Linked by David Adams on Tue 10th Jan 2012 19:43 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless According to a new report from research firm NPD, iOS’s U.S. market share (by sales) jumped from 26% in the third quarter of 2011 to 43% by October and November. Android, however, came out on top, with 47% market share during those two months, down from 60% in Q3.
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RE: This old chestnut?
by unclefester on Thu 12th Jan 2012 07:28 UTC in reply to "This old chestnut?"
unclefester
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2007-01-13

I used to frequently read fanboi comments like this about Macs around 20 years ago. Apparently Macs were super profitable and all the PC makers were making five cents net profit per machine profit.

Remind me how that brilliant Apple Mac high margin business plan worked out.

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RE[2]: This old chestnut?
by bloodline on Thu 12th Jan 2012 09:17 in reply to "RE: This old chestnut?"
bloodline Member since:
2008-07-28

I used to frequently read fanboi comments like this about Macs around 20 years ago. Apparently Macs were super profitable and all the PC makers were making five cents net profit per machine profit. Remind me how that brilliant Apple Mac high margin business plan worked out.


Actually, I think it was the stupidly high profit margin that Mac's had in the 90's which kept the company afloat while their sales tanked... It certainly wasn't a winning long term strategy, but they did keep their head above water until St. Jobs returned to lead them to salvation ;)

On Topic: I'd be surprised if Apple's gains are as high as that, these "estimates" seem a bit wild. Let's wait until the official figures are published by the various companies (if they actually choose to publish them!)

I will say this though, in September I was seeing a very high diversity of smart phones on the Tube (London underground)... Even saw a few people with blackberries and an ASUS tablet! But for the first two weeks of January, I would say 90% of devices ie seen have been Apple... Probably just reflective of people getting a new phone for Christmas and using them more than those of us who have had smart phones for years ;)

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