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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Whatevs. Competition is good.
by siraf72 on Sun 29th Jul 2012 10:20 UTC
siraf72
Member since:
2006-02-22

And the pie is big enough for both. This is not a zero sum game.

6 years ago you would have been thought a madman if you said Apple and Samsung would dominate the mobile smartphone market.

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gilboa Member since:
2005-07-06

And the pie is big enough for both. This is not a zero sum game.

6 years ago you would have been thought a madman if you said Apple and Samsung would dominate the mobile smartphone market.


In theory it could be a non-zero-sum game.
However, given Apple's decision to wage a religious war against Android (In the late Mr Jobes words: "Thermonuclear"), I doubt that co-existence is possible.

One of two options: Apple victory, kicking Anroid out of the market, or Apple loses, after depleting most of its vast resources.

- Gilboa

Edited 2012-07-29 17:10 UTC

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siraf72 Member since:
2006-02-22

I predict a third outcome:

Both company waste precious time and money in court and get nothing of value. Meanwhile both companies continue to release products that make both companies rich. Samsung will have a larger market share. Apple will have higher margins. Both sets of shareholders will be happy.

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