quote: I see a big difference in my usage pattern versus my 22-year-old daughter's pattern.
quote: In 2011, only 3.2% of devices accessing the network were Android and so far in 2013, Android accounted for 16% of usage.
quote: That being said though - there ARE advantages to using the same of similiar devices that your friends and/or peers use ...
quote: Apple has ignored their core group of high end power users for a couple of years now. History has shown that this strategy can have disastrous results, as the halo effect fades and high end users find alternatives. Apple should release a NEW Mac Pro with the latest tech and a 17" Macbook Pro with ALL the bells and whistles. Power users do not want to hear that most people don't need blur ray or 16gb of ram is more than enough. Audio visual pros need more. Apple is rich enough and I hope smart enough not to abandon these long time customers, who will happily spend many thousands on their computers.
quote: Tablets are the most preferred device connecting to its network at 35 percent, followed by laptop at 33 percent and smartphones at 33 percent.
quote: 84% of all devices that connect to the Gogo network during the flight run iOS while 16% use Android.
quote: Looks like the Apple fanboys just can't handle the truth.Apple products are more expensive - factApple users spend more on apps - factPeople generally buy Android phones/tablets because they are less expensive.People who are looking for cheaper products are less likely to spend even more money on apps or expensive wireless service on a plane.
quote: Marketshare is a precursor to revenue and profits.
quote: For proof of this, look at the 'loss leader' business model of the ps3 and xbox360. For years, both Sony and MS bent over backwards to establish market share, because marketshare is what it's all about . Both of those companies established this business model because they knew that profits flow from market share, eventually.
quote: Actually Tony, this (like most of your past arguments" needs to be retired as well. The latest #'s are out and now Android has surpassed IOS in usage as well.http://www.itechpost.com/articles/6320/20130309/an...
quote: All that has changed now that Androids make up an astonishing 37 percent of the usage share in comparison to Apple's 25 percent share.
quote: Fast-forward a few months later and Android's usage share has reached 37%, far above Apple's approximate 25% share.
quote: Why is this? I believe it's because Apple users tend to be less technical, less inclined to require good value for the money they spend, and more likely to derive enjoyment out of the fact that they can take their device - which they are proud of - and use it from 30,000 feet. The wonderment of being able to do that makes it worth it for them.
quote: After all, what is the point in owning an Apple device if you can't be seen in public using an Apple device. It's about the status more than the functionality.
quote: Tony will never get it. It's not about the money the company or app developers make, its about what YOU get as the consumer. With Android, you get far more, period. If you are an investor, Apple is definitely doing well... Well, until the latter half of last year anyhow ;)
quote: I have had to buy only one charger and car adapter which is $5-$15. Apple users, buy dozens of different chargers that cost $30-$100 each, but wait, they have to buy this all over again if they switched to the new iPhone5. [...] And to think, my example is only phone chargers.