, and you can download files outside the app market itself.

iOS is engineered to be restricted. It's programming architecture is in such a fine tuned way that its almost impossible to renew, customise and change things. All the other OS can be customised in hundreds of ways.

Now I'm not saying thats a be all and end all. For some its fine to just leave it to Obergruppenfuhrer Jobs to manage it all for them. However, more and more people are going to convert once they see that the other OS give them something Apple clearly doesnt: Choices.

  • Anonymous

LOL @ U, 10 Sep 2010Can't believe you are actually are attributing Apple with a... moreNo that's not my point.
Yes all of those technologies were out ten years before the iphone having been released but only nokia had video conference have been used & yes Apple only stick a Apple that's bitten.
you are 100% correct.

  • Anonymous

LOL @ U, 10 Sep 2010Can't believe you are actually are attributing Apple with a... moreGyroscope NEVER seen on a phone before the iPhone 4.

  • jjsoviet

LOL @ U, 10 Sep 2010Can't believe you are actually are attributing Apple with a... moreSad how people are letting up with Apple's rip-off features. Shame.

  • LOL @ U

Anonymous, 10 Sep 2010yes the iphone is really big that's why so many new smartph... moreCan't believe you are actually are attributing Apple with an ORIGINAL idea, anything they have done, has been done by many companies before them, they just stick a white sticker, not to mention a few 0's on the price tag, and call it a revolution.

If you need evidence just look at "Facetime" video calls been around for at least 5 years, and yet apple restrict it to wi-fi only, and only between Iphone's, and call it a revolution.

  • Anonymous

John, 10 Sep 2010Hahaha... I love it how the comments section on practically... moreyes the iphone is really big that's why so many new smartphone have all those new and improved technologies.
if it wasn't for the iphone none of the mobile technology companies would have move into these steps with their technologies.

Having all of those companies competition, the customers win in the long run because they all have to drop the price of the product.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 10 Sep 2010Four years ago, when Nokia had 70% of the smartphone market... moreOkay let go down that road.
GM was the biggest Auto maker in the world they stay on top for a good 30 Years then what happen?
Toyota make product that's better and the are number 1 in the world now.

You need to do some thinking before you post your stupid comments.

whatever a report is published that's not in Apple's favor you play the blame game.

Nokia lost market shears to Apple, R.I.M & Android yes but they didn't blame those because that's how the business world work.
Nokia business management blame their CEO for nokia's lost that's why he's no longer working for Nokia.

  • tiggerlator

Zee, 10 Sep 2010It is obvious that iOS will decline. The expansion permeate... moreI completely agree.

Iphones are priced at the top price range, you can get pretty cheap android smartphones. If crapple dont release a lower priced phone, they will only ever have the upper price range, wereas android is getting more and more prevalent in the lower/mid and upper price range.

Long live android, die ios die ios.

  • Ghost

therock, 10 Sep 2010people people....who cares. a lot of things can happen befo... more... and 2012 is coming!!! lol

  • Anonymous

lame ios decline by 2014..

So..

What about ios before 2014??? I means 2013,2012???

The icrap sales become down and down..

First..if icrap want to get maintance on this stage..it must win the Android..next Windows phone 7..0f course the NOKIA new powerful os..Meego..Maemo..and the SymbianOS,is be gradually maturing..finally, the bada



icrap comfirm die..

WE WANT THE REAL SMARTPHONE!!!

  • Anonymous

RAM, 10 Sep 2010Let's be objective here : 1)Nokia : They still mainta... moreFour years ago, when Nokia had 70% of the smartphone market, did the IDC predict that they'd fall to half that now?

What useless predictors they are.

  • John

Anonymous, 10 Sep 2010Actually, this comment war is even more evident in Nokia/Sy... moreLOL! Yeah you're right!

  • Anonymous

John, 10 Sep 2010Hahaha... I love it how the comments section on practically... moreActually, this comment war is even more evident in Nokia/Symbian related articles.....
So it's not only the iphone that sparks it!

  • John

Hahaha... I love it how the comments section on practically EVERY article here that mentions the iPhone turns into a war between iPhone lovers/haters! There's more to talk about than the iPhone! Guess that just shows how big the iPhone is!

  • Andrew

All mobile phones have ups and downs...

Nokia N8 should take a huge chunk of the market...

http://whatisimple.blogspot.com/

thats why

  • Anonymous

Nokia have new CEO. bye OPK

  • Anonymous

Nokia have new CEO

  • therock

people people....who cares. a lot of things can happen before 2014.

  • Anonymous

RAM, 10 Sep 2010Let's be objective here : 1)Nokia : They still mainta... moreThat's because steven h.jobs = Jim Jones
kool aid anyone?

  • Anonymous

Ihope symbian keep growing

itwas nokia fault to not use 600mhz for their old symbian phones,

can we have gpu for mid range phones? Nokia.
Especialy the esries and xseries