According to Steve Jobs, the real battle between iPhone and Android phones didn't start until October.
During a rare appearance on Apple's last earnings report, he admitted that Android "outshipped" Apple "as we were transitioning to iPhone 4." And he added that he was most interested in how sales of the two competing smartphone operating systems did during the final quarter of 2010.
We get those results tomorrow afternoon. That's when Apple reports its fiscal first-quarter 2011 earnings, and that means accounting for its October, November, and December sales--prime holiday shopping time.
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