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Debby does the web, 5 years of US iPhones

There is a significant shift going on this year, much more significant than we saw last year, from web to mobile. It is most noticeable in games, social networking, music, and news, however it is happening across the board and it presents both great possibility and great challenges.

Mobile does not reward feature richness. It rewards small, application specific, feature light services. I have said this before however I will say it again. The phone is the equivalent of the web application and the mobile apps you have on your home screen(s) are the features.

Today, iOS ranks as the second largest smartphone platform in the US afterwards Android, commanding 31.9% share of the market with its 35.1m iPhone owners in May. While the last five years, Apple has introduced five different versions of the iPhone and extended its reach beyond AT&T to other major carriers, including Verizon and Sprint. A more detailed look at the iPhone ecosystem by device generation found that near 3 in every 4 iPhone owners currently uses the iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S, with the iPhone 4 accounting for the largest overall share at almost 40% of iOS smartphones in May 2012. The original iPhone released on June 29, 2007 now accounts for just 2% of current iOS smartphone owners, with new generations of the device making the original virtually obsolete.

Fascinating if there as a matter of fact are 700,000 people nevertheless using original iPhones out there. Apple sold about 5m in the first year, total; so that's quite a large proportion, in point of fact.

The heels of RIM's major loss

On the heels of RIM's major loss and struggles to put out a new operating system and phones, Duarte said [in an ABC interview] he would love to work with the BlackBerry maker. "If RIM wanted to work on Android devices, I would in effect welcome that. They evidently make great physical keyboards."

Android devices with physical keyboards? Like the G1, you mean?

Well, we've just got word from a reliable source that Flash support is on its way to the iPhone, and it should be coming very, very in the near future. Speculating a bit furthermore on our own, we are guessing that it would be pretty convenient for Flash support to be introduced alongside the iPhone SDK, wouldn't you say?

Hilarious. There's as well a followup where that date having passed, they suggest that yes, it's by all means running on iPhone inside Apple, however AT&T is blocking it to prevent VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) apps eating its earnings. None of this was ever true.

In September 2009 RIM it had three of the US's five best-selling smartphones for the first quarter of the year. Just the same, Wired thought it needed to fix its browser, touchscreen experience, Wi-Fi, app store and desktop software.

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Compared to the, quite frankly, disastrous fragmented ecosystem of android, it is why apple will remain ahead, and pull farther away.

Android is like a jigsaw with pieces missing from the box - ios is like a beautiful Monet, flowing, fluid and a feast for the senses.

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More information: Guardian.co