Source: Strategy Analytics
quote: When things like units shipped are used
quote: Strategy Analytics found that Apple shipped about 17.7 million phones for the fourth quarter
quote: I've said it many times, pros and cons. Its all about compromise, just like with any platform. Don't pretend I haven't said otherwise. :)
quote: My only real issue is when people immediately write off an iOS device because they don't have things like replaceable batteries or SD card expansion, when that is a direct result of engineering constraints
quote: Other things you mention like HDMI ports are quickly being made redundant with the advent of technologies like AirPlay and Miracast. Its an unnecessary slot that needlessly adds size to the device and will soon go away soon
quote: In the end the positives of iOS outweigh the negatives for me
quote: If those benefits aren't for you then fine, but saying that "SD card expansion" or "micro USB" should supersede all of those positives for everybody is horribly smallminded.
quote: Side note - My biggest criticism of the Android platform is that there aren't any good 4" devices out there.
quote: acting as if your phone is the end all be all.
quote: All of a sudden, market share would be a kick ass metric.
quote: The only importance of marketshare to me
quote: This is why usage matters to me.
quote: Otherwise I couldn't care less about marketshare.
quote: Because how millions of faceless people you don't know use their device matters to you I'm sure.
quote: Re: Marketshare.Well unless it favors Apple. Then you care a lot for it.
quote: You know maybe there are tons of people out there who want a smartphone, but you know, aren't super addicted to texting, surfing and buying apps all day every day. For arguments sake lets call this group of people "adults". Now it seems to me that Android would be the perfect solution for this group of people.
quote: It's about what we get as consumers, not what the companies get.
quote: Remember what Ballmer said, "Developers Developers Developers!!!".
quote: Ya, he's a different type alright.
quote: Really IOS 6 may as well be called 2.4 and the biggest improvement to the iPhone lineup since 2007 was the larger screen and 4G. Really Apple? WOW, what innovation.
quote: It was in reference to your vigorous and un-ending need to defend the Apple platform
quote: But when it comes to Android and smartphones, he doesn't seem to place any value in bargain handsets.
quote: Talk about FUD. Android is beating iOS in smartphones .
quote: I don't measure that Tony. There are people who get paid to do that for me, and know far more about this than I do. And they tell us that Android has outsold Apple in "smartphones" for every year since 2011 I believe.
quote: Flip-phones are not even in the picture.
quote: Not excited, just responding to Tonys snarky comment. Shutting down his stupid spin.
quote: Wow... 2 days in a row comments that I agree with for the most part. We are on a roll now buddy! ;)
quote: I sense we are both doomed...Either that or we are both winning. ;)
quote: Why don't we go by the year and not just the forth quarter?
quote: For some reasons