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Apple Inc. Fights Off Samsung's Quadruple Bypass Hummer of a Phone

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Apple's iPhone sales numbers show the benefits of differentiation.

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We serve the single bypass burger, the double bypass burger, the triple, all the way up to the quadruple bypass burger. That's two pounds of beef. It's absolutely slathered in lard. It's got tomatoes, onions, and so many slices of bacon that you can't even count them. That's what makes the quadruple bypass burger incredible.
-- Doctor Jon, The Heart Attack Grill

America.

We like big stuff.

Houses, cars, and food portions are just a few of the things that are bigger here than in the rest of the world.

Heck, America gave the world the Heart Attack Grill referenced above:



And the Hummer!

And Hummer cologne!



Yet, the world's most dominant technology company -- the very American and very minimalist Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) -- frowns on the idea of quantity over quality.

My gosh, could it be a California thing?

And interestingly enough, America's other tech superpower, Google (NASDAQ:GOOG), won the search war with a differentiated offering that was far simpler than the competition.

Remember the 1980s and 1990s, when consumer technology was dominated by Japanese superpowers like Sony (NYSE:SNE)?

Trinitron was the bomb:



Now let's connect this back to this week's big news -- Apple's third quarter earnings report from Tuesday.
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