Does iPhone Need More Carriers to Fend off Android?
No doubt the iPhone fanboys will be shouting that this is complete rubbish and that the iPhone is the top smartphone forever and will never fall to the upstart Android platform, but even the iPhone faithful will have to accept that at some point in the future Android is going to take over as number one.
So with this in mind an article over on Tech Blorge, begs the question “ Would Apple be better off to seek bigger numbers by signing up other carriers to sell the iPhone?”
Obviously there is the argument that Android cannot actually catch the iPhone because the iPhone is a device while Android is an operating system, so in as much as Android could catch iOS but not the iPhone.
And according to the article Google doesn’t take into account the Apple iPad when counting up the figures, which also runs the iOS platform and is apparently beating rival Android tablets at a ratio of ten to one.
To be honest the article smacks of iPhone and iOS fanboyism, as one does have to give Android the kudos it deserves, it may well be on a multitude of devices while iOS is confined to just Apple products but that doesn’t make it a less worthy OS as millions of user will attest.
Maybe Apple doesn’t give a fig about all the comparison anyway, but other do as the article points out that the New York Times ran a story about Apple needing to shift their gear via more carriers than AT&T and Verizon.
And why not, what’s wrong with allowing every carrier to offer the iPhone and Apple iPad anyway, good for customers and in the long run would be good for Apple, although I doubt even that would stop the charge of Android.
Basically in the end whether Apple and iOS are at the top or Android it really makes no odds to the customer, iOS fans will continue to purchase Apple gear while Android fans will continue to buy Android.
So what do our readers think about this subject, do you feel Apple should take the iPhone to more carriers to fend off Android or do you think Android will eventually overpower the iPhone and iOS no matter what? Let the iPhone versus Android bloodbath begin.