Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 27th Jul 2011 22:09 UTC
Legal Two different graphs. Both happen to be published at Ars Technica, with one of them coming from a different source. Seemingly completely unrelated, but when you ponder the waterfall of recent lawsuit-related news, these two graphs suddenly tell all there is to tell. These two innocent little graphs illustrate why Apple is attacking Android so ferociously.
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RE[5]: Phones vs tablets
by kristoph on Thu 28th Jul 2011 03:49 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Phones vs tablets"
kristoph
Member since:
2006-01-01

This is essentially the same argument that Apple used when it ceded the bulk of the PC market to Microsoft in the early 90s.


Yeah, and looked how that turned out.

(Apple - essentially a hardware company - makes more money then Microsoft - a software company.)

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RE[6]: Phones vs tablets
by Beta on Thu 28th Jul 2011 08:49 in reply to "RE[5]: Phones vs tablets"
Beta Member since:
2005-07-06

"This is essentially the same argument that Apple used when it ceded the bulk of the PC market to Microsoft in the early 90s.


Yeah, and looked how that turned out.

(Apple - essentially a hardware company - makes more money then Microsoft - a software company.)
"

Because they found a new market, not that they came back with computers.
Where will Apple go next?

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RE[6]: Phones vs tablets
by molnarcs on Thu 28th Jul 2011 08:53 in reply to "RE[5]: Phones vs tablets"
molnarcs Member since:
2005-09-10

"This is essentially the same argument that Apple used when it ceded the bulk of the PC market to Microsoft in the early 90s.


Yeah, and looked how that turned out.

(Apple - essentially a hardware company - makes more money then Microsoft - a software company.)
"

I looked. They almost went out of business. Saved by some Microsoft money, then Jobs came back and created new markets. I'm not sure Apple is ready to create yet another new market. And when it comes to this market (smartphones/tablets) they are in for a very similar situation they faced before Jobs's return.

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RE[6]: Phones vs tablets
by JAlexoid on Thu 28th Jul 2011 09:00 in reply to "RE[5]: Phones vs tablets"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

You have t come back from the brink of destruction to get to where Apple is today.

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