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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rhavyn
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2005-07-06

So, now it's about profits, just because Apple is doing very well in that area at the moment? Funny, back when Apple was doing well in market share, it was all about market share - but now that Android is doing miles better at market share, it's suddenly no longer important? Do you see how hypocritical that is?

Since Samsung sells its phones in the same price category as Apple does, and since Samsung also creates all the hardware in-house (more so than Apple, even), and the cost of Android is quite low for Samsung (lower than Apple, since they have the expenses of developing iOS), what's going to happen when Samsung's meteoric market share growth inevitably leads to Samsung reaping larger and larger profit shares?

Will you guys move on to the next thing Apple will still be the best at by then? I don't know, probably the amount of outstanding aggressive lawsuits will define a company's penis size?


That is an awesome straw man. But if you look, I pretty consistently talk about revenue and profit because that's what matters, not market share. I lived through the internet bubble and burst and know exactly what market share means at the end of the day without profit.

But, sure, let's assume you're correct. Samsung brings in 15% of profits in the cell phone industry. If Samsung is the only other company selling Android hardware, how long do you think they last against Apple?

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