A decade of Apple Stores and the case for brand identity
0. phoneArena 19 May 2011, 09:27 posted on
Today marks the 10th anniversary of the first Apple Store opened in the dark ages of 2001 in a Tyson’s Corner Center in Virginia. Fast forward ten years and Apple Stores have mushroomed to a global phonemenon represented in 11 countries…
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3. Smokn04cobra (Posts: 22; Member since: 20 Feb 2011)
Before I start...let me say that apple makes good products and I do own an ipod and will always use that as my mp3 player for the gym and what not (although i do have all my music on my phone too). I use an ipod touch as my mp3 player not because its apple, but because no other mp3 player does what it does. Some of those comments of the end of this article explain perfectly why I dislike apple and the general public so much. It doesn't matter what any other device can do...people will always choose an apple product because of the apple on it. If they recycled a phone that was made in 2000 and put an apple symbol on it then everyone would want one. If you took an iPhone 4 and put "abc company" on the back instead of an apple with a bite out of it then no one would buy it. It doesn't matter what any other manufacturer does...if it doesn't have an apple then it isn't cool. It has become a matter of fashion over function. I worked at AT&T and whenever a customer wanted an iPhone I would ask them what the like about the phone and why they want one (so I could make sure they are getting the right phone for them). About one out of every 100 people could give me a legitimate reason. Think for yourselves people...don't follow the sheep.
4. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
The reason people like Apple is because they make good products. As you said you prefer an iPod touch. Buying Apple products doesn't make you a sheep. It's popular because it's a great product.
6. downphoenix (Posts: 2329; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)
yea but its different. Ipod Touch is a sensible choice because for that class of products, there is nothign comparable. The only comparable product is Zune HD, which does have some advantages, but ultimate the Ipod trounces it. Ipod classic, again, nothing comparable in that class of products. As far as Ipads, Iphonse, Imacs, etc. its a different story, these products may have been ahead of the curve at one point into their prodcut lifespan, but is no longer the case, there are superior products that are of similar type out there, but Apple has secured such a brand following that it doesnt matter, the HTC Evo vs Iphone 4 video on Youtube sums it up.
5. Socalvenom (unregistered)
I own a nano 4th gen and love it in every way I"v tried a Zune but the simplicity of adding content onto the devise is kinda time consuming. I still own a Sony MP3 walk man and that's just as easy to load music onto like an ipod but personally I believe that there are many great product's out there that are just as simple to use & operate as an ipod but for some reason Apples more loved I guess marketing did the job. I my self keep asking the age old question PC or Mac I have a PC at the moment and everyones telling me to jump on board but as I see it I could just upgrade the parts on a PC to match a new Mac's specs and it would still be cheaper then a Mac. As for viruses and spyware tempting as it may Mac's do get viruses so they're not safe proof. I my self am not that lazy to run a good anti virus once a month to keep my PC running smooth.