Originally Posted by cmf2
It's not an if, the 4th gen iPhone will exceed the sales of all android devices in the quarter of its launch.
As with the rollout of any new product, in such an abitrarily narrow window as a single quarter I would agree.
Why did you switch from phone sales to developers? Like any good troll you change topics when you're uncomfortable with where the discussion is headed.
I think you have that exactly backwards.
Yes, near the top of this page.
See the title of this discussion topic?
It's about a developer who had his app removed from the App Store.
That's what this thread is about: Apple's relationship with developers.
The specific post you're replying to was a response to another poster who suggested Android sales would exceed Apple sales in 2010, in which my comment about developers was an attempt to bring this thread back on topic.
But as long as you're intent on hijacking this thread, let's take a moment to address that:
If you read my posts you'd note that year-to-date for 2010 Android is already outselling iPhone, and aside from the one-quarter bump you imagine when Apple finally gets around to upgrading the only model of phone they offer, Gartner believes this trend favoring Android sales will continue, eventually eclipsing iPhone completely in 2012.
…and the iPhone hasn't had a massive drop in developers that would affect sales due to apps not being available.
"Massive" is relative. It's only a matter of time before one of us is proven correct.
In the meantime, consider the many apps Apple already forbids on iPhone/iPad:
Teachers can't use Squeak, researchers and engineers can't use MatLab, analysts (and most of the statistics world, including sociologists, research psychologists, engineers, biologists, etc.) can't use R, nor can anyone use any other tool that relies on interpreted languages.
Then add to that the many entire categories of apps that Apple is progessively shutting down from their new OS, such as the one which is the topic of this thread.
Then consider the many vertical-market apps that rely on cross-platform frameworks to be cost-effective, specialized tools for a million business, medical, and other niches that will never be allowed on iPhone OS until Apple backpeddles on Section 3.3.1.
Add all those together and that's several tens of millions of people; doctors, business owners, scientists, engineeers, professionals of all sorts who won't be able to do their work on iPhone OS - all choosing Android because Steve forced them to.
You can dismiss these audiences if you like. Enjoy your movies.
Like I said, Android devices will likely outsell iPhones at some point, but it's unlikely that 2010 will be that year, and your presented no evidence otherwise (except that they could if Apple didn't release a new iPhone). Honestly, out selling a single device with a slew of devices isn't that great of an accomplishment anyway.
Agreed: Apple's closed nature will squander its momentary lead with iPhone OS to eventually maringalize it as it's done with 24 years of Mac OS earning a mere 5.4% market share.
I just don't like Android trolls in an iPhone thread.
I'm a developer in a developer thread.
So which one of us is in the wrong thread?