CEO Steven P. Jobs, whose star iPhone has been passed
by a surging Google in U.S. sales, blasted Google at his
release event yesterday.Mr. Jobs claims that Google
Schmidt's announcement at the start of August that his
company was activating 200,000+ Android devices a day globally was a
falsehood. When asked questions about that number, he
responded, "We think some of our friends are counting upgrades
in their numbers."He added, "We think we are ahead
of everyone."But it may be Mr. Jobs who is in the
wrong. A Google spokesperson commented, "The Android
activation numbers do not include upgrades and are, in fact, only a
portion of the Android devices in the market since we only include
devices that have Google services."Today Apple claims to
be activating 230,000 "iOS devices" globally per day.
However, that number includes both the iPhone and the
iPad 3G. Even with only having a single respectively low volume
tablet/mobile-internet-device at present (the Dell
Streak), Android likely has reached at least that level of
activations (given that its activations are growing at a rate of
roughly 30,000 to 40,000 additional activations per day per
month). That means that Google has already left
Apple behind in terms of phone activations a day. And once more
tablets like the Samsung
Galaxy Tab hit, Google can be expected to leave Apple behind
in total daily device activations, as well.Mr. Jobs and his
company have seem shocked by Google's success. At the recent D8
press conference he sounded caught off guard when
he commented that one
morning he just woke up and heard about Android. When asked if
he felt betrayed, though, he quipped, "My sex life is pretty
good."Apple also tried to deny
that Android has surpassed the iPhone in U.S. market share
when small market research firm Canalys made that proclamation.
But the numbers were later confirmed
by top market research firm NPD, proving that Apple has indeed
quote: There is an unusual low count of -1 ratings in the comments.Have the Apple fanboys given up?
quote: only include devices that have Google services
quote: Now, if you compare iOS to other operating systems, it isn't anything special. People look at the iPhone as something amazing, but most of it is hype. iOS vs. Android or Palm/HP WebOS looks dated and weak. Apple has not been terribly innovative, and that is why it is falling behind.
quote: You make a valid point, but you still can argue that Android is a very large threat to iOS in the smartphone market. People will likely see "iPhone" instead of thinking about the iOS, but in the end, people also see an "Android" smartphone, in addition to the "samsung this or that." This is still something that is of importance to Apple's market.You know as well as I do that it won't be long before you start hearing "hey, I heard Android is a better phone than the iPhone." Despite it literally not making sense, that's how the average person thinks. They don't know iphone vs ios or android vs <insert any phone with android on it>. They just see the thing that is the most heavily advertised, and assume thats what the phone itself is.
quote: This may be splitting hairs, but this is an apples to oranges comparison. Android is an OS, and single Google has given up on being a phone manufacturer, they don't sell Android directly to the consumer.
quote: I always wonder what apple would be like after steve died. not that i'm wishing him dead soon, i love a good laugh and good old steve never fails to provide.
quote: Steve's OS is going to be kiboshed yet again, just this time it's not Windows.
quote: Mr. Jobs claims that Google CEO Eric Schmidt's announcement at the start of August that his company was activating 200,000+ Android devices a day globally was a falsehood.
quote: Fear in competition isn't a bad thing. It keeps them on their toes and ready to do what is necessary to retain the lead. However, it's fear among non-Americans that intrigues me. They are the most vocal about Apple's dominance in the world market. They can't stand that an *American!* electronics company is leading and their native company is not. I, of course, love the Hell out of it. Makes me laugh my ass off at the ignorant, pimple-headed freaks.It is the United States of America that has invented every God Damn thing in the universe that those ignorant f*cks use daily. I can imagine them cussing out our American electronics while they happily use them.Suck on that you friggin idiotic foreigners. I hope your native electronics enterprise goes south (to Hell) in a big way. Friggin morons....
quote: You seem an inordinately nice and relaxed man :)
quote: Apple is lying about iPad purchases,
quote: Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away. - Philip K. Dick
quote: Even with only having a single respectively low volume tablet/mobile-internet-device at present (the Dell Streak)
quote: one morning he just woke up and heard about Microsoft, he seemed surprised that people would buy PC's that were not solely manufactured by Apple fot a premium price.Almost seems like history is repeating itself.
quote: iphone are so last-year, tech people who have to have the latest and greatest seem to be buying Android phones now.
quote: "We think some of our friends are counting upgrades in their numbers."