Originally Posted by mistergsf
Oh c'mon. Apple gets "called out" all the time these days -- it's expected when you're on top. Why shouldn't Steve/Apple call out the competition once in a while too? It's good competition and I don't mind it. I think it keeps everyone on their toes and keeps things interesting. Just my opinion.
On another note, I did find it interesting when Steve pointed out that there has been no hard data provided from Android handset makers of how many phones are being or have been sold? Is this true? Didn't Google say there are at least 200,000 Android activations a day or something like that? That's a lot of phones.
It would be interesting to find out what comprises an "activation"
On the iOS side, does plugging an ipad into iTunes for the first time count as an activation (I think it does)
When you activate an iPhone (with the carrier) for the first time does it count as an activation (I think it does).
I don't know anything about iPod touches.
What happens if you change SIMS in phones (hand-me-downs) and reactivate them... does that count?
What about OS upgrades/restores to any iOS device -- do those count?
I know nothing about the Android side-- bur there are activations, OS upgrades and routings... How are these counted?
What I am saying is:Until we know what comprises an "activation" it is rather meaningless to use it for comparison.
Apple [mostly] breaks out its iDevice sales in quarterly reports. These are new, unique, iDevices sold.
According to Steve, the other handset/device OEMs do not [all] report unique device sales.Where do the companies, that compare the various OS and Device sales, get their numbers?
How are they normalized?