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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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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