Same Facts, Different Read It came as no surprise that the iPhone continues to gain market-share but the report did come with a warning…. Apple’s success as a new entrant is striking, but it will face challenges to keep its momentum going, said Canalys analyst Pete Cunningham in a statement. Historically, vendors with just one […]
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iPhone Market Share Up – BUT …

Same Facts, Different Read

It came as no surprise that the iPhone continues to gain market-share but the report did come with a warning…. gameover

Apple’s success as a new entrant is striking, but it will face challenges to keep its momentum going, said Canalys analyst Pete Cunningham in a statement. Historically, vendors with just one smart phone design, no matter how good, struggle, he said. That means Apple will have to create and refresh a portfolio of devices if it wants to increase its market share, he said.

Patrick observed …

It seems that keeping its momentum may be even harder than  achieving its initial success for Apple though … Does that sound like a damn good argument for getting a 3G iPhone out there, and maybe even an ‘iPhone Nano’ version somewhere down the line?

While I agree that the 3G iPhone will have far more impact than the recent storage increase to 16gb (16gb storage on a phone- amazing!!!) and an iPhone Nano would increase its penetration into the market I had a slightly different read …

I find iPhone’s rise all the more amazing since "Historically, vendors with just one smart phone design, no matter how good, struggle…" Moreover, since nothing has emerged in the last year to directly compete with it (read – a year later and the thing is STILL cutting edge!!!) the iPhone will continue to gain ground. In the last week alone three friends who have been holdouts have gone iPhone. AND … when the 3G iPhone and/or iPhone Nano is/are released Apple will leave everything else in the dust. GAME OVER!!

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