Market share was ALWAYS in context with the top end.
No one here was bragging about market share of the iPhone vs Feature phones in 2008-2012. Basically the $50 smart phone is taking the place of the feature phone.
So are you telling me a $50 phone sale should be treated the same as a $700 phone?
Even though the $50 phone yields $0 profit?
Even though the $50 phone yields $0 profit for app makers?
Even though an iPhone user spends $200+ a year buying Apps/Music/Movies?
Even though an iPhone user had a great chance of buying other Apple products like a Mac?
Hard to take you seriously.
It like comparing Louis Vutton luxury bag sales (Apple) to trash bags ($50 android phone).
When a $200 phone can do pretty much the same thing has a $700 iphone it becomes a problem...
Can a $200 phone provide an easy and secure payment system?
Can a $200 phone control you home with HomeKit?
Can a $200 phone tract your health like HealthKit?
And do you seriously think a person who buys a $200 phone will by apps, music, and video's? I don't think so.
Apple will continue to add software, services, and features in the iPhone that blow away a $200 phone.
Those with $$$ will continue to pick iPhone.
Your $200 example is like saying people will all buy $12k Kia cars since they basically do the same thing as a $25k Camry. I don't think so. People keep their phones for 2+ years. Do you seriously think someone who makes decent money is worry about paying $10 more a month for an iPhone vs a crap Android? Especially when their data plan is costing $80 a month?