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    But that's only if you think the NUMBER OF PHONES sold is more important than the AMOUNT OF MONEY you make from whatever phones you do sell.   Apple's doing very well selling a $600 phone.  I don't think they need a $300 phone just to get a higher number than the other guys.   Money is what all companies care about... not the number of units sold.   If Apple can make more money than everyone else combined... while still only selling 1/10 of the amount of phones... I...
      T-Mobile US was apparently worth $39 billion... and that's the smallest nationwide network in the United States. Good buy?  Yes or No?   Even if they bought it... how much would they spend in upgrades?    And let's not forget China, India, all of Europe, and the rest of the 70 countries across the globe.   Apple's $110 billion dollars wouldn't even make a dent...
    Fanboys say a lot of stuff... no doubt about that.  But let's forget about them for a minute and focus on what's really selling.   Did the iPhone become the #1 selling phone on many carriers because of the number of cores it has? NO.   The iPhone 4 is single core... the iPhone 4S is dual-core... and the next iPhone will probably be quad-core.   But that's not WHY people buy them...
    I know quite a few people with HTC Android phones... but I don't think any of them are clamoring for the next great HTC phone.   These are regular people who don't follow tech blogs or chase the latest specs. They are in the middle of... or almost at the end of... their first Android contract.   Who knows what phone they will choose next.  If they do decide to stick with Android... they don't have to get another HTC phone. That seems to be a problem that all Android...
    Wow... great analogy!   I have yet to install the Windows 8 CP... (I downloaded it though)... but I'm imagining it being a lot like your example.   As of right now... all my programs are regular ol' Windows programs.  I'm pretty used to the way they work... and I've never said to myself "boy... the Windows UI needs to be all changed around..."   I can't even imagine many of my favorite programs becoming Metro apps any time soon.  So why do I need Metro?   I have all...
    True!   But if they had the $2,810,000 to buy those shares in the first place... clearly they are doing something that makes them that kind of money all the time.   Still though... $200,000 in a short time is nothing to sneeze at!
It's gotta be much less. While Microsoft Stores sell a lot of their own stuff... Windows, Office and XBox... their big ticket items are from other companies. HP makes most of the money when a Microsoft Store sells an HP computer. In contrast... every time an Apple store sells a $500 iPad or $1200 Macbook.... all that profit goes directly to Apple.
iPad touch-targets are already bigger than iPhone touch-targets. Even a slightly smaller iPad would still have decent-sized touch-targets.
Ah... that makes sense. Well... the carriers are in trouble then... they already sell 15 other phones that aren't the iPhone. But people aren't choosing those... And I don't think the carriers should resent Apple for making so much profit... they are in different industries. Apple sells a $650 phone... and the carriers will collect $90 a month from each customer for the rest of our lives. Besides... it's the carriers' fault... they started subsidizing phones. I once got...
It's a guess... but I can agree with it too.Every time the new market share numbers come out... they paint Apple as "losing" market share to Android.By definition... "market share" is all the products on the market for a particular time period.... all sold and un-sold products. This includes all products simply shipped from the factory to Best Buy.So yes... every quarter there are more and more tablets being pumped into the channel... yet Android manufacturers rarely share...
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