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 shotsman on Thu 28th Jul 2011 14:59 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Phones vs tablets"
shotsman
Member since:
2005-07-22

An Android purchase is NOT Always a lost iPhone sale.
As has been said, there are different demographics in the phone market.
Those cheap android phones (eg Samsung Tocco Lite) will appeal to a very differeny buyer than an iPhone.

er um... Like me.
I want a phone. I want to send a few texts and do a bit of web browsing (weather, train times etc)
Yes I could lash out and buy an iPhone or any of the similarly priced Android devices. I have an iPod and two MacBooks so I'm not anti-apple but I've chosen a more basic phone because it does the job I want it to.

While I was browsing in my local stores the other day, I saw three phones being sold. They were all iPhone 4's. I know it is a statistically insignificant sample but one comment from one buyer was, Why are those HTC phones so expensive. Enough said?

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RE[6]: Phones vs tablets
by galvanash on Thu 28th Jul 2011 16:59 in reply to "RE[5]: Phones vs tablets"
galvanash Member since:
2006-01-25

An Android purchase is NOT Always a lost iPhone sale.


Fair enough - but there is more overlap than not. I think it would be fair to say that many Android sales are lost Apple sales.

Edited 2011-07-28 17:02 UTC

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RE[7]: Phones vs tablets
by kaiwai on Fri 29th Jul 2011 01:38 in reply to "RE[6]: Phones vs tablets"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

Depends on the market - if you go into a Telecom, Vodafone or 2Degrees shop in NZ the biggest moving Android devices are the low end $200 smart phones by Huawei and ZTE. These people who purchase such phones were NEVER going to purchase an iPhone in the first place and that is where the volume is; it is like piracy statistics that automatically assumes that every person who pirates software would purchase the authentic version if the pirated version wasn't available - it is Enron style mathematics at best.

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