Apple fans and the NYT get angry as Windows Phone see a small success

Apple fans and the NYT get angry as Windows Phone see a small success

Poor Windows Phone and Microsoft! Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President of Corporate Communications (yeah, we know), Frank X Shaw, dared to state in a recent blog post that Windows Phone outsold iPhone in a several territories. Now the Apple blogosphere has gone ballistic, even roping in the New York Times to attack Windows Phone and their claim of having a little success.


In his post Frank X Shaw said..

Windows Phone has reached 10 percent market share in a number of countries, and according to IDC’s latest report, has shipped more than Blackberry in 26 markets and more than iPhone in seven.

Now seven countries is hardly a lot in the grand scheme of things, but sadly it seems that the Apple blogosphere couldn’t stand to see their beloved iPhone outsold in any territory, no matter how small.

Apple fans and the NYT get angry as Windows Phone see a small success

The New York Times seemed pretty insulted by the fact that Windows could see better success than the iPhone too, as the paper instantly reached out to the IDC to find the countries in which Windows Phone performed well – these countries are: Argentina, Poland, India, Russia, South Africa, Ukraine and group of smaller countries including Croatia (aka ‘the rest of Central and Eastern Europe’).

Not content with crushing any piece of hope Windows and Microsoft might feel from their sales, the NYT state that three of the markets in which Windows Phone performed well were small enough that less than 100,000 units made the figure. The NYT then go on to quote the IDC saying that in those seven territories there is less demand for the iPhone due to it’s high cost and lack of carrier subsidies – so basically poor people like Windows Phones and rich people like iPhones….

Personally, I’d rather have my poor person’s Windows Phone over an iSheep phone!

Apple fans and the NYT get angry as Windows Phone see a small success

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  • Anonymous

    I think you should remove the “isheep” remark so the story retains some sense of integrity.

    • Felec

      I agree.

    • Anonymous

      Why bother? At least he is an honest Apple hater. Beside, there is no integrity in the story to retain.

  • Anonymous

    Or maybe they are just smarter…the general consensus around the world is that New York intelligent raiting is between that of a sheep and a dog….as are most iPhone users in general…..Let’s face it, there are a lot more idiots out there than smart people ;)

  • Manuel

    That shows that people who buy Apple products just do it by inertia. They are scary of test other devices or OS and get angry when their beloved crappy device is smashed by another device. That doesn’t have name other than iSheep. Sorry for my english.

  • Anonymous

    I’m not sure choosing a Windows phone is any particular indicator of intelligence… If you go for Apple or Windows you’re fueling two huge monopolistic companies with very few scruples between them. iPhones are too expensive, and I think that’s the main factor. Windows phones aren’t cheap exactly, and a significant part of their cost is OS licensing. This makes you wonder how good a phone you’d get if you were paying none of these premiums.

    I strongly believe Android is still the thinking man’s choice, and not just for those reasons. I still find it a shame (as well as wrong), however that some manufacturers are still paying patent fees which keep MS undeservedly afloat.