Originally Posted by MicroNix
Let's do some math. Google does 700,000 activations a day now of new devices. That's 63,000,000 a quarter. Being that the iPad "has no real competition" and iPod touches have no real competition, that leaves most of those 700,000 activations a day as smart phones. Apple sold 62 million iOS devices last quarter with 37
million of them being iPhones. How is the iPhone
closing the gap? I think I'm missing some math here because it would seem a blow out on the smart phones in Android's favor. Or its just a real good spin by Apple.
Originally Posted by Tallest Skil
Yeah, it couldn't possibly be because no one but Google knows what "activations" means to them.
No, it has to be Apple fudging the numbers.
Originally Posted by al_bundy
for all you know they hit 700,000 on a good day and downhill from there
The last point is the most important. We know Google fudge figures ( see Google+) but Rubin times his tweets on the day they hit a milestone. That is when we he says we
activated ( whatever that means) 700K in mid December, that's what they activated that day, not the day before. Not the week before. Not the month before. It was, as I recall, the top end of the Christmas market. And probably they fell back after Christmas . Apple probably sold 800K-1M a day at the frenzied launch of the iPhone 4S ( and remember to include iPod touch sales and iPad sales to that days iPhone equivalent of activations). Nobody extrapolates from that.
So over the quarter we know that Android didnt sell 90*70K but considerably less. Apple won this Q. It wont win next Q, as iPod touches and iPads are more seasonal than phones, but the iPad 3 release will set the cat amongst the pigeons.