Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 10th May 2010 14:55 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless When Apple sued HTC, and targeted Android specifically (news which came out of the blue), many people, including myself, were convinced this was Apple letting the world know they were afraid of Android's rising popularity. This notion was laughed away by many an Apple fan, but it turns out that this is most likely far closer to reality than many dare to admit: in the first quarter of 2010, Android conquered the number two market share spot from the iPhone in the US - and by a wide margin too. Update: Added a graph which better shows the trend.
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RE: The os Mac vs PC war...
by sorpigal on Tue 11th May 2010 16:07 UTC in reply to "The os Mac vs PC war..."
sorpigal
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This is a little more than eerily similar.

Apple not only had a similar position in the 80s with the Macintosh and MacOS but they had a similar--okay, to be honest an identical--reaction to competition.

When Microsoft released a Mac-like UI Apple sued Microsoft for patent infringement.

When HTC released an iPhone-like phone Apple sued HTC for patent infringement.

We've all seen this play before and I can't wait for act II. I just hope that Apple learns a little from history (not likely with Jobs in charge again) and doesn't blow up and die. I don't much like Apple for many reasons but they're useful fellows and do useful things (like figure out how to make people want computers).

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