Originally Posted by wakefinance
Please see my post above for several examples within this very thread.
Not a single one of them says what you are claiming.
Apple obviously is concerned about what the competition does. They even respond when appropriate. They are very concerned about the market - even though they are generally the leaders.
The quotes you provided say that Apple doesn't worry much about market share. That's not the same thing at all. Apple strives to make high quality, innovative, reliable products and believes that the market share will take care of itself. Specifically, they've made it clear through their actions that they'd rather have a good market share at great margins than have a great market share at low margins. If they are driven by ANY financial metric, it is profits, not share. But, in the end, it doesn't matter. Even if were true that Apple doesn't care about market share, that's not the same as your claim that people were saying that Apple doesn't worry about the competition or the market. Two entirely different concepts.