Re: Apple doesn't get it
The point is, that Android revenue comes straight out of Apple potential revenue. It's almost a zero sum game - when someone needs a tablet, they won't buy two, they will buy only one, and if it's an Android, it's not an Apple. You could argue that people buying $239 Nexii and Kindles wouldn't spend $400 on an iPad; but they have an opportunity which they didn't have a couple years ago - I wonder how many iPad 1 owners would end up buying an Android if they had that much choice; then there are people buying $400+ Galaxy and Transformers, and there's more of them each year.
Originally Posted by Heisenberg
It's like when Lexus, Acura and Infinity came - they almost killed Cadillac and made a sizable dent in sales of German luxury cars.
Anyway, I am not knocking Apple. I did switch from Android, basically because of Apple reputation for hardware quality. Another big thing was that there was no good Android competitors for rMini - if I was looking for 10" tablet I may have ended up with something else. But begin able to compare both ecosystems, I do think that Apple shouldn't just rest on laurels; others, especially Google are actively pushing for an interconnected world where every device talk to every other device and service, other hardware is quickly catching up, and Apple doesn't want to be locked out by providing devices with built in limitations in face of maturing competition. Don't forget, the entire tablet market is just a few years old, and landscape today is already very different than it was just 3 years ago.
Just my two cents. Peace