Apple announced their Q4 earning and dominated with record results. CEO Steve Jobs hopped on the earnings call and decided to vent his opinions about RIM, Google, their AppStore. We recorded the audio cast and Jobs stated:
“We’ve now passed RIM. And I don’t see them catching up with us in the foreseeable future. They must move beyond their comfort area into the unfamiliar territory in trying to become a software platform company. I think it’s going to be a challenge for them to create a competitive platform and to convince developers to create apps for yet a third platform after iOS and Android. With 300,000 apps on Apple’s app store RIM has a high mountain ahead of them to climb. Well what about Google. Last week Eric Schmidt reiterated that they are activating 200,000 Android devices per day and have around 90,000 apps in their App Market. For comparison, Apple has activated over 275,000 iOS devices per day on average for the past 30 days, with a peak of almost 300,000 per day on a few of those days. And Apple has 300,000 apps in its App Store. Unfortunately there is no solid data on how many Android phones are shipped each quarter. We hope that manufacturers will soon start reporting the number of Android handsets they ship each quarter. But today that just isn’t the case. Gartner reported that there were 10,000 Android phones shipped in the June quarter and we await to see if iPhone or Android was the winner in this most recent quarter.”
Jobs dropping the hammer.