Apple dealt another blow in Russia: third major carrier quits selling iPhone, signs with Samsung
0. phoneArena 12 Jul 2013, 04:33 posted on
Make no mistake - Apple iPhones are popular in Russia and just as in any developing nation they are considered more than just a phone, but also a status symbol…
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1. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
Ouch! Apple ain't got much juice left.
9. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)
And in Malaysia every carrier will happily carry the iPhone because these Apple fanboys dont even care how much they need to pay for for an iPhone; i have seen used iPhones selling at sky high prices and these people have no problems considering to buy them.
17. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
Many carriers still think that the iPhone is an excellent product that people want to buy, but only Apple fanboys will buy them no matter how high is the price.
36. Peter98 (Posts: 119; Member since: 01 Aug 2012)
You're right! I'm an Apple fanboy to be honest :) but Malaysia is selling iPhone for a sky price and it doesn't worth it!
21. sri_tech (Posts: 188; Member since: 21 May 2013)
In Q1 as per IDC, Apple market share is down from 9% in 2012 to 8.3% in 2013.
At the same time WP market share is up from 5.1% last year to 8.2% this year.
I think with the launch of Lumia 520, 720 in Q2 WP sales will pass Apple's.
4. FlushGordon (unregistered)
In Soviet Russia,,,Apple begs for you, not the other way around
5. abcdefgh (banned) (Posts: 471; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)
APPLE SUES OEMS
CARRIERS SCREWS APPLE
6. abcdefgh (banned) (Posts: 471; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)
GIVE ME 1 LEGIT REASON TO BUY IPHONE VS. NEXUS 4 FOR DOUBLE THE PRICE
24. kushki (Posts: 49; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)
Smaller screen size because your eyes can zoom, and fingers and palm are small... closed ecosystem because you like to be told what to do.... amazing maps because you like adventures and want to explore remote unhabitable areas... do not disturb feature is activated just by holding the phone wrong... and becuase you wanna frequently buy a new (but same) iphone, just drop a cotton ball on it....
42. Whateverman (Posts: 3269; Member since: 17 May 2009)
That is a perfectly good reason. Lol!
44. MrMagoo (Posts: 12; Member since: 28 Jun 2013)
I like android a lot but nexus 4 is not a good deal for me, if you want 64gb instead 16gb memory, or you need a better camera, or a great and clean audio output with a decent volume level or maybe you work with a lot of apps you can have them all installed without slow the entire system, better gaming, smother interface, no heating problems like nexus 4(unless you have a defective iPhone haha)... I can go on and even I can tell you what a like more of android, I don't have hate for any platform, but even if iPhone is a great phone I think apple conduct is greedy and lame, if they don't change their mind, they will be dead soon
50. sectime (unregistered)
Same reason as buying a Mercedes vs Toyota, you want it. It's called choice and price is not the only decision point.
57. tedkord (Posts: 11890; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
That analogy only works is the Toyota is faster, had more power and is more flexible/functional.
63. Doakie (Posts: 2064; Member since: 06 May 2009)
I LOVE android. But how can anyone make it by with a max of 16 GB internal storage? In my Galaxy Note 2 I have the 16 GB but at least I have a micro SD card slot. I've considered long and hard to sell my Note 2 and buy a Nexus 4 but I can't get past 16 GB of internal storage...
65. Jillxz (Posts: 149; Member since: 04 Jun 2012)
I don't see the big deal with having an sd slot. You are limited as to what you can put on an sd card. I prefer to get a phone with 32-64 GB of onboard storage. And phones that don't offer me that choice , I don't buy them.
7. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 13555; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
this is a pretty d**k move by that carrier. Watch as subscriber rate decline rapidly.
10. abcdefgh (banned) (Posts: 471; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)
i think apple must be worried from this.not the carrier.
hope this trend continues worldwide
13. iushnt (Posts: 1746; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)
i don't say that but I think its a good move..Apple keeps harsh condition and the carrier cannot benefit much from it. apple shows that attitude as if they owe carriers and everyone should follow their conditions. that was a blow to apple hope they learn something from it
22. boosook (Posts: 1437; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)
since the article says that the iphone market share is only 8.4%, it wouldn't be a great problem for that carrier even if the other carriers continued to sell the iphone... now consider that Vimpelcom was the last to offer the iphone...
29. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)
Looks like youre still blind and brainwash by the greedy fruit.
31. tedkord (Posts: 11890; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
Dance, you 5th dimensional mischievous little I imp, DANCE!
33. darkkjedii (Posts: 21683; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
You're rite Mxy. The phones popular with consumers, but the carrier stopped due to apples conditions. Those who want iPhones will simply go else where. +1 for not being fanboy blind.
37. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)
So it was the "d**k move" by the carrier and not a "d**k move" by Apple to have harsh requirements on carriers? That's blind fanboy logic there.