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Friday, 22 April 2011 10:42

Reasons why Jobs' Mob is so scared of Android

Written by Nick Farell


Half its money comes from iPhone
Amongst this week's stonkingly good Apple figures was a vulnerability in Jobs' Mob's business plan, which could be its undoing.

More than half of Apple's revenue $24.6 billion dollars comes from the iPhone product. While you might think that is a good thing, business wise that is suicide. Not even Microsoft has all its eggs in one basket. The figure includes "Related Products and Services" such as carrier agreements, services, and accessories. But it does not include App store, iPod Touch and the iPad revenues.

It also explains why Apple is so terrified of Android products that look a bit like the iPhone.  If it loses any ground in the smartphone market it could be seriously damaged. It seems that Apple is forced to defend its product even against its trusted suppliers and risk a lot. However it might be a lost cause.

Nick Farell

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+18 #1 robert3892 2011-04-22 12:20
If Apple delays its next generation iphone it will probably lose more market share to Android. Failure for more innovation could also cause a loss in market share. If Apple doesn't increase the screen size from 3.5 inches to 4 inches or more they will lose the ability to compete.
 
 
+14 #2 123s 2011-04-22 13:02
Agree with first part but screen size is something that you cant really do right or wrong because of the different preferences.
 
 
+9 #3 kartikkg 2011-04-22 16:55
well it can open up its iOS (4,5) open for other handst manufactures :roll:
 
 
+23 #4 Haberlandt 2011-04-22 17:15
Quote:
Half its money comes from iPhone



So it is:

50% iPhone
23% iPad
22% iPod
1% Macintosh

With a 1% margin of error :lol:
 
 
+11 #5 The_Wolf88 2011-04-22 21:01
And that's why Stupid Steve sued Samsung !!

He is playing with the FiRE !!!
 
 
+2 #6 Exodite 2011-04-23 08:29
Frankly it's unlikely Apple will lose much of the smartphone market over the next couple of years regardless of what it does.

It just won't grow as much, even currently Apple's growth in the market is all but vanished. Largely due to Android.

Apple sells most of it iPhones to existing customers, 77% of the iPhone sales in Q2 were to existing customers.

Since they have an established niche, and Apple customers are notoriously difficult to get to sway from the platform, they're quite safe for the time being.

The recent publicity stunt, lashing out at Samsung that is, does point out that they're keenly aware that the future might not necessarily be so bright however.
 
 
+5 #7 Fud_u 2011-04-23 12:19
Ughh, didn't iOS already lose ground to Android last year and counting? Problem is Apple like to sit on it's @$$. Take the first Mac for example. It will be 1990 all over again.
 
 
+7 #8 hoohoo 2011-04-23 23:29
Hey - the secret business plan is to delay each new version in white, then charge extra for white.

Mactards fall for it every time.
 
 
+3 #9 hoohoo 2011-04-23 23:30
@Exodite

Apple can still fall into the doldrums - it did so with Macintosh before Saint jobs returned to the company.
 
 
+3 #10 justabrake 2011-04-24 01:32
hell if apple keeps selling these slow ass phones android phone will take over for sure Also if some iphone users now try an android phone and see the speed differences they might just switch
 

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