I love the whole iOS/Android War as much as the next guy, but I can’t figure out if these stats are more pathetic or the fandroids tirelessly arguing about whether or not you can compare “X.” iOS revisions with “.X” Android ones.
It’s really simple. Not only can you, you should. Because Google clearly does.
Google, not me, not anyone else, pumps up each .X release of Android. Why? Because they load it with new features and big time updates. Apple does not do this for .X iOS releases because the vast majority of them are just bug fixes. Instead, they mainly save new features and big time updates for X. releases. (iOS 4.2 or 4.3 for iPad are two exceptions, but that is more about unification.)
Or I’ll put it an even better way: does Apple trot out silly statues onto their lawn every time they roll out a new .X iOS update?
Awful title. Here’s the quick summary of what he’s saying:
Apple’s stock may not be able to go higher because it’s already so high and there is an increasing amount of competition. But more so because they’ve already dominated the markets they’re in and he’s not sure where else they’ll go from here.
This is probably something like the fourth of fifth year in a row of that same basic argument being made.
The fact of the matter is that Android has already surged beyond the iPhone in terms of volume, but Apple is still doing better than ever in terms of revenue and profits.
The “competition” he cites (while acknowledging he’s never played with any of the things he’s talking about) will likely lead to the same result.
Apple’s stock, of course, won’t go up forever. But the iPhone on Verizon, the iPhone 5, and the iPad 2 are all going to push Apple once again this year. And I still suspect everyone is sleeping on the new MacBook Airs.