Apple has seen Android stake out a dominating market share lead across 2012. The rival platform accounted for nearly 65% of smartphone market share, far ahead of iOS' 18% share of smartphones. Fool senior technology analyst Eric Bleeker says that slipping market share will continue in 2013.
However, he notes that market share losses will come mainly as smartphone growth moves to areas like China, India, and Latin America. While Apple doesn't rank in the top five in terms of smartphone market share in China, it's still dominant in the country from a profitability measure. In the video below, Eric describes why on a day filled with fiscal cliff mania, investors should feel good about Apple's position headed into 2013.
What's inside Supernova?
Apple has been a longtime selection of Motley Fool co-founder David Gardner, helping lead his stock picks to gains of more than 113% in our Stock Advisor service since it launched in 2002. Those returns have beaten the market by more than 87%. David has managed to trounce the market by always being on the lookout for revolutionary stocks and recommending them before Wall Street catches on to their disruptive potential. If you're interested in how David discovers his winners, click here to get instant access to a personal tour behind David's Supernova service.
The article Why Apple Is a Best Buy in the 2013 Smartphone War originally appeared on Fool.com.Eric Bleeker has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. The Motley Fool owns shares of Apple. Motley Fool newsletter services recommend Apple. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.
Copyright © 1995 - 2012 The Motley Fool, LLC. All rights reserved. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.