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good catch.     didn't look at the column totals equalling 100%, therefore making that transitory analysis possible (I glanced and thought the rows would total to 100%... presentation sneakiness to drive a false point). One must remember that this is only 'smart phones'  Samsung still sells 'feature phones,' where Apple does not.  But every 2 years, the decisions comes into play of when does a person convert to a smartphone. Apple is competitive in all $$ demographics in...
 Today carrier's don't... in the apple smartphone model.   If you consider your phone OS 'content', Carriers controlled that... they controlled voice mail.  The controlled texting... they controlled your contact lists...  They controlled your games... Funny how Apple is collecting the rent for the music labels, who build, market, promote and carry the risk of the 'apartment'... and then gives the labels 70%.  I think you need to pick your examples better. Where cable vs...
Saw your post, and disagree heartily.    Apple's definition of success and yours are different.  You need to accept that. Google's market value ($404B USD) aligns with Wall Street's total domination principles.  Google wants to be inside every home, every computer, every phone, every car, every bed, every neuron... because we are thinking about the technology that can make it happen.   And it costs... NOTHING.  " We sell Ads (Wall Street is just down from Madison avenue......
One would argue that iOS is becoming the 'search engine major domo' picking the best source of info based on what you are 'looking for' Both Apple and Google are driving context awareness into their mobile devices and OSes. As for 'new product every year or it will lose [Wall Street defined] shareholder value....' I think your definition of 'success' is different than Apple's.To Apple, success is the creation of a long term impact on the human experience that transcends...
I agree in general.. but it's about 'experience' which Apple believes starts with the handset/tablet/laptop/appliance.  It's still about 'phones' (pocket communications computers), in that Apple wants to make the net experience a quantum above everyone else... and that starts with the phone/pad/pod. As for phone profits, they do care, only in the fact that they want to project/extract maximum value at the entrance to the ecosystem, and make the rest of it painless (the...
My gut feel is :-Very little, especially at the high end.  Samsung's current high end devices are not under any legal or tariff limits... those phones would by these counts be in the bargain basement sales bin (were Samsung is leading anyway) -Very little (most racists I know [and I know a few... I live in the south, and work with a militarist crew] hate apple because of foxconn... almost none can explain where the Samsung or LG they use is made [it ain't made in...
In other words, Samsung has to do everything it can to win this market [read: lower prices even more, - less profit equals WIN!] while Analysts will consider Apple  a failure if it doesn't gain market share in the lower incomes without losing share at the high end profit end- [Less profits per unit equal LOSE!]. In the end.  It's not even about phones.   it's about ecosystem.   The key balance that Apple has to maintain is that they need to capture the people who are...
 You're sample size is a bit small (basing the market demand on a sample size of 'you')... 90% of humans can't grok multi-tasking on technology.   Focus on the who you want buying your tablet (Apple doesn't see the iPad as the 'next computer' for a 10X programmer... They see it for the 65 year old who 'wants to see their granddaughter's FaceSpace').   As for size, with the retirement of the iPad 2 and original mini, and dropping of support of the 3GS, There is room in iOS...
New HW and New SW...  always a good reason to wait (or expect problems) until the .1 release.   This goes back to dark (Black NeXT:-) ) days.
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