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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Does it include the enormous Android return raid, because basically it's not as good as an iPhone?

[citation needed]

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Laurence Member since:

Android is a lot simpler to use than a Blackberry so I'm really not sure what that article is on about.

However, even that aside, it doesn't really prove your point. All it says is return rates are close to 40% on some phones. Well I'd expect that on the low end crap that people buy thinking they're getting a "$100 iPhone". In that respect budget Android handsets /are/ mis-sold.

However I'd be more interested in the return rates of the middle to top end Android handsets - the ones that do directly compete with (and often even pull ahead of) Apple's iPhone. I bet those return rates are significantly lower.

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aldo Member since:

From the article:

"However, on the ground, many return rates are approaching 40% said a person familiar with handset sales for multiple manufacturers."

That is just laugh-out-loud pathetic. A "person familiar with handset sales for multiple manufacturers" is not a source - it's someone that was invented for the purposes of the article. What you've linked to is not evidence that Android is worse than iPhone - it's more evidence that Apple is terrified of Android.

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