Linked by David Adams on Tue 7th Jun 2011 17:54 UTC
Editorial Bob Cringeley makes a bold statement in a blog post responding to Apple's iCloud announcement: "Jobs is going to sacrifice the Macintosh in order to kill Windows." He says, "The incumbent platform today is Windows because it is in Windows machines that nearly all of our data and our ability to use that data have been trapped. But the Apple announcement changes all that. Suddenly the competition isn't about platforms at all, but about data, with that data being crunched on a variety of platforms through the use of cheap downloaded apps."
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RE[6]: huh????
by unclefester on Wed 8th Jun 2011 11:39 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: huh????"
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Australia has 22 million people. New Zealand has only four million people. These markets are totally insignificant on a global scale.

Australia is as big as the USA but there are only 10 Apple stores in four capital cities. The "local" Apple store may be located more than 2000km away.

Every shopping centre in Australia has at least one specialist mobile phone shop (often three or four). Virtually none of these sell Apple products. Every supermarket and department store also sells phones.

The only reason Apple has a large share of the Australian phone and tablet market is that no real choices existed until very recently. You can now get Android phones for less than $100 without a contract.

Edited 2011-06-08 11:58 UTC

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