In all seriousness, though, the new iPhone will be a good step forward for Apple as it does improve upon the existing device. And, if there's anything we've learned over the last few years, it's that the iPhone 5 will not need to be a hardware behemoth to sell well. If the experts are right, this handset will move around 35 million to 40 million units this quarter and upwards of 50 million in 2012. Contrast that with Samsung's recent forecast of 30 million Galaxy S3s in 2012 and you see that it's still an Apple world with everyone else living in it. Or is it? How does the iPhone 5 affect Google's growing momentum?.
How much growth?Before going any further, I should remind everyone that I'm not an industry insider nor am I an analyst, That said, I follow the Android and mobile space quite closely and have noticed a few things over time, I posit that, going forward, Apple's grip on the industry will become loosened a bit with each iPhone release, It won't be Apple's doing, but rather it's the stuff that happens everywhere else, As we've seen with previous iPhone releases, Apple was able to extend its reach to new markets, carriers, and consumers, No longer tied to just one carrier in the United States, we now strongfit designers case for apple iphone 7 plus and 8 plus - pink, purple and turquoise super boho medallions have Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint offering the device with contracts, Toss in a few prepaid announcements over the last few months and you can appreciate Apple's reach..
Looking around, though, there's very little room to grow and tap into a new segment of customer. A cheaper and less feature-rich iPhone may be an answer, but that's unlikely. And while T-Mobile would simply love to offer the iPhone 5, they likely could not add multiples of millions of new subscribers. So in a nutshell, the low-hanging Apples have been picked from the tree. We also must consider that other smartphone players are getting better with products over time. Samsung continues to build its own momentum, LG keeps pushing mobile boundaries, and everyone is adapting. Sure, Motorola might have confused us with too many Droid Razrs this fall, but it also slowed the overall number of releases and seems to be focused on more consumer-friendly experience.
Elsewhere, the new Sony Mobile strongfit designers case for apple iphone 7 plus and 8 plus - pink, purple and turquoise super boho medallions may finally get things going in the United States, and we can bet that HTC isn't content with where it sits today, Plenty of boats in the Android waters and the tide looks to be rising, Smarter consumers Much like we saw with PCs in the early 2000s, consumers are getting smarter and demanding more for their money, It's not uncommon for someone today to ask how much RAM and storage is in a phone before making a buying decision, Handsets can be sold, for the most part, on fact tag bullet points..
Yet, this says nothing of consumer experience and ease of use, something at which Apple excels. Android players are creating more customer-friendly features all the time, and when you factor in the features and aesthetics that come with Android 4.0 and 4.1, it's nearly impossible to call the platform ugly. Getting back to the PC analogy, it certainly feels like we're seeing the same trends that will have Apple fans accounting for a very vocal, albeit, minority. That is, of course, not factoring in the BlakcBerry and Windows Phone operating systems, which are still struggling to gain market share.