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[2]: WOW!
by MOS6510 on Thu 28th Jul 2011 18:17 UTC in reply to "RE: WOW!"
MOS6510
Member since:
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[4]: WOW!
by vitae on Thu 28th Jul 2011 20:15 in reply to "RE[3]: WOW!"
vitae Member since:
2006-02-20

Precisely. The yuppy factor can't be overemphasized here. "Oh look, that's what the celebrities/rich people have. It must be the thing to get. If I get one, it'll up my status. Might even make it the popular crow."

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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[4]: WOW!
by MOS6510 on Fri 29th Jul 2011 08:07 in reply to "RE[3]: WOW!"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

Nobody disputes these markets existed, they just had crappy products and not many (big) players were involved.

Apple entered those markets and proved you could make big money, this caused competing companies to jump in to try and get their share.

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