Munster Thinks iOS 6 Will Help Apple Close The Android Gap
Although Apple and Google are likely going to remain bitter rivals in the smartphone space with their competing mobile platforms, the gap between Android and iOS may be closing.
Following Apple's official preview of iOS 6 yesterday at the WWDC 2012 kickoff, no shortage of heavyweight Wall Street analysts find themselves in rare agreement across the mobile landscape this morning. Based on rampant, industry-wide projections, iOS 6 will help Apple absorb some of Android's leading smartphone market share.
"We believe this focus on integrating important web partners continues to meaningfully differentiate iOS from Android," Gene Munster of Piper Jaffray says, adding that the global iPhone market share will climb at least ten percentage points in the next two to three years.
Munster says iOS 6 will help Apple's market share grow faster than Android's overall.
RBC Capital Markets analyst Amit Daryanani agrees. According to Daryanani, Apple may finally have Android's number, particularly in the wake of Apple's introduction of the new iOS Maps app, which could effectively deflate the momentum of Google's competing 3D mobile mapping service.
, Apple Insider