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____/ Homer on Thursday 21 Jul 2011 08:37 : \____
> "Apple's large, limited, and stupid market" is floundering:
> Apple gets a kicking in Europe
> Intelligent societies waking up to the reality of Jobs' religion
> 13 Jul 2011 08:44 | by Nick Farrell in Rome
> It seems that the heathens in Europe are abandoning the fruity
> cargo-cult Apple almost as fast as the Anglican church is losing its
> According to Computerworld, Jobs' Mob has lost more than a third of its
> UK iPhone market share since June 2010.
> Apparently Apple's moderate majority have had a gutsful of the Walled
> Garden of Delights and are converting to Android.
> Apple fanboys are insisting that the reason for the conversions is
> because the world is waiting for the new iPhone 4, which are slightly
> The figures come from Kantar and are mostly being seen as a sign that
> Symbian is dying more than anything else. For example in the UK
> Symbian's share fell from 32.7 percent to 10.7 percent. However what is
> strange is that while RIM in most countries in the UK its share rose
> from 19.4 percent to 22.3 percent.
> While it is not news that people have lost interest in Symbian, the
> dramatic fall in Apple to Android must be worrying Jobs' Mob.
> iOS was down pretty much across the board: its share fell from 30.6 per
> cent to 18.3 per cent in the UK. Apple apologists say that Jobs' Mob is
> not selling less, it is just not flogging as many as Android. However
> for a product which claims to be superior in every way, this means that
> there is something wrong.
> For a start it says that the number of people who buy Apple gear are
> finite, while the numbers who buy Android are infinite. It implies that
> rather than being the king of technology, Apple is pandering to a fixed
> market who buy what ever they are told. That market of technologically
> illiterate, wealthy, Coldplay listening fans is large, but not
> statistically that important.
> This might be one of the reasons why other outfits have not been able to
> duplicate Apple's success with keyboardless netbooks. No one really
> wants tablets and their use is just as limited as they were when
> Microsoft was trying to push them. However, Apple's large, limited, and
> stupid market will buy them because Steve and his tame Apple press say
> they are important.
> Smartphones, however are different. True, Jobs did lead the way in
> making smartphones more accessible, but his software is now eclipsed by
> much cheaper and freer Android numbers.
> What this means is that Apple's core base is amongst the puritan,
> fundamentalist Americans who tend to like their religion dictated to
> them by loud spitting preachers. In Europe, people are a bit more
> culturally sophisticated, they will look at things a little more
> pragmatically. Apple style Fundamentalism does not sit very well in
> A mate of mine got into hot water in the London Apple store after he was
> outraged when, after helping someone fix a computer, two members of
> staff high-fived each other.
> He told them that they should not do that because they were "f******
> British". This sort of attitude, which is why British people crindged
> when the BBC made a documentary on the Apple religion, which basically
> explains why Android is starting to gain ground. After all what British
> person wants to be identified with those creeps, unless they are
> Americans who are the source of it all?
Jobs' mob will not like this one. Wajt and watch what the INQ's
ick Farrell did for comments.
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