Why do people still trust IDC

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by Zirel, Jul 13, 2017.

  1. Zirel macrumors 68020

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    Trust, but verify.

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    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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    Ha. Good eye. Got both Android and iOS incorrect.

    I sent them an email. Probably some new intern did it ;)

    As for IDC in general, Tim Cook himself often quotes them in his quarterly report calls.
     
  5. maflynn Moderator

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    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.
     
  6. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    They fixed it after I told them.

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    One should always try to help others fix innocent mistakes.
     
  7. Zirel thread starter macrumors 68020

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

    Not buying.
     
  8. nebo1ss macrumors 68030

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    Hi that would be too simple. It is much easier to complain about the company.
     
  9. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    Yeah, it's like complaining that your iPhone came scratched from the factory and never telling Apple. It's a valid complaint, but you also have to give them a chance to fix things.

    Btw, IDC also sent a Thank You note in response.

    And I bet they vet every chart from now on :D
     
  10. maflynn Moderator

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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
     
  11. Zirel thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Their job is to sell trust, I'm not buying.
     
  12. maflynn Moderator

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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?
     
  13. Zirel thread starter macrumors 68020

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    No.
     

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