Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 26th Jun 2013 13:03 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Market trends in Western Europe are not looking good for Apple's iPhone. 'Apple's iOS continues to lose ground as market share declined to 20% from 25% in 1Q12 [first quarter 2012]', IDC said Tuesday. Android, meanwhile, is gaining operating system market share, up 14 percent year-to-year in the first quarter. 'Android continues to dominate the smartphone landscape', according to IDC. In the quarter, Google's OS shipped 21.9 million units and market share increased to 69 percent in the first quarter of 2013 from 55 percent in last years' first quarter." On top of that, Apple got knocked out of the top five in India, where it's also bleeding market share. The America-centred large technology sites that dominate our reporting often fail to spot this huge problem for Apple: the company is only doing well in the US. It's losing everywhere else. And just in case you don't know: 'everywhere else' is 95% of the world, and that's where future growth is to be found. The fact that Apple hasn't addressed this yet is exactly why its shares aren't doing stellar anymore.
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RE[2]: Why?
by MOS6510 on Thu 27th Jun 2013 04:27 UTC in reply to "RE: Why?"
MOS6510
Member since:
2011-05-12

iTunes isn't so bad. It's mostly people who don't use iTunes and iPhones who claim this. It's a mantra thing.

My wife and I both use iPhones and we don't synch to iTunes. Not that we dislike iTunes (I use it to play music all day), but there is no need to.

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RE[3]: Why?
by JAlexoid on Thu 27th Jun 2013 08:19 in reply to "RE[2]: Why?"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

So... You don't take pictures? Or live in 100% Apple environment.(which is more likely)

Try your average person - you don't get photo syncing without iTunes.

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RE[4]: Why?
by brichpmr on Thu 27th Jun 2013 09:21 in reply to "RE[3]: Why?"
brichpmr Member since:
2006-04-22

Arguably, the average person (with 5 minutes of tutelage) will find synching their iPhone to iTunes to be dead simple. Jeez, the tribal wisdom on this board is ridiculous at times.

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RE[4]: Why?
by leos on Thu 27th Jun 2013 15:23 in reply to "RE[3]: Why?"
leos Member since:
2005-09-21

So... You don't take pictures? Or live in 100% Apple environment.(which is more likely)

Try your average person - you don't get photo syncing without iTunes.


I never use iTunes. The common case is taking pictures on the iPhone and putting them on the computer. That works with drag-and-drop from the file manager, or iPhoto import. No iTunes required.

If you want photo synching (bi-directional), you need iTunes. Just like you need some third-party program to do the same on any other phone. But really this is somewhat antiquated. The future is cloud synching.

Edited 2013-06-27 15:30 UTC

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