Apple executive Schiller attacks Android

Apple executive Schiller attacks Android
Apple Senior VP of Marketing, Phil Schiller, took some time to lash out at Android the day before the introduction of the next flagship Android phone, the Samsung Galaxy S 4. In an interview in the Wall Street Journal, Schiller said that Apple's own data showed that in the fourth quarter, four times as many Apple iPhone users switched from Android than to Android. He also brought up the "F" word, which for Android users is fragmentation and spoke about the number of handsets that are running an older version of the Android OS.

According  to Schiller, the Android service suffers because of the way that different elements of it come from different companies. "When you take an Android device out of the box, you have to sign up to nine accounts with different vendors to get the experience iOS comes with," the executive said. "They don't work seamlessly together." The Apple marketing executive put down the entire Android platform when he said, "Android is often given a (sic) free replacement for a feature phone and the experience isn't as good as an iPhone." And turning to the Samsung Galaxy S 4 specifically, Schiller said that it will launch with a year old OS (Android 4.1) that will need to be updated. 


Derspite Schiller's comments, the latest data from Gartner shows that the Apple iPhone owns 19.1% of Global smartphone sales compared to 66.4% for Android.

source: WallStreetJournal via Reuters

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121 Comments

1. Timmehor

Posts: 599; Member since: Mar 09, 2013

Business is business. You got to attack your rivals in anyway possible.

11. AnTuTu

Posts: 1612; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Lol to that Schiller

41. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

Schiller is Android killer go to hell.

122. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

No, Schiller is just a crying baby with his inferior iConboards :-)

123. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

Wow, 4.1 came out mid way last year Mr shiller, seems like you and Daniel Dilger share the same kind of BS reasoning. "When you take an Android device out of the box, you have to sign up to nine accounts with different vendors to get the experience iOS comes with," the executive said. "They don't work seamlessly together." WTF is he talking about? Nine accounts?

127. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Apple the richest company in the world going cheap! Apple I want to see a 20 minute Damn!! Samsung to hell advert. Those empty words don't give jobs to anyone feed a single stomach!

22. MrJerry

Posts: 403; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

True But this time i can feel the pain in their ass unlike before lol

24. Timmehor

Posts: 599; Member since: Mar 09, 2013

There's butthurt and pain from everyone on all sides of the business, market, consumers, etc. It's just how the game rolls.

106. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Sounds of desperation are emanating from Apple. Remember how cool-as-a-cucumber they were when they were on top of the world? Just a short stock price drop and they are all a-lashing out at Android. I wonder if their options are now underwater?

29. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Yup. Samsung likes to attack apple. It's only fair that they it in return.

35. MrJerry

Posts: 403; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

So now Apple has to attact Sammy to manage things somehow to work? I like it

47. ZeroCide

Posts: 813; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

Didn't apple start the attacking it with that stupid rounded corners lawsuit. Blah blah blah Thermonuclear warfare blah blah blah... hmmmmm wonder how that is working out for them??? ;P

50. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

It is and has been a fail, Steve Blwjbs dreams have collapsed. He wants Android and Samsung dead, no matter what they will litigate and spend all there assets on legal obligations and court and patent fees. There is a unversal justice, the eyes of truth is always watching™®©

120. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

This is "SHRILLER" talking ... and Apple's nervousness getting exposed :D

62. clark

Posts: 51; Member since: Feb 23, 2013

Oh poor Schiller just admit that your trash iOS is a piece of junk. Instead of bashing android why don't you (Schiller) innovate and improve more of your iOS? You lose Schiller take it or leave it.

82. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Phil's statement is only valid if there is a total overhaul in the iOS's functions and, majorly, looks! He's talking about devices with old OSs on Android with major improvements in every update...but doesn't he know that iOS has been updating itself with new updates that always looks like the first one?

96. Timmehor

Posts: 599; Member since: Mar 09, 2013

It is hypocritical, Apple have been sitting in their services and OS for 2 years now with little or no changes but Apple Maps, which was a fail at the beginning.

94. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Stay classy Schiller....stay classy. At the same time....Google....continue to really stay classy and not stoop to his and others that bash you level. The MS, Nokia turkey thing Vic said aside...lol.

115. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

you are absolutely right, and we should never forget that these companies are working for money, not for us every company like samsung, apple ,google , etc etc have fanboys, those fanboys do their best to support their favorite company, they waste hours and hours on arguing with the others and those companies don't even want them, they only want their money in my view everyone in the world has the right to buy whatever he wants,the real losers are the ones who try to show that their favorite brand is the best in the world we all know that every product has some pros and some cons, we can like one of them depending on our taste, why should we hate the others for not liking something that we do?

2. ahmed_ali_yossef2010

Posts: 164; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

all iphones are powered with an operating system from 2010 there is no change at all between ios 4 and ios 6

4. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

this year is the year for apple,they either innovate and rise or they die

31. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Been there, accomplished that.

97. Timmehor

Posts: 599; Member since: Mar 09, 2013

Ah huh? lol? Nokia has pulled this off 4 times now in the last 40 years. They have been able to suffer through revenue drops and unpopular branding and STILL be able to climb back on top as king, theres a possibility of them doing this again, something that not too many comapnies can pull off.

121. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Nokia surviving of M$ COUPONS currently ... :)

124. Timmehor

Posts: 599; Member since: Mar 09, 2013

No not really, most people just think Nokia are all phones, but really they own the biggest GPS company Navteq (Used by Garmin, Toyota, etc) and the 3rd largest communications network Nokia Siemens. They have large amounts of money into scientific research for technology (Graphene, Nano-technology, etc), they also partly own their Luxury phone subsidiary Vertu. So no, they down survive off Microsoft Coupons....

48. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

The way he's so pisset of at the success of Android and Samsung, he is so jealous. Sales are tumbling even further for Apple™®©

117. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

exactly, its time for apple to increase the standards once again....... patent wars didn't work for them, its time to create new categories and try to save their brand name

3. sorcio46

Posts: 435; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

If they put it to this side... Let's talk about their fake updates: where is Siri on the iPhone 4 and the turn by turn navigation, where are the app updates for the iPhones 3G and 3Gs?

10. Hemlocke unregistered

The 3G and 3GS are from 2009. Did the Nexus One get ICS? The 3GS got iOS 6. The Nexus S didn't get anything JB, yet the iPhone 4 is on the newest iOS. There are a few features missing, some of them hardware related (Missing mics on pre-4S for Siri), but that is better than being left completely behind. Last month was the first month that Android 4.0, 4.1, and 4.2 deployment even equal Gingerbread, which came out almost three years ago.

15. ghostnexus

Posts: 96; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Even though the 3GS got iOS6 there where features that made iOS6 that weren't included. Its like upgrading an android phone to 4.1 but not putting in project butter.

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