1. HAWK's Avatar
    I don't think you have to do a study in order to know that many iPhone users are completely closed off to ever using any other platform. So are many Android and BlackBerry users. You can just read the many "I wouldn't switch no matter what" or "whatever the next iPhone looks like, I'll buy it" comments on these forums. Everyone has a certain amount of blind loyalty to certain brands. The goal of any good company is to get the customers to stay even when times are tough and Apple is the world leader in that department.
    I personally own a phone from all the main platforms blackberry, apple and android. And you can visit any of their mobile nations specific forums and each brand has their people that say those types of things it's not just apple people. People will say whatever sometimes just to say things.


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    02-14-2014 07:42 PM
  2. tech guy4's Avatar
    I completely agree I have a iPhone and do not see me changing


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    02-14-2014 07:50 PM
  3. Speedygi's Avatar
    I personally own a phone from all the main platforms blackberry, apple and android. And you can visit any of their mobile nations specific forums and each brand has their people that say those types of things it's not just apple people. People will say whatever sometimes just to say things.


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    And it's hard to determine who in fact is buying these Apple products due to them liking them for the value they hold, or just based on blind loyalty. How does one determine something like that, it's an extremely thin line.
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    02-14-2014 09:36 PM
  4. Premium1's Avatar
    I agree with this much of the time as you have those who say "I will buy the next apple product no matter what" so I can see where they got this from. Do the majority of people feel that way? Eh who knows but this isn't really surprising. Apple probably has it a little more than some other companies but it happens everywhere (to lesser extents most usually)
    02-14-2014 11:59 PM
  5. Speedygi's Avatar
    There are some fanatical fans on the other side as well, if we look closely.

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    02-15-2014 12:24 AM
  6. mulasien's Avatar
    There are some fanatical fans on the other side as well, if we look closely.

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    Yep. The intensity of the vitriol coming from Android communities toward Apple is crazy, to the point of people literally hating and despising another human being based on what smartphone they prefer. To be fair though, hardcore Apple fanboys are just as irritating.

    I think that a great many people attach too much of their self esteem and self identity to their mobile OS, and whether or not their side is 'winning'. I'm not a psychologist, but it almost seems to be a symptom of compensating for lack of self-assurance in their personal lives.

    As for myself, I wouldn't say I'm 'blindly' loyal to Apple, however I am a fan of their products. Having had experience with other platforms previously I can honestly say that I've tried other options, but in the end went with a product that works better for me. I don't like Apple products because I'm a blind follower, I like them because I find them to be a superior overall product than the competition. If that makes me 'blindly loyal' to some people, then that's on them to deal with.
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    02-18-2014 12:10 PM
  7. meashishnd's Avatar
    There are some fanatical fans on the other side as well, if we look closely.

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    yep that the things i have to say n think , a lots of iPhone Lovers apart from all other phones i have seen like that fans
    02-18-2014 11:36 PM
  8. Speedygi's Avatar
    Yep. The intensity of the vitriol coming from Android communities toward Apple is crazy, to the point of people literally hating and despising another human being based on what smartphone they prefer. To be fair though, hardcore Apple fanboys are just as irritating.

    I think that a great many people attach too much of their self esteem and self identity to their mobile OS, and whether or not their side is 'winning'. I'm not a psychologist, but it almost seems to be a symptom of compensating for lack of self-assurance in their personal lives.

    As for myself, I wouldn't say I'm 'blindly' loyal to Apple, however I am a fan of their products. Having had experience with other platforms previously I can honestly say that I've tried other options, but in the end went with a product that works better for me. I don't like Apple products because I'm a blind follower, I like them because I find them to be a superior overall product than the competition. If that makes me 'blindly loyal' to some people, then that's on them to deal with.
    It's actually quite sad to described as an Android or iPhone user, it's like I don't want my whole existence to be all about the phone I use. I got an identity and I don't feel I want to be pigeonholed into the category of devices I use.

    However, some people actually allow that to be taken to the extreme and get all upset and bent out of shape when other people state their criticisms of what device the other people are using.

    Just enjoy your devices the way they are supposed to be enjoyed, and share that excitement.
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    02-19-2014 12:32 AM
  9. Septembersrain's Avatar
    Yep. The intensity of the vitriol coming from Android communities toward Apple is crazy, to the point of people literally hating and despising another human being based on what smartphone they prefer. To be fair though, hardcore Apple fanboys are just as irritating.

    I think that a great many people attach too much of their self esteem and self identity to their mobile OS, and whether or not their side is 'winning'. I'm not a psychologist, but it almost seems to be a symptom of compensating for lack of self-assurance in their personal lives.

    As for myself, I wouldn't say I'm 'blindly' loyal to Apple, however I am a fan of their products. Having had experience with other platforms previously I can honestly say that I've tried other options, but in the end went with a product that works better for me. I don't like Apple products because I'm a blind follower, I like them because I find them to be a superior overall product than the competition. If that makes me 'blindly loyal' to some people, then that's on them to deal with.
    I used to be one of those people. I would bash Apple all day long and argue with anyone who'd engage me.
    Then my job started selling them. At first I was like "Oh heck no!". As time went by, this blue iPhone that seemed to scream out "I'm your gateway to freedom", caught my eye and had my attention. I gave it a good few days, hoping perhaps a customer would buy it. Most customers wanted the 5s, this poor little blue iPhone didn't stand a chance being only $100 less. So I bought it. I was apprehensive at first but started enjoying it. Then I Jailbroke it.... and I had a blast!

    Now I've got both a 5c and 5s. I sell them both like crazy too! While I'd never give up my Note 3 (Until the second batch of Note 4's release that is), I'm happy to be immersed in the Apple ecosystem as well. Honestly? The freedom to enjoy any and all technology is liberating.
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    02-19-2014 07:12 AM
  10. dkhmwilliams's Avatar
    I can see being loyal to Apple products. I am to a certain extent. I can say that I really prefer Apple products because I have thoroughly used other devices on other platforms and have built a preference over time. Now I'm in a place where I'm not interested in switching anymore. I wanted to invest completely in an ecosystem and stick with it. That's what I'm doing now. As long as Apple continues to make quality products that fit into my lifestyle, I really don't see the need to "try" anything else. These devices cost too much to try to take a chance and veer away from a collection of products that you know work well and fit into what you need.


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    02-20-2014 02:17 AM
  11. Coachbulldog's Avatar
    I am devoted to Apple products but this devotion is only as strong as the quality of the products. If a competitor releases a product that I find superior to my AppleTV, iPad, iPhone or my soon to be purchased MAC computer I will have no problem leaving Apple for it. But here is where Apple has a huge advantage over any competitor with me; product integration. I will use AppleTV v Roku as an example of why I stick with Apple. I've never owned a Roku and I am aware there are several channels available on Roku that I would love to have access too on my ATV. Because of this, a lot of Apple haters will incorrectly conclude that I'm sticking with my ATV because I am "blindly loyal" to Apple. But I stick with my ATV because of AirPlay, photo and music integration between my devices, and home sharing. If a Google, Microsoft, or BlackBerry want to entice me to leave Apple and my iDevices they are going to have to offer the complete package not a single "superior" device. Don't see that on the horizon and I am remaining with Apple. Not because of blind loyalty but because there are too many areas of my professional and personal life where Apple products are far more valuable than any other would be.
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    02-26-2014 11:04 AM
  12. mulasien's Avatar
    I am devoted to Apple products but this devotion is only as strong as the quality of the products. If a competitor releases a product that I find superior to my AppleTV, iPad, iPhone or my soon to be purchased MAC computer I will have no problem leaving Apple for it. But here is where Apple has a huge advantage over any competitor with me; product integration. I will use AppleTV v Roku as an example of why I stick with Apple. I've never owned a Roku and I am aware there are several channels available on Roku that I would love to have access too on my ATV. Because of this, a lot of Apple haters will incorrectly conclude that I'm sticking with my ATV because I am "blindly loyal" to Apple. But I stick with my ATV because of AirPlay, photo and music integration between my devices, and home sharing. If a Google, Microsoft, or BlackBerry want to entice me to leave Apple and my iDevices they are going to have to offer the complete package not a single "superior" device. Don't see that on the horizon and I am remaining with Apple. Not because of blind loyalty but because there are too many areas of my professional and personal life where Apple products are far more valuable than any other would be.
    This is a very good point that I think is overlooked. Apple has successfully created an ecosystem in which the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, to use a popular saying. I believe tech sites have referred to it as the 'stickyness' of the Apple ecosystem. This is not a bad thing.

    On my 'lesser featured' Apple TV (compared to Roku) I have:

    1. Airplay (which IMO makes it superior just for this feature alone)
    2. seamless integration with my music and photos, even when not airplaying.
    3. My iTunes collection, which I am slowly building up
    4. Tremendous ease of use. I don't know how a Roku is for comparison, but the Apple TV is nice and simplified to jump right into your content.

    Now, if a perspective buyer had zero Apple devices, then I would probably recommend a Roku or Chromecast over an Apple TV as it's standalone feature set is greater. However once one introduces other Apple products playing nice together, than the value of each piece of equipment goes up dramatically.
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    02-26-2014 12:21 PM
  13. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Define "Blind Loyalty". If you mean using a product even though "you've" found others "you" think are superior, then yes, I have 'blind loyalty'. I buy what I want, and I could care less what anyone thinks about it. To be frank, what does it say about people who cannot understand why others enjoy using a device other than what they themselves are using? Isn't that having an elitist mentality?
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    02-26-2014 01:34 PM
  14. phlamethrowre's Avatar
    I used to be one of those people. I would bash Apple all day long and argue with anyone who'd engage me.
    Then my job started selling them. At first I was like "Oh heck no!". As time went by, this blue iPhone that seemed to scream out "I'm your gateway to freedom", caught my eye and had my attention. I gave it a good few days, hoping perhaps a customer would buy it. Most customers wanted the 5s, this poor little blue iPhone didn't stand a chance being only $100 less. So I bought it. I was apprehensive at first but started enjoying it. Then I Jailbroke it.... and I had a blast!

    Now I've got both a 5c and 5s. I sell them both like crazy too! While I'd never give up my Note 3 (Until the second batch of Note 4's release that is), I'm happy to be immersed in the Apple ecosystem as well. Honestly? The freedom to enjoy any and all technology is liberating.
    I agree. I currently have iOS, Android, WP8 and windows 8.1 devices. I enjoy them all. None of them are perfect but all of them are really good.


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    02-26-2014 01:48 PM
  15. tinktink09is's Avatar
    I am devoted to Apple products but this devotion is only as strong as the quality of the products. If a competitor releases a product that I find superior to my AppleTV, iPad, iPhone or my soon to be purchased MAC computer I will have no problem leaving Apple for it. But here is where Apple has a huge advantage over any competitor with me; product integration. I will use AppleTV v Roku as an example of why I stick with Apple. I've never owned a Roku and I am aware there are several channels available on Roku that I would love to have access too on my ATV. Because of this, a lot of Apple haters will incorrectly conclude that I'm sticking with my ATV because I am "blindly loyal" to Apple. But I stick with my ATV because of AirPlay, photo and music integration between my devices, and home sharing. If a Google, Microsoft, or BlackBerry want to entice me to leave Apple and my iDevices they are going to have to offer the complete package not a single "superior" device. Don't see that on the horizon and I am remaining with Apple. Not because of blind loyalty but because there are too many areas of my professional and personal life where Apple products are far more valuable than any other would be.
    I agree with you there! I'm the same way in that Apple products suit me better in both my personal and professional lifestyles-more valuable and elegant in all aspects. I have no complaints. 👌


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    03-05-2014 09:43 PM
  16. idrazz856's Avatar
    I wouldn't call it blind loyality, I'm just satisfied with all of my Apple products and the ecosystem. I have tried blackberry and Android over the years but I can truly say I appreciate how all my technology works together seamlessly with Apple.
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    03-19-2014 12:39 AM
  17. phonejunky's Avatar
    I don't think it should be classified as blind loyalty. When you're used to a company consistently releasing a quality product the loyalty doesn't seem blind.
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    03-20-2014 04:40 AM
  18. RavenSword's Avatar
    I think not enough people keep up to date with happening with other devices. Like there's a lot of people I listen to that have outdated info about android. They still think it's the same OS with the same issues that it was two years ago. When in fact many issues have been addressed.
    03-21-2014 11:57 PM
  19. Amamba's Avatar
    Based on my own experience, an Android phone and iPad Mini Retina seem to be the best combo for me. There's not much choice in a premium portable Android tablet market, so rMini is hard to beat. There is, however, a number of great Android phones with better screen and better battery life than iPhones. As long as I can use both systems wit same services, no reason to become a fanboy of either.
    03-22-2014 10:37 PM
  20. Haalcyon's Avatar
    Definitely not loyal to Apple. If I think they've dropped the ball I'm gahonnne, there's too many other options, but right now, iOS is the best one for me.


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    03-22-2014 11:06 PM
  21. Mike Reiser's Avatar
    As a blind user, I buy Apple products because they have been the only ones to include accessibility in there products as a polished experience. They may not always have it on day one, but when they do it is done in an intuitive way that makes since. They also later to other disabilities, not just one. Googles accessibility efforts are half baked and the various teams in the company dont even follow there own accessibility guidelines mostly. As a result, the blind community as a whole is very loyal to Apple and doesnt trust Google much because of this. I suppose in some ways we are blind followers of a sort, pardon the pun.
    03-23-2014 12:20 AM
  22. DS1331's Avatar
    With things and topics like that I fear we could be standing in the eye of the storm very soon. But I will say this, not everyone I know uses an iPhone out of blind loyalty, and while the studies show that, it is really dependent on context.

    And even if people are buying iPhones for loyalty' sake, who's to blame that? Instead I admire the adoration for Apple's design tenets and commitment to quality.

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    While I agree apple makes a premium awesome phone, I know a bunch of idiots who bought iPhone because of the brand name and it being "cool"

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    04-05-2014 03:57 PM
  23. Haalcyon's Avatar
    While I agree apple makes a premium awesome phone, I know a bunch of idiots who bought iPhone because of the brand name and it being "cool"

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    There are always 'those' that will just buy based on word-of-mouth (that 'cool' factor). Nothing wrong with that at all. Its earned by a reputation for consistently producing a well-designed and quality product. People will buy a Mercedes or BMW the same way. Not everyone reads Consumer Reports, Car and Driver, or Motor Trend and a car is, arguably, a more significant purchase.

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    04-05-2014 04:05 PM
  24. dkhmwilliams's Avatar
    There are always 'those' that will just buy based on word-of-mouth (that 'cool' factor). Nothing wrong with that at all. Its earned by a reputation for consistently producing a well-designed and quality product. People will buy a Mercedes or BMW the same way. Not everyone reads Consumer Reports, Car and Driver, or Motor Trend and a car is, arguably, a more significant purchase.

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    I think that is a very accurate method of choosing to purchase any item. A lot of what I buy is based on what is perceived as being popular. I figure these things are popular for a reason. There may be some that don't want to admit that's how they go about purchasing things, but it has been very effective for me. Some months ago, I bought a NorthFace jacket just because I saw so many people wearing them. It has been the best jacket I have ever owned. I see the reason now they are so popular.


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    04-05-2014 09:30 PM
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