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Congrats to Apple for it’s record quarter, they sure know how to please a pretty large amount of the consumers out there, just like Mc Donald’s provides food for a lot of people ;).
The interesting thing in those earnings reports is how a company carefully crafts its message for Wall Street to make the investors happy. Steve Jobs is really amazing at that, but it usually only fools fanbois and the people who have heavily invested in the company. The others talk about the Apple distortion field.
Here’s the official word from Research In Motion’s Co-CEO Jim Balsillie:
“For those of us who live outside of Apple’s distortion field, we know that 7″ tablets will actually be a big portion of the market and we know that Adobe Flash support actually matters to customers who want a real web experience. We also know that while Apple’s attempt to control the ecosystem and maintain a closed platform may be good for Apple, developers want more options and customers want to fully access the overwhelming majority of web sites that use Flash. We think many customers are getting tired of being told what to think by Apple. And by the way, RIM has achieved record shipments for five consecutive quarters and recently shared guidance of 13.8 – 14.4 million BlackBerry smartphones for the current quarter. Apple’s preference to compare its September-ending quarter with RIM’s August-ending quarter doesn’t tell the whole story because it doesn’t take into account that industry demand in September is typically stronger than summer months, nor does it explain why Apple only shipped 8.4 million devices in its prior quarter and whether Apple’s Q4 results were padded by unfulfilled Q3 customer demand and channel orders. As usual, whether the subject is antennas, Flash or shipments, there is more to the story and sooner or later, even people inside the distortion field will begin to resent being told half a story.”
– Jim Balsillie, Co-CEO at Research In Motion (RIM)
Well, well, well. Look what we have here…Apple is finally publishing some guidelines about the way iOS apps are screened (but it’s still two-faced since it doesn’t follow the rules yet) in order to seduce developers again and to avoid antitrust actions…
The way Apple sees the typical user of its products couldn’t be described better than The Register : “In Apple’s paternalistic world, you’re an unsophisticated child, unable to make your own decisions. It’s not up to you to decide what you want. Apple will take care of that for you”. The good news for users that don’t want to jailbreak their phones is that Apple is being forced to make some changes due to being under investigation for its anti-competitive behaviour.
Also, Android has been making a killing since the beginning of the year and Apple better play nice with developers if it wants to keep growing, because 2011 will be a tough year for the Cupertino based company and it will need more than streaming boxes and Social networking addons to iTunes to please customers.
You’ve probably all heard about the bad reception problems by now, but there are also issues with the proximity sensors which should lock the phone’s screen when you’re making a call and issues with 3G data connections.
In other words, that first batch of4 is pretty bad and if you get one and decide to return it, Apple, at least in the US, is asking for a 10% restocking fee, ridiculous.
And given what’son the market and what will be soon, you’d have to be in pretty deep with the lock in and the brainwashing to want a non-working phone, just because it looks nice 😉