AT&T must have gotten a really good contract with Apple. I’m surpsied they haven’t gone to t-mobile yet at least it would require almost no additional engineering. Anyone have any thoughts?
I’m one waiting for Apple to get the Iphone on Verizon. My company provides me with a Blackberry on AT&T - which is my prime reason for 1) wanting an Iphone, and 2) not wanting AT&T.
As for GOOGLE - I don’t give a smelly Obama.
Nothing great. And Google is BAD.
I miss my Windows smart phone, but alas, there is no replacement with my carrier and no access to a iPhone (MT).
AT&T did purchase my carrier - Alltel - but our cell towers need massive upgrades.
I love my android. I use it for everything, e-mail, text, g-mail, appointments, and the camera if great!
Now the cell service isn’t that great but I text more than call anyway.
Why is marketshare such a big deal?
Seriously. If I'm a phone vendor who wishes to address some (partial) segment of the available phone market, and I can sell all the phones I can produce into that segment, why does it matter if that means I have 100%, 50%, 10% of the overall market?
Apple sells high-end and mid-high gear. It does not address the low-end and low-mid markets. So it will never own the marketshare that the other vendors crave.
So if Apple is selling every iPhone it produces, who gives a godd@mn what that means in terms of marketshare?
Some days it seems to me that the "Mine is bigger than yours is" mentality so common among sales people has corrupted our thinking to the point where we think, not only that "more is better", but "enough is insufficient".
If Apple were losing money and their stock price was tanking and nobody was buying their products, that's a different story. But in fact they are extremely successful.
It seems to me we've lost our vision of what "business success" means.
Even Captain Picard uses an Android phone:
I am an Apple fan and enjoy their products. The only smart phone I like other than the 4th gen iPhone is the HTC Evo. I like Apple approach, i.e. we support the phone, you support the service. If I have an issue with my iPhone, it’s either Apple or AT&T with very little finger pointing. With all of these android OS phones coming out, it’s a mess to figure out who to go to for support. Google can care less about the OS and if I have an Android OS issue, how do I get it resolved? It’s because of this that I remain a avid Apple product person. This month I’m gonna buy an iPad, NOT a knock off iPad.