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Looking at simple population numbers could help make sense of the situation. South Korea has a population of 48 million while the US population is over 300 million. So the "same" or similar results in both markets could have varying meanings. There is also the issue of how open a market is. For instance, Nokia, the market leader worldwide recently withdrew entirely from the Japanese market. This corresponds to the idea that some Asian markets include factors that inhibit...
Someone was actually banned for writing that response? Please tell me I've misunderstood the situation.
The whole analysis seems lacking if they only examined traffic for "store.apple.com" which seems to be the case though I could not find a clear indication. For other online retailers like Amazon, WalMart, Best Buy, one could clearly expect a lot of traffic was for media, like DVDs, CDs, etc. Most are probably aware that the iTunes Music Store is the number one vendor of music and has held that position for some time. It is also where every one of those iPhone apps has been...
Apple's desire to be in charge of all the details has always been a characteristic, nothing new or recent about that. More specifically that is probably more accurately ascribed to Steve Jobs. However, the nature of the cellphone market in the US is not due to Steve Jobs. Exclusive deals with carriers is how things are done to disguise the cost of the handset and leave the poor sucker paying the premium long after the cost of the handset has been covered. Again, that is...
I can't say for certain but I would bet that Logitech used the API for third party products to work with iTunes that I referenced in my other post. Palm has the option to do the same thing but prefers to play this odd game with their customers. I guess they hope enough people don't really know what is going on and that Apple would face some sort of backlash. The whole thing smacks of pointy hair boss thinking. Dilbert would not approve.
Are you just trolling? Apple devoted extensive engineering resources to develop iTunes, QuickTime and Safari for Windows. They wrote their own apps to run under Windows and allow iPod owners to use a PC rather than restricting themselves to the Mac market. How does that compare to Palm Pre's refusal to write its own software but instead to make their customers rely on a hack that attempts to fool someone else's software to operate as though another vendor's product was...
It is tricky to predict trends before there is any data (see Android and claims of its inevitable triumph) but in the case of Apple and RIM the prediction follows from rather simple linear extrapolation. You may scoff at crude linear extrapolation but it is where any reasonable prediction begins. Reasonably probable events that could change that sort of linear behavior include Apple adding new carriers in the US market. That would, of course, make matters more challenging...
Using the term "superior" was probably a poor choice. Compiler technology has evolved over the years but originally both C++ and Objective C programs were pre-processed to C programs which were then compiled. So claiming superiority would be difficult but it could be claimed that Objective C is a language with a higher level of abstraction. It is more like SmallTalk than C. Both C++ and Objective C claim to be object oriented languages but Alan Kay, inventor of object...
I believe I read that Apple Store customers who purchase Macs include 50% who are first time Apple customers. Advertising at Mac centric sites would miss this group (non-Apple customers at those sites tend to be trolls who will buy from Apple when hell freezes over). Also Engadget and Gizmodo have tremendously larger audiences. The Mac enthusiasts will see the reviews at the larger sites anyway.
In a later reply you indicate you respect the opinion of someone who chooses to buy the new mouse. How does : "That's absurd" fit into that respect? Incidentally I also don't plan to purchase the new mouse at that price unless I hear near universal high praise and/or get to try it out for more than just a store visit.
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