Korkstand LSU Fan Plaquemine, LA Member since Nov 2003 9376 posts
re: Is Apple back to being Apple? (Posted on 8/14/13 at 3:32 pm to C)
quote: Can I see some facts on this? Apple has never had a large market share from what I've read in the past. Have they ever had more than 10%?
He's talking about smartphone market share, though the 80% figure being thrown around for Android was global (I think), and was for sales in one quarter, not total user market share. They still have a strong share of users in the US, though it is shrinking.
TigerinATL New Orleans Pelicans Fan Member since Feb 2005 32791 posts
re: Is Apple back to being Apple? (Posted on 8/14/13 at 4:02 pm to Korkstand)
quote: though the 80% figure being thrown around for Android was global (I think),
That might be why every mention of the new rumored plastic iPhone also says "aimed at Chinese market".
As for whether or not Apple is still Apple, I feel like TV/Movies is the next logical market to try and hook into and I'm not sure they have a good strategy for it. I don't think iTunes is a good strategy, it's no different from Amazon (not including Prime). What they need is their own version of Prime. People expect something for nothing these days or at least for cheap. If they stick with the Purchase/Pay Per View model I think in the long term they'll be stuck out in the cold when it comes to media consumption.