If you’re like me, you probably think that with all that you hear and see about the iPhone it gives you the impression that it’s everywhere. But according to an analyst report out today, Apple is expected to have just under 6% (82 million units) of the overall mobile market share in 2012. They had 1.1% (13.7 million units) of the overall market in 2008.
Huge growth, to be sure, but 6% of the market is still a fairly small number. There’s still a metric ton of other phones out there and lots of room for competition and growth.
That being said, for a smartphone to have come out and capture that much market share so quickly is incredible.
Bob Lefsetz nails the music industry (yet again):
And while the major labels worried about Apple’s power in the music industry, music is now a footnote in the company’s portfolio. The iPhone would function just fine WITHOUT music! You’d think rights holders would wonder how they could integrate music MORE, instead of leaving it out… Where is the Spotify app, which has been created yet not approved by the rights holders? God, everybody would be talking about music THEN!
It’s so true. At one point it would have been hard to imagine the iPod/iPhone without music, but now it’s so much more than music. For a lot of people an iPod touch is more about a calendar app with the occasional game and rarely is the iPod portion even ventured to.
Oldsters tend not to get it. That the key to the lives of youngsters today is ACCESS! They don’t believe in walls, they want to be able to reach out and touch EVERYBODY! If you erect a wall, young people ignore it, or destroy it, just to let you know who is boss. You may think the iPhone is a toy, but it’s a communications device! It allows you to be in touch with the world EVERYWHERE!