Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 20th Dec 2011 11:27 UTC
Legal I'm guessing Apple is getting desperate, since its software patent lawsuits aren't doing particularly well. Moving on from software and design patents, the company is now suing Samsung over... Patents for mobile phone and tablet cases (more at The Verge). I think Apple has more offensive lawsuits than products now, so technically, "patent maker" is more accurate than "gadget maker" or "device maker". Fun times.
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RE[5]: two sides of the coin
by lustyd on Thu 22nd Dec 2011 11:31 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: two sides of the coin"
lustyd
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2008-06-19

...and yet, Apple is bleeding market share, with Android continuing to grow. If Apple's products really are as good as you say, yet people choose similarly priced Android devices en masse


I wouldn't call it en masse, look at the sales figures and the iPad is still doing considerably better than all of the others and market share has only fallen slightly - it had to since they started with 100% market share.

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RE[6]: two sides of the coin
by Beta on Thu 22nd Dec 2011 12:06 in reply to "RE[5]: two sides of the coin"
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2005-07-06

they started with 100% market share.


Foolish comment of the year awarded to you. Tablets existed before Apple, and will exist after Apple.

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RE[7]: two sides of the coin
by lustyd on Fri 23rd Dec 2011 00:09 in reply to "RE[6]: two sides of the coin"
lustyd Member since:
2008-06-19

The tablets you're thinking of sold in the hundreds or maybe thousands, the iPad has sold in the tens of millions - they had 100% market share because the ones you're thinking of were so insignificant they don't even count towards the stats. It was the same with the iPod before, a bunch of geeks did buy MP3 players (me included) but then apple launched the iPod and expanded the market to the point that previous sales were insignificant. This is similar to the way that nobody talks about Desktop Linux market share, there just isn't a large enough number to bother representing it overall.

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