Apple announces over 500 million iPhones sold, throws a punch at Android
posted by Victor H. / Jun 02, 2014, 12:56 PM
Apple has now sold a total of more than 800 million iOS devices. The iPhone is leading the way with a whopping more than half a billion (500 million) units sold. Just in the last year, Apple increased its iOS user base by 130 million users.
The iPad is the second best-selling iOS device with 200 million units sold, and then the iPod touch has over 100 million units.
Apple did not pass the chance to throw a punch in the direction of Google’s Android operating system, of course.
"Nearly half of our customers in China switched from Android to iPhone," Tim Cook started what became a long tirade against Android. Cook shared satisfaction ratings of 97% for the iPhone, but not just that - the Apple CEO bragged about quick and widespread adoption of the current iOS 7. In fact, nearly 9 out of 10 people users run the latest version (in strike contrast to Android, Cook noticed).
True or not, Apple is now taking a very clear, aggressive stance towards Android. What do you think, is its criticism deserved or not?
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This is going to be good :) /popcorn
posted on Jun 02, 2014, 12:57 PM 12
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LOL yea, I have been watching the keynote and never before have they looked more desperate or threatened. /getsmorepopcorn
posted on Jun 02, 2014, 12:58 PM 26
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100 percent agreed! They even ripped off the Android keyboard! http://www.droid-life.com/2014/06/02/apple-copies-every-android-keyboard-on-earth-introduces-quicktype-predictive-text/
posted on Jun 02, 2014, 1:08 PM 20
Don't give a sh*t about the keyboard haha. Voice memos and videos and all that fun built in it nice. especially pick up and put down. Not to mention using my Mac as an actually phone when receiving SMS and phone calls form my iPhone.
posted on Jun 02, 2014, 1:30 PM 4
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The nerve of Tim Cook not mentioning that iPhone sales declined by 85% in Japan for Q1 2014. The iPhones biggest market outside of the US. Also there was no mention of the 1.5 billion Android phones already sold.
posted on Jun 02, 2014, 3:27 PM 6
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Oh god, could you be any more stupid? What they actually said was that 50 percent of the people who bought iPhones in China were former Android users. Not fifty percent of overall smartphone users switching to iPhones. God, I try and I try, and you keep punishing me. Why?
posted on Jun 02, 2014, 5:32 PM 9
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I turned from iphone to android and will never look back... he didnt mentioned how many conversions from ios to android...
posted on Jun 02, 2014, 12:59 PM 26
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The first time I experience android and ios was when my dad bought himself an ipad 2 and bought me a galaxy tab at the same time. When I used the ipad I feel like.. Why can't I do this? Why can't I do that? Why do I have to pay for something that I should be getting for free? Why this thing is so under-speced for a price that high? Even my dad regretted so much that he bought an ipad After that, I have ABSOLUTELY ZERO INTEREST IN APPLE PRODUCT.
posted on Jun 02, 2014, 1:09 PM 25
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I had the iPhone 2g for less than a week (no video shooting, itunes, and no Bluetooth sharing was main reasons for ditching it), then I gave the 3GS a try and that was it. I am stuck with Android forever, every year all Apple does is introduce new iOS features that has been there on Android for years.
posted on Jun 02, 2014, 1:26 PM 8
right its time for android to crush ios, they are scared so throw sticks and stones but words wont hurt us. its take 5 years for apple to move there hurd to widgets notification bars and other android things, wow i hate tim cant believe we share the same family name
posted on Jun 02, 2014, 5:14 PM 1
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Envy. I can feel it. Pure envy.
posted on Jun 02, 2014, 12:59 PM 4
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Like how Jobs always talked about Android, you tend to focus on what bothers you the most.
posted on Jun 02, 2014, 1:03 PM 18
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Not so sure about comparing their devices to iPhones, but PA does post enough of those stories. I think it's more of a seeded hatred that comes from one group looking down their nose at the other group. It's reversed a bit but the early days of Android were full of negative comments from iFans. Some people haven't moved on, from either side.
posted on Jun 02, 2014, 4:57 PM 0
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Um...no? Android users have had all of these features for years. I don't think you know what the word "envy" means. Ask SIRI for help before using a word you do not understand next time, lest you look foolish.
posted on Jun 02, 2014, 4:15 PM 3
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