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September 04, 2013

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Apple fans believed in that position as Apple was about to close their doors in 1996. You could stick your head in the sand all you want but a company with 10% or under will have developers fall off like flies. Dream on as you will.

I don't think it matters all that much if Apple never has major smartphone market share. It would seem that as long as Apple sells higher-priced smartphones, the lower cost smartphones will always be sold in higher numbers. The only thing that matters for Apple is that they can continue to sell about the same amount of smartphones profitably every year. Every company reaches some point where they can't increase market share but maintaining market share is also difficult. Holding market share for years doesn't have to be necessarily detrimental for Apple. Smartphones can be an anchoring point and Apple can come out with other products to boost revenue or profit gains.

IDC keeps posting these high MS Windows Phone number time and again, when will they learn? I guess they are piggy backing on ms investing in them.

Why would windows gain such high marketshare? Whos to say it won´t completely collapse?

IOS might SURGE. Who knows. it all depends on the next couple of years, talking about 2017 is premature.

"The iPhone will never achieve any significant market share. Never gonna happen."

I seem to remember a certain CEO uttering these lines. And many of his peers parroting the same exact words. If there's one thing I've learned following the tech industry gossip or analysis, its to never count Apple out. When consensus says Apple will fail, reality historically has always disagreed.

With Apple obviously intending to expand their iPhone lineup as soon as this month, and likely more to follow in the years to come, I can't help but think the same-old analysts with the same-old formulas and theories just can't account for an outlier like Apple.

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