Nearing the 2nd anniversary of its introduction, the iPhone is so far ahead of its competition, some have begun to wonder if anyone will catch up to Apple’s revolutionary mobile phone.
Much of the talk about ‘smartphones’ centers on the iPhone, despite the fact that other hardware manufacturers have also released touch-screen products, competing operating systems have been or are in development, and competing ‘app stores’ have sprung up to service the non-iPhone smartphone marketplace.
But none of that matters, so far.
The long and short of the matter is that the iPhone has a commanding lead over its competition in the high-end mobile phone market and with a new update to its operating system as well as new hardware expected in the coming quarter, Apple appears set to continue outpacing the rest of the industry.
While the Flurry report was released as part of the analytics firms’ drive to promote its own services, its conclusions are based on strong data and support the impression that Google, Palm, RIM and Microsoft have a long way to go to take market share away from Apple.