huffingtonpost : If anyone but Apple released a major new product whose most unique selling point was a new accessory plug, consumers would jump ship faster than rats on the Titanic.
I know this is a crazy thought, but could it be that people are happy with the experience they have had using previous iPhones?
+1 again. LoL I like my 4s and what Apple does with unifying its experience across its products. I can use my iPhone as a remote for my MacBook Pro or an Apple TV. All my content works seamlessly across everything. I know if I buy something from iTunes there will be no compatibility problems. It's just a much simpler, streamlined experience.
I agree with you all the main selli g point of the iphone was it was simple. Anyone could use it and it just worked. When the iphone came out there were only 2 other smartphones out there blackberry who were all about business and windows mobile again they were all about business. In terms of what all 3 offered windows mobile was way ahead of blackberry and apple but they were not simple to use and until the htc hd2 came out the hardware was not good enough for the software so it lagged and had issues. The other issue was there was no easy way to get apps for the phone as there was no store but the iphone brought this out of the box. But imo both android and now Windows Phone 8 are the better os's to be running but android is still too complex for the normal smart phone user and Windows Phone is not really known about or even pushed by anyone. This may change now that nokia are on board as even the normal phone users know who nokia is and more than likely came from a nokia phone to the iphone. But the big job for everyone else now is to get people to notice them and see how easy and how much better there phone is over the latest ios device. The other thing is people dont like change as it confuses them and if something is working well for them why try something else. I do see apple and the iphone losing a big chunk of its market over the next few years but i think android ios and windows phone will be very close to each other across phone and tablet market share over the next 10 years.
Rightly said , apple users are loyal to apple as they have maintained the quality to satisfy each of them , moreover the hype they create at the time of launch - makes million of people attracted to their product .
from all of my friends I can say some actually are listening to me. of 20 that I saw today 5 were going to stand in line for a day 1 and 15 were like iffy about it or content they see its nothing new. ios6 is providing anything new if anything. meanwhile they see my nexus 7 and they put down their ipads in amazement.
Then my question to them would be - why not keep using the previous iPhone?
true, but what about the idiots who buy it after having the new iphone from last year???
That's what gets me. It's understandable if the person buying the phone is shifting from an ancient iPhone or if its their first iPhone as they will see the clear benefits from the iPhone 5. It's the people who own a 4S and will be queueing to get the iPhone 5. Offers very little over what they already own so why the f*ck are they buying it exactly?
yeah but this one will cost more and has incremental updates to the last, I think that's the point they are putting across
There are two types of consumers: Consumers who are comfortable with the status quo & Consumers who have higher expectations
no, its a stupid reason, unless its a free upgrade. the phone does absolutely nothing better. its just a tiny bit bigger
I have an iphone 4 and will eventually upgrade to the 5. I usually jump every 2 iterations. I don't want to switch phones and lose all my apps, games etc... I've never had a problem with this phone since I had the 3g and that's why I continue to buy their products.
I agree. If you enjoy something very much then obviously you will buy the models that follow from that point. I'm tired of hearing all the "iPhone hate". But you made a great point there.
I have Iphone4 not crazy fan, but if my iphone exploded for some reasons or disappear, or evaporated. I'll buy Iphone5 just because apple customers service and the warranty is the best out there.
and people say the economy is doing bad.
lol yeah because everyones giving ludicrous amounts of cast to apple :p and then walking around on a phone instead of dealing with their lives ;)
People with money issues will simply buy the latest phone to provide for their self image. My aunt works with these kind of people (Money management) and she has told me about some of them who do this.
actually I sign of a bad economy is when people buy little things for a couple of hundred dollars as opposed to bigger purchases that people could make. IE A person who would purchase 5000 dollar tv and an iphone might not see a reason to upgrade due to the economy so they spend some of the money on smaller things like phones, radios, speakers etc.
Samsung will definitely hate this trend .
Because they know how to promote their shit,the guy who wrote it doesn't understand that,the key to how they sell is in this ,Phil Schiller said"to come to what we think is the optimal size to give you more screen, but something that is super comfortable, easy to use and is thin and light and fits in your pocket.",this is the money message,its what they believe is right for a person,doing so is making their customers believe in their ideas,they believe that what Apple does is exactly what is needed,its a lot to explain and not having time to do it,while for Samsung when they promote their mobiles it sounds like this,we made YOU this mobile,its made for YOU, and you can do this and that,its a difference,its doesn't make me buy it cause it has all those things
they've got reasons all right, they're just very illogical and inane. 1) it's a new apple product, which means it's a must have. 2) if they don't get it, their friends and people they don't even know will think they're not cool. 3) it has new features that will never be used or noticed.
Exactly. Replace Apple iPhone 5 with Samsung Galaxy S3, and it would be the same. It's a new product, a lot of people skipped 4S and they see iPhone 5 as the new upgrade. It has a new design, new apps, new functions.
I've seen a lot of people saying "buy an S3", but does it really offer the exact same experience? I'm talking about in every way, and I'm 100% sure it doesn't. I'm not defending the iPhone 5, it is ridiculously overpriced imo, but some things need to be said. 1. Android in general kinda sucks, Jelly Bean is good on the Nexus 7 because it uses stock Android, but I've heard from reliable reviewers that they would choose a HTC One X over Galaxy S3, simply because they hate Touch Wiz. 2. iTunes has one of the most simplest, and best backup/restore features available for phones. People will easily be able to upgrade to an iPhone 5 with minimal fuss. (This is actually what is keeping me tied to iPhone, even though I have a iPhone 3G only). 3. App store, and this is the big one. Apple's App Store is by far the best available on smartphones. No denying it. And it will have continued and sustained support because the knowledge that developers have about iOS devices, which are limited in number compared to Android or WP, which have a wide range of specifications. 4. Does Android have the same response as iOS? Is it as stable? These are genuine questions I personally have, because from using BB recently, it errors out a HELL OF A LOT more than iOS. Also, how can people compare an iPhone with a Galaxy Note??? The iPhone is still a phone, Galaxy Note is going into phablet territory, as in it is much bigger than it needs to be, and it caters to a much more niche audience.
It's not hard to install launcher pro and get rid of touch wiz. Or whatever other launcher you would like instead. Everyone always brings up apps like they are a major selling point of a phone. Sure it's nice but the majority of people have all the big apps that are released like alarm clocks, calendars, angry birds which you find on ios or android. I'm sure there are far more linux developers than there are ios developers. Some apps need a force close every now and again. But my phone hardly needs a reboot. I would never use an iphone because itunes is incredibly prohibitive and is annoying to use. All their other products are overpriced so the ability to use an iphone with another product is moot.
we buy it because we like it, got it?
I've been an iPhone fanboy since the original in 2007. I purchase a new one every other year(I stay away from the "g's and s's) Hell, I've even owned a HTC Thunderbolt 4G Android phone a couple of years ago. I know the pro's and con's of both OS. I've always preferred Apple. However, that was before Wednesday. I refuse to be suckered in to buying a new phone for minor upgrades.(half inch longer screen, no gain in width) The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 absolutely DESTROYS the iPhone 5. Back when Androids were strictly running "Gingerbread", I wouldn't have said that. But nowadays with "Ice cream Sandwich" and "Jelly Bean", iOS has nothing that can't be done on those. The ONLY things Apple has over the Android community is build quality and a better ecosystem throughout their devices. Apple knows how to make super sexy phones and computers. They don't skimp when it comes to how they're made. And they all work together almost seamlessly. Still, that's not enough to persuade me that a tiny screen is still acceptable in this day and age where people use their phones more for media and movies than actually talking.
They barely changed anything. Only major change is that now you have to buy new chargers for any Iphone 5 -_-
People don't care you buy an iphone, people care you buy a new one every year they come out with a new model. With a lack of any real additions it's just a money ploy. This is why people "hate on apple" because its consumers are mindless drones.
Changing the plug on the new phone is like shoving a knife up your customers asses (you can say Apple Qaddafi'd their customers on this one). The 3GS will be my last Apple product.
nowadays, the cool kids are the people who hate apple products. if you like it buy it, if you don't then just ignore it. why bother rage about it in the internet.
im still using an iPhone 3GS
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