Published: Friday, June 27 2014 4:35 p.m. MDT
The comment about the iPhone 5c not selling well is erroneous. Unless 40,000,000
phones is a poor showing. Certain people don't like Apple because they do
it right most of the time. The 5c was and is for a specific market. That market
has done well. As for Google and Android, it is funny how many "new"
ideas they get after they watch the introduction of products by Apple. It just
amazes me. Nuf said.
What a bunch of crock. I have an android and an iphone 5, and hands down, I
prefer the android over the iphone.
Americans fall for the scam that these phones are "cheap" because of the
subsidized prices at around $100. In reality, it is a better deal to pay the
upfront cost. Even you pay more that $500 up front, you end out ahead after a
year of paying the monthly service.
It has less to do with economics and more to do with independence of thought.
iPhone owners tend to be those who follow, those who care more about how they
appear to others, and those who engage in group think. Android owners tend to
be those who value function over form.It's funny every time a
new iPhone comes out hearing the Apple fanboys get all frothy about the latest,
greatest features their new iPhone has (Siri and iCloud come to mind) even
though Android has had the same features for 2+ years. But don't say it
out loud - Apple is like a religion to those people. You can burn bridges that
will never be repaired.
I have the best phone in the world. Right now, it's an Iphone. I don't
like it because it's easy to use or works well with microsoft stuff.
It's a moderate phone at best, and everything about Bill Gates hates it.
But, it's a good hotspot, and it has the best feature of all. My employer
pays for it. And, all things considered, the camera isn't bad. Oh, and it
charges pretty fast. It spends a lot of time in the cargo carrier on my truck.
where it gets better signal in remote areas and I can bluetooth/WiFi to it.
Androids like a samsung probably do pretty much all the same. But who cares,
this is what my boss wants me to have. And what they want to pay for.
I was in he Verizon store the other day and witnessed, once again, the age-old
dilemma of Droid users. The poor lady's phone wouldn't work right.
She called Samsung and hey told her it was a software problem and that she need
to call Google. She called Google and was old it was a hardware problem - call
Samsung. She was not happy. She wanted an iPhone. But it's not about the
phone - It's about the environment, and Apple wins going away. Most apple
users don't just have a phone. They have an iPhone, an iPad, and often a
Mac. All of them interconnected in ways that other phone users can't
comprehend unless they've experienced it. And for home use the AppleTV
device ties them all together for photos, movies, home movies, Youtube, ...
again, in a way that other phone users just don't comprehend. I've
had windows phone, Android phones, and iPhones. If you want top quality,
seamless integration, and only want to talk to one company if you have a
question, then the solution is obvious.
If we are going to compare Apple to a religion, and Apple users to believers,
does that mean the Android users can be likened to atheists, agnostics, human
secularists, etc...? Yes, it does. Stating that all
iPhone users are followers and participate in groupthink is asinine. There are
folks out there who just want a phone that works, and put their attention into
other things (like their careers, hobbies, families, etc...). Those individuals
can be found using all sorts of phones, including Android, iPhone, Windows
Phone, and maybe even Blackberry. I would argue they probably lean toward
iPhones because Apple is good at making an intuitive product that just works
with minimum setup.
Blackberry 10 phones are better than iOS or Android. I've used them all. I
couldn't wait to get back to BB10.
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