On comparing hardware sales numbers by Google and Apple

Ron Amadeo, writing for Ars Technica:

The IDC says Google shipped only 3.9 million Pixel phones in 2017. That’s good, in that it is double the previous year’s shipments. On the other hand, the IDC says Apple shipped 215.8 million iPhones in 2017, which works out to 4.15 million a week. So Apple ships more phones in a week than Google does in a year.

It’s certainly worth noting that while Apple has been making the iPhone and its various successors for the better part of ten years, Google has really only been serious about moving handsets for roughly a year and a half.

This comparison is ridiculous.

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