Does The World Outside iTunes Matter To Social Mobile App Developers?

While the mobile market may be considered extremely competitive, recent news suggests that Apple devices may already have monopolized the space. Apple already owns a significant portion of mobile market thanks to their iPhone and iPod Touch devices — which are also stealing gaming device market share — and are expected to sell as much as 30M iPad units in the US and 120M units globally in the next few years, according to a Morgan Stanley analyst.

According to Wall Street Journal today, there are two new Apple iPhones coming in the next 6-9 months, and one of them is intended for Verizon’s CDMA network. Gaining Verizon as a distributor of iPhones creates a massive new market for Apple, including the U.S. government, which is powered by the company. While GSM is a cellular technology used widely around the world, CDMA is used by Verizon, Sprint and a few others in the USA, Canada, and some East Asian countries. And who knows, maybe we’ll see a CDMA version of the iPad rolled out in the next 12 months.