Rules Of The Apple Apologist [Work In Progress]
Hi all, I posted this at AppleInsider Forums and it's probably going to be deleted soon, but here you go... All the reasons why Apple is till Number 1! Number 1! Number 1! (If you don't get the sarcasm here please read through once again)
Basically, wherever you look, and particularly in 2013, you will see all pro-Apple comments take this form. Please contribute!
"Let's talk returns."
"So what is the point of selling more when profits are negligible."
"After the initial "trying all the Kindle features" wears off, people will use it just as an e-reader. Meanwhile, the iPad and iPad mini are used for so much more."
"Let's talk margins"
"I see these, and then the next day, someone posts a completely opposite statistic says something else entirely"
"Even for just the US and Canadian markets that's lower than I would have expected for such a low cost device that is so popular on Amazon's rankings"
"These numbers are still BEFORE Apple released unlocked phones and got their production up to speed"
"Plus a lot of the phones sold weren't activated until December after people opened up their Christmas presents and activated them"
"I was never too worried about Apple "losing" to Android"
"Many of these Kindle users will eventually end up with an iPad"
"Even if people realize they made a mistake and end up buying an iPad, they won't throw away their competing tablets, but hand them off to their kids or make gifts"
"Until Apple and the others release valid REAL AUTHENTIC numbers, then these numbers are meaningless."
"I don't think it really matters where you rank on a chart like that"
"They make an obscene amount of money despite selling 5 TIMES fewer phones than the next spot on that chart. At that point... who cares if the other guys sell more?"
"Apple doesn't sell cheap phones"
"That's a market Apple neither wants nor needs"
"Apple is still the billion dollar underdog holding the #2 spot"
"Technically [non-high-end Android] are smartphones, however from a user perspective they are often only used as feature phones"
"Apple is gonna continue to increase as HTC gets bought out"
"It would not surprise me. Samsung android phones are significantly cheaper than Apple's."
"But iPhones are pretty darn popular in the US"
"With their 5 year old goal (yes, 5 year) of 1% global market share this US share certainly is, not too shabby"
"Android's market share growth has apparently stalled out faster than expected"
"I do not think that any device running Android should be labeled as a smartphone"
"The App Store pays out so much more $$$ than Google Play"
"Basically it's a report intended to woo potential iPad advertisers to use their ad network."
"The only data that matters is sales data so let's see your numbers Amazon, Samsung."
"Why posting a title that makes people think that Apple is selling LESS than it was, when they can barely meet demand?"
"So is it lower because iPad sales are down or because everyone else is up and thus the total market that this is a percent of is up."
"Data to exploit the ignorant."
"My local bookstore discourages the Kindle because of Amazon's exclusive access to book sales on the Kindle. Why do you think they are dumping them so cheaply?"
"iPad users were busy having intercourse with people they gave iPads to" <-- WTF?
"With 86% of the market and other manufacturers releasing any competing product, the only way to go is down"
"The moment the novelty wears off, most those folks will probably realize that it's a crippled iPad."
"These numbers are meaningless"
"As the market grows in overall size we'll see an interesting battle for second place"
"Of course this is going to happen over the holiday week. Everyone got shiny new presents that they're playing with."
"Obviously the data is of very limited use"
"How many people are still making do with something that isn't an iPad? Give it a few weeks and they'll stop using their "also ran" tablet that someone bought them thinking it's the right one or they bought because it was cheap."