The only problem with your stat is that you don't give any basis. 50% over all history, over the last 5 years or over the last 6 months. And more importantly, what are the projections going forward? We all know Apple has been a beast in the past, but will they continue to dominate? Problem is when you let the competition get an edge on you in any way, it puts them in striking distance.
The problem with your Ferrari analogy is that I have no beef with their cars, but I'd rather own the Toyota corporation than Ferrari. At the end of the year I'd rather make $25 per hour and work 40 hours a week than make $50 an hour and work 10 hours a week.
Apple has to get the TV thing right before we can have the conversation about it being a commodity product. No guarantees that they will.
But the phone sales numbers are starting to change. That is a fact. And I have no preference for either company. I wanted to see Palm be a player... but that isn't happening
Remember, the early arguments were "Apple sells way more phones than anyone else"
Now it's "Apple makes more money than any one else".
Next it will be "Apple makes more money [I]per phone
than anyone else".
Finally it will be, "Apple only sells to discriminating consumers"
[I]PS - I can guarantee you that corporations worry about BOTH - money and
who sells the most in their industry.