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[11]: huh????
by jtfolden on Fri 10th Jun 2011 05:18 UTC in reply to "RE[10]: huh????"
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Who's relying on Apple's statistics??? These are independent stats from places like Quantcast, etc... I'm sorry that reality doesn't bear quite as close a resemblance to your wishes as you'd want it to but... life tends to do that. You just seem curiously defensive about Apple's success in Australia.

Furthermore, "Android" is not a company or brand. Hell, the user base is even fragmented along version lines from device to device.

Also, it's really quaint that you feel Oceania is insignificant but that's beside the point (Though hilarious that one of the top 3 Apple markets would be used to try and paint their lack of success abroad. lol ). The original claim remains incorrect and irrelevant.

What other company is as successful across consumer segments of phone, music player, tablet, notebook/desktop, etc... with a user-friendly ecosystem tying them together? No one else even has a successful tablet as of yet.

HP seems to be the only one that has even a ghost of a chance in the near future.

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