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Apple "Never mind the fact that the iPod turned the entire music industry on its head. Never mind the fact that most successful notebooks today resemble designs first popularized by Apple. Never mind the fact that the blueprint of the modern day smartphone remains the original iPhone. Never mind the fact that competitors are scrambling wildly to copy the success and design of the iPad. Forget all of these things, because when it comes to Apple, the 'what have you done for me lately?' mentality reigns supreme."
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RE[4]: Reponse
by bassbeast on Mon 21st Jan 2013 02:56 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Reponse"
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Not to mention Werecat that most importantly Google makes their money from datamining so how many apps sell in a particular month? Doesn't affect their bottom line in the slightest. Heck they could afford to just outright buy the developers of the next Angry Birds style hit game and give it away with every Android phone and STILL make insane piles of money because they have the kind of information advertisers LOVE, they have users going from Chrome on their desktops to Android smartphones so they can target those ads like a fricking laser at the consumer.

So for Google you simply can't use the kinds of metric that Apple uses because Google isn't really a software OR a hardware company, they are an AD company so all that really matters to them is not how much Bill and Suzy pay for their smartphones, just that those smartphones are Android.

And I don't know how it is in your area but ever since Walmart (don't know how big Wally World is there but its fricking HUGE here, like McDonald's when it comes to sheer volume) started carrying Android smartphones at ALL price points with their prepaid plans they have just exploded, I mean everybody is using the things now, you just can't get away from 'em. After trying a friend's Samsung that only cost $75 (the unlimited everything plan is only $50 which is dirt cheap here) I can see why and most likely will switch when my plan expires, we're talking unlimited everything including web, a 1GHz with Skype and Wifi for $75?

so as I said there is a REASON why Apple is always having to find new markets because if they don't they find themselves in a race to the bottom which they don't want any part of. If the rumors are true and the next "big thing" Cook is gonna unveil is gonna be a watch? Yeah i don't think that one will fly off the shelves. But as a retailer I can tell you that when products get "good enough" it quickly becomes price above all and I'd say we are there when it comes to phones and tablets.

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RE[5]: Reponse
by Soulbender on Mon 21st Jan 2013 03:01 in reply to "RE[4]: Reponse"
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2005-08-18

(don't know how big Wally World is there but its fricking HUGE here


In case you wonder, Walmart really doesn't exist in any meaningful way outside the U.S.

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RE[5]: Reponse
by WereCatf on Mon 21st Jan 2013 03:19 in reply to "RE[4]: Reponse"
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2006-02-15

(the unlimited everything plan is only $50 which is dirt cheap here) I can see why and most likely will switch when my plan expires, we're talking unlimited everything including web, a 1GHz with Skype and Wifi for $75?


The prepaid plan that you're talking about isn't really fully-unlimited as once you go past 2GB used data it gets throttled a lot.

http://www.tuaw.com/2013/01/17/why-walmarts-straight-talk-unlimited...

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RE[5]: Reponse
by Tony Swash on Mon 21st Jan 2013 12:24 in reply to "RE[4]: Reponse"
Tony Swash Member since:
2009-08-22

Not to mention Werecat that most importantly Google makes their money from datamining so how many apps sell in a particular month? Doesn't affect their bottom line in the slightest. Heck they could afford to just outright buy the developers of the next Angry Birds style hit game and give it away with every Android phone and STILL make insane piles of money because they have the kind of information advertisers LOVE, they have users going from Chrome on their desktops to Android smartphones so they can target those ads like a fricking laser at the consumer.

So for Google you simply can't use the kinds of metric that Apple uses because Google isn't really a software OR a hardware company, they are an AD company so all that really matters to them is not how much Bill and Suzy pay for their smartphones, just that those smartphones are Android.


So what. The only point of product competition between Apple and Google are the Nexus line of products and the sales of the Nexus 4 has been very poor. Android is a cost center for Google. The only company actually making profits with Android is Samsung.

And I don't know how it is in your area but ever since Walmart (don't know how big Wally World is there but its fricking HUGE here, like McDonald's when it comes to sheer volume) started carrying Android smartphones at ALL price points with their prepaid plans they have just exploded, I mean everybody is using the things now, you just can't get away from 'em. After trying a friend's Samsung that only cost $75 (the unlimited everything plan is only $50 which is dirt cheap here) I can see why and most likely will switch when my plan expires, we're talking unlimited everything including web, a 1GHz with Skype and Wifi for $75?

so as I said there is a REASON why Apple is always having to find new markets because if they don't they find themselves in a race to the bottom which they don't want any part of. If the rumors are true and the next "big thing" Cook is gonna unveil is gonna be a watch? Yeah i don't think that one will fly off the shelves. But as a retailer I can tell you that when products get "good enough" it quickly becomes price above all and I'd say we are there when it comes to phones and tablets.


I guess this must be why the iPhone has increased market share in the US

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