Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 11th Jul 2011 21:34 UTC, submitted by sb56637
Legal Blah blah Apple whines about a bunch of software patents again. Go cry in a corner, Jobs. Either find a strategy that counters the rise of Android, or just suck it up and be a man about it. Oh, HTC is the target this time around. Again. Whatever.
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RE[2]: Find a strategy
by rhavyn on Tue 12th Jul 2011 15:29 UTC in reply to "RE: Find a strategy"
rhavyn
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"[q]Either find a strategy that counters the rise of Android


Apple is the #1 smartphone vendor in the U.S. by units sold: http://www.bgr.com/2011/07/11/apple-is-no-1-smartphone-vendor-in-u-...

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Apple is having no problem's competing in the marketplace, no matter how many times you claim they are.
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If you were not so US centric, you'd see the writing on the wall, just like Apple does. There are countries where their market collapsed. Yes, vanished. They went from a 70% market share in Korea to basically 1-2%, while Android got itself a 95% market share. Check the trends in Taiwan and Japan as well. These are all "early-adopter" markets - trend setters, so to speak, especially in Asia. [/q]

Except, those are all made up numbers. The most recent data I could find shows iOS has 26.5% of the Korean market: http://nielsfootman.com/android-winner-korea-smartphone-boom/
And Korea, specifically, it's difficult to say much because smartphone penetration is very low (only 18% of registers phones there are smartphones, approximately 10 million units total), new device releases can cause massive swings in market share.

In Japan the iPhone makes up 38% of the market and is the single best selling phone: http://www.businessweek.com/news/2011-05-10/android-handsets-surpas....

I'm not going to bother looking Taiwan's numbers since it's pretty clear you didn't bother to either.

This also tells quite a different story from NIELSEN:
http://gs.statcounter.com/#mobile_os-US-monthly-201007-201105


Which is funny because that graph shows Android growth has been flat since March.

But, hey, post something with completely made up numbers that fits what the people moderating here want to see and get voted up. So congrats on that.

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