iPhone Sales Fall
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New research from an analytics firm shows that Apple’s iPhone sales are starting to decline. The cause of this? Android, the mobile operating system used in many smartphones, including Google’s own Nexus One.
Analysts have expected the iPhone to lose ground to Android for some time now. According to the latest research, the iPhone was 18.1 percent of global smartphone sales in the third quarter of 2009. This number dropped to 16.6 percent in the fourth quarter. Though Apple’s overall sales are doing well, its iPhone sales do not reflect the 26 percent increase in overall smartphone sales.
Part of Apple’s problem is that the competitor to the iPhone is not one phone—it’s a platform that can be used on many different smartphones.
Of course, Apple is not just going to leave the iPhone as a static device. The company is famous for its innovation and a new iPhone that will probably have many new fabulous features is due out this year. There is also the just-released 3.1.3 iPhone OS update that contains fixes and improvements for the iPhone.
Via PC World, image via Apple.