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Re: Get over it - Too Many Choices
Sales numbers disagree.
Originally Posted by Sarcasm Detector
In what manner?
That plus the lack of new innovations is starting to hurt Apple.
Is "outselling" the same as "sold more than"? The iphone 5 was released in September 2012. It sold millions upon million within hours & days and now 6 months later, newer devices are "outselling" the iPhone. Has anyone stopped to think that a majority of people who wanted a new iPhone, bought it before Christmas? If that is the case, then wouldn't it make sense to think that a minority purchased it afterwards and that some people held out to purchase a newer Android, Windows 8 or Blackberry device? Furthermore, being that Blackberry has just recently started selling their new device, it would make sense that it would be "outselling" anything else at the moment, but that does not equate to "having sold more than" the latest iPhone. When the iPhone 5s is released, it will be "outselling" everything else at that time and will have "sold more than" all of the non-Apple products combined, in my opinion.
Case and point: blackberry 10 and windows phones are now out selling iphones in certain countries like Canada and the UK.
In what way?
Apple is now where blackberry was 5 years ago.
How is the market adapting and how it Apple not adapting to it?
They need to change and adapt to the market instead of forcing the market to adapt to them;
"Some "consumers expect & want more whereas "some" are satisfied with what they have.
consumers expect and want more.
Nobody stays on top forever.
Otherwise the same thing that happened to RIM will happen to Apple.
Okay. Yes there is always room for more players in the game, but that does not guarantee that consumers will flock to them and what they are offering. History has proven that just because something is new & innovative it does not mean that it will be widely accepted or adapted.
Today is not the same as 5 years ago. Customers have a lot more choices available to them: Android, BB10, WP, Facebook phone, ubuntu, Tizen. There is room in the market for more than two players, in my opinion there is enough room for 4 or 5 major smartphone companies; and the market just keeps getting bigger.
Yet, people keep doing the same things over and over again......Seriously, that depends on the product and people's familiarity with it.
People will and do get sick and tired of the same ol' same old.
Arguably true, but still, you're speaking of a segment of the population and not the population as a whole.
Unfortunately Apple now has the distinction of being the Oldest mobile OS available on the market. Younger consumers want something new, exciting, and highly customizable. They do not want the same old UI that their parents have been using for the past 6 years.
Did you not in this very thread try to tell us what Apple needs to do, what is important to consumers & that consumers expect & want more?
Some of the comments in this thread remind me of similar comments made by ol' blackberry users when iphones and android first came out: why do we need this, why is that important, what I'm using is just fine, why do I need more? We all know how well that turned out.
Are you for real? Was it not your arguably whiney post that I opted to address? You're right, I did find it amusing. Seriously, I am the type of person who will have already researched & studied a tech product before buying it and after I buy it, I will take the time to learn it thoroughly. Furthermore, I have had more mobile phones & smartphones & PDAs that I care to recall and I had no problems using them. Right now, my smartphone of choice is the iPhone and until I get tired of it, it will remain my smartphone of choice and I don't care who agrees or disagrees. Period. It's my money, my choice and my decision.
So you guys can sit here and whine about being outpaced by new tech in the marketplace (which as a blackberry user I find highly amusing in a karmic retribution way) or you can just deal with it and move on. Maybe try something new that is outside your comfort zone.