“As I noted last month, Apple’s iOS is coming for Google’s Android operating system,” Rocco Pendola writes for TheStreet.
“Without even introducing a phone with the feature [larger display] that apparently keeps a considerable number of smartphone users away from Apple, iOS is gaining on Android,” Pendola writes. “And this isn’t a recent phenomenon. It’s been building since 2012. What do you think will happen when Apple doesn’t just give people what they reportedly want, but does it the right way?”
“It’s further decline and an eventual, if not immediate drop to number two for Android,” Pendola writes. “When you’re out in the wild, pay attention to the way people talk about their smartphones. And people do talk about their smartphones… If, however, you’re fiddling with a Samsung or some such when you bump into somebody there’s about zero conversation to have. Underwhelmingly, you just have a phone in your hand. It’s a phone. A nondescript piece of hardware you make calls and check your Facebook on. That doesn’t mean it doesn’t work. That doesn’t mean it’s not good enough. That’s doesn’t mean it’s complete crap. But it does mean that Android — as a cultural organism — stinks.”
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MacDailyNews Take: People are waking up; they don’t want pretend iPhones, they want real iPhones. An iPhone with a larger screen option will hurt Samsung immeasurably more than myriad, unending traipses through the legal morass.
Also note: Last April, Yankee Group predicted that iPhone ownership in the U.S. will top Android by 2015.
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