"There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics."
I think we all need to agree on a basic set of definitions. Android = Operating system. The article is not about the hardware, it's about the OS market share.
Android will continue to dominate, unless Nokia/HP/RIM can deliver a compelling product [hardware] that is price competitive with HTC/LG/Samsung products.
Apples piece of the pie will likely shrink, as a percentage, over the next decade. The whole smart phone category is expanding hugely. Unless Apple can figure out a way to make an iPhone that maintains the product experience and profitability, but can sell at a price point competitive in China and India, it's market share will decrease.
I would submit, that Apple will be the 'premium' brand, as they have always been. Apple has never built a model T. Nor do they build Mercedes. They build something akin to a Camry. Moderate luxury, attainable price. High profit margin.
There isn't any doubt that Apple will produce a cheaper iPhone which will be cheaper than all but the bottom 20% of Android phones. They do that with iPods while still keeping their margins on higher models. Meanwhile the sell em cheap manufacturers only have tiny
margins which can be wiped out by component shortages. As one of the biggest electronics manufacturers in the world and the biggest in revenue in this space it has the upper hand.
The category error people like you make is to assume that cheap Chinese manufacturers have less costs, but all mobile phone manufacturers are mere integrators of parts built elsewhere. Apple can undercut ZTE if it wants.