Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 28th Jul 2012 10:10 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless In case you were still doubting whether or not Apple's lawsuits against Samsung were a case of 'if you can't compete, litigate', Samsung's financial results should seal the deal. The company shipped round and about 50 million smartphones, twice as many smartphones as Apple shipped. So, not only is Android doing better on smartphones than iOS, there's now also a single manufacturer outselling Apple. Oh, the next avenue for de-emphasizing this achievement has already reared its head: Samsung has a wider portfolio, and as such, the comparison isn't fair. Nonsense, of course - Volkswagen sells lots more models than, say, Mazda, but that doesn't mean you can't compare them. Maybe, just maybe, having a wide portfolio of devices to meet the various different needs of the market is simply a very good strategy. It'll be interesting to see just how much Apple can take back with the next iPhone, especially since the full potential of the Galaxy SIII hasn't been realised yet and will be accounted for in Samsung's next quarter as well. Fun, such a fight between titans. Just too bad one of the two titans plays dirty by opting for the courtroom.
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RE: History will repeat itself...
by Sodki on Sat 28th Jul 2012 12:13 UTC in reply to "History will repeat itself..."
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I am slowly convinced that the way things are going, Apple will return to the PC wars days, with the same outcome as it happened before.

Steve is no longer around to save the company a second time, and he was the soul of Apple. During the time he was away, Apple had issues to stay afloat, and was even more proprietary than Microsoft actually.

I'm not sure. Steve Jobs managed to do something else, the creation of the Apple identity and mindset. I'm sure it's "pupils" learned the lesson and will try to use it well. When Jobs went away the first time, his ideas were thrown away and substituted by others. Not this time.

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