“Owners of Android handsets continue to flock to Apple’s iPhone,” Sam Mattera writes for The Motley Fool.
“Apple reported a record number of Android converts last quarter: of the iPhones sold to existing smartphone owners, 30% had previously owned a handset powered by Alphabet’s Android operating system,” Mattera writes. “Apple’s management didn’t offer an exact unit figure, but it likely represents handset sales of around 10 million. Given Apple’s propensity to retain iPhone customers, continued Android conversion should be viewed favorably.”
“Every Android owner Apple converts benefits the Cupertino tech giant’s bottom line, both in the near-term and in the long-run. iPhone customers are famously loyal, and once captured, they may never return to the Android ecosystem,” Mattera writes. “On Apple’s last earnings call, Cook stated that converting Android owners would play a key role in driving additional iPhone sales going forward. ‘We believe that iPhone will grow [next quarter], and we base that on what we are seeing from [an Android] switcher point of view,’ he said.”
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MacDailyNews Take: A confused world awakens. Again.
Google’s going to rue the day they got greedy by deciding to try to work against Apple instead of with them. – MacDailyNews, March 9, 2010
Android is an inferior, unprofitable knockoff peddled to cheapskate tech illiterates who do not value their privacy and/or who are so blind as to be unable to recognize a half-assed fake from the revolutionary original.
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