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  1. dhamien's Avatar
    Not really. The iPhone is not "a" phone. In Q3 Apple sold both the iPhone 3GS and the iPhone 4, which are entirely different phones only linked by their OS. Different processor, different cameras, different display, different form factor, different materials, different WiFi, different RAM, fifferent motion sensing. Same OS.

    The only apples-to-apples data that this article provides is the OS market share, where Android is winning (and by a bigger margin than Q2).
    You can list all the differences you want, they're both still iPhones. If you want to do a proper comparison, compare how many i4s sold compared to how many EVOs sold.

    This is like the old "battle" between Windows and Mac OSX. That too can't be compared because one of the OSs only comes on macs while the other comes on just about anything (even tablets now).
    We're all just toymakers in the game of life.
    2010-11-02 03:31 PM
  2. Comedy's Avatar
    If the comparison were being draw between hardware manufacturers then comparing the EVO and iPhone 4 would be a valid thing to do, but it's not. The comparison is being drawn in the software market so you should compare iOS to Android.

    iOS generates revenue for Apple through App Store sales and ads, Android generates revenue for Google through Marketplace sales and ads. If 10 companies are pumping out Android phones that get given away for free, and that in turn increases Androids market share then that translates into lost revenue for Apple.
    2010-11-03 12:35 PM
  3. dhamien's Avatar
    If the comparison were being draw between hardware manufacturers then comparing the EVO and iPhone 4 would be a valid thing to do, but it's not. The comparison is being drawn in the software market so you should compare iOS to Android.

    iOS generates revenue for Apple through App Store sales and ads, Android generates revenue for Google through Marketplace sales and ads. If 10 companies are pumping out Android phones that get given away for free, and that in turn increases Androids market share then that translates into lost revenue for Apple.
    My point was that Android will always win that fight due to being available on a lot of different phones. That's why I say the comparison is useless. Not that you can't look at each of their shares and compare them, but because the result is always a given.
    We're all just toymakers in the game of life.
    2010-11-03 01:20 PM
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