Source: 9 to 5 Mac
quote: If Apple achieves that ambition, and I can see currently nothing that looks capable of stopping them
quote: Business Insider estimates that mobile advertising -- in 2017 -- will total less than $6 billion. Their focus is on the massive US market. Let's throw in the world and double that $6 billion to $12 billion.Now let's agree that their estimate is conservative. Boost it to $20 billion.Meaning, the entire global mobile advertising business will be *half* of just Google's 2012 revenues. And they will not capture all of these. Apple and iAds will capture their slice, as will Microsoft Bing. Some will go to companies like Foursquare and Twitter, or their progeny. Others will get a piece.But here's what the analysts continue to miss and which I continue to harp on: the mobile advertising business is **not** incremental. It is not supplemental. It is a **replacement**.More and more of what we do, what we search for, what we read, play, map, watch, surf, buy and sell takes place on the smartphone. It is where we connect with people, places and data.Not the desktop.Analysts -- and investors -- need to understand that desktop advertising revenues will not simply continue as mobile grows. Those desktop ad dollars are based on activity that will cease and/or transfer to the smartphone.There is a very real chance that Google, for example, a digital advertising company, can do everything right yet find itself with a radically smaller market five years from now.
quote: but nothing Apple is doing in the tablet market precludes anybody else competing fairly in that market.
quote: Apple shill to the rescue with a another book of a post....
quote: I know reading more than two sentences strains your brain, you have said so before
quote: I cannot see what force can stop Apple reaching a billion users in a couple or so years
quote: Giving something away for free successfully isn't particularly impressive, anyone can do that.
quote: And on that front, of course, no hardware is even coming close to the iPhone.
quote: Right which is why we have so many viable free mobile OS's going around these days. OH wait! Ooops.
quote: But today? There's lots of hardware close or better than the iPhone out there. In fact the iPhone 4S is still stuck with 2008 era antennas. There's like a dozen Android phones that can pull down 10 to 20 Mbps 4G LTE. The iPhone 4S is lucky to pull down 1.5 to 2 Mbps. WOW that's amazing hardware there.
quote: Screens? With the iPhone you can get any screen you want, as long as it's 3.5 inches. With the wide range of Android phones available, you can choose from tiny form factors such as the Motorola Charm or huge ones, such as the 4.5-inch Samsung Infuse. It’s your choice, not Apple’s.
quote: The iPhone isn't even quad core. What are you talking about with that best hardware pitch? Get with the times. The iPhone is terribly dated at this point.
quote: The iPhone is terribly dated at this point.
quote: Google IO keynote says Jobs' vision is draconianAndroid was created precisely to prevent the kind of mobile future Apple is trying to make, Google said in its day 2 I/O conference keynote. The company's Vic Gundotra said Android was necessary as, without it, too much control would be put into the hands of Steve Jobs and the iPhone platform. Gundotra didn't mention Jobs by name but left little mystery that he was being blamed for creating a dystopic mobile environment not unlike the "1984" Apple once criticized."If we did not act, we faced a draconian future where one man, one phone, one carrier was the future," he said. "That's a future we don't want."??Direct jabs at Apple were also strewn throughout the keynote, pointing out either policy or technical limitations in the iPhone and iPad that Android 2.2 would overcome.