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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lucas_maximus
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2009-08-18

They essentially created the market by making it popular and profitable ... creation in this sense shouldn't be taken 100% literally.

These markets would have still been niche if Apple had not entered them and dominated them.

Edited 2011-07-28 20:51 UTC

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Alfman Member since:
2011-01-28

lucas_maximus,

"These markets would have still been niche if Apple had not entered them and dominated them."

Hypothetically, why exactly do you think consumer tablets would not have occurred without apple?


It seems to be the direction we were headed in anyways, with the technological advancements of lower power cpus, better battery life, all round lower costs, much cheaper data plans, the time seemed ripe for tablets to become popular. I really wanted a tablet nearly a decade ago, but I baulked at the prices at the time. I am positive that I wasn't alone. In my opinion price has always been the main barrier to mass adoption. We just needed to wait for moores law to kick in and put them at price points consumers were comfortable with.

Edited 2011-07-29 00:41 UTC

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Hypothetically, why exactly do you think consumer tablets would not have occurred without apple?


Because many other companies tend to "design by commitee" ... whereas Apple don't.

I not saying it definetely wouldn't have happened, however other companies don't do the combination of Design, Marketing and Simplicity of use and don't create a Buzz ...

Apple devices for the most part have a good synergy of form and function. Even on my quite old iBook ... nice little things like having the USB ports in the right place ... make all the difference.

Edited 2011-07-29 06:06 UTC

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

They essentially created the market by making it popular and profitable


No, that would be reinvigorate. Besides, both smart phones and mp3 players were already popular and profitable.

creation in this sense shouldn't be taken 100% literally.


No, creating a market means just that, to create a new market that did not previously exist. The first tablets, mp3 players and smartphones created new markets.

These markets would have still been niche if Apple had not entered them and dominated them.


That's just speculation. If Apple hadn't it's perfectly possible that someone else would have.

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

No, creating a market means just that, to create a new market that did not previously exist. The first tablets, mp3 players and smartphones created new markets.


Can we not split hairs about the terminology ... The market was much smaller before Apple entered the picture ... then everyone wanted a slice of the action.

That's just speculation. If Apple hadn't it's perfectly possible that someone else would have.


Yes it is perfectly possible, but no other company actually did it ... Anyone could possibly do it ... but they didn't ... and Apple have done it successfully now on 3 occasions ...

Most hardware manufacturers don't lead they follow, and they are usually following Apple.

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