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[9]: huh????
by jtfolden on Thu 9th Jun 2011 22:06 UTC in reply to "RE[8]: huh????"
jtfolden
Member since:
2005-08-12

As of last month, the oceana area remains the second most popular segment of the market for Apple, percentage-wise. Despite every challenge you've tried to put forth, people are still buying them.

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RE[10]: huh????
by unclefester on Fri 10th Jun 2011 04:59 in reply to "RE[9]: huh????"
unclefester Member since:
2007-01-13

You are the one in total denial. This is typical of Apple who constantly distort statistics to make their products seem vastly more popular than they are. All Apple products appeal to a tiny portion of the market - the affluent and gullible.

The Oceania market is so small as to be meaningless - less than the population of Chonqing - a single city in China.

The major phone retailers in Australia don't stock Apple products (despite your claims). They all sell a wide range of Android phones.

I doubt any other facts will convince you.

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RE[11]: huh????
by jtfolden on Fri 10th Jun 2011 05:18 in reply to "RE[10]: huh????"
jtfolden Member since:
2005-08-12

Who's relying on Apple's statistics??? These are independent stats from places like Quantcast, etc... I'm sorry that reality doesn't bear quite as close a resemblance to your wishes as you'd want it to but... life tends to do that. You just seem curiously defensive about Apple's success in Australia.

Furthermore, "Android" is not a company or brand. Hell, the user base is even fragmented along version lines from device to device.

Also, it's really quaint that you feel Oceania is insignificant but that's beside the point (Though hilarious that one of the top 3 Apple markets would be used to try and paint their lack of success abroad. lol ). The original claim remains incorrect and irrelevant.

What other company is as successful across consumer segments of phone, music player, tablet, notebook/desktop, etc... with a user-friendly ecosystem tying them together? No one else even has a successful tablet as of yet.

HP seems to be the only one that has even a ghost of a chance in the near future.

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