[LINK] Respecting Jobs
ivan at itrundle.com
Mon Oct 24 07:06:45 AEDT 2011
On 23/10/2011, at 11:00 PM, Fernando Cassia wrote:
> Luckily, as the Apple religion fades, there´s hope:
What claptrap. Firstly, the demonisation of users of Apple products is not only tiresome, but displays a weak argument.
Secondly, if I were to suggest that the Ogg Vorbis or Open Source religion is fading, I would leave myself open to attack demonstrating that I hadn't done my research, and that I was denigrating those who used and supported both.
Quarterly revenue is one thing (and the metric by which most companies are measured), and yet there is also the user base (which is rarely mentioned unless it has revenue attached to it, which it doesn't).
There has been exceptional revenue growth for Apple: iPhone and iPad sales have clearly had an impact as new business lines, and are disruptive in the 'old' markets of mp3 players, where the iPod is now sold in fewer numbers than the second quarter in 2009. There's no suggestion that the market for music players is waning, though: the total sales of both iPhones and iPods is greater than ever before, and revenue from music (via iTunes) is also increasing.
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