I don’t see how any of your links or quotes prove anything, other than I was wrong about the Nomad existing. But it was discontinued in 2004 and I only vaguely remember it. However, this review has one thing in it that iPod does attribute to it’s success. It fit in your pocket, comfortably. The first time I saw an iPod a guy had it strapped to his arm during his workout and I thought it was pretty freaking awesome. Looking at the pictures of the Nomads, I don’t think that was possible. They were big bulky CD player looking devices. The smaller ones that could do this (at the time), were in the 64-128mb range.
You quoted Steve Ballmer, who if I’m not mistaken most recently cost Microsoft $900million with the Surface and lead the world’s largest tech company through a complete failure to adapt to the mobile market. With rumors saying that he was forced out of the company by the board.
I’m sure lots of people thought it would fail, but I don’t see the relevance? It’s pretty obvious both RIM and MS made fatal errors in the mobile market, however successful they are and however powerful they were at the time… in this case they aren’t exactly the most reliable sources of opinion or information. BlackBerry currently has the vultures swarming around it waiting to pick it’s bones and MS Mobile is a joke.
(I actually had to use a Windows Phone as a loaner for a couple months waiting for the Nexus 5 to release. It wasn’t overly bad, but there were so many little nuances that were infuriating that made me wonder if they people who made it had ever actually used a mobile phone before. 2 of the biggest ones were it had no tilt lock, so using it in bed on your side was impossible. And it would automatically turn my music down half way after 20 minutes “to prevent hearing loss”. Picture this while driving… There were actually dozens of other little things like these, but these are the 2 that bothered me the most)
Some people are wrong, some people are right. Both the iPod and iPhone was head and shoulders above the market at the time in one way or another and had great marketing. The first iPhone may not have matched specs, but it was the first major player besides the Blackberry in the smartphone market. Then the iPhone 2/3/3GS were better quality, better priced, and more available than all the competition at the time. Specs may not have been comparable, I can’t remember that tbh, but they sure as crap did a whole of alot more than the competitors.
Apple pulls in something like 60% of all mobile phone (not smartphone) profits worldwide.
Also, I don’t get the connection to profits from a single device through a single company against multiple devices with varying specs and prices across multiple companies. I was talking about Market Saturation. Android has been the leader in mobile OS for the past couple years.
I doubt the watch will have a hard time selling, even with the iPhone pairing requirement.
I don’t either… I mean has a single mobile Apple product had a problem since the iPod? I don’t think I said that. I only said that I didn’t think it was the best time, but it could pull the iPhone out to be on top again. From what I see I personally don’t think it’s that much better in any way than the current alternatives on the market. I could be wrong, I’m not an expert. lol
I also have no interest in smart watches and the potential that all these companies seem to see in them completely escapes me.
Like apple, I’d rather be making the most money than selling the most devices but maybe that’s just me.
You’d think, but that’s not always the case. I’m not even going to pretend like I know things here because I don’t, but sometimes profits aren’t always the most important thing. Google and Apple are VERY different businesses who happen to be big players in a similar space (and Amazon for that matter if you clicked the link).