Still Banging the Market Share Drum

Douglas A. McIntyre:

The global market share of Alphabet Inc.’s Android rose to 88% last quarter, further cornering Apple Inc.’s iOS. Sales of the iPhone 7 are Apple’s only way out of the dilemma, and its numbers are not growing briskly enough to solve the problem. Android has the built-in advantage of its presence on smartphones made by an army of manufacturers, led by Samsung.

The problem with this story is that it’s based on the premise that market share is all that matters. I can’t believe it’s 2016 and people are still making this argument with a straight face.

Friday, 4 November 2016