“‘Poor’ Apple — the bad news keeps coming,” Caroline Craig writes for InfoWorld. “This week, research reports confirmed that Android dominates as a smartphone and tablet platform, Samsung devices bested iPhones in a respected consumer satisfaction survey, Apple Store employees lodged complaints about unfair wage practices, and working conditions at Apple’s suppliers in China continued to draw fire. Some weeks, you just want a do-over. Then again, when you’re the world’s most valuable tech company, news like this probably doesn’t sting quite so much.”
MacDailyNews Take: Bothe the smartphone and tablet reports came from the same compnay, Strategy analytics, and their “research” has been called into question or discredited outright. See related articles below.
“With new Apple products not expected until the fall, the company is in a fallow period that leaves it vulnerable against competitors with more frequent product introductions,” Craig writes. “But recent market trends also raise questions about Apple’s perennial unwillingness to compromise profit margins to increase sales. Maybe it’s time for the company that cherishes its rogue rep to, ahem, ‘Think Different.'”
Craig writes, “News that Samsung is eating Apple’s lunch in China could be the tipping point”
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MacDailyNews Take: The Apple naysayers will soon choke on their crow.
Strategy Analytics claims Android now dominates tablet market – July 31, 2013
No, Samsung has not dethroned Apple in mobile profits – July 28, 2013