Originally Posted by solipsism
1) Its an exaggerated phrase to point out how your silly your statement is. The difference is you think yours is valid as stated.
2) When people bring up your foolishly myopic argument I like to ask them: If Apple is so concerned about mobile or desktop marketshare (because, as you state, its the only measure worth considering units) then why dont they 1) license their OS to any and all vendors (which would make it a more comparable product), and/or 2) make a lot more models that are much, much cheaper to make sure any and all can have access to their devices? Something like Dell and Nokia do.
3) Your statement makes it clear you do not know what dominate means, hence my supplying you with the definition. Youre welcome.
Here are the arguments I have made over the last few months that have "failed":
1. Apple needs to expand carriers in the US because AT&T sucks for a lot of people, to increase the number of units sold (still at a healthy profit), and head off the threat of Android.
2. If Apple can't produce iPhones fast enough to meet demand, they need to increase manufacturing capacity. Even if their margin is slightly lower than it would have been at the 11 million units, their total profit would increase.
3. If they don't do these things, Apple will fail to dominate. Note the future tense, which was in all of my previous posts, although you conveniently changed it to present tense.
If you can't agree with those above arguments, then enjoy the Kool-Aid. I have never argued that Apple should license iOS. I have never said that only units sold matters, not profit. You keep trying to make it seem like I have said those things, but I have not.
I think the constructive part of any conversation we might have in the future is over. I am going to put you on my ignore list. I would appreciate it if you did the same. I have nothing more to say to you.