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[3]: Why?
by mkone on Fri 28th Jun 2013 07:04 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Why?"
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"If iTunes sucks so badly, what are people using with Android that is so much better?

And why is the iTunes store the world's number one music store?

Because people like you are *IDOITS* I rip the musics from cd's I bought 10 years ago to my tablets and phone,

Why the hell would I buy the same fracking stuff over and over again like losers like youreslf seem to do.

And no I don't subscribe to and nor do I have any desire to subrice to any lame-assed internet music store.

If you are going to throw insults, at least spell them properly!

And in case you weren't aware, iTunes lets you rip CDs too, and even lets you access your ripped music through the "cloud" so you don't need to buy the same songs over and over again.

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