Of course numbers can always be interpreted to advantage one way or another, but it has always struck me that rarely do you see comparisons of, say, the iPhone vs. another individual product -- more likely it's iPhone vs. the rest of the industry combined.
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Originally Posted By: yoyo52
The comparisons are on the OS--maybe not fair, but it does reflect the dominance of a particular system.
Well, it was just a counterpoint, with which one can agree or not. I do agree with the thought that comparisons with a market defined in sufficiently broad terms can make any individual product/company appear to be performing more poorly than is actually the case.
I do not think that Apple is performing poorly, by the way. I know it's a tired old argument, but the fact that there are more Fords than BMWs on the road doesn't mean that Ford is successful and BMW is not. Different business models, different goals, different market plans. So I didn't mean to dismiss your point, not at all.
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