Earlier this week I noticed that Apple was able to wrest back some market share from Google in the mobile platform race. CNet showed Apple’s iOS platform going from only 21.5% market share a year ago to 35.7% in the 12-week period through Sep 30. By contrast, Android’s share in the mobile market had slipped from 66.4% to 57.5%. Yes, Android had taken the overall lead as I have been predicting they would. But this is a two-horse race, or so the data suggested.
However, when I saw the latest IDC data, I realised that Apple is in big trouble.
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