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[3]: Apple vs the world
by jared_wilkes on Mon 12th Nov 2012 14:29 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Apple vs the world"
jared_wilkes
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What percentage is "dominance" and what market are you describing?

Apple never had the dominant share of smartphones. For the first couple of years, it was Nokia and RIM and then it was briefly Apple on top but clearly Samsung was in the same league, before they were passed by Samsung. From "dominance to 20%" does not reconcile with any market share data. In the US, they've gone from 20% to 30+% from 2010 to 2012. Wordlwide metrics have them between 15-20% with incremental growth over the same period, some have them with small declines during the most recent product cycle lulls. No data shows Apple share collapsing from "dominance to 20%."

Edited 2012-11-12 14:30 UTC

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