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Apple's internal research revealed: why customers chose Android over the iPhone

0. phoneArena 13 Aug 2012, 15:36 posted on

Another casualty of the patent wars is leaked, as Apple's internal study of why people choose Android phones is uncovered in court...

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posted on 13 Aug 2012, 15:56 10

6. CharlieAtInfinity (Posts: 253; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


I want a OPEN and a CUSTOMIZABLE OS.. and yes as in the article a bigger screen too :D but the first 2 are the biggest reasons I am using an Android phones..!!

posted on 13 Aug 2012, 15:58

7. speckledapple (Posts: 892; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


Oh that is quite rich indeed. Data like that is extremely valuable to any company looking to find out why.

posted on 13 Aug 2012, 16:01 10

8. Ravail (Posts: 182; Member since: 14 Oct 2011)


I chose Android because its open source, anyone can create apps, better phone selection, different screen sizes, battery sizes, carriers, and over all that, customization.

Android over iOS anyday.

posted on 13 Aug 2012, 16:09 16

9. KEVlN (Posts: 83; Member since: 19 Aug 2011)


Got 99 problems but my android ain't one.

Btw, what's an iPhone?

posted on 13 Aug 2012, 18:13 4

44. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


If you've got an iPhone, I feel bad for you, son!...

posted on 13 Aug 2012, 22:26 1

71. KEVlN (Posts: 83; Member since: 19 Aug 2011)


Funny thing is that I really do feel bad for people with tiny little iphones. 3 inch screens are so 2008

posted on 13 Aug 2012, 16:18 5

10. SleepingOz (unregistered)


Wanted latest and greatest technology
Wanted latest and greatest smartphone

posted on 13 Aug 2012, 17:04

20. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


hahahaha....

posted on 13 Aug 2012, 17:24 1

27. MISTER.H (banned) (Posts: 167; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)


Which is Android.
Which is S3.OneX.

posted on 13 Aug 2012, 16:29 3

12. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


I was on att for 9yrs ever since the original iphone launch. I never bought the phone after all the glitches and problems the iphone have plus it was 300$. Im just glad i never bought the iphone and went android. You dont see me rushing out buying the new thing first.

posted on 13 Aug 2012, 16:32 2

14. fistigons (Posts: 336; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)


Can't wait til I actually get a smartphone. Still got 22 months left to decideif I want to be an iFanBoy or a Phandroid.

posted on 13 Aug 2012, 18:26 2

52. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


Either way, you'll be executed by one of two groups.
But no pressure! :P

posted on 13 Aug 2012, 16:49 2

18. matrix_neo (Posts: 334; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


I thought apple don't make any study as what they said before. The results clearly indicates what people really want from a smartphone. Why apple neglect and didn't take advantage in this study? if they considered and believed in this study, they might have a higher market share. Sad to say as what apple said also before that they will create products what is good for consumers not what consumers want from a product. IOS is the best example.

posted on 14 Aug 2012, 00:58

80. zhypher_23 (Posts: 195; Member since: 04 Jun 2012)


Cause Apple don't really care much about their customers ideas, they make their products they way they want it, unlike for Android users, the other companies actually take their customers ideas into hand and give them what they want, this is one of the reasons why alot of people stick to Android, Open Source+Free Optimizations Roms+Selection

posted on 13 Aug 2012, 16:53 2

19. ABDULGHAFOOR (Posts: 104; Member since: 04 May 2012)


and overall percentage becomes 237 % lolz :D

posted on 13 Aug 2012, 17:07 2

21. shotine (Posts: 26; Member since: 11 Jan 2010)


As for me i have had androids for many many years now and i have tried iphone, i have tried palm, i have tried blackberry and i have tried (shudder) windows, they just dont hold up to a good android. Interchangeable battery, upgradeable memory, the ability to customize everything on YOUR phone and most import I dont have to play mother may i with itunes every time i want to move something to or from MY device.

posted on 13 Aug 2012, 17:17 2

24. MISTER.H (banned) (Posts: 167; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)


Absolutely agree!

posted on 13 Aug 2012, 17:37 1

31. Jay_F (Posts: 236; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)


Turn-by-turn navigation? Really. There's an app for that. Seriously, and it's free too. See: MapQuest jeez.

posted on 13 Aug 2012, 18:18

46. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


I've never tried MapQuest Jeez. Is it good?

posted on 13 Aug 2012, 18:44 1

54. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


if its anything like normal mapquest.. no not really. lol

posted on 13 Aug 2012, 18:58 1

56. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


I just realized what your avatar is.
Lol, awesome! xD

posted on 14 Aug 2012, 11:13

89. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


lol thanks. I've had it so long, I didnt think anyone would recognize ol Sad Kermit anymore. :)

posted on 13 Aug 2012, 21:30

68. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


I tried Mapquest on phones.

There is a reason Google Maps is a go to solution for many.....even on desktops....

The app sucks just like the desktop version.

posted on 13 Aug 2012, 17:44

33. rudlie (Posts: 205; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)


why apple takes one third on U.S. market? at least no reason above 50% hahaha

posted on 13 Aug 2012, 17:57 4

38. qwertypoor (Posts: 72; Member since: 09 Jun 2012)


Where do you get porn widgets at? lol

posted on 13 Aug 2012, 18:07 4

40. 09wbd03516 (banned) (Posts: 140; Member since: 30 May 2012)


I want bluetooth file transfer!

posted on 13 Aug 2012, 18:14 3

45. mas11 (Posts: 1034; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


Don't forget about the percentage of people who don't support the business ethics of a company that thanks it's better to sue than make a better product

posted on 13 Aug 2012, 18:19 2

47. martinchavez90 (Posts: 1; Member since: 13 Aug 2012)


Now this most be wrong information ! The way apple been b**ching you would think at least 40% would be because they thought it was an IPhone hahaha

posted on 13 Aug 2012, 18:46 4

55. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


and now we see the real reasons that iOS started adopting the "if we dont have it, we'll just steal it from android next year" policy.

Google should take that and sue apple for "willful infringement" of Android's "look, feel and functionality".

posted on 13 Aug 2012, 20:17

63. Peter98 (Posts: 119; Member since: 01 Aug 2012)


I love every Apple products. But talk about Android, I would just say I love Google. Google is so great. And my ideal display size would be 4.3"

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