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Windows Phone Will Overtake iOS by 2015 – Accurate Estimation or Fabrication

Here’s something that will get your head scratching now, as it has been reported that a recent analysis conducted by research company Gartner has concluded that Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform will overtake Apple’s iOS platform by the time 2015 lands.

Yes, we agree that it’s pretty hard to see that happening, considering the fact that Apple continues to grow from strength to strength, while Microsoft has already had teething problems with getting Windows Phone 7 out to consumers.

According to Gartner though, Microsoft will amass 19.5% of smartphones sold globally in 2015, overtaking Apple in the process who will manage to take up 17.2% of smartphones which will run on iOS.

What are your thoughts on this? Below is an included chart showing Gartners smartphone predictions for the next few years.

As you can see, it shows that Microsoft will overtake Apple by 2015 in market share, but it also reveals that Android will be the OS to beat, with a staggering 49.2% of the total smartphone market share by 2012. Nokia’s Symbian platform on the other hand is none existant, which seems to suggest that joining forces with Microsoft to build Window Phone 7 devices was a good idea after all.

As an iPhone owner though, do you believe that Windows Phone will overtake Apple by 2015 or not?

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

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