Why do people still trust IDC


maflynn

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I mean they don’t even care...
Looks like a simple typo on the chart. If you move your eyes slightly in a downward motion on that webpage (here's the link), you will see another exhibit that shows actual percentages

Android is enjoying an 85% marketshare up from 81.4 from the prior quarter, vs. iOS shrinking to 14.7%.
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As for IDC in general, Tim Cook himself often quotes them in his quarterly report calls.
Not just T. Cook, but many industry bigwigs use, and trust IDC.

On the chart, I'm surprised to still see Windows phones, like BlackBerry it should be cratering to oblivion.
 

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Yeah, are those graphs made by hand, or by computer from real data?

Not buying.
 

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Not buying.
What is there not to buy? Mistakes happen, and IDC quickly corrected it after being notified. I mean instead of jumping to conclusions and posting a thread ridiculing them, you could see the detail numbers below the chart showed the correct percentages, so clearly a mistake was made in producing the first chart. I don't know if you ever worked in an office setting, but on occasion, people do make mistakes in producing documents, exhibits and spreadsheets
 

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What is there not to buy? Mistakes happen, and IDC quickly corrected it after being notified. I mean instead of jumping to conclusions and posting a thread ridiculing them, you could see the detail numbers below the chart showed the correct percentages, so clearly a mistake was made in producing the first chart. I don't know if you ever worked in an office setting, but on occasion, people do make mistakes in producing documents, exhibits and spreadsheets
Their job is to sell trust, I'm not buying.
 

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Their job is to sell trust, I'm not buying.
Because of typo? lol, well I'm sure IDC can recover from the lost revenue

So Apple's job is to sell phones, did you stop buying their phones when antenna gate came to be, or when their phones were bending?
 

Zirel

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Because of typo? lol, well I'm sure IDC can recover from the lost revenue

So Apple's job is to sell phones, did you stop buying their phones when antenna gate came to be, or when their phones were bending?
No.