Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 11th Jan 2011 16:45 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless While everybody outside of the US has been able to mix and match iPhone and wireless operator, the iPhone was still tied to a single carrier in the US. Today, Verizon and Apple announced the much-hyped Verizon iPhone 4. While the rest of the world collectively yawns, this is good news for American consumers, since there will be more competition, and thus, more choice. Edit: Eh, the other way around. First choice, then competition.
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RE: Heh
by Neolander on Tue 11th Jan 2011 17:17 UTC in reply to "Heh"
Neolander
Member since:
2010-03-08

Well, something big is happening you know...

No longer will Apple fanatics be able to invoke arguments of the form "Well, iOS's market share is doing pretty well when you consider that only one carrier in the US is selling one single device featuring it".

That's HUGE !!!

(Well, in practice they'll just truncate the sentence to "iOS's market share is doing pretty well considering that only one device is featuring it", but we can dream right ?)

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RE[2]: Heh
by MysterMask on Tue 11th Jan 2011 23:57 in reply to "RE: Heh"
MysterMask Member since:
2005-07-12

Nice to see non Apple fanatics so fanatically comment about Apple.

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RE[3]: Heh
by Neolander on Wed 12th Jan 2011 06:02 in reply to "RE[2]: Heh"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

I've got some things I like about Apple, and some things I don't like. But the worst product Apple have ever delivered is by far platform evangelism.

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RE[2]: Heh
by polaris20 on Wed 12th Jan 2011 00:01 in reply to "RE: Heh"
polaris20 Member since:
2005-07-06

I don't really care what the market share is of the phone I use, nor the computer I use. I've never quite figured out why anyone else outside of market analysts and the companies themselves would care either.

Does it make you feel better knowing a lot of people use the same phone as you?

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RE[3]: Heh
by David on Wed 12th Jan 2011 01:14 in reply to "RE[2]: Heh"
David Member since:
1997-10-01

It doesn't really matter who's number one, but it does matter that a lot of other people use the same phone as you (or at least the same OS) because without the numbers, there will be fewer apps and fewer accessories. One of the main reasons to use the iPhone is the vast support for the music playing aspects in cars, audio equipment, etc. If it were a niche device, there wouldn't be that benefit.

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RE[3]: Heh
by Neolander on Wed 12th Jan 2011 06:04 in reply to "RE[2]: Heh"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

If you really don't care, then you're simply not the target audience of this comment. No need to feel offended.

See John Gruber ? The kind of people who will try to follow and justify evry single move from Apple even when they are inconsistent ? Who would be able to defent Apple even when they're advocating inconsistent user interfaces - which is the paramount of irony after all these years preaching usability and good design ? Do you imagine someone who's able to follow such a blog and agree with it without feeling the slightest bit schizophrenic ? That's the kind of people which I had in mind.

Edited 2011-01-12 06:17 UTC

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