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: WOW!
by Soulbender on Thu 28th Jul 2011 15:06 UTC in reply to "WOW!"
Soulbender
Member since:
2005-08-18

I do not see anything strange here: Apple create complete new MARKETS by INNOVATION (just like with Macs in 1984) through iPhone and especial with iPad and it will defend these new markets by all means.


What new markets would that be? smartphones? Sorry, Apple did not create that market. Internet tablets? Nope, didn't create that market. The portable mp3 player? Nope, not that either.
Creating a popular and successful product in an existing market is not the same as creating the market.

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RE[2]: WOW!
by MOS6510 on Thu 28th Jul 2011 18:17 in reply to "RE: WOW!"
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2011-05-12

Those markets were full of crap before Apple entered them.

The tablet market was even so bad many people now believe the iPad is the first tablet computer.

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RE[3]: WOW!
by jabbotts on Thu 28th Jul 2011 19:45 in reply to "RE[2]: WOW!"
jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

Yet, the markets already existed before St Steve, with a casual brush of his turtleneck, blessed them with Apple product. That is the question being asked; for those who claim that Apple created all these new wonderous technology markets - what markets would these be that where created by Apple before other's joined in?

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RE[3]: WOW!
by Soulbender on Fri 29th Jul 2011 07:37 in reply to "RE[2]: WOW!"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

That's not the point. The point is that they already existed and that Apple "only" created successful products for already existing markets.

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RE[2]: WOW!
by kovacm on Fri 29th Jul 2011 11:29 in reply to "RE: WOW!"
kovacm Member since:
2010-12-16

I do not see anything strange here: Apple create complete new MARKETS by INNOVATION (just like with Macs in 1984) through iPhone and especial with iPad and it will defend these new markets by all means.


What new markets would that be? smartphones? Sorry, Apple did not create that market. Internet tablets? Nope, didn't create that market. The portable mp3 player? Nope, not that either.
Creating a popular and successful product in an existing market is not the same as creating the market.


call it as you like ;)

BEFORE iPhone there was Nokia, Microsoft WM and RIM.
They did not copy Apple iPhone fast enough and now they are in free fall!

Google DID copy iPhone fast enough and now he can compete with Apple. Rest of bunch (Nokia, Microsoft WM and RIM): can not!

If Apple did not invent smartphone markets, they did surely make _revolution_, set new standards for each market. He raise bar so high that other companies simple can not achieve Apple quality. (e.g. Nokia have 6x times more engineers and spend 10 times more cash on R&D than Apple and again they market share is in constant fall since iPhone introduction!)

same for tablet devices - before iPad there was no real tablet market. Apple sell more iPads (in first few months) than Microsoft sold TabletPCs in 10 years!

Edited 2011-07-29 11:47 UTC

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