iPhone popularity disputed

Posted on October 3, 2010


As the saying goes,  ” A picture tells a better story than 10,000 words”  – how appropriate this is,  looking at this infographic about the smartphone wars. We read practically every month comparison figures between the  major platforms – Symbian, Blackberry, Apple iOS, Android and Windows Mobile. And each time we hear Apple disputing the figures when it is unfavorable to them. Rarely I see other makers complain about the comparison figure. It is typical of Apple’s hegemonic character, always thinking they are the best, not in USA but in the world.

Source : http://www.billshrink.com/blog/10071/how-popular-is-iphone/

Despite strong sales, is the iPhone the leading smartphone or the leading mobile device in the world? As the smartphone war continues to heat up with the introduction of new Android-powered devices, the smartphone market share can look different from quarter to quarter. What will an iPhone, BlackBerry, and Android owner buy next for their new mobile device? Some of the answers to these questions might just surprise you.

For all those curious on worldwide smartphone market share, Gartner’s August 2010 numbers on sales to end users paints a clear picture on which OS is still in the lead:

  • 41.2% – Symbian
  • 18.2% – RIM
  • 17.2% – Android
  • 14.2% – iOS
  • 5.0% – Windows Mobile
  • 2.4% – Linux
  • 1.8% – Other OSes