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iPhone holds almost 20 percent of smartphone market

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 15 Jan 2008 13:22 User comments (7)

iPhone holds almost 20 percent of smartphone market At the Macworld 2008 event this morning, Apple CEO Steve Jobs announced that the company has sold 4 million iPhones since the device's release and that the device now holds 19.5 percent of the smartphone market in the US.
Jobs also said Apple is shipping on average, 20,000 new iPhones a day but the market share percent still places them behind RIM's BlackBerry.

The CEO also added that new firmware, 1.1.3 for the iPhone would add some nice new features such as "Web Clips", an improved update to Google Maps, song lyrics and the ability to send SMS to multiple recipients.

New applications would also be available on the iPod Touch including standard Mail, Stocks, Notes and Weather. There will however be a catch for Touch users. Existing customers will have to pay $20 USD for the new features while new customers will have it built in.

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7 user comments

115.1.2008 16:10
vinny13
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You can't outsell us Canadians...

And how about bringin' the iPhone up here?

215.1.2008 20:17

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New applications would also be available on the iPod Touch including standard Mail, Stocks, Notes and Weather. There will however be a catch for Touch users. Existing customers will have to pay $20 USD for the new features while new customers will have it built in.

Yet another reason for me to NEVER buy an apple product.
That's completely and ridiculously unfair to deny customers simple application upgrades to such a device while including it in new purchases. Way to punish faithful customers and early-adopters.

316.1.2008 2:06

Just like there OS they name it something new & release it as a new OS not just an update! M$ is the Devil but i cant believe that Holly apple does this BS! Its not like it is a whole new version of the itouch it is a FIX! To make things work like they should! oh sorry sir you wanted your car brakes to work? that will be another $20,! on top of that $400 u just gave me!

416.1.2008 11:12

Originally posted by snowlock:
Yet another reason for me to NEVER buy an apple product.That's completely and ridiculously unfair to deny customers simple application upgrades to such a device while including it in new purchases. Way to punish faithful customers and early-adopters.
last time I bought something from Apple it was the QuickTime Pro because I needed it for movie conversions... till one day there was an upgrade and after the upgrade my license was lost and Apple just told me "you need to pay again"... I never used QuickTime again...

516.1.2008 16:27
vinny13
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Apple's Leopard was mainly updates but I've noticed a very big difference. It helps to know what your talking about these days. It would have been worth the money, but I got it free.

And Quicktime is great, for me anyways. It does a great and fast job with conversions and it's very simple. I also got it for free :P

If you don't want to pay for something, then get it for free. If you like something then you might want to pay for an actual copy or something.

614.2.2008 22:05

I still have not heard anything about the Australian market ?? We always get things last.

715.2.2008 4:29
varnull
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20%.. don't make me laugh.. maybe 20% in apple exclusive stockists. They won't even release the UK sales figures, because "they don't know them"..

I love BS, you can smell it a mile off.....

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