October 18, 2010, 8:34 pm
Jobs Says Apple’s Approach Is Better Than Google’s
By MIGUEL HELFT
On Monday, I wrote an article about the competition between the iPhone from Apple and smartphones running the Android operating system from Google. The article discussed some of the advantages and disadvantages of Apple’s vertically integrated and closed approach and Android’s more open strategy. It concluded by quoting experts and analysts saying that while Android, and perhaps other systems, are likely to do well, Apple has little reason to worry.
Apple declined to comment for the article. But on Monday, Steven P. Jobs, Apple’s chief executive, took time to address the issue during the company’s fourth-quarter earnings conference call. This was unusual, as Mr. Jobs doesn’t typically participate in the company’s earnings calls. But Mr. Jobs said he couldn’t pass up the opportunity to drop in for Apple’s first $20 billion quarter.
Mr. Jobs stared by pointing out that Apple sold 14.1 million iPhones during the quarter, a 91 percent surge from a year earlier. Apple sold those smartphones at an even faster pace than the overall market for smartphones.
Then he made an impassioned attack on Android and forceful defense of Apple.
Why does the guys have the need to play the “my d@#k is bigger than yours” game when he is frustrated? Just because Android is catching up/surpassing iPhone, now the guy come out again to vent his venom. Why does Steve always has to be a jerk when cornered?
I have always find his response to be infantile under pressure. Just look at Apple’s switcher Ads. If he feels so comfortable as quoted, why does really have to bother about competition? Yes, he is feeling the heat, he sees the PC-war happening all over again in the mobile space, this time around, it is not Microsoft, but Google that is about to dethrone Steve’s pet project: iPhone.
How long do we need to bear with Steve’s IC? (if you know what IC means ;-))