It’s probably a given that Apple’s iPhone is the most popular in the United States, where the handset first launch in June, 2007. But that’s not where Apple’s market share is growing the most, especially in the near future.
It was only a few days ago we discussed how the iPhone was growing in its third place status, but still lagged behind Research in Motion's Blackberry and Nokia's smartphones globally. In smaller markets, though, the picture is a little different.
Official coverage of the Apple stock shows that Apple (APPL) has a
neutral stock rating with a $95 price target. Brian Marshall at
American Technology Research is paying attention to the company’s
rating, and is contributing his findings to the parade of cautious
A report released by Gartner places Apple in fourth place for U.S. and
worldwide PC shipments during the fourth quarter of 2008. Apple’s
market share was at 8.0%, up from 6.7% the previous year, but down from
9.5% in the third quarter of 2008.
From its humble, wooden beginnings to today’s chrome-and-aluminum-wrapped beauties, Apple has solidified its place as the most unique company in Silicon Valley. While we applaud Apple's continued success, the selfish old-school Mac fan in us wishes that the company would stop expanding its market share. Find out why after the jump.