Re: Having an iPhone changes the world around you
"With these new features there is a possibility that iPhone sales will top the market leading HTC One M8 and Samsung Galaxy Note4."
I'm not sure I follow. Do you mean that that HTC One M8 and Samsung Galaxy Note 4 "top the market" in terms of features, and that the iPhones might have finally caught up, or even set a new benchmark? I ask because the original phrasing seems to imply that HTC or Samsung makes a phone that has outsold any iPhone, which is not the case. Though some think Apple has lagged on features, and though Android has more overall market share than iOS, no single smartphone model is more popular that the iPhone. Android has more market share overall, but there are a lot more kinds of Android smartphones than there are kinds of iPhones; the average number of users for any given new Android device is smaller than the average number of users for any given new iPhone. Between this quarter and the next, Apple is expected to sell close to 100 million iPhones. That's a preposterously big number.
You seem to be alluding to a question I find very interesting, though. As Eric alludes, a lot of "big phone" fans have been using Android or even Windows Phone over the last few years simply because there was no iOS option. What will happen to Samsung's sales now that Apple offers phones in three sizes and at a range of price points? What about HTC? And Microsoft/Nokia? Android's overall market share lead is too overwhelming (and too rooted in markets where iOS has no presence) for iOS to surge back to the top-- but I wouldn't be surprised if the margin separating the OSes shrinks quite visibly. And Apple is going to kill everyone in the smartphone industry on profits. But then again, there were some surveys that indicated low iPhone interest among Android and Windows Phone users-- so perhaps it's not just an issue of big screens, but also of OS preference against iOS. Time will tell, but 10 million phones over the weekend is a good start. I know several people who waited in line but didn't end up getting a phone, usually because they wanted a specific 6 Plus configuration.