Sometimes Apple news makes me want to bang my head repeatedly on the desk. I’ve been told to stop doing it by my doctor as I was risking a permanent groove in my forehead. The latest bit of tittle tattle that’s got me irritated is the surprise with which data from comScore that shows if you include iPad and iPod touch numbers, iOS is ahead of Android has been met.
Mark Donovan, senior vice president of mobile at comScore told the WSJ: “The finding is incredible because it shows that Android being the most popular smartphone is not the whole story…” That’s incredible? Did those guys just forget the iPod touch and iPad existed? I’d thought Apple’s iPad ads were pretty well inescapable. So why has the Android vs iPhone battle been consistently presented as a smartphone vs smartphone smackdown?