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Published: Friday, June 27 2014 4:35 p.m. MDT

Updated: Saturday, June 28 2014 8:48 a.m. MDT

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Gene Poole
SLC, UT

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.

Filthy Kuffar
Spanish Fork, UT

What a bunch of crock. I have an android and an iphone 5, and hands down, I prefer the android over the iphone.

Mark l
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

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.

Brave Sir Robin
San Diego, CA

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.

Hutterite
American Fork, UT

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.

Fibonacci
Centerville, UT

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.

Cheesecake
Salt Lake City, UT

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.

dgdrummin
Ogden, UT

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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