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Somebody at Apple had better figure out how to be aggressive, and how to eat some crow regarding all of the arrogant things that have been said to the effect of, "the iPhone 5 is perfection." Timid alterations and spec bumps will no longer do. I've tried to like the iPhone 5 on three separate occasions/units after owning Galaxy S3's and Galaxy Note 2 's. Compared to those devices, the iPhone is just a feature phone and no longer smart. Apple seriously needs to figure this out on both the hardware and software side of the house.
4 weeks ago on iPhone 5S parts leaked showing camera and mystery component
It actually gave me a reason to unsubscribe from the Apple mailing list...came across as a bit desperate. They should have just allowed that achievement to stand on its own without the ad. It's like they don't recognize what is going on with feeds like Flipboard or Google+, and where the story fit into the gobs of other mobile tech news that people are reading about everyday. When they come back around to breathing some new excitement and competitive hardware and software features into the iPhone, I'll know without an email.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Apple spoke too soon - gives consumers even more reason to choose iPhone
It baffles me that Apple could allow this to happen. I was an iphone die hard. My Galaxy Note 2 is a beast.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on My thoughts on the Samsung Galaxy S4 [Editorial]
It is a reference point no doubt, but not the standard as you seem to imply. It's just comparing an apple to an orange (npi). Oranges are "in" right now...don't waste time telling me how good your apples are. Lol.
iPhone needs attention on both hardware and software. I don't think the software nut should be that hard to crack...it's just too rigid for folks who want more than just an app drawer. I'm running a Galaxy Note 2 at present, with a third party launcher, third party messenger, third party keyboards, etc. It's incredibly dynamic. Gone are the days where I would have been frustrated by instability by now. I've had the Galaxy S3, Galaxy Nexus, iPhone 4s/5, and the Galaxy Note 2 over the last year. Note my love for large AMOLED displays. I would not be satisfied with another iPhone without major changes to hardware and software. My iPad is fulfilling my Apple app needs right now... those needs have shrank down to musician apps that no other platforms have...there are periods of many days that I don't even turn on my iPad. I think Apple needs a phablet variant of iphone at a minimum.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Rumor: iPhone 5S components to start shipping in May, ready for 3rd quarter release
I bought my daughter her first smartphone this past Christmas. When I asked her whether she liked the Galaxy S3 or iPhone best, she said the iPhone...so that's what she got. Now, I have to constantly tone down things that I'm doing with my Note 2 just to keep her chin from scraping on the ground. I'm talking about simple things like switching a launcher, using a different SMS app, making and using ringtones, etc.
I think the iPhone is a solid and safe phone...I've owned all of the different versions over the years myself, including the iPhone 5 twice. This is definitely more to do with Samsung winning than Apple losing.
2 months ago on Apple reminds consumers why they should buy the iPhone, and not "everything else"
Most definitely. There were flashes of cool before ICS/JB, but it was mainly the Android instability and my growing Apple app collection that would just feed my anxiety to get back to my iPhones. Each time I would go back to Android I'd appreciate something else though. The S3 was the game changer as far as Android user experience improvement for me...although the Galaxy Nexus was nice too (minus the radios and battery life issues). I don't feel like I'm making the same kind of substantive tradeoffs that I felt with other Androids, and then the realization that there was actually more instead of less. I tried to go back to the iPhone 5 twice, and the experience was no longer satisfying...not dynamic enough.
2 months ago on Phil Schiller on Android, and why iOS is better in interview with WSJ
Sounds like you're saying the same thing that I am...they're starting to talk too much on both sides.
I don't think that's really appreciating the market that they've cultivated though. I don't really go in to buy a phone any more concerned about how many years in going to have it, and whether or not my Galaxy S3 is going to be on par with the Galaxy S5. I know that I'm either going to buy another phone with out of pocket costs within a year, or I'm going to jump off the train altogether when I get a phone that satisfies. Quite honestly, the Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy S3, iPhone 5, etc are all phones that people could be satisfied with without any more updates. Remember, there I was...on a stint of iphone ownership and Samsung is going in on the iPhone users are simpletons campaign. I don't know that they really know their users anymore. That fan boy thing has gotten dramatically diluted.
Having been misunderstood myself fairly recently, I'll reapproach this, assuming that you were trying to say that he's doing his job and insisting that I want the product that he wants to sell. I think the end result is the same...a growing number of people won't be buying.
@Guest911 What are you...like 12?
Misrepresenting the present experience with the Galaxy handsets. Simply implying that I don't know quality when I see it. I didn't really like it when Samsung took that tact with the Galaxy campaigns either, and my decision wasn't based on it. There have been polls asking people want they would like to see in a new iPhone, and of course they said a larger display. Apple turns around and says larger displays are stupid. Lol.
I'm pretty sure that Chiller is smarter than this. Lol. I've had all versions of the iPhone over the years in between versions of Android, including two attempts to like the iPhone 5. I got over every single feature that kept me primarily loyal to my iPhones, and now that balance has shifted. My iPad is my permanent Apple platform. I will not leave my Galaxy Note 2 for an iphone that looks anything like the experience that it's limited to today. Chiller can't talk that reality away, and insulting me isn't going to help either.
Samsung Galaxy Note 2 - $299 with contract. Iphone 5 - $199 with contract. Iphone 4s - $0-$50 with contract. Iphone 4 - $0 with contract. Nope. No surprises here...but I'm not sure that this is where Apple wanted to go.
2 months, 1 week ago on Apple keeps climbing, Android falls in new comScore report
Just thinking about the poor saps who jumped on the bandwagon at $700.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Apple stock hits its lowest point in 57 weeks
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Then it seems they haven't gotten the word out adequately about their business model while using terminology that people think they know well enough not to ask.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on $100 million worth of unsold iPhones stuck with prepaid carrier
It was pretty dumb to think that that people who are looking to save money on wireless...or who couldn't afford the other carriers, would turn around and shell out a minimum of $400 cash for an iphone. Everybody that I know personally who are Cricket customers are one missed check away from the poor house.
Sorry parents, if you give your 5-year old your password and essentially your credit card and a shopping cart, pay the bill.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Apple backtracks on decision not to refund 5 year old's £1700 iTunes bill
Tell you what...I've had all previous iPhones in between many different Androids, including the iPhone 5 twice. I'm using the Galaxy Note 2 right now, and the user experience hasn't even been a close competition. This G-Note is just plain awesome! Apple has the next iphone release to get their stuff together or else it's going to get ugly. Keep an eye out for stuff like this and other things like Google +. The thing is...you don't have to watch from the sidelines to migrate over to Google+, I use it on my iPad and primarily to video conference between Android and iOS users.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on So, Samsung just unveiled Wallet, look familiar?
Yep. I bought my daughter an iphone 4s for Christmas this year as her to first smartphone. I just wanted think I Apple's grip is definitely slipping. So far, the innovations from Samsung (for example) have been classified as novelties or cosmetic by Apple users with investment in the platform. That is not gonna last much longer if they don't start innovating again. At some point every cassette tape die hard switched to CDs.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Mockup shows why 5 inch iPhone could work for Apple