I’m an avid iPhone user. We’re now on the fourth iPhone, I’m now on my fourth iPhone.

I’ve never had an Android. I’ve never spent a significant amount of time on one either. After all, my iPhone plays so nice with my iPad, iMac, AppleTV, Macbook Pro and Airport Extreme.

Android is fractured, inconsistent, and as recently discovered, produced from stolen code. It’s always seemed like the consolation prize for those who couldn’t get the iPhone.

Think about it–iOS and Android have both sold about the same number of devices. Until the last quarter, they were selling about evenly–and that was when the iPhone was available to less than one in four Americans.

Now that it’s going to go wide–what do you think happens?

Well let’s take a look at the customer base in America who have the option of Android vs. iPhone.

While there are obviously a lot of things one can take from this graph–for instance, there are a lot of potential smartphone customers still out there–the big thing is thus:

When given a choice between iPhone and Android, customers have spoken. It’s the iPhone.

So for those of you who have been boldly praising Google, calling Apple evil and a walled garden, it doesn’t seem to have resonated with the mass populace.

Come into the garden folks–it’s so nice. And, not potentially stolen.

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Jason Woods is a Blast staff writer

One Response

  1. steve

    It’s funny that you post this. Think about how many more iphones are out there in the two years they were mass produced. Android was built on stolen code? Android was built open source. Verizon has had Android for about two years and the graph shows that it’s android users are roughly half of the iPhone in 4 years? Not to mention the first android devices were pretty much beta devices. Look at the upcoming android phones. Look at their market. Look at the statistics from mobile mix. Last year this time android phones made up 6% of the smartphone market. iphones were 70% of the smartphone market. Back in december, iPhone was 32% and android was 38% of the smartphone market. From March of last year to december, in 9 months the number went from 6% to 38%, I think it is completely irrelevant that other carriers are getting the iphone. With the growth rate of Android, it’s obvious what’s happening.


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