iPhone eats away RIM, Windows Phone and Android’s market share
Looking at the figures, even Android despite all its popularity, affordability and features has slid down to 42.6 percent this year from more than 54 percent last year. RIM’s cursed fortunes are still haunting it and it has come down from almost 15 percent to just 5.7 percent. The surprising part is that despite selling Lumias and Omnias like anything, the WP7 platform has also slid from 3.2 percent to 1.5 percent. The fate of others including Bada and Symbian is not even worth a discussion.
So, firstly, how has Apple managed to wield its Black magic over the market? Two words, actually one – iPhone 4S. Well, firstly, Apple’s iPhone 4S despite having a sky-high price tag still appeals to every Joe and Jane. Secondly, this is the first time Apple had three iPhones on the market the iPhone 3G, iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S. Finally, Steve Jobs’ death in October 2011, created hype for the iPhone 4S like never before.
RIM, Symbian and Bada, the less said the better.