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    Default Apple vs Google

    "A few years ago, users of Internet services began to realize that when an online service is free, you’re not the customer. You’re the product. But at Apple, we believe a great customer experience shouldn’t come at the expense of your privacy.

    Our business model is very straightforward: We sell great products. We don’t build a profile based on your email content or web browsing habits to sell to advertisers. We don’t “monetize” the information you store on your iPhone or in iCloud. And we don’t read your email or your messages to get information to market to you. Our software and services are designed to make our devices better. Plain and simple."

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    It is not about the build quality or the inaccessible / proprietary both hardware and software (some will say with obsolete specifications a generation or two behind other competing brands) nor the high gross margin / markup of their products where Cheaper, Better, Faster (CBF) alternatives can easily be purchased.

    Apple sells a lifestyle concept and this is what they are, nothing more.
    Last edited by 9V-Orion Images; 18th September 2014 at 08:09 PM.
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    wah, i wonder how apple and google will react.
    Objection !!!

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    Apple's no angel... While they may not... a profile based on your email content or web browsing habits to sell to advertisers", or “monetize” the information you store on your iPhone or in iCloud" or "read your email or your messages to get information to market to you..."
    They will...

    ...gather some information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, browser type and language, Internet service provider (ISP), referring and exit websites and applications, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data.
    So that they can...

    ...use this information to understand and analyze trends, to administer the site, to learn about user behavior on the site, to improve our product and services, and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole.
    As well as...

    ...use this information in our marketing and advertising services.
    Disclosure to Third Parties
    At times Apple may make certain personal information available to strategic partners that work with Apple to provide products and services, or that help Apple market to customers. For example, when you purchase and activate your iPhone, you authorize Apple and your carrier to exchange the information you provide during the activation process to carry out service. If you are approved for service, your account will be governed by Apple and your carrier’s respective privacy policies. Personal information will only be shared by Apple to provide or improve our products, services and advertising; it will not be shared with third parties for their marketing purposes.
    "Your personal information will only be shared by Apple with third parties (aka 'strategic partners') for Apple's benefit" doesn't make them any better than Google. Everybody collects data in the name of improving their products, services and advertising. What they really do with them behind closed doors and well-worded privacy policies, we can only guess.
    Last edited by kandinsky; 19th September 2014 at 12:39 PM.

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    google wins

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    Quote Originally Posted by photogenius View Post
    google wins
    Objection !!!


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