Coming from a past Apple Products Hater in fact launch day of the new iPhone I use to _itch to everyone that would listen about how bad the iPhone was and how the company only cared about themselfs and so on
My feelings have changed ten folds lately in fact I was shocked when I found out that Apple was releasing iOS 7 two days before the 5s went on sale because in my case it changed my mind about getting the 5s funny how many other people might have got in line last Friday if they had waited a couple of weeks before releasing there new operating system.
This just shows that Tim Cook seems to care about the end users and that goes a long way with me.
I agree... What impresses me most is that Apple doesn't leave the older models, nor their customers behind when upgrading the operating system. The new system works with older phones. Android doesn't do that quite nearly as well. I had the original Droid and about 13 months later it wasn't working nearly as well because the OS upgrades were leaving the phone behind. When I downloaded IOS7 into my 4s, it was almost like having a who;e new phone... and it worked!!! The 5s rocks even more. Quality is defined as meeting or exceeding customer's expectations or requirements.
And for the low-information voters playing from home, that means Apple only counts the devices that are sold to customers... NOT sales that they make to stores and other retailers to resell to customers... so, for example, if Apple sells 100,000 to AT&T, that total is not included in their "over 9 million units sold" figure... if AT&T sells 50,000 of the 100,000, then Apple does count the 50,000 that were sold to customers... And as Karen says, the other manufacturers count every unit that leaves their warehouse whether it goes to a customer or sits in a reseller's warehouse for 6 months.
This is a case of all "over 9 million units sold" not being equal. Thanks for pointing that out, Karen.