Linked by David Adams on Tue 25th May 2010 04:07 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Over at Daringfireball this past weekend, John Gruber put words to what many people are thinking about after Google's rush of Android announcements and not-subtle Apple-bashing at this week's I/O conference: "all-out war." I agree with Gruber that a good old-fashioned bitter rivalry could be a great thing for the computing world, and for smartphone/handheld fans in particular.
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“… Apple's culture is more focused on profit margins than in massive user bases.”

That was true before Jobs came back to Apple. He explicitly criticized the “obscene” 1995-timeframe profit margins on the Mac in a 2004 interview, when the Mac finally faced decent competition with Win95.

There's every indication that Apple is in this fight to take home a majority share of smartphone users. All of its attention is focused on the Android alliance as its only real competitor.

Your insight was true… a decade ago. Today, not at all.

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