- 08-22-2012, 03:17 PM #101
There may be "sheeple" as it's been called before that buy an Apple product because their sister or brother has one, their parents both have one, their college professor has one, Victoria Beckham has one and their meter reader has one, but the vast majority of people who have an iPhone or another Apple product have it because it just works. But ya know what? There are people who only buy BB or only buy Android for the exact same reason.
And FTR, I've been out on my own for well over twelve years. I bought my home at the ripe old age of 24.
- 08-22-2012, 03:41 PM #102
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- 08-23-2012, 12:41 AM #106
"Buying it as a clueless follower and no longer leading"... Ok, so you're telling me, in order NOT to be a clueless follower, Apple has to do what Android and WP do. That's logical. Don't you people get it - Apple is simply not following anything else than their own goddamn mind. I think at least that should be clear by now - since your disappointment originates from a comparison with what's offered elsewhere right now, it's pretty obvious you're disappointed because the leaks suggest Apple is really not following in the traces of its fiercest competitors, but simply going its usual way. Which might **** you off, but that's why other companies are offering other choices. Because Apple does not occupy that specific market, it leaves a great deal of space for others to do so. Which in turn doesn't mean Apple's own market is endangered by them. And that has nothing to do with "sheeples", and everything to do with choice.
Hopefully, in a month or so you'll have made your choice, and it probably won't be Apple, and that's good, because it will help you grow up and understand what choice is about - it's about YOU making your own mind, not the others AROUND you. Every time the argument of the "circle of friends" and the "following of the trend" and everything pops out, it just makes me laugh. It's so teenager... When you'll be a tall and strong man like your daddy, you'll realize there's more to life than what the little punks and preppies in the schoolyard are thinking...
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It's great when one comment sparks so many other comments. But it is unfortunate when I clearly point out that people who follow these sites (for the most part) are above average and not included in my rant but still feel like I am pointing a finger at them.
Folks, don't wear your feelings on your sleeves. Life is too short to get upset of silly stuff.
I do find it amazing though that many people fail to realize the vast number of tech sites that are pointing out the concerns of Apple losing its mobile power and the Android system on the rise. This comes from someone who has never owned an Android product (yet). I just built an iPhone app. At the end of completion, I was by the developers if I wanted to build an Android version. And I did. There is no doubt that Andriod is on the rise. What that means, I'm not sure. I'm open to any phone that does what I want it to and I'm not hesitant to jump ships like many others are.
- 08-23-2012, 04:40 PM #113
- 08-23-2012, 05:25 PM #114
As far as the Android market building and growing...how on earth would it go any other way? Do you know what the Android market did? It watched iPhone take out the Blackberry's, the Palms, the Sony Ericsson's and the Nokia's...it watched those companies get DEVOURED by Apple's single phone release, and then it made the only feasible move at the time, it put Android on all of the "other" phones when people were looking to buy one. So now you go to the store and you see the newest Blackberry's, you see the recently added Windows phone, you obviously see the iPhone...and then EVERY other phone available is an Android based phone, no matter the maker, no matter the price range...they are all Android based phones.
How on earth would your company NOT grow? Now Samsung has made strides in the last year or so, their offerings are substantially better than what was available before...and in part to the fact that if you sell billions of cheap Android based phones around the world, you'll have the means to develop a handful of elite handsets. The Galaxy S III is a fine phone, it's the Captain of a very saturated ship of Android devices...but those elite phones are certainly not why the Android market grew to where it is today.
If Samsung had released the Galaxy S on its own with no other Android devices on the market in 2007...you'd find it in the bargain bin of Craigslist with all the Blackberry Storms and Palm Treo's, it's that simple. They put Android devices in the hands of so many people, that of course it's going to grow on all levels (from the bottom to the elite class phones)...you essentially replaced all cell phone devices outside of the iPhone and Blackberry with the name "Android", it's damn near impossible to buy anything BUT an Android device when you look at how it's been flooded on the market!
iPhone isn't for everyone...but if there's one thing Apple did right, it's that they built a phone (singular) that people instantly loved, used like crazy and desperately yearned for development (which Apple has given year in and year out).
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- 08-23-2012, 05:35 PM #115
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