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Apple "Never mind the fact that the iPod turned the entire music industry on its head. Never mind the fact that most successful notebooks today resemble designs first popularized by Apple. Never mind the fact that the blueprint of the modern day smartphone remains the original iPhone. Never mind the fact that competitors are scrambling wildly to copy the success and design of the iPad. Forget all of these things, because when it comes to Apple, the 'what have you done for me lately?' mentality reigns supreme."
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by WereCatf on Mon 21st Jan 2013 22:52 UTC in reply to "RE[8]: Reponse"
WereCatf
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Ho hum. I am always surprised by people who profess to be interested in the tech trends and yet seem so oblivious to clear trends that are well documented.


Being interested in technological advancements in no way or form implies interest in marketing trends. Also, I have no need to try to justify my choices or to try to prove some sort of superiority based on the popularity of my choices.

Personally I find this difference between the platform utilisation rates, which has enormous implications, to be one of the most interesting phenomena in the modern tech world.


I don't find it such an interesting phenomenon. As I said, part of it comes from the simple fact that iPhones are always premium models and the people who buy those are more likely to have money to spend, whereas there are plenty of cheap lower-end Android - phones for the people who are likely to have less money to spend. Also, something that immediately sticks to the eye from those charts is the fact that Google doesn't offer e-books, music, movies etc. via its Google Play Market to even nearly as many countries as Apple does through iTunes -- this is obviously going to show up in the charts, what with less money spent on these things and such, but also indirectly because people who want to be able to consume these things will have to gravitate towards iOS, then or be knowledgeable of other means of obtaining their content.

Nevertheless, none of those charts paint such a dire image as you keep yammering about. Yes, there is plenty that can be done to improve the situation and a lot of it lies on Google's shoulders, but one has to also keep in mind that you're comparing out-dated models and sub-$90 models to $600+ model devices. Unless there comes out a similar chart based on similarly-priced models I won't be eating what you're offering.

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