Now, when you hear a particularly provocative statement such as the above, what kind of conclusion can you draw? For starters, does this mean that the iPhone is in big trouble, and Apple’s stock is going to slide on a downward spiral with no way of checking it in sight? Not really, and a whole lot of it depends on how you read the situation. Basically, everyone knows that Windows Phone has gained some grounds in the last year, especially with the entry level Nokia Lumia 520 and Lumia 521 handsets, while on the high end of the spectrum, there is the Nokia Lumia 1520.
Courtesy of the GDR3 update, Windows Phone OEMs are now able to construct a smartphone with equal specifications to the Android platform, which is good news. Not only that, Christopher Flores, director of communications for Microsoft, touts that Windows Phone happens to be the second most popular platform in 14 markets around the world, and in two dozen markets, it has started to outsell the iPhone. The thing is, we do not know which markets that Flores was referring to, although it is a no brainer that most of the growth happens to be heading its way from emerging markets as the iPhone has proven itself to be cost prohibitive.