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In the last few weeks numerous technology and mass media web-sites published hundreds of stories about Apple, its products, their availability or their issues. But does that enthusiasm towards the company have any correlation with Apple’s actual market share? It seems that not really.

Apple is a company that has been extensively covered by media, especially in the USA, for many years now without an obvious reason: apart from the iPod, all the products from Apple are hardly used by a lot of people around the globe. But the latest load of rush coverage about Apple on the Internet more resembles hysteria rather than a normal exposure of a popular topic.

The most recent wave of wide-ranging coverage of Apple began with the pending release of the iPhone 3GS: almost all the tech web-sites published rumoured specifications of the device, some were correct, some were wrong. Then, after the 3GS was finally launched and the press released a load of ecstatic articles on the matter despite of the fact that nobody has tried to use the device, the media rejoiced over the return of Steve Jobs, chief exec of Apple, to his position at the company. Virtually all tech and mass media web-sites decided to inform their readers that Mr. Jobs had liver transplant in April and was back in the office on time.

After the state of Mr. Jobs’ health was discussed completely, the press found numerous new topics to talk about: availability of iPhone 3GS, overheating of iPhone and iPod devices, the future of relationship between Apple and Nvidia, demand towards certain Macbook notebooks, the number of applications available for sale in Apple’s store, installation of cameras on next-gen iPod players, unlocking iPhone 3GS (some went as far as advising business users to hack iPhones and use them for business purposes) and numerous other topics.

But does the media coverage correlate to actual usage of Apple’s products? Or is it just a cult inside the heads of a certain group of people? Let’s see the numbers!

Apple Macintosh: 3.33% Global PC Market Share

According to Apple itself, it sold around 9.92 million of Apple Macintosh computers in calendar 2008 across the world. According to IDC market tracking company, worldwide PC shipments totaled 297.24 million units in 2008. Therefore, Apple supplied no more than 3.33% of personal computers last year, definitely not a significant number.

Some may argue that Apple is very popular in the U.S., which is why the enthusiasm towards Macs in the country is so high. Well, if truth be told, Apple was the fourth largest PC vendor in the USA in 2008; but it only had 7.7% market share and is behind Dell (29.5%), HP (24.9%) and Acer (9.1%).

It does not look like the Macintosh systems are truly popular globally. Moreover, they have a number of drawbacks too: notebook batteries that cannot be replaced, rather controversial keyboards, incompatibility with the vast majority of video games, insufficient amount of ports on some Macbook notebooks, inability to configure them in accordance with personal needs before purchase, etc. So, Macs are neither the best, nor the most popular on the market.

Apple iPhone: 1% Global Cell Phone Market Share

Apple iPhone is among the most demanded tech gadgets of our time along with Nintendo Wii and Apple iPod. Nevertheless, its actual popularity seems to be greatly exaggerated. Its actual market share is very low and that points to the fact that iPhone cannot suit everyone, either because of the functionality or because of usability or because of the price.

Apple itself said that it sold 13.675 million of iPhones in 2008. According to Gartner market research firm, Apple’s sold-through figures for the iPhone series were considerably lower: 11.4175 million units.

Total mobile phone sales reached 1.22224 billion units in 2008, claims Gartner. Therefore, depending on whose sales numbers to consider real, Apple’s cell phone market share is either 0.934% or 1.118%.

Since Apple iPhone is a smartphone, it makes sense to consider its potential on that market too. Gartner claims that Apple had rather high market share of 8.2%: of 139.287 million smartphones sold in 2008, 11.417 million were Apple iPhone or iPhone 3G. Still, 8.2% market share means that 91.8% of end-users around the globe preferred non-Apple mobile phones. Indeed, 43.7% acquired Nokia smartphone, 16.6% bought Research in Motion’s Blackberry. Many other preferred phones from companies like HTC (4.2%, Gartner only lists HTC’s own-brand devices under its name and considers HTC-made phones sold under operators’ brands separately) or Sharp (3.8%).

Perhaps, it is Mac OS operating system that attracts attention to the iPhone? Well, based on the research from Gartner, Apple’s Mac OS X with its 8.2% market share is considerably behind Symbian (52.4%), RIM Blackberry (16.6%) and Microsoft Windows Mobile (11.8%). In fact, Linux-based phones rival Mac OS X with 8.1% market share.

Maybe Apple iPhone is the best (smart)phone on the market right now? Well, it may be rather trendy, but there are devices like Nokia 8800-series that are, subjectively, more stylish and that attract much more attention. Apple iPhone also does not have long battery life: almost any business-oriented (smart)phone is a far cry from the iPhone when it comes to battery life. Moreover, maximum operating temperature of 35°C limitation practically cuts off the iPhone from hot countries and from people who travel to those destinations. Obviously, it is more comfortable to surf the Internet or watch videos on iPhone than on other (smart)phones thanks to large screen, but these are basically the only clear advantages the iPhone series has over rivals.

Apple iPod: Walkman of Our Days

The actual popularity of Macintosh computers and iPhone cell phones is clearly low. But Apple iPod family is definitely the Walkman of our time.

In calendar 2008 Apple sold 55.434 million iPod music players. Sales of iPhones are not driven by product launches: in Q1, Q2 and Q3 the company sold roughly 11 million devices per quarter, whereas in Q4 the number doubled to 22.727 million, probably because a lot of people acquired iPods as gifts for Christmas or New Year.

Unfortunately, there are no credible reports concerning the global market of portable digital media players (PDMP), hence, it is hard to estimate the actual market share of Apple iPod. Still, according to predictions from iSuppli back in 2007, total available market for PDMP would total about 240 million units in 2008. Therefore, Apple probably commanded about 23% of the PDMP market last year, a very high figure that may mean that the iPod is the most popular personal digital media player in the world.

The popularity does not automatically mean that those players are much better than the rivals: they are tied to iTunes software, their batteries cannot be replaced and some customers complain about firmware-related problems. Nevertheless, the iPod ignited the Apple cult in the computer and consumer electronics world.

Apple TV, Apple Time Capsule, AirPort Extreme, Xserve: Gadgets Not from the Cult

Obviously, Macintosh, iPod and iPhone are not the only products offered by Apple. The company also offers TV set-top-box, external hard disk drive, a router and even a server! However, popularity of those products is rather low, which can be explained easily: they are not a part of the cult and do not have a chance to become as popular as the “headline devices”.

The Apple cult supposes devices that one can show in public to attract attention (Macbook, iPhone, iMac) or be like the others (iPod). Meanwhile, set-top-boxes, servers or external storage devices are not supposed to be demonstrated publicly since they are just made to provide certain functionality and not meant to be eye-candy. In fact, the lack of popularity of Mac Pro and Mac mini desktops points to the same conclusion since neither of those desktops are supposed to catch anyone’s attention.

The Passion, or a Simulation of a Cult?

To sum up, the only Apple product that seems to be truly popular on the market remains iPod. Of course, sales of iPhones, Macintosh systems and other products contribute to Apple’s revenue and profitability. But while they may be admired and discussed in the press, but they are rather rarely bought, as it can be seen in various market researches.

So, when it comes to the extensive coverage of Apple on the Internet, is it a passion for unpopular gadgets, or is it a type of a simulated cult created by rather vocal PR specialists, end-users and journalists?

Tags: Apple, iPod, iPhone, Mac, Macintosh

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Wow finally someone hit the nail on the head, but your post will go ignored by other sites.

Completely agree with "simulated cult created by rather vocal PR specialists, end-users and journalists?"

Definitely journalists to blame what happens is that journalists become Apple fanboys then through good PR manipulation begin to mindlessly cover anything by Apple.

Look at "The Tech Report" and "Anandtech" former PC enthusiast sites that have been increasing Apple coverage with some of their editors now being Mac users not to mention that the Apple platform is the very opposite of PC enthusiasts desire for customization and self building.

They don't think that anyone else doesn't already know the Apple info they repeat and hasn't been plastered across the internet by Apples PR machine. You can see the cogs moving Apple PR sends info to PC focused web site with sympathetic editor and in return for posting info gets treated right by Apple with demo Apple hardware etc invites to Apple shows.

You can even see it in some gaming sites Kotaku started trying to jump start the iPhone bandwagon after its editor started proclaiming it a proper gaming device after getting spoon fed rumors from Apple no doubt (prior to 3GS announcement), they now cover iPhone games when most sites don't its still just a cell phone with games that aren't that special (one of their latest articles claimed 40 million iPhone sold now that doesn't match up with your figures at all & I believe yours).

Those are just small examples Apple's strategy is a masterclass in manipulation of journalists by turning them into fans (keeping them sweet) parroting the little white lies Apple peddles to sell its product (engadget, gizmodo are two of the worst for this) without any sort of follow up or critical analysis.

Like the Safari claim of 11 million new downloads but Apple counted the automatic updates and it was a Firefox dev who called them out but did anyone post a follow up no.

Same goes for Apple going on about how great OpenCL is only a handful of GPU's in Apple land work with it and only with the latest OS, no older Apple OS are supported but OpenCL will work on Windows XP/Vista/7 & Linux did anyone say anything no.

Even dismaying are good sites like Ars Technica which to be fair has always had an Apple segment to it's site but they held Apples feet to the fire when it came to its infamous photoshop bake offs in the old days and calling out Apple on bad products but you barely hear anything critical from them now and yes almost all the editorial staff are Mac users.

One of the last big PC sites that still cuts through the Apple reality distortion field is Hexus so credit to them and Xbit-Labs for not being sheep shepherded by Apples fanboys and PR department.

Some of it is also blatant trolling some sites know that by banging the Apple drum and antagonizing others they will gain lots of hits and that Apple fans will promote the story on other sites.

It's a really depressing scenario that the prominent tech sites have fallen into being so easily led by the nose by Apple & its unlikely to change as it puts Apple in a more powerful position.

Of course journalists will never own up to being compromised by Apple fandom or PR goons they just say they're covering the trends but the as you pointed out the real trends do not favor Apple.

[On a side note you can see this being repeated with the like of Google's Android/Chrome netbooks the people who bang on and on about these two as if they are the second coming but there is no proven large scale demand for Android on netbooks, Engadget is one of the worst offenders here for promoting/PR duties products and platforms that it considers "cool" but are not actually what match up to consumers trends.]
0 0 [Posted by: Starlight  | Date: 07/09/09 01:29:59 PM]
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does you has a editor?
0 0 [Posted by: tech_agnostic  | Date: 07/09/09 01:52:30 PM]
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:D
0 0 [Posted by: SiUnit  | Date: 07/09/09 02:46:36 PM]
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Amen to the article and 1st comment. Reading about tech has become painful especially in the Internet due to the fanboy cult permeating all tech and even some general and biz media writing. There seem to be no longer any grown-ups in tech editorial boards these days. Try find a balanced article about Microsoft or Nokia. The fanboys are doing the same to tech journalism as Bill O'Reilly and friends have done to the news..
0 0 [Posted by: jerry  | Date: 07/09/09 05:08:16 PM]
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What a crock. You are comparing the iphone to all mobile phones. Anyone with half a brain breaks the numbers out on smartphones. The iphone is doing extremely well among smartphones, more than 50 percent of all browsing from mobile phones is from iphones. Microsoft is behind Apple on in market share on Phones and ipod touches.

Many people won't give Apple any credit. They are growing market share in an economic depression. No other computer company out there or Microsoft has been doing that.

The Apple hate in here is strong.
0 0 [Posted by: inetnawlins  | Date: 07/09/09 06:15:20 PM]
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You should probably read the news-story and, perhaps, click on the links, before making rather strange comments.

Apple commanded 8.2% of smartphone market, it's the number from Gartner cited in the story.

In case you want to provide information that contradicts to that from the story, please provide it with the links.
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 07/10/09 02:58:54 PM]
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Yeah I agree with the above comment. This article is foolish.
I run Ubuntu, Windows Vista and OSX.
The reason people get excited about anything is a lot of PR. You can't just make a product and expect it to sell without hyping it up or getting it out there.
I think the reason many apple fans are excited about new apple releases is because apple make it a big exciting event when something new comes along, but generally its a good thing that gets released.
If more companies would do such things would people start bitching about them too?
Not to mention the fact that OSX is generally a nicer platform to use therefore users have more reason to be excited and interested in the future of the platform.
Its funny that people complain about apple attention claiming that theres hardly any users of them in the scheme of things, so why then run articles on ASUS motherboards when only a fraction of the populace run them. Get my drift.
0 0 [Posted by: Maverick  | Date: 07/09/09 07:27:21 PM]
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Well, Asustek Computer is the world's largest maker of mainboards. I am not sure about the exact market share number, but I suppose it is over 33%.

If Apple makes so "good things", why do they have 3.33% of PC market and 1% of cell phone market?
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 07/10/09 03:02:40 PM]
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This has always been the secret to Apple's success amongst it's user base. Way back when the Mac first came out in 1984 it's early sales were very poor but Steve Jobs told the employees to act like they weren't. The result was a computer and gadgets that are very popular within the user base but not all that popular with the public at large. I got into Macs with my first one in 1984 and didn't really care that they were all that popular. I wanted a computer that was easy to use and the Mac fit the bill. Since then I've been quite happy to stick with the Mac because it still suits my needs and being popular is irrelevant to me. Once you understand this you will understand why the Mac gets so much press. We are the underdog and everybody loves the underdog. So don't worry about all the press the Mac gets. Just smile and enjoy the show. I sure do. ;-)
0 0 [Posted by: Mac007  | Date: 07/09/09 08:39:48 PM]
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When it comes to innovations, Apple outperforms Microsoft. But has those innovations gone into the public.? Despite all that marketing and the "Fanboy" and "Cult" behaviors listed here, the market share is too low. Why?. Its the attitude of the company. To make market share, you need to sell to people who'd like to buy things. Considering the Price range of the Apple products, either a real techie fan or a filthy rich and stupid guy would buy an Apple product. Thus, MS has penetrated the market.
Mr. Jobbs should learn at last, that he must sell to all market segments. Not to the rich and geeky!
0 0 [Posted by: tdevinda  | Date: 07/09/09 09:08:05 PM]
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I would not call all Apple products too expensive. Macbook starts at $999, Mac mini starts at $659. Those prices are higher compared to Windows-based computers, but not much higher. So, if Macbook for $999 is tangibly better compared to a decent laptop from Lenovo, Toshiba or Sony, why it is still considerably less popular in its price-range?
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Daah! 3,33%??? Are you sure? -.-
Apple actually SOLD 3,33% of all the computers available on the market. But... most of them work for years, while PCs last about a month, then they have to be replaced. According to google (daah!) apple has 10% of marketshare of WORKING computers and growing.
PS: iPhone dominates mobile browsing...please don't be silly....
0 0 [Posted by: gurghet  | Date: 07/09/09 09:44:27 PM]
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You must be kidding me? Or are you just ignorant?
I run a computer business and our customers use their computers 4 to 6 years before they change them.
LOL PC's last a month. So the average computer user buys 10 computers a year? hahahaha
0 0 [Posted by: Milli  | Date: 07/11/09 04:29:01 AM]
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I would only point out that market share is only a good indicator if all companies have equal desire to court all markets. Apple specifically does not put itself on the same market as Dell, HP, etc. They cater to different audiences. Could Apple put out a $650 imac and a $750 macbook, more than likely. Would they gain market share, sure. But Apple plays the margin game. This is the benefit of them being slightly exclusive in their branding. Does Apple get disproportional coverage, absolutely. But consider why there is a cultish following. Who does Apple target for their customers? Creative professionals & students/hipsters, there are a higher proportion of people who will be covering Apple that are inclined to have used their products. Take the example of cars, is Ford "better" than BMW or Mercedes just because they have higher market share? This reminds me of Worthington's Law, a la Mr. Show: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aF8wLg5Asgo
0 0 [Posted by: ricstorms  | Date: 07/10/09 06:39:07 AM]
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Every company plays margin games. Even Apple provides discount or incentives for students and then make money on those, who can pay.

Both Mecedes and BMW do have rather substantial market shares. In fact, MB S-classe, BMW 7-series and Audi A8 are the most popular luxurious sedans that by far outsell the competing offerings. Can we say that Macbook Pro or Mac Pro by far outsell advanced mobile or desktop workstations by other companies?
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This is one of the many myths pushed by the fanboys. Combining the multiple browsers on Nokia platforms (Nokia webkit, Opera, etc) you get much more browser market share to that of Apple's.
0 0 [Posted by: jerry  | Date: 07/10/09 09:13:51 AM]
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There are some flaws in this article, but I'll just point out the big one: it's beneath xbit, who should focus on giving objective reviews of products we care about, not fanning the fires of a PC-Mac war.
0 0 [Posted by: philosofool  | Date: 07/10/09 10:37:53 AM]
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Great article and first comment.
I would just comment the post from gurghet :" But... most of them work for years, while PCs last about a month, then they have to be replaced."

Don't forget who mostly buys mac. Those are mostly peapole who are not experts in IT and dont know what is in side their computer. So there is no really need to upgrade any components. They are satisfied while it works.
0 0 [Posted by: Lajt  | Date: 07/10/09 10:41:47 AM]
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I added a digg link to this article, digg it at:

http://digg.com/apple/App...r_Gadgets_3_3_Marketshare
0 0 [Posted by: deepthought86  | Date: 07/10/09 12:37:53 PM]
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Great article. A textbook example of how to take meaningless statistics and twist them in to wrong conclusions.

When you look at OSX's market share, it does indeed compare badly overall to all versions of Windows. If, however you look at unit hardware sales, Apple is in the top four or five computer sellers. Dell is getting killed in the profitability battle due to the fact they can't charge a decent price for their junk.

Apple sells at a higher profit margin per unit, so their profitability far exceeds that of other computer manufacturers. Apple owns the high end of the market, particularly where laptops are concerned.

When you compare smartphones, the iPhone is eating the marketplace. If you compare it to ALL cell phones it doesn't fare so well, but that will change when the iPhone is sold in China.
Mobile web browsing is done on iPhones. All others are just about statistically insignificant. Again, Apple's profit margin blows the competition in the weeds.

In case you missed class that day, the purpose of a business is to make money. Apple is winning. They have thirty billion United States dollars in the bank; they have zero debt. Check those parameters for Apple's "competitors." The data is easily available on Yahoo! Finance.

Your article, with the exception of mentioning that the iPod is the shizzle, is entirely wrong. That's hard to do. Nice work.
0 0 [Posted by: Rip Ragged  | Date: 07/10/09 02:42:10 PM]
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You probably have not read the article.

Apple Macintosh market share was 3.33% globabally in 2008. Apple is in the Top 5 PC sellers only in the U.S.

Apple iPhone's smartphone market share is 8.2%. Well below Nokia, RIM and, if we include sales of HTC's phones under operators' brands, HTC.

I am glad that Apple makes money. But you are not correct with the total cash figure: it is $25 billion (http://finance.yahoo.com/q/ks?s=AAPL). The article was not revealing who is making money, but the actual market share of Apple's devices.
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I read the article. My point was that "market share" is a meaningless statistic because it is easily manipulated by adjusting the "market." Also, Apple is not at all affected by "market share." Market share is not a useful measurement of anything. If it was, Dell would be swimming in cash and would have no debt. Apple is making more money on less unit sales than its rivals.

What is Apple's share of the laptop market?

What is Apple's share of the market for computers over $1500?

That is where the money is in computers. Profit per unit is trumping number of units. If the other companies do not solve that problem they will die.

I stand corrected on cash on hand numbers. Stack the rest of tech up against $25B USD and zero debt. That is the measure of their flexibility in a tight economy.

Apple wins.

You can visit me at http://rip-ragged.com/dross

I'll be speaking truth to power. Windows is dead.
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If market share is meaningless statistics, then can we say that iPod players are not good or money making and Apple should look in the direction of Bang & Olufsen's MP3 players since the latter make even more money?

I have another suggestion: Apple should compete against Vertu in handsets and against Ego in notebooks. Those units earn even more money per unit.

Market share figures show, among other things, the balance between the price and quality/features of certain products. As a result, rather expensive Lenovo (7.2%) and Toshiba (4.7%) computers (mostly notebooks) appear to be more popular than rather expensive Macs (3.33%) (notebooks + desktops). Individual Apple's products may be more popular than individual Lenovo products. But the problem for Apple is that its individual products compete with hundreds of individual products by vendors like HP, Dell, Acer, etc.

"Windows is dead" Really? You should tell it to Microsoft and the rest of the world!
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What is the market share of Tri-Sli or Quadfire? How about Intel's i7 975 or AMD's TWKR? What about Fusion IO PCI-E drive? How does their market share compare to journalist coverage? I also wonder how the percentages change when you create weighted averages, e.g. market share of mobile OS's divided by amount of handset models available. Or if you compare market share of individual models as opposed to company vs company. Or if you compare market share within the products actual target market, for example every single professional recording studio worth it's weight in salt has a Mac Pro and Pro Tools HD rig.

The article does raise some good points on how journalists initially seem to be blinded by the Apple PR team, but I don't think all reviews are unbiased. The reason for the lack of negative critical analysis of Apple's products is because they are good, solid products that perform as advertised, unlike computers brandishing the 'Vista Ready' logo for example

At the end of the day it's all just hardware pr0n that more people want than can afford. They make high quality geeky products that still appeal to the mass markets, which for some reason creates unfounded animosity between us geeks and Joe Q Public.

Quite a biased article for xbit, I expected a more impartial viewpoint. If i want biased articles I can read The Inquirer's opinion on nVidia
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You are mixing individual models with product families.

Intel does not sell only Intel Core i7 975 microprocessor. But Apple sells only one iPhone model.

Please note that the press does not cover premium PC components or health state of executives from AMD, Intel, Microsoft every single day. Moreover, nobody (except owners) would bother himself/herself to cover issues like discoloration of backpanel of a Nokia handset. I have not seen anyone posting ecstatic opinions regarding Nokia E72 since nobody has used it. But the media was full of rapturous exclamation regarding iPhone 3GS that nobody has used too.

Well, it looks like consumers are not that stupid: despite of hysteria in the press, 99% or 91.8% (depending how you count) preferred non-Apple phones and 96.6% prefer non-Apple PCs.

I am glad that Apple can serve audio professionals with a couple of systems per studio. But, well, every large enterprise (except AMD for obvious reasons) has thousands of Lenovo ThinkPad laptops... We are talking about market in general in this news-story, without specifics.

"I also wonder how the percentages change when you create weighted averages, e.g. market share of mobile OS's divided by amount of handset models available"

Whose problem is that Apple can only afford creating one iPhone model, whereas Nokia is capable of developing 100 new models a year?
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While I agree that the media coverage for Apple products FAR outweighs their marketshare, the iphone is NOT a good example of this. As far as smart phones go, there is nothing better. Virtually everyone I know that has a smart phone that isnt an iPhone wants the iphone. The only reason they have not gotten it? They are still in contract, or simply cannot afford the plans AT&T has.

The author compares the Nokia 8800 to the iphone. You have got to me kidding me. That thing doesnt even have a QWERTY keyboard. The only comparable phones to the iphone are the blackberry storm, palm Pre, G1, and some of the really high end WM6 based phones, all of which are slower and clunkier than the iphone.

With regards to battery life. Compared to other smart phohes, the iphone has spectacular battery life. I had a HTC Mogul before the iPhone and it needed to be charged at the least once per day, and i usually had it on the charger throughout the day to ensure that I would not have a dead battery on the road. Battery life was about 6 hours of talk time or 4-6 hours of just having the screen on.

Yes, there are other smart phones with bettery battery life than my HTC Mogule example, like the storm and Palm Pre, but none have longer battery life than the iPhone. The Pre has been tested to have slightly worse battery life and the Storm is rated slightly better (by RIM) at 6 hours of talk time (they dont stay 3G or 2G) and 15 days of standby whereas the 3Gs does 12.5 days of standby.

Lastly, Apple has only been selling smart phones for 2 years, and only in the past year have then been affordable to purchase outright due to subsidizing. Now compare the first 2 years of Blackberry and Windows Mobile sales to the first 2 of iPhone sales. You will notice that for a new to market phone, the iPhone is selling very well.

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Despite of all desperate negative comments of writter.
One can not deny the fact that Apple has
29 billion in cash in their bank. ( very few
companies can boost that kind of cash flow)

If writter does not like apple products no one force
him to buy one. Buy what you like.
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