Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 7th Aug 2013 21:16 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless I wrote this almost exactly three years ago, to much debate:

Sure, Apple will most likely still make far more money per sold iPhone device than competitors will per Android phone, but the trend is clear: as much as I love my iPhone, it will be relegated to a ~10% market share figure within a few quarters.

It took a little longer than "a few quarters", but here we are. Android has revolutionised the smartphone market. I'm not particularly happy about that (both Android and Samsung are far too dominant, which is bad for the market and thus for consumers), but there it is.

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RE[2]: Channel stuffing
by ezraz on Thu 8th Aug 2013 12:40 UTC in reply to "RE: Channel stuffing"
ezraz
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2012-06-20

I think our "facts" might be different between US and Europe. In the states it's boxes of unsold Droids and Windows Phones at most large retailers, small retailers, and everyone in between.

Apple merch is usually not collecting any dust in the US, not for the last 5-6 years at least.

So let's agree to disagree. I live in a different smart-phone world than you, a very different market, and in this market, Apple is doing fine. The iPhone is the default phone over here now, for better or worse, just a standard item amongst digital-minded people.

Some nerds have android (like this site) but most android users in the states are people that can't afford an iPhone or the 2 year contract to get one.

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RE[3]: Channel stuffing
by zima on Tue 13th Aug 2013 13:56 in reply to "RE[2]: Channel stuffing"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

I think our "facts" might be different between US and Europe

Now understand that the world in general is even further away from the US situation than Europe...

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