“Industry analysts are already predicting that Apple’s iPhone 5, widely expected to be unveiled on Wednesday, will be the best-selling smartphone of all time. Each new iPhone has outsold the previous version, and the iconic device has been the top-selling mobile phone since its 2007 debut,” David Goldman writes for CNNMoney.
“That raises the question: How much longer can Apple keep this up? Will there be an iPhone 10?” Goldman wonders. “The last phone to have a prolonged run at the top was the Motorola Razr, which outpaced its competitors for three straight years — until the flip phone was blindsided by the much more powerful iPhone. The iPhone’s five-year run as the top-selling phone is unprecedented.”
Goldman reports, “‘Logic would dictate that at some point in time another company would come along and take over the mantle of technology leadership,’ said Jagdish Rebello, director of communications research at IHS iSuppli. Maybe — but don’t hold your breath. Phones built around Google’s Android platform collectively outsell the iPhone, but that market is fragmented across many different manufactures and models. Nothing on the horizon looks likely to unseat Apple’s iPhone as the top-selling device.”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: We don’t know if they’ll call it “iPhone 10,” but there will certainly be a 10th generation iPhone. We expect it will sell very well, too.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Edward W.” for the heads up.]
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