Sources: The Herald Sun (AU), Reuters
quote: I think I speak for the majority of people when I saySUCK SHIT APPLE!!
quote: Apple's market is pretty much locked in with their fan base
quote: Or that their products break faster
quote: Presumably in secret as Apple consistently tops all reliability and customer satisfaction surveys :)
quote: well, when a company's entire consumer base is a bunch of fanboy fucktards who have achieved ALL of their social status through the apple logos they flaunt around, of course they're going to "say" that the iphone is the best, they don't know any better. It must be quite a scientific study though, I'm sure. so that put in your apple-holy-ness equation and rerun the numbers
quote: We all know you only defend Apple because of your invested interests in the company
quote: This is a technology site... the combined knowledge of people at this site is far superior than your general public iTools
quote: don't you find it interesting that your the only one defending Apple here?
quote: Also interesting is the fact that many people have to sign an NDA to get a product replaced. We've seen cases of this cited here and other places with the exploding/burning iPhones.
quote: that's why Apple's sales keep doubling year after year. I suppose Apple fans must just breed quickly :)
quote: their market share can't say that same
quote: But when someone can make a similar product and sell it for half the price, then that just means that Apple is charging twice as much as they should for the same product
quote: Apple does not have a long history of product innovation - They have had just as much failure as they have success. Remember the Pippin? The Newton? The Mac Mini? Dismal failures.
quote: I presume you are not counting the hundreds of millions of people who will be buying Apple products in the next year....
quote: All I am trying to do is point out that those that actively dislike, even hate, Apple are a minority
quote: Apple is popular, but it's popularity is dwarfed by the people that can't stand it.
quote: The 22% you mention - fails to mention that (except for Q3 of this year just before the new iphone launch) that the iPhone has the BIGGEST share of the market of ANY smartphone.
quote: by testerguy on December 11, 2011 at 8:12 AM The PC market of 6% is not the market being discussed really, and it's not the market in which Apple have the most success. The 22% you mention - fails to mention that (except for Q3 of this year just before the new iphone launch) that the iPhone has the BIGGEST share of the market of ANY smartphone. To quote a figure of 66% of an entire market as profitable as the tablet market in argument against a companies market share, is ridiculous. Finally - your idiocy surfaces in your analysis of who buys Apple products. iPhone users, are, for example, more intelligent, more qualified, and more successful than Android users, as various studies have confirmed. The people I know who have iPhones are people who simply wanted to buy the best product in the market. They don't rush to buy every new model, and they don't buy anything unless they regard it as the best. Now that's the majority - your naivety leads you to assume that the tiny minority of Apple 'Cultists' represent the people who are buying. The people who buy Android usually do so because they are on a lower budget, usually because they are in lower paid jobs and/or are kids. That's what the studies on ALL numbers show - they aren't just some stupid opinion of a guy who claims to own shares in a company without even understanding the demographics of its market.