Tim Cook defends Apple's position against app sideloading once more

Hexic

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Really Good? No. Terrible? No, but certainly not good. Apple and Microsoft have one thing in common: They both are in desperate need of replacement CEO's.
Agreed that he's entirely visionless - but keeping in that specific context, the company has grown (in $, not innovation). I'd say he has done a stellar job of doing very little while still taking in more money for the company. He's the definition of one of the best lame-duck CEOs.
 

Usukosej

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Or maybe it's due to iOS making up only 27% of the whole marketplace where Android makes up 71% of it. Why waste your time making malware for a system that only has a market share of 27%? It really isn't more "Secure" it just isn't worth your time.
That is simply because most Android users are poor and buys dirt cheap phones. Pretty much 75% of all Android sales consists of sub 200 dollar phones (with >>barely<< 1 year of software support).

There's no money in that market so Apple does not want it. It is as simple as that.

Look at App Store vs Play Store sales, and you will see that Apple earns waaaay more money than Google even with 1/4 of the market :joy: Because again, most Android users don't have money to buy apps, they only use free apps riddled with ads and they pretty much all have bad optimization and performance because they have to support 1000+ different android phones and configs. Yeah I know, my work phone is Android and what a mess it is.. Terrible optimization across the board, only top100 apps gets decent optimization however not even close to the optimization iOS apps get.

This is the reason why iPhone feels much faster in real world usage. Superior SoCs too. For years Apple have had the most advanced SoCs, easily beating top android phones in real world usage.

Better chips and better app optimization = Win ;)

Whole Apple ecosystem is just superior compared to Android which is a mess. Always have been. Always will be. Tons of fragmentation. Lack of support etc.

iPhone gets 5+ years on average.
Most Android phones barely get 2 year of support and this is mid to high-end products.
Cheap androids barely get 1 year of proper support and bugs on launch will most of the time never be fixed. The companies don't even bother. They will rather sell you a new dirt cheap phone the following year :joy: Sad but true.

Only Google with Pixel line have stepped up for real when it comes to software support, sadly they always have tons of bugs and other issues..
 
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ZedRM

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That is simply because most Android users are poor and buys dirt cheap phones.
That is utter nonsense.
Pretty much 75% of all Android sales consists of sub 200 dollar phones (with >>barely<< 1 year of software support).
Also nonsense.
There's no money in that market so Apple does not want it. It is as simple as that.
That is completely false. There is a lot of money in the Android ecosystem.
 

Usukosej

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That is utter nonsense.

Also nonsense.

That is completely false. There is a lot of money in the Android ecosystem.

Haha, you are in denial I see.. Google it. App Store generates pretty much double the revenue of Play Store.. and yeah most Android phones are sub 200 dollar devices aka low-end
 

ZedRM

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Haha, you are in denial I see.. Google it. App Store generates pretty much double the revenue of Play Store.. and yeah most Android phones are sub 200 dollar devices aka low-end
Not at all. But you keep thinking what you want to think.
 

Usukosej

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Not at all. But you keep thinking what you want to think.
Yeah, google it hahah. Tons of comparisons and App Store absolutely smashes Play Store in terms of sales and revenue.



Most android users don't want to spend a dime on apps, probably because they are terrible optimized and filled with bugs most of the time. Sad but true.
 

ZedRM

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Yeah, google it hahah. Tons of comparisons and App Store absolutely smashes Play Store in terms of sales and revenue.
Let's review. You said:
There's no money in that market
And then just stated:


So which is it? "No money" or half of the 73.2billion you cited? Hmmmm? Because 36billion is not nothing and I would happily take a piece of that pie.

Most android users don't want to spend a dime on apps
Rubbish. I have more paid apps/games than I do free ones, and I KNOW I'm far from alone.

Context is important...
 
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Usukosej

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Let's review. You said:

And just stated:


So which is it? "No money" or half of the 73.2billion you cited? Hmmmm? Because 36billion is not nothing and I would happily take a piece of that pie.


Rubbish. I have more paid apps/games than I do free ones, and I KNOW I'm far from alone.

Context is important...
App Store has twice the revenue compared to Play Store with only 25% marketshare ... which is what I am saying haha .. that is because most Android users uses sub 200 dollar phones and can't afford or won't buy apps, very simple
 

ZedRM

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App Store has twice the revenue compared to Play Store with only 25% marketshare ... which is what I am saying haha .. that is because most Android users uses sub 200 dollar phones and can't afford or won't buy apps, very simple
Once again, someone arguing their pride instead of merit.