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Why?The first iPhone had email, messaging, calendar, web browsing, maps, etc. Those were features built into the OS.That, to me, sounds like a smartphone OS.
Foggyhill didn't say anything about Nokia... you were the one who mentioned them.There were 1.15 billion mobile phones sold in 2007. Smartphones only represented 122 million of them.Roughly 1 out of 10 phones sold in 2007 was a smartphone. So yeah... I'd say the smartphone market was very small in 2007.And that's what foggyhill said.
Yes Rich... Nokia sold 60 million smartphones in 2007... and the entire smartphone market was 122 million.But guess what... the mobile phone market was 1.15 BILLION in 2007.So I agree with foggyhill... the smartphone market was "very small" back then.Smartphones were only about 10% of the phone market in 2007.
I counted 23 banks on the Apple Pay page on Apple's website. There's only about 6,000 more to go! Seriously though... in October Tim Cook said 500 banks have signed on to Apple Pay. When will those be in effect? I realize this is a huge, unprecedented effort... and probably the only major deal between a consumer electronics company and the banking system. I'm just wondering when we will see some huge adoption numbers. They seem to be trickling out a few at a time. At...
Which Xiaomi phone do you use?
I did not say it was interesting. I was simply commenting on the fact that you finally provided some specific points.Fastest growing? That's not hard when you sell mostly cheap phones in China... land of a billion people. You realize the rest of the smartphone market is growing too, right? There was a time when smartphones sold 50 million a year. Now they sell 300 million in a quarter.Without stores? What does that mean... are all Xiaomi phones sold online?Look... I'm...
Finally some actual data points.
You've had ample opportunity to explain what is so interesting about Xiaomi.Simply repeating "they are interesting" doesn't say anything.I was hoping there was something specific you could say about them.
Ok, ok... calm down. Yes... you're free to talk about whatever you want. (you know no one can literally stop you from talking, right?)It's just that many people here are pointing out negative things about Xiaomi... but you seem to be on Xiaomi's side.I was just curious as to why. All you say is "I'm interested in Xiaomi... I'm curious about Xiaomi..."What is it? Their forked version of Android? Their app store? Their possible government ties? Their data...
Xiaomi is one of many Android manufacturers selling mostly cheap smartphones primarily in China with questionable government involvement.If that's what floats your boat... then keep an eye on them.But don't come to an Apple forum and attempt to spread the Xiaomi gospel.
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