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If it runs a third party software, then it's a smartphone. If it doesn't, then it's not a smartphone. It's not that difficult to understand."Interwebs"? Seriously?
Profits are important. But I doubt you were around in the late 1980's through the early 1990’s, when Apple put profits before marketshare. As their marketshare shrunk, so did software developer love. That's a vicious cycle.Today, Apple is doing very well indeed. But that's not assurance for the future. With their 15% worldwide smartphone share, at some point, software development will begin to move away from the platform. How low can that marketshare go before the problem...
But it's a legitimate question whether it really is Android if it can't run any of Google's services such as Google maps, Google Play store, Google search, calendar,, etc. This is being debated in the industry with a number of people thinking that AOSP phones should be considered as different than Android phones. I agree with that.I'm not the one who said that they aren't smartphones here, remember that. You can argue that point with clayder, who is saying that.I did say...
I disagree. While it's somewhat popular to say that when Apple's marketshare is low, the very same people trumpet it when Apple's marketshare is high.
But, amazingly enough, iPhone sales slip during the year, to fall to a low the last quarter before the new models come out.
A big problem is in the definition of "Android". Most numbers include the AOSP OS phones that are at least, and likely more than half the Android market's sales. Whether that should be true is difficult to say, but I don't think it is.Nevertheless, it's a perception problem that needs to be addressed.
That should be;Apple is doomed, doomed, I tell you!
I'm not concerned with record sales. I'm concerned with what the percentage of increase is. Apple needs to at least keep pace with industry sales, and preferably keep ahead of it. It will be good if Apple's sales this quarter sets a record, no doubt. But it's a competitive landscape. Apple had a very good May, according to reports, better than they've had for several years. I hope this June will be the same. The thing that set the stock up for such a recent rise wasn't...
I hope that's true, but I doubt it. Right now, as I type this, the stock is down almost 45 cents, after having opened up. And the markets are up again today. Apple closed down Friday as well, when the markets were also up.
Internal politics is what has damaged Microsoft for many years. I hope this isn't going to be the future at Apple too.
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