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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RE[6]: Getting tired of iSheep
by Dr.Mabuse on Thu 2nd Aug 2012 04:29 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Getting tired of iSheep"
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The definition of price gouging is pretty clear. It's not as if there's a lot of grey area to debate. By that very definition, Apple certainly isn't price gouging.

Wikipedia on Price Gouging: "Price gouging is a pejorative term referring to a situation in which a seller prices goods or commodities much higher than is considered reasonable or fair"

It's also not as if the pricing between say an iphone and a comparable android phone is that different either.

I live in Australia and there is what I would consider a big difference by at least a couple of hundred dollars between something like a 4S and a Galaxy S2, which are reasonably comparable. It might not be called gouging, but I think Apple is too expensive for what it has to offer. They are taking their customers for a ride.

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