While We’re Talking About iPhone/Android Market Share Numbers

Dan Lyons, back in January 2011, “The Verizon iPhone Is Too Late”:

But Apple’s big weakness is its control-freak nature and insistence that there is only one way to make a smart phone. No matter how many carriers sign on to carry the iPhone, in the long run, Apple has again set itself up to be a niche player in smartphones, just as it is in PCs.

Meantime, here in 2012, the iPhone once again accounted for a majority of Verizon’s smartphone sales, and Apple earned 73 percent of the total profit in the handset industry. That’s a nice niche.

Thursday, 3 May 2012