2Jobs Spouts Facts
3Jobs Spouts Facts
4Android Handsets vs. iPhone Shipped
While Jobs acknowledged that Android handset units surpassed iPhone units shipped for the June quarter, he was confident that Apple, with 14.1 million units shipped in the last quarter, whipped Android. “Gartner reported that about 10 million Android phones were shipped in the June quarter, and we await to see if iPhone or Android was the winner in this most recent quarter,” Jobs said. Check out Gartner’s latest market share count.
5Android Is Very Fragmented
6Apps Must Contend with Android Fragmentation
Jobs singled out TweetDeck, noting that its Twitter client had to deal with more than a hundred different versions of Android on 244 different handsets, presenting “developers with a daunting challenge.” However, TweetDeck’s Iain Dodsworth denied this was a problem.
7Other Android App Stores
Android is so fragmented from being “open” that Amazon, Verizon and Vodafone have all announced they are creating their own app stores for Android. This is a valid point, but it might actually be a good thing considering Android Market offers sub-par support and billing infrastructure. Still, Jobs argued: “Apple’s App Store has over three times as many apps as Google’s marketplace, and offers developers one-stop shopping to get their apps to market easily, and get paid swiftly.”
8Open Doesnt Always Win
9Apples Integrated Approach
“We see tremendous value at having Apple, rather than our users, be the systems integrator,” Jobs said. “We think this is a huge strength of our approach compared to Google’s; when selling [to] the users who want their devices to just work, we believe that integrated will trump fragmented every time.”
10Jobs Trashes Android Tablets
Jobs saved some invective for tablets other than his Apple iPad, noting that gadgets such as the Android-based Samsung Galaxy Tab sport a 7-inch screen. Jobs noted: “One naturally thinks that a 7-inch screen would offer 70 percent of the benefits of a 10-inch screen. Unfortunately, this is far from the truth. The screen measurements are diagonal, so that a 7-inch screen is only 45 percent as large as iPad’s 10-inch screen.”
11Jobs on Why iPad Will Win
Jobs: “If you take an iPad and hold it upright in portrait view, and draw an imaginary horizontal line halfway down the screen, the screens on these 7-inch tablets are a bit smaller than the bottom half of the iPad’s display. This size isn’t sufficient to create great tablet apps, in our opinion.” Guess that answers the question of whether Apple will build a 7-inch iPad.