Google’s Eric Schmidt reveals his Apple iPhone

“In a rare move, Apple chief executive Cook and his bitter rival, Alphabet boss Schmidt appeared at the opening day of a seminar organised in Amsterdam for the week-long Startup Europe Fest — although they did not take the stage together,” Sophie Mignon reports for Phys.rog.

“And Schmidt, chief executive for Alphabet and former Google boss, triggered laughter when he revealed he had an iPhone — made by his rival — in his pocket as well as a Samsung,” Mignon reports. “When an audience show of hands revealed more people had an iPhone than an Android, Schmidt said ironically: ‘So much for the Android monopoly in Europe.'”

MacDailyNews Take: Smirk.

“It’s not clear which of the two Silicon Valley giants will emerge on top in a contest which highlights the contrast of very different business models,” Mignon reports. “The two companies have a virtual duopoly on the smartphone market, but Apple makes its own hardware and software while Google provides only the free Android software for handsets, including many made by low-cost manufacturers.”

MacDailyNews Take: “It’s not clear which of the two Silicon Valley giants will emerge on top?!”

Puleeze, Sophie. It could not be any clearer:

Apple’s iPhone can soon reap 100 percent of world’s smartphone profits — November 17, 2015

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MacDailyNews Take:

Eric Schmidt, Alphabet Inc. Executive Chairman
Eric Schmidt, Alphabet Inc. Executive Chairman
When Eric T. Mole is tired of slumming it, he reaches for his Apple iPhone.

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Beleaguered Samsung’s future depends more on components than on copying Apple – October 7, 2015
Beleaguered Samsung finding it tough to compete Apple’s revolutionary iPhone – October 6, 2015
Apple’s iPhone juggernaut continues with record-breaking sales while Android peddlers fight over scraps – September 28, 2015
Apple’s iPhone owns 92% of smartphone industry’s profits – July 13, 2015
Poor man’s iPhone: Android on the decline – February 26, 2015
Study: iPhone users are smarter and richer than those who settle for Android phones – January 22, 2015
Why Android users can’t have the nicest things – January 5, 2015
iPhone users earn significantly more than those who settle for Android phones – October 8, 2014
Yet more proof that Android is for poor people – June 27, 2014
More proof that Android is for poor people – May 13, 2014
Android users poorer, shorter, unhealthier, less educated, far less charitable than Apple iPhone users – November 13, 2013
IDC data shows two thirds of Android’s 81% smartphone share are cheap junk phones – November 13, 2013
CIRP: Apple iPhone users are younger, richer, and better educated than those who settle for Samsung knockoff phones – August 19, 2013


  1. Lol. Yeah, Eric runs to the bathroom, pulls out his iPhone, and “phew,” he says, scanning the notifications for apps that just aren’t on Android. “Why did I pick Google again,” he thinks to himself.

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