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 MOS6510 on Thu 8th Aug 2013 12:42 UTC in reply to "RE: Channel stuffing"
MOS6510
Member since:
2011-05-12

Another one of Apple's fantastically crafted lies. Go read Apple's SEC filings: Apple specifically states in those that it REDEFINES "shipping" as "sold".


How can something be a lie if it's specifically stated in a SEC filing?

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RE[3]: Channel stuffing
by JAlexoid on Thu 8th Aug 2013 15:53 in reply to "RE[2]: Channel stuffing"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

Because the definition is not communicated via the press releases. They define sold the same way as Samsung defines shipped - payment received and goods dispatched.

a.k.a lying by omission.

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RE[3]: Channel stuffing
by Nelson on Thu 8th Aug 2013 20:53 in reply to "RE[2]: Channel stuffing"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Apple reports unit sold directly to consumers via its Apple Stores. To retailers it records unit sold to them (aka the channel), just like everyone else.

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