iOS 7 isn't impressing the enterprise market, may give an opportunity to Windows Phone
0. phoneArena 25 Nov 2013, 21:42 posted on
Apple didn't just throw a coat of paint on iOS 7 and call it an update, it also added a number of features to the new system and many of them were aimed squarely at the enterprise market. Unfortunately, according to ABI Research, the new enterprise features are not really impressing anyone and while the disappointment may not cause Apple to lose users, it does leave the door open for others like Windows Phone...
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1. khaledmhawesh (Posts: 38; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)
With the growth of android and windows that I don't like apple will never see a happy ending
9. tuminatr (Posts: 773; Member since: 23 Feb 2009)
People don’t need to be a hater to like another product, I have an iphone 4s and a Note 3 there are many things the note does much better than my iPhone. Microsoft exchange on the iPhone is not great. Is Microsoft exchange better a windows phone, I bet it is.
2. jroc74 (Posts: 5999; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
Microsoft, WP is about to become the new BB for business users.
And I seriously mean that in a good way.
4. mturby (unregistered)
if i had my own company, all my employees would have WP.
16. tech2 (Posts: 3421; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
that's exactly why you don't have your own company.
3. bucky (Posts: 2489; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
I'm waiting for windows to just mature a bit. There is definite potential.
13. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)
As long as they dedicate a lot of time and resources on WP, there is potential, yes. I think Microsoft should shift a lot of their focus from Windows 8 to Windows Phone. After all, there's hardly any competition against Windows 8, while there's a lot of competition against WP.
18. tasior (Posts: 265; Member since: 04 Nov 2012)
That sounds like a stupid idea. Shifting focus, from market that you're successfull, to a market that you cannot enter since the beginning of 21st century...
22. Dastrix (unregistered)
Oh c'mon dude. Best get over ignorance. iOS' worldwide market share of 14% is really close to WP's 4%. Lumia sales have skyrocketed, are are already up 200% while WP's market share is up 156% from last year. Comparatively speaking, iOS's market share has been stagnant and hasn't made any significant increase. It's literally flat. Analysts predict an even higher upward trend for 2014. That certainly translates to WP gaining market share at the expense of iOS.
5. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
Windows Phone is probably the perfect balance between work, and play, especially as more popular apps like Innote, Papyrus, Vine, and Instagram become available.. I glad I stuck with WP from the beginning, and I haven't been let down yet by it.. That says a lot.
19. lalalaman (Posts: 631; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)
Which lumia do u have? I'm waiting for lumia 825...925 don't have 920 colours
20. Finalflash (Posts: 2841; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)
That does say a lot, and seeing as how microsoft has only had WP 8 for a year or so, give them time and they will find a way to screw you over (intentionally or unintentionally).
6. mturby (unregistered)
Tim, u need more than fancy icons to race against Android and Windows. Go! WP Go!
7. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10443; Member since: 14 May 2012)
Lol that's not surprising at all. iOS 7 was for the teenage crowd. I really want to see WP8 grow.
21. Finalflash (Posts: 2841; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)
It will grow, but hopefully in the right direction. MS has a way to messing over that which is good for no absolute reason whatsoever. Hopefully Ballmer leaving changes their "axe meet (own) foot" ways.
10. spectrums (Posts: 127; Member since: 14 Nov 2013)
This Is Joke, No Surprise For Me, But No Special Too.
12. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
You think its a Joke now, and laugh if you want.. But, we'll see who's laughing later.. Remember that I said that❕
11. oNEWorld (Posts: 140; Member since: 01 Aug 2013)
sucks I can't use.emojis other than when I'm texting.ppl with my nexus
14. therealestmc (Posts: 204; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)
Windows 81 is really growing on me since I got my surface pro. It is really a difference experience from my PC.
15. androiphone20 (Posts: 1654; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)
This could just be speculation from an analyst cuz in reality this latest upgrade was just as focused on enterprise as it was on the consumers. It offers deeper integration with iOS services, Apple's iBeacon support (shopkick Macy's initiative), scanning to acquire Passbook passes. We can be negative all we want and buy our way into a 'happy ending' it's not happening
23. Dastrix (unregistered)
Well, if someone told you the sky is red, you could always speculate on that as well.
17. timezone (Posts: 87; Member since: 16 Jun 2013)
I liked the article until it said 6% in five years. Growth in the consumer market is by getting one person at a time or on occasion one family at a time to buy a phone. A slow process. Corporations buy thousands or hundreds of thousands at a time. It seems to me if the windows phone gains traction in business then marketshare should jump faster. I do believe the windows phone has what it takes to move into business successfully. They have already moved into a few fortune 500 companies.