KLanD, on 06 December 2012 - 11:19 AM, said:
Clearly.. you read into things way too much. I never said it would have a significant impact, just that I felt it would have helped.
Clearly... you either didn't realize the iPhone 5 was only on sale for a few days as part of that period or you have extremely unrealistic expectations for how many iPhone 5 devices could have possibly been manufactured much less sold in that small window. I was giving you the benefit of the doubt. I see now that your expectations are simply bizarre.
Look at the numbers.. the 10% should be fairly obvious. As for marketshare, it depends on who you ask. Seems to me no one seems to know exactly who's in the lead right now.
Again, your 10% did not reference numbers. Which numbers are you referring to specifically? As for market share, I'm quite sure Android's overall worldwide market share is higher. Recent numbers show that the iPhone has taken the lead in the US. I'm not sure why anyone would be surprised by this. Apple releases a new phone once per year. Leading up to the release, Apple's numbers dip as customers are waiting for the new phone. Once the new phone comes out, the numbers surge. This is cyclical in nature, yet it's amazing how many ridiculous articles come out to report one way or the other without taking into account the sales history that has been established over the past 5 years.
I haven't seen any glowing numbers out of Apple concerning the Mini, which leads me to believe it's not selling as well as the had hoped. Apple is usually the first to toot their own horn. I may be reading into that too deeply, but I haven't seen any journalistic evidence to the contrary. Apple always has supply issues with new products, which leads me to believe either someone at Apple is grossly incompetent or it's a controlled shortage (like the typical launch one).
Right, you haven't seen numbers for the iPad mini, yet you feel very comfortable making claims about the failure of this product. Wow... and you talk about me reading into things to much.
Apple hasn't broken out iPad mini sales specifically. The only thing we know is that they sold 3 million tablets in 3 days which is far more than any other competitor. Most competitors would be happy to sell that in a quarter. Apple doesn't typically break out the sales of their iPads, Macs or phones either for competitive reasons. Anyway, given the delayed shipment dates for the iPad mini, it's clear that Apple is either having major supply chain problems and not producing many or they are selling them as fast as they can make them. I know this because of multiple attempts to buy one and because I finally gave up on retail and ordered one online and still have to wait until 12/19 before it ships. Again, what's the basis of your claims? You don't even have anecdotal evidence of product availability to comment on this.