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Year over year Apple has always sold more iPhones. I even think it was a very good business idea to make a larger iPhone for the people who clearly wanted one. What annoys me is that at the same time the 4 inch phone was dropped. I have no problem with folks who insist on an iPad mini with cellphone capability but I want a real iPhone. Until then the new iPod touch is a nice proxy for what I would otherwise buy.
But we remember a few unchanging facts. The 4 inch phone comfortably fits and can be operated by one hand. It also fits easily in more pockets.It is also worth recalling that users have not had the option to select a 4 inch versus a larger phone with equivalent technology to test popularity. Apple simply brought out the 6 and 6+ with no 4 inch equivalent option. We don't know the relative popularity. The low conversion rate might indicate Apple has left a lot of money on...
You really think an iPod touch is an mp3 player? (Or for that matter that an iPhone is primarily a phone?) For your edification, if you weren't simply trolling, both are primarily computers tailored to run the vast quantity of iOS apps. The iPhone is further designed to work with cellular providers like Verizon for a monthly subscription fee. The iPod touch only connects to the internet via wifi. If you are wedded to your cell phone service then that slight difference...
If you have not tried it yet, I would suggest Overcast to handle podcasts
If it were an online purchase then the iPod touch is connected online via wifi so requiring network is not an issue at all. Or am I missing something obvious?
Well that is one game but "plenty"? I have over 1,400 apps and some may be iPad only but I have not noticed any significant shortage of apps that run on the fifth generation iPod touch. On the other hand I have noticed a shortage of monthly bills that I have to pay in order to use my iPod touch. What I find puzzling is how many iPhone fans seem almost obsessed that Apple no longer update and sell mobile devices that don't require a monthly bill. If the new iPod touch is an...
I'm sure you are right specifically about distribution of profit. I was pointing towards the scale of iOS sales and suggesting the likely correlation to profit as you did in your post. If I had clicked to see page 5 of replies before replying myself and seen your reply I would not have bothered adding my two cents.
Apple is a publicly traded company. By law they have to disclose their financials accurately or someone goes to jail. If you are so curious about the specific number (80%) you shouldn't have a hard time finding it with google yourself. In any case it follows quite easily from the fact that iOS devices are on a much larger scale than OS X devices. Why do you find the statement stupid?
Yes, I could have been clearer. That comment was meant to indicate that unlike earlier iPods, the iPod touch has internet connectivity. In fact, the name is arguably confusing since it is more like an IPhone than other iPods. It is essentially an iPhone without the legacy cellular radio. The iPod touch does have wifi and Bluetooth radios and I hope a new version will include a GPS radio.
 I think a little clarification would be helpful here. There is a tendency to refer to the iPod touch as an mp3 player. No, just no. It is an app machine. All those apps in Apple's App Store? Basically all of them install and run quite well on an iPod touch. A major difference is that you don't have to pay a monthly charge to run those apps on your device. It is also lighter and slimmer than iPhones of a similar vintage. If Apple does produce a worthy update of the iPod...
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