Apple iPhones grrr
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Sent from my *PURPLE* Galaxy S410-10-2013 05:51 AM
- I'd agree that they're going down separate paths. The iPhone sucks miserably at being an Android device, and Android devices suck at being iPhones. The philosophy is similar enough to compare some aspects, but distinct enough to make the whole much more difficult. Is a bear or a tiger better? Which is less evolved? "At what?" and' "for what purpose?" become necessary questions to ask when trying to assess objective quality.
Nexus. Through spacetime.10-10-2013 05:58 AMLike 3
- 10-11-2013 10:55 AM
Not giving consumers what they want? 9 MILLION sales in 3 days disputes that theory.
Not giving customers what they want? iPhone marketshare in the U.S. has been increasing for the past year, while Android has been slipping.
Not giving customers what they want? More than 50% of all smartphones sold on the 4 major carriers are iPhones.
Not giving customers what they want? There are a lot more people switching from Android to iPhone than vice-versa.
When the iPhone gets a larger screen, which will probably happen with the next one, sales will be off the charts. Those sales will include a bunch of Android jumpers.
WOW! What would happen if they gave customers what they wanted?10-11-2013 11:30 AMLike 2
Nearly every iPhone user I know uses there smartphone as a dumbphone: calls, texts, pix, Facebook, thats about their lot. Theyve bought an iPhone purely as a look-at-me phone and simply followed the herd. Whenever Ive ever shown an interest in asking what their phone can actually do, Ive usually been greeted with a blank stare as in.what you talking about?
Now heres a shock: my next phone is probably going to be. an iPhone!!! I ended up on Android following the death of Symbian and my choice of alternative platform was not an easy decision to make. However, what finally swung it for Android was the multitude of options for customisation as the one thing which I dont particualrly like about Apple is that its there way or no way.
So Mr Pappy, please dont accuse me of not having a clue. As stated, my comment is based on my experiences of the majority of iPhone users who I know, not the platform.10-11-2013 11:47 AM
BTW, sorry about the "don't have a clue".10-11-2013 12:05 PM
- The problem I have with most (not all) iPhone users I know is that they have an iPhone for that reason alone because it is an iPhone
Apple design beautiful hardware, its expensive, and through there ingenious marketing its a must have status item for a lot of people. Personally I dont see the point in spending that kind of money either SIM free or on monthly contract prices to use a phone as, well, just a phone, but thats just my opinion of course. Each to a persons own naturally: their choice, their money etc., but I find it rather baffling why people make that kind of investment just to carry out the basic tasks which I mentioned previously, and believe me thats nearly what all of the many iPhone users I know at work use their phones for.
Im not a geek by any means but I do have an interest in technology and gadgets and working out what if anything it can do for me. It just pains me to see people with very expensive technology in their hands having zero interest in finding out just what it can do. They never know, they might be pleasantly surprised.10-11-2013 01:00 PM
- Nearly every iPhone user I know uses there smartphone as a dumbphone: calls, texts, pix, Facebook, thats about their lot. Theyve bought an iPhone purely as a look-at-me phone and simply followed the herd. Whenever Ive ever shown an interest in asking what their phone can actually do, Ive usually been greeted with a blank stare as in.what you talking about?10-12-2013 09:38 AM
- IOS is very different from Android. It's like coffee and soft drinks. Both has caffeine but they cater to different people. Just because you like soft drinks and hate coffee doesn't mean coffee sucks.
For me iOS cater mostly for people who just like to use it. No customization, "just use it". While on Android I spend most of my time customizing it. I want it to behave exactly the way I want it to (by using Tasker).
Sent from my GT-N7100 using Tapatalk 410-12-2013 10:35 AMLike 2
- It seems to me that Android has created a niche somewhere between Microsoft/Windows and Mac/iOS.
**As we all know, the integration and smoothe operation of Apple Hardware and its own Software( Along with Steve Jobs' vision/leadership) have propelled the company and the brand from the brink of extinction to the most powerful and most profitable company on the planet (Q3/Q4 of Fiscal year 2012).
**Microsoft/Windows had dominated the market by licensing its software to manufacturers who could "assemble" the hardware categorically and load the proprietary software to create a generic-for lack of a better term-product for the masses in a timely/cost-effective manner.
Though, the money saved on research/integration/development meant those PCs usually couldn't even use the technology within to its FULL potential.
Meanwhile, in the current market trends--with Mobile devices surpassing Desktops/Laptops--Android has emerged as an Open Source, customizable Operating System to fill the gaping hole left by Microsoft's inaction to recognize what Google had realized very early on, shortly after iOS/iPhone release; namely, to anticipate and shape the shift to more powerful mobile devices that could potentially rival the technology found in stationary Desktop PC systems--or at least its usage by the masses/consumers.
However, the nature of an OpenSource OS enables manufacturers--especially those who actually MANUFACTURE their own hardware, i.e. ASUS, Samsung--to customize, adapt, embelish the software in order to facilitate a more seemless integration between HW/SW; thereby providing the best of both worlds, in a more cost-effective product.
Nevertheless, the third-party software still has to be integrated/adapted/customized by the device manufacturers. Once again, though, the Open Source code minimizes that time constraint and development cycle of Android products/devices by bridging the collaboration between Hardware & Software maker. Based on that collaboration and cost-effectiveness/entropy, the development/evolution of Android devices is growing at a more exponential rate than that of Apple products.
To summarize it, the nature of the Android operating system applies the cost-effective measures that Windows offers, while providing a better integration of Hardware and Software--the progression of which is speeding up. Finally, add on top of that the tremendous loss of Steve Jobs, and the equations seems to have/be shift-ed/ing.
P.S. the record sales of iphones during the release of the iPhone 5s have more to do with Apples market-share (expansion into China) than with innovation and development--both of which *may* prove to be stifled by the AppStore,etc policies.
Sent from my IdeaTabA2109A using Tapatalk 410-12-2013 12:39 PM
- Well said. I don't want iPhone/android bashers in this thread stating their opinions about how each other is bad, just want people to give me their views on how android phones have gotten bigger in screen size and processor power whereas the iPhone is just stuck in yesterdays technology and not giving their consumer base the features they want.
Perhaps the best solution is to own both an iPhone and an Android phone at the same time. You get the best of both worlds.10-12-2013 10:19 PM
- The screen size issue is interesting. I've heard it both ways. Apple users want a phone with a bigger screen, and Android users want a phone with a smaller screen. Both groups don't want to compromise on the other features, like processor power, camera quality, and battery life.
Perhaps the best solution is to own both an iPhone and an Android phone at the same time. You get the best of both worlds.
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