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lkrupp said:So it looks like Apple is trying to avoid paying 30% to Google but wants its 30% from Epic?
Beats said:I think 30% is little for Apple. Hope they reach 50% soon. Would love to see WearOS or whatever name of the month, go down.
1. You think that 30% is little for Apple when:
A. they didn't invent this category (Google and Samsung were there first)
B. their share in phones is 15%
C. their share in computers - can't call them PCs anymore I guess - is 8% and has actually fallen behind ChromeOS
D. their share in TV boxes (Apple TV), streaming subscriptions (Apple TV+) and smart speakers (HomePod) is so low that most analysts don't even listed
E. the only areas where their market share is bigger is wireless headphones (declining) and tablets (barely)
2. Wear OS has had its name since 2018. But you are one to talk since Apple changes the name of its platforms all the time too (iPhone OS, iOS, iPadOS, tvOS, watchOS, OS X, macOS) etc. But OK when you guys do it right?
3. Market share is unlikely to decline. It went up because Samsung and Google finally signed a truce resulting in Samsung ditching Tizen and their Galaxy Fit RTOS trackers in order to be Wear OS exclusive. Also, Google is FINALLY going to come out with a Pixel Watch this year. https://www.royalsblue.com/pixel-watch-could-be-controlled-without-touching-the-screen/
There are some Android/Google enthusiasts who will never buy a Samsung product (don't ask why but they have a host of reasons) so yes it will sell.
lkrupp said:Yet another Apple product that was predestined to fail by the pundits and self anointed techies that pontificate from tech blogs. Just saying. AppleInsider should produce a documentary of the pronouncements made by those who scoffed at the introduction of the Watch.
Nonsense like this is why so many people root against Apple. They have no problem with the products or the company - indeed they may actually love both - but can't stand its consumers who have this amazing combination of superiority complex AND victim complex that can't be found anyplace outside of a woke political convention and a Russian government cabinet meeting.
DAalseth said:JinTech said:Looks like Apple just ate Alder Lake for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They even hinted at a revised Mac Pro. I cannot even imagine.
Well, I am not going to knock Nvidia RTX 3090 performance with an integrated GPU. It is pointless. AMD's best integrated GPU, the Radeon 680M, performs between an Nvidia GeForce MX450 and a GeForce GTX 1650. Based on the integrated GPU performance alone, Apple has the "best CPU" crown and isn't giving it up for awhile. Intel and AMD are going to have to fight it out for #2.