Linked by David Adams on Tue 7th Jun 2011 17:54 UTC
Editorial Bob Cringeley makes a bold statement in a blog post responding to Apple's iCloud announcement: "Jobs is going to sacrifice the Macintosh in order to kill Windows." He says, "The incumbent platform today is Windows because it is in Windows machines that nearly all of our data and our ability to use that data have been trapped. But the Apple announcement changes all that. Suddenly the competition isn't about platforms at all, but about data, with that data being crunched on a variety of platforms through the use of cheap downloaded apps."
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RE[4]: huh????
by unclefester on Wed 8th Jun 2011 08:07 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: huh????"
unclefester
Member since:
2007-01-13

No one outside the USA cares less about Apple.

Go to any Australian phone retailer and you will see a large range of Samsung, HTC and Nokia products. However you won't see a single Apple product for sale in most shops.

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RE[5]: huh????
by jtfolden on Wed 8th Jun 2011 10:33 in reply to "RE[4]: huh????"
jtfolden Member since:
2005-08-12

No one outside the USA cares less about Apple.

Go to any Australian phone retailer and you will see a large range of Samsung, HTC and Nokia products. However you won't see a single Apple product for sale in most shops.


oh sure... no one cares in Australia. Oh wait...

Apple has numerous retail stores there.

On top of that, according to Quantcast, the oceania area of the world (including Australia and New Zealand) is second only to North America in market share owned by Apple and nearly double that of Europe.

Btw, I wasn't aware HTC and Nokia were selling huge quantities of tablets, music players, etc... anywhere in the world, let alone Australia... or maybe your post was both incorrect and irrelevant.

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RE[6]: huh????
by unclefester on Wed 8th Jun 2011 11:39 in reply to "RE[5]: huh????"
unclefester Member since:
2007-01-13

Australia has 22 million people. New Zealand has only four million people. These markets are totally insignificant on a global scale.

Australia is as big as the USA but there are only 10 Apple stores in four capital cities. The "local" Apple store may be located more than 2000km away.

Every shopping centre in Australia has at least one specialist mobile phone shop (often three or four). Virtually none of these sell Apple products. Every supermarket and department store also sells phones.

The only reason Apple has a large share of the Australian phone and tablet market is that no real choices existed until very recently. You can now get Android phones for less than $100 without a contract.

Edited 2011-06-08 11:58 UTC

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