By now, most of us are aware of the “unstoppableness” of Apple and Google’s dominance in the smartphone market, and the fact that they’ve been able to pull off that dominance for so long.
And we’re also well aware that those companies don’t want to lose more money by not selling their phones.
But do those giants actually have a monopoly on what you want in a smartphone?
That’s the question that Google and Apple’s respective tech heads, Andy Rubin and Eric Schmidt, asked at an investor conference in San Francisco last week.
The question was posed at the height of the iPhone wars, when Google’s Eric Schmidt was at the helm of the company.
He asked the question to the assembled investors: “Is there a company in the world today that’s dominating every other company in terms of what people want in their smartphone?”
The answer was yes.
It turns out that the answer is “yes.”
Apple and Google are both dominant in the “smartphone” market, according to a new report from Re/code.
But they also have very different approaches to selling smartphones.
While Google has a massive presence in the U.S. smartphone market and has managed to hold onto that dominance over the last several years, Apple has struggled to find a home in the country, and has fallen behind.
The Cupertino company was valued at $3.7 billion at the end of 2017, down from $4.4 billion in 2018, and it now stands just a shade under $4 billion.
And that decline has come in spite of a massive expansion of the Android operating system and the launch of the first “smart” phones in a variety of different sizes, including the iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, and iPhone 5.
While both companies have a lot of resources and know-how, the difference between them is that Apple doesn’t sell phones in bulk, while Google does.
So the biggest difference between the two companies is the amount of money they can make from selling phones.
The big tech giants, however, make their money through selling apps and other services, while the rest of the market is largely made up of people buying phones for their entertainment.
While the difference may be significant, there’s also another important factor that makes the smartphone business very different than other industries.
The smartphone market is dominated by just a handful of companies, and that’s the carriers.
And there are only a handful carriers in the entire U.K. And those carriers have very little incentive to help the big two companies build out their mobile services.
In other words, carriers are a huge part of the smartphone ecosystem, but they don’t have a large amount of power to drive the way the smartphone industry is structured.
And the reason is that the carriers are the ones who are actually selling the smartphones to consumers.
This is why the carriers have historically had a very tough time finding customers for new products and services.
The carriers don’t really have a very large amount in the pockets of their consumers, and they don`t want to risk losing money on the back end of their customers by selling their devices.
In fact, when Verizon tried to buy a big chunk of AT&T in 2019, the company said it couldn’t even afford to pay Verizon a minimum of $200 million for the deal, let alone $600 million.
When Verizon tried a similar deal in 2020, AT<d said it had no interest in paying Verizon $400 million for a phone.
The companies could barely make a phone for AT>, and AT&rt ended up going back to the drawing board.