1. MobileMania's Avatar
    Is the iPhone a monopoly or not?
    Last edited by MobileMania; 05-12-2010 at 01:28 AM.
    05-11-2010 11:52 PM
  2. Jellotime91's Avatar
    Somehow I feel like this post has been put through a translator... Especially where it reference's Google's "Robot"... The English is not really understandable. Sorry.
    05-12-2010 12:20 AM
  3. lungho's Avatar
    Is the iPhone a monopoly or not?
    Most certainly not. The iPhone has competitors, therefore it is not a monopoly. Perhaps the word you are looking for is "proprietary."
    05-12-2010 05:31 PM
  4. hockeyb213's Avatar
    Considering the iphone only has somewhere around 20% of the marketshare for smartphones I would most definitely say it is not because it has no controlling amount of marketshare.
    05-12-2010 06:15 PM
  5. applejosh's Avatar
    It's not a monopoly. A closed system, pretty much, but not a monopoly. Android is making inroads and adding competition. RIM has a good hold in general and especially in corporations. Windows Mobile 7 is set to debut this holiday season, and Palm/WebOS just got a huge boost by HP's purchase of them.
    05-12-2010 10:07 PM
  6. Jellotime91's Avatar
    It's a monopoly on seamless user experience and access to 200,000 apps... :P but it's not the only modern smartphone OS, it just happens to be the best.
    05-12-2010 10:42 PM
  7. Wiltron's Avatar
    A specific product can't be a monopoly rather the producing company is. Apple may be a monopoly, not the iPhone.

    Now, as for market shares and target market yes they own a specific area, and fail in others, but what exactly they win/fail at is up to the user
    05-13-2010 12:27 AM
  8. AlexanderRivera's Avatar
    The answer is no. It has competition...and if it dominates it's because of the LACK of creativity on the competition's stand point.
    05-13-2010 01:53 AM
  9. Guzman's Avatar
    Nope, but there's an app for it
    05-13-2010 10:14 AM