Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 29th Jan 2010 22:42 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless During the iPad presentation, I was rather perplexed by Apple's claim to be the largest mobile device company in the world. Apparently, I wasn't the only one scratching his head, as Nokia itself, and even the Financial Times, is calling Apple out on its juggling with figures and definitions.
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by apoclypse on Sat 30th Jan 2010 03:16 UTC
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You alos have to think.Look at what Nokia is complaining about. Just on numbers alone . Apple has shipped far less than Nokia yet are very close to Nokia's number. Had Apple sold more doing the same thing they have always done they could handily make far more than Nokia. In that respect hey are the biggest mobile devices because they can make more revenue with less sales than most of the carriers mentioned, including Nokia. Nokia wishes it had that problem.

While that is not a justification for Apple fudging the numbers, Steve did say mobile devices and had clear pictures on the screen as to what he meant. Either way Nokia is going to look ratehr silly when they compare charts of Apple revenue vs. theirs and see the number of shipped units and how close Apple is to Nokia's revenue with far less units sold.

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