1. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Since its debut, the iPhone has been the standard by which all other smartphones are judged. With that being said, how much longer do you think Apple can maintain that status?
    12-16-2018 07:02 AM
  2. calebt's Avatar
    It the technology world who knows, something could be released tomorrow and it’s all over for everybody else. They’ve had a good run though.
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    12-16-2018 07:04 AM
  3. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    It the technology world who knows, something could be released tomorrow and it’s all over for everybody else. They’ve had a good run though.
    You’re right about that...
    12-16-2018 07:10 AM
  4. Tartarus's Avatar
    I hope for a very very very long time.
    I like Apple, I like their devices.
    12-16-2018 07:43 AM
  5. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I hope for a very very very long time.
    I like Apple, I like their devices.
    Only time will tell, sir...
    12-16-2018 07:53 AM
  6. wilber1's Avatar
    I think like any large corporation Apple will have their highs and lows however I feel they will maintain their number one status for years to come .
    12-16-2018 08:12 AM
  7. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I think like any large corporation Apple will have their highs and lows however I feel they will maintain their number one status for years to come .
    I think you’re right, but again, time will tell.
    12-16-2018 08:25 AM
  8. vimagreg's Avatar
    I really don't have any special feelings for any corporation. But I fear what new tech could bring in terms of surveillance and other privacy attacks. Because of this I really hope Apple can afford to be innovative again, since it's the only brand I still trust in this matter. Google, it's devices and, even, Android became much better than Apple counterparts some time ago, but I really can't pay what it charge for its new technologies. Hope Apple can catch up well and quickly.
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    12-16-2018 08:26 AM
  9. mumfoau's Avatar
    Probably forever. Think about how often they lag behind the competition in some innovative areas yet they remain on top year over year for the most part. They're almost invincible. Lol
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    12-16-2018 09:08 AM
  10. salscott's Avatar
    It's the ecosystem that many of us are locked into. When the benefit is outweighed by other considerations, then you might begin to see the store point down.
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    12-16-2018 09:49 AM
  11. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I really don't have any special feelings for any corporation. But I fear what new tech could bring in terms of surveillance and other privacy attacks. Because of this I really hope Apple can afford to be innovative again, since it's the only brand I still trust in this matter. Google, it's devices and, even, Android became much better than Apple counterparts some time ago, but I really can't pay what it charge for its new technologies. Hope Apple can catch up well and quickly.
    I hear ya, and I, too fear an increased amount or surreptitious surveillance via our so-called smart devices especially in this day and age where people actually believe that they "have the right to know everything" about anyone.
    12-16-2018 10:17 AM
  12. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Probably forever. Think about how often they lag behind the competition in some innovative areas yet they remain on top year over year for the most part. They're almost invincible. Lol
    Yeah, but EVERYTHING has an expiration....Remember RIM (Blackberry) and Palm, Inc.? They were king for a while, too....
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    12-16-2018 10:20 AM
  13. mumfoau's Avatar
    Yeah, but EVERYTHING has an expiration....Remember RIM (Blackberry) and Palm, Inc.? They were king for a while, too....
    Who?
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    12-16-2018 10:39 AM
  14. wilber1's Avatar
    Yeah, but EVERYTHING has an expiration....Remember RIM (Blackberry) and Palm, Inc.? They were king for a while, too....
    You are correct and in RIM'S case the two guys at the top were mainly responsible however cannot see it happening at Apple but.......
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    12-16-2018 11:28 AM
  15. Mr Segundus's Avatar
    If Apple continues to charge ridiculous prices for phones, its status will fall. It's pretty clear this year that consumers don't want to pay $1,100-$1,500 for a cell phone. Apple's stock has been tumbling (it has lost a quarter of a trillion of dollars in the last few months); Apple won't release sales figures for iPhone anymore because they know not as many people are buying the new phones; and carriers are actually giving away free and/or discounted iPhones to entice people to buy them.
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    12-16-2018 12:26 PM
  16. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    If Apple continues to charge ridiculous prices for phones, its status will fall. It's pretty clear this year that consumers don't want to pay $1,100-$1,500 for a cell phone. Apple's stock has been tumbling (it has lost a quarter of a trillion of dollars in the last few months); Apple won't release sales figures for iPhone anymore because they know not as many people are buying the new phones; and carriers are actually giving away free and/or discounted iPhones to entice people to buy them.
    If all of that indeed true then how Apple responds with the 2019 iPhone models may prove to be quite interesting.
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    12-16-2018 12:35 PM
  17. TgeekB's Avatar
    If all of that indeed true then how Apple responds with the 2019 iPhone models may prove to be quite interesting.
    SE2?
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    12-16-2018 12:43 PM
  18. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    SE2?
    (Laughing)....perhaps!
    12-16-2018 12:52 PM
  19. Chuck Finley69's Avatar
    Yeah, but EVERYTHING has an expiration....Remember RIM (Blackberry) and Palm, Inc.? They were king for a while, too....
    Since I’ve been a longtime BlackBerry owner and I’ve recently got my first new iPhone for myself, Apple is doomed..... I’m a contra indicator.... Sell your Apple
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    12-16-2018 01:30 PM
  20. Chuck Finley69's Avatar
    You are correct and in RIM'S case the two guys at the top were mainly responsible however cannot see it happening at Apple but.......

    Unfortunately Apple lost it’s visionary at the helm. Pretty sure he’s not coming back for a third go around...
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    12-16-2018 01:31 PM
  21. Mr Segundus's Avatar
    If all of that indeed true then how Apple responds with the 2019 iPhone models may prove to be quite interesting.
    I agree with this. 2019 will be make-or-break for Apple. And that's not hyperbole.
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    12-16-2018 01:37 PM
  22. joemd60's Avatar
    They need to refresh the iPhone in iOS 13. And do something about the costs of the higher end handsets, and bring back a small form factor for those who want it.
    As said, I am pretty locked into the ecosystem. I am fine with that, and plan on staying put. The iPhone suits my needs, not to mention again, the support and timely updates.
    Whereas some get bored, and may venture over to Android.
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    12-16-2018 01:38 PM
  23. Chuck Finley69's Avatar
    They need to refresh the iPhone in iOS 13. And do something about the costs of the higher end handsets, and bring back a small form factor for those who want it.
    As said, I am pretty locked into the ecosystem. I am fine with that, and plan on staying put. The iPhone suits my needs, not to mention again, the support and timely updates.
    Whereas some get bored, and may venture over to Android.
    I read great article today here on iMore from two days ago. Sounds like the cost to manufacture is close to cost of XR or 8 models. Since price is large determinant of demand in sales curve, how many people will pay the same price for smaller, lower specd phone?
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    12-16-2018 01:45 PM
  24. joemd60's Avatar
    I read great article today here on iMore from two days ago. Sounds like the cost to manufacture is close to cost of XR or 8 models. Since price is large determinant of demand in sales curve, how many people will pay the same price for smaller, lower specd phone?

    Time will tell if Apple has something up their sleeve.
    They have been losing traction lately, so it’s time for them to step up their game.
    The XR was supposed to be a solution to their sales, but really wasn’t.
    If they bring back the SE, I am sure it would benefit them.
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    12-16-2018 01:54 PM
  25. bakron1's Avatar
    I have been on the Apple bandwagon since 2008 when we converted from PC to Mac and for myself and most of the folks I know, it’s about being valued added, having a good product and service support.

    In the fast moving tech industry where a simple idea can make someone a billionaire overnight, you never know if one company that was the talk of the tech sector one day, will be there the following year.

    I think Apple has proved that making a solid reliable product and standing behind what they build, will guarantee longevity and so far, based on those principles, they have proven they will be around for the long haul.
    12-16-2018 02:25 PM
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