Fact check?

Story: Android Rules the Smartphone WorldTotal Replies: 2
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Nov 03, 2012
4:56 PM EDT
Quoting: Further, statistics for market share and shipments "measure volume, not revenue or profit, and Apple constrains the supply of iPhones so they ... can keep prices up," Rob Enderle, principal analyst at the Enderle Group, told the E-Commerce Times.

I have two issues with this statement:

1) It's a Rob Enderle statement -- automatic grounds to double-check..

2) Other sources say that actually a (not identified) key component for iPhones is "not readily available". (in general? in just Apple's supply chain?)

I could easily believe either explanation. Or even both -- deliberate throttling and supply chain issues.

Does anybody have solid info?

Nov 03, 2012
6:02 PM EDT
Quoting:Does anybody have solid info?

My daughter bought her iPhone from Verizon and I know she said she could buy it from "Best Buy" and Amazon.


Nov 03, 2012
10:19 PM EDT
True or not, deliberate or not, it makes a certain sense for Apple.

They make nice margins selling to a niche market and let all the android sellers go after the less profitable fruits.

That approach does wear out eventually, and you have to come up with something new and wonderful.

The challenge of the post-Jobs era.

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