Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 28th Jul 2012 10:10 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless In case you were still doubting whether or not Apple's lawsuits against Samsung were a case of 'if you can't compete, litigate', Samsung's financial results should seal the deal. The company shipped round and about 50 million smartphones, twice as many smartphones as Apple shipped. So, not only is Android doing better on smartphones than iOS, there's now also a single manufacturer outselling Apple. Oh, the next avenue for de-emphasizing this achievement has already reared its head: Samsung has a wider portfolio, and as such, the comparison isn't fair. Nonsense, of course - Volkswagen sells lots more models than, say, Mazda, but that doesn't mean you can't compare them. Maybe, just maybe, having a wide portfolio of devices to meet the various different needs of the market is simply a very good strategy. It'll be interesting to see just how much Apple can take back with the next iPhone, especially since the full potential of the Galaxy SIII hasn't been realised yet and will be accounted for in Samsung's next quarter as well. Fun, such a fight between titans. Just too bad one of the two titans plays dirty by opting for the courtroom.
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Apple isn't Mazda.
by sergio on Sat 28th Jul 2012 16:28 UTC
sergio
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2005-07-06

Nonsense, of course - Volkswagen sells lots more models than, say, Mazda, but that doesn't mean you can't compare them.


Apple product line is more similar to Mini than Mazda. Very small and focused product line with high prices.

You can't compare Volkswagen sales with Mini sales. Nonsense.

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RE: Apple isn't Mazda.
by CapEnt on Sat 28th Jul 2012 17:59 in reply to "Apple isn't Mazda. "
CapEnt Member since:
2005-12-18

The sales not, but the product you can compare.

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RE: Apple isn't Mazda.
by gilboa on Sat 28th Jul 2012 18:35 in reply to "Apple isn't Mazda. "
gilboa Member since:
2005-07-06

"Nonsense, of course - Volkswagen sells lots more models than, say, Mazda, but that doesn't mean you can't compare them.


Apple product line is more similar to Mini than Mazda. Very small and focused product line with high prices.

You can't compare Volkswagen sales with Mini sales. Nonsense.
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Funny that you compare Apple to a small subsidiary of BMW that only sells smallish vintage-like cards for a ludicrous price...

- Gilboa

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RE[2]: Apple isn't Mazda.
by sergio on Sat 28th Jul 2012 23:02 in reply to "RE: Apple isn't Mazda. "
sergio Member since:
2005-07-06

Design and high prices are a common denominator between Mini and Apple. I agree with you and that's why We can't compare Mini sales with VW sales.

Samsung has only two or three high quality Apple-like smartphones, the rest of their product line are poor man's $50 dollars phones that not play in the same league as iPhone at all.

If you really want to know Samsung/Apple performance, you have to compare total revenue and not the number of phones sold.

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RE: Apple isn't Mazda.
by zima on Sat 4th Aug 2012 23:59 in reply to "Apple isn't Mazda. "
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Apple product line is more similar to Mini than Mazda. Very small and focused product line with high prices.
You can't compare Volkswagen sales with Mini sales.

Nonsense, of course you can. VW has the very same kind of car in its lineage - the (new) Beetle. Which is more than competitive with Mini, also in sales...

And is a somewhat better car overall, can draw heavily on the broader VW technology, automotive platforms. Almost all car manufacturers which refused to adapt, to do it that way, eventually vanished - because those which did adapt were able, for quite some time already, to better push the real state of the art forward; at some point, that is what creates new image and its value, retires the traditional.

Edited 2012-08-05 00:10 UTC

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