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: Comment by mkone
by JAlexoid on Thu 27th Jun 2013 08:22 UTC in reply to "Comment by mkone"
JAlexoid
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2009-05-19

make more profits out of Macs with a low market share

You mean with those massive claims that they own 90%(or whatever that percentage was) of over $1000 laptop market?

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RE[2]: Comment by mkone
by brichpmr on Thu 27th Jun 2013 09:23 in reply to "RE: Comment by mkone"
brichpmr Member since:
2006-04-22

And you have 'massive' data to refute Apple's claims?? (I doubt it).

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RE[3]: Comment by mkone
by JAlexoid on Fri 28th Jun 2013 10:23 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by mkone"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

I dispute the market share claim made by mkone, not Apple

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RE[2]: Comment by mkone
by mkone on Thu 27th Jun 2013 16:35 in reply to "RE: Comment by mkone"
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2006-03-14

"make more profits out of Macs with a low market share

You mean with those massive claims that they own 90%(or whatever that percentage was) of over $1000 laptop market?
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No. I mean they make more actual profits than any PC manufacturers in selling PCs.

Ever heard the saying revenue is vanity, profit is sanity, cashflow is reality.

Apple took 45% of the profits in the PC industry off about 5% market share. ( http://www.forbes.com/sites/timworstall/2013/04/18/apples-mac-took-... ).

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