World + Dog...
...need a SLAP!
iPad ownership is rocketing in Europe's five leading economies, with more than 11.4 million people now in possession of an Apple fondleslab, market watcher ComScore said today. That total, for January 2012, is almost double - the rate is 75 per cent - the 6.5m iPads in punters' hands in France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK …
It is not too amazing, contains few new ideas and only tries to maintain its dominance through shock, awe and legal action. Any time that the courts actually examine their 'cases' properly, they are thrown out.
I am sick of Apple enthusiasts uninformed comments that everyone else copies from Apple.
Apple did not invent
The App store
The rectangle with rounded corners
Slide to unlock
User touch interfaces
or anything else.
On occasion, they will try and customise an idea. That is what everyone else does too. That is why the Home Screen of a Galaxy Tab looks nothing like that on an iPad.
Apple has even improved on some things including...
Elictronic fashion accessories
Using lawyers when marketing looks insufficient
and lots more
There, there. Calm down.
I don't hear that "everyone else copies from Apple". Do you? Really? Or is it you hearing something that isn't being said?
I don't hear people saying "Apple invented ... Tablets... touch interfaces...". Ask yourself, seriously, whether you might be hearing things that aren't being said. Or even written. What you write reads like a canned, knee-jerk response--dogma, frankly--not rooted in reality.
And, of course, you can only improve on things that already exist.
IIRC 100 % year on year is below Apple's figures, i.e. Apple's growth is not in Europe. More figures needed: are the figures disappointing because Europeans aren't buying pads in the numbers they are elsewhere? or impressive because Apple still has the market to itself? ComScore has more detailed figures on this, surprised not to seem them in this report.
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