Apple has been losing top execs nearly by the minute. Here is what it means for you.
Among the recent departures are:
* Bertrand Serlet (WWDC & Apple Chief Developer),
* Richard Kerris
* Ron Johnson (Apple Retail),
* Apple Loses Product Manager John Herbold To HealthTeacher:
Whenever key people left the company in the past, the products they built suffered tremendously. Dark clouds are forming around Apple and if you code for Apple devices, it’s time to take notice.
The iOS appears to be headed the way of the Mac in terms of its market share.
Here are the numbers of IDC June report:
Google (Android) – 38.9 percent
RIM (Blackberry OS) – 14.2 percent
Nokia (Symbian) – 20.6 percent
Apple (iOS) – 18.2 percent
Microsoft (Windows Phone 7) 3.8 percent
Others – 4.3 percent
Android has a market share of 38.9% in mobile, iOS is barely above 18%. So non-iOS is 81.8% and roughly half of it is Android with Adobe Flash 38.9%.
Targeting iOS may not be as far-sighted as it seemed only a while ago.