Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 19th Oct 2010 12:23 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y Catfight! Get out your mobile phones and start filming, because two important personalities in the mobile world just got into a catfight. After the presentation of Apple's (once again) stellar quarterly results (what's with the low iPad sales, though?), Apple's CEO Steve Jobs went on a bit of a tangent regarding Android (among other things). Google's Andy Rubin, the father of Android, responded in a pretty fun way via Twitter.
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RE: Jobs' attitude reaks of fear
by apoclypse on Tue 19th Oct 2010 14:53 UTC in reply to "Jobs' attitude reaks of fear"
apoclypse
Member since:
2007-02-17

You are missing the point by nitpicking at Job's android rant. He clearly says later on and reiterates as these ass-hats keep asking the same questions (He actually go a little mad at some point), that Apple doesn't care about marketshare, they care about sales. If they sell a lot of devices but are not the market leader what does that matter to Apple? Even if they sell less than their competition they are still making more money because of their margins. If Apple were really trying to be the market leader they would have compromised a long time ago, in terms of quality and features. If Apple cared about marketshare they would have an iphone with a Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile logo on the back and pre-installed carrier applications. As it stands they value control and consumer experience over marketshare, even if it costs them the market.

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Radio Member since:
2009-06-20

As a hardware maker, Apple can afford not to care about market share, as long as they reap big margins from each device sold (the economic model used by jewellery & mechanical watches makers); as a software vendor, they may be wrong, as app prices are stuck to the psychological 0.99$, so only sales volumes can make an app worthwhile (especially when you know how much it costs to meet Apple guidelines... http://stackoverflow.com/questions/209170/how-much-does-it-cost-to-... )

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