Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 11th Nov 2012 12:48 UTC
Legal Interesting news in the middle of the night: Apple and HTC have announced they've settled all their patent disputes, bringing an end to all running lawsuits between the two companies. The companies signed a ten-year cross-licensing deal. Considering Apple's legal assault on Android hasn't been going particularly well, this really shouldn't come as a surprise.
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RE[2]: Not going well?
by jared_wilkes on Mon 12th Nov 2012 03:33 UTC in reply to "RE: Not going well?"
jared_wilkes
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2011-04-25

Two years ago Apple had a little less than 3% of worldwide mobile phone sales. Now they have a little less than 7% of worldwide mobile phone sales. In other words, Apple's share has grown by more than 100%.

http://www.gartner.com/it/page.jsp?id=1372013
http://www.gartner.com/it/page.jsp?id=2120015

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RE[3]: Not going well?
by unclefester on Mon 12th Nov 2012 04:26 in reply to "RE[2]: Not going well?"
unclefester Member since:
2007-01-13

Two years ago Apple had a little less than 3% of worldwide mobile phone sales. Now they have a little less than 7% of worldwide mobile phone sales. In other words, Apple's share has grown by more than 100%.

http://www.gartner.com/it/page.jsp?id=1372013
http://www.gartner.com/it/page.jsp?id=2120015


Don't be ridiculous. Two years ago most of the world's people were using feature phones. The feature phone has zero long term future.

Apple is currently being outsold 4:1 by Android smartphones. It will probably be closer to 10:1 in another 12-18 months.

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RE[4]: Not going well?
by jared_wilkes on Mon 12th Nov 2012 04:28 in reply to "RE[3]: Not going well?"
jared_wilkes Member since:
2011-04-25

Apple's phone market share and its valuation have increased 100% in the last two years. I'm unclear what you think is ridiculous or losing about that.

Edited 2012-11-12 04:29 UTC

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RE[3]: Not going well?
by kwan_e on Mon 12th Nov 2012 06:08 in reply to "RE[2]: Not going well?"
kwan_e Member since:
2007-02-18

Two years ago Apple had a little less than 3% of worldwide mobile phone sales. Now they have a little less than 7% of worldwide mobile phone sales. In other words, Apple's share has grown by more than 100%.

http://www.gartner.com/it/page.jsp?id=1372013
http://www.gartner.com/it/page.jsp?id=2120015


"If these trends continues... ayyyy!" -Disco Stu.

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RE[4]: Not going well?
by unclefester on Mon 12th Nov 2012 08:08 in reply to "RE[3]: Not going well?"
unclefester Member since:
2007-01-13


"If these trends continues... ayyyy!" -Disco Stu.



Apple will have 97% of the feature phone market by 2072. /sarc

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RE[4]: Not going well?
by jared_wilkes on Mon 12th Nov 2012 17:47 in reply to "RE[3]: Not going well?"
jared_wilkes Member since:
2011-04-25

If the trend continues, Apple will increase its share 100% every two years.

Doh! -Homer

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