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Apple's Sep '10 annual breakdown iPhone - ~25Bn Mac - ~17.5Bn iPod - ~8.2Bn iPad - ~5Bn (note, iPad was sold only half this period, and was massively supply constrained). For comparison, Apple's Sep '07 (when the iPhone was just released) Mac revenues were ~10.3Bn. IOW, the Mac has grown a tremendous 70% in <3 years. But the iPhone and the iPad have just exploded.
This can't be true. Some posters on the interwebs have made it clear that Apple thinks that there is no future/money in Mac OS X. If this was true, those people were obviously talking out of their a***s. Which obviously never happens on the interwebs.
I agree with you. I don't see how that diminishes the differences between offensive/defensive lawsuits. 1) I agree that the only reason that companies (including Apple) don't file more "offensive" patent lawsuits is because it doesn't make financial sense. Like I have said repeatedly in this thread, if it did make financial sense, it would be illegal for the executives to not pursue it. So the fact that Google has not filed many offensive patent lawsuits, is meaningless...
I think its amazing that people still try to deny this. This was the Dec 2007, Google Android prototype...http://gizmodo.com/#!334909/google-a...pe-in-the-wild
I largely agree. However, the driving point in that lawsuit is not the patents themselves, but rather the fact that the "inferior" quality of those products damaged Apple's products, opening Apple to liability. This was a direct response to "glassgate", where some badly produced 3rd party covers were damaging the iPhone, exposing the iPhone to a ton of negative publicity, and Apple to lawsuits. The lawsuit was an attempt to prevent the sales of these damaging products. I...
Apple was simply outmaneuvered by Google in the Admob acquisition. I doubt frugality had anything to do with it. Its no surprise they went and hired a pretty senior lawyer to work on their acquisition strategy right after the loss of Admob. Not sure about the Palm acquisition, since there is very little information about it (including whether Apple had a serious offer to actually acquire Palm). But I see your point. Apple has never really used its money to simply acquire...
Google barely has any IP (especially in the mobile space, which is a very patent-lawsuit happy arena, even before Apple was even rumored to be entering smartphones). Their most famous patent is their Google Doodle.If anything, apple barely sues anyone offensively. The only ones they have done in recent history is HTC...Not surprising considering the complete ripoff Apple thought Android was (as the recent book on Google further reveals).Besides, its ridiculous to think...
No reason to think he is right. However he raises some interesting points borne of a reevaluation of his original position. I think several of his predictions are wrong but he still does present some good insights into this space.
they are not. Bt until someone is making money off it it's unlikely to be a long term success. Especially in the tech world. Even the poster child of open source success, firefox, really only blew up after they figured they could make money off their little search box.yeah because every working professionals job is to write 20 page reports...how hard is it to understand that just because tablets dontdo everything well doesn't mean that they can't be used for work, or...
The problem with Android is that no one is making money off it. 1) HTC is making money, but they are making about the same money they were when they were the leaders in Windows Mobile. Essentially, Android has replaced Windows Mobile with them (after accounting for the growth in size of the overall smartphone market, which, even if you completely remove Android from the picture, is MUCH larger than then. In fact, for all the marketshare RIM is losing, they are still...
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