"Yet iPhone dominates Android in the market."
Danger! I detect starry eyes! Well, it's that or out of date information.
Except for the fact that it happens to be true.
The truth is that Android phone sales are on a rocketship headed straight up. If they stay on pace Android handsets are expected to surpass the iPhone in 2011 or so.
If bacteria continued their growth at the same rate during their early growth phase, the entire universe would be made of bacteria in no time.
"Starry Eyes" indeed.
So Apple's iPhone is ahead yes
In other words, I'm correct.
Is it technically accurate to say that iPhone is "dominating"? Arguably yes, but to use that to justfy everything else you wrote is laughable in light of the competitions performance. It's also funny to hear about iPhone "dominating" when it's getting it's ass thorougly kicked by Symbian and RIM.
The iPhone is dominating them as well. Units shipped is a poor metric. Apple is by far the most popular smart phone in terms of usage, in terms of apps, in terms of customer satisfaction, in terms of profitability. You name it.
The iPhone is sexy and mostly functional but it is not the final word in smartphone development, it's not even close.
You're right. Year after year Apple finds a way to improve upon the smart phone, surpassing their last product.
However, it's pretty undeniable that Apple is the market leader. The only metric they don't have covered is most units sold.
Or put differently, do you not think there's a single handset make who wouldn't jump at the chance to trade places with Apple? There isn't.
The only real competition that Apple has right now is Google, and Google isn't competing on quality, but quantity, and they're presently even losing *that* battle. When they're not, that'll be an interesting milestone, but also largely irrelevant as Apple will still be the premier handset maker.
This is because Google doesn't care about quality or handset profitability. What they care about is ad revenue, and to get that, they need the *broadest* customer base they can get, not the *best* customer base, or the most directly *profitable* customer base, just numbers. A game which they are still losing at, btw.