Vector 6: Ben Bajarin on Amazon vs. Apple vs. Google vs. Samsung

Vector is Mobile Nation's newest show. It takes the most important topics in technology today, focuses on them from interesting angles, and then discusses the hell out of them. On this episode, Ben Bajarin of Tech.pinions talks to Rene about Amazon, Apple, Google, and Samsung, their differences and similarities not only in business models but in philosophies, and their relative positions both in North America and internationally.

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Rene Ritchie has been covering the personal technology industry for almost a decade. Editorial Director at Mobile Nations, analyst at iMore, video and podcast host, you can follow him @reneritchie on [Snapchat](, [Instagram](, or [Twitter](
  • Great show, Rene! I've listened to the past couple episodes.
  • Ben Bajarin - who's trying to oust Gruber as Apple's #1 butt kisser
  • I wonder if this guy Ben believes his own bullshht?
  • Combining all currently available iPhone sales (iPhone 4, iPhone 4s, iPhone 5) and comparing that number to sales of the Samsung Galaxy S4 is still not the same thing as a singular device comparison. iPhone 5 sales compared to Galaxy S4 sales is. I'm all for looking at sales on a device by device basis as opposed to an OS by OS basis, and believe that that's the way we should be doing it, but don't claim to do it and lump all iPhone sales together to pad the numbers. This is right up there with those iPhone commercials that claim "More (x activity) is done on the iPhone than any other device" while failing to point out that the commercial is comparing all iPhone models to individual competitor models.