Sources: SlashGear, The Wall Street Journal
quote: Apple will loose the advert battle, that was known from the very beginning.Apple has never been a high-volume manufacturer, but instead relied on higher profit margins per-item.
quote: That allows other competitors such as Google to flood the market with cheaper and just-as-good alternatives supported by heaps of manufacturers that people will buy up.
quote: And yet with just three handsets Apple still takes the lion share of the profits in the phone market.
quote: Just like happened with the iPod. Oh wait a minute.....
quote: Which must be why Apple's handsets are the number one and number two in numbers sold.
quote: Just like happened with the iPod.
quote: The MP3 player market basically didn't exist before the iPod. This is not the case with smartphones.
quote: Apple controlled/controls a majority of the market for stand alone MP3 players. This, again, is not the case for smartphones.
quote: That's simply not true
quote: The interesting question is how did Apple do that given that, other than the click wheel which Apple has the patent for, the iPod didn't really contain any technology that anyone else couldn't have had if they had wanted.
quote: The reason the iPod is interesting is because it may be that the tablet market is more like the iPod market than the phone handset market.