Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 10th May 2010 14:55 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless When Apple sued HTC, and targeted Android specifically (news which came out of the blue), many people, including myself, were convinced this was Apple letting the world know they were afraid of Android's rising popularity. This notion was laughed away by many an Apple fan, but it turns out that this is most likely far closer to reality than many dare to admit: in the first quarter of 2010, Android conquered the number two market share spot from the iPhone in the US - and by a wide margin too. Update: Added a graph which better shows the trend.
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RE[3]: The os Mac vs PC war...
by sorpigal on Tue 11th May 2010 16:24 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: The os Mac vs PC war..."
sorpigal
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2005-11-02

What Apple really did in the 80s was help their competition. They did the expensive and risky R&D and release of a brand new product and then refused to sell it to everyone. Their competitors had a shitload of free marketing from Apple: Everyone wanted a Mac and as soon as someone offered a Mac-like UI which people could afford they bought it. And then Apple filed a patent suit against those offering the competing product. Hmmm.

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