IBD: Apple will lose its cool this year
0. phoneArena 02 Jan 2012, 16:30 posted on
Business newspaper Investor's Business Daily is known for its use of a investing methodology that is based on cycles; after a number of extremely bullish years, the paper sees Apple beginning to lose its cool in 2012...
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48. speckledapple (Posts: 892; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)
I agree. Apple wont be going anywhere but they will have quite a struggle today because of Android and Win Phone 7/8 this year. Its going to be fierce.
60. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)
@xray. No they won't. You see Apple releases something first, and then samsung copies. So how can samsung dominate if they have to wait for Apple's releases first? :)
70. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
an apple phone is made by samsung with samsung parts.. so technically samsung is always first. :)
47. speckledapple (Posts: 892; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)
I think its important to realize that no company will rise forever. With that in mind, the iPhone has appeal but that appeal only seems to reach those who are truly interested in Apple products. Granted not a bad thing because Apple still makes it money and people still enjoy their products. And that probably will continue in the future. However, the majority of people will focus on the things that Apple is either slow in changing or is way behind in like features (which android already has), screen restate (which android already has), and eventually with ICS software (though the app lead will remain Apple's forever).
It will start to come down to a question of Apple is selling devices but how many of those people are new and how many are simply just upgrading? Siri was a minor upgrade though very compelling. One thing about 2012 is that it will most likely not be Apple's year. This might end up being the year of Android and Win Phone 7/8 to take center stage.
61. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)
@speckle. The ip4s is Apple's bestselling iphone yet, and you said that it only appeals to Apple users? So where did those new iphone adopters come from? Uranus? Lol.
Iphone sales continue to be strong. That's an "in your face" sign that a lot of users don't really mind the iphone's less than 4" display. How much more when Apple releases the ip5 with a 4" display? What would android OEM's do? Release smartphones with 10" displays, lol, and then you'll say again that android is ahead on the display department? Lol.
Apple redesigns the iphone every two years. 2012 is a year when the iphone is up for a major redesign, and added upgrades, and you say that this will not be Apple's year? Lol.
53. renowood (Posts: 3; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)
The shelf life of an Android phone is a joke. By the time your android phone contract expires your phone will be totally obsolete, it will be 2 to 3 android os behind and do nothing but force closures. I know I still have a Droid 1. But climbing over each other to get the low spec GN no thanks. I'd wait for a more solid platform, possibly a quad core to look to the future necessary many upgrades to Android that will be coming. With that said by the time an Iphone contract expires the phone will still be worth something and usable.
63. iami67 (Posts: 318; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
Everybody complains about the shelf life of a droid and I understand but would you rather have a iphone that when it launches is already outdated and then takes two yrs before a remoldel only to be out dated in comparison to other phone at that launch as well. IM happy with the mass producing of android that way if a cheapo wants one he can get a junk one if someone wants a highend they can get that if they want a real keybord or not we have choices
65. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)
@iam. Now your response to him is outright illogical and hateful against Apple. How can you say that when an iphone gets released it's already outdated? No one could even match its retina display that has already been out for over a year now. Android phones are still not on par with the iphone's responsiveness and smoothness. The iphone's camera is easily one of the best, if not the best out there. It has a dual core processor which is still a top end feature among high end smartphones. So how can that be outdated? The ip4s is also among the speediest phones out there. On top of that, it has the best assistant, Siri. Outdated my a$$, lol :)
71. renowood (Posts: 3; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)
Like I said I have a Droid 1 or should I say Droid None, but I don't want to be under contract when the Iphone 5 comes out because it could be a major game changer. ICS is only available on the GN and who knows when it's going to be released to everyone else. So I'd wait for the quad core android to insure a future upgrade path. But If the Iphone 5 and Ipad 3 are anything near the rumors I wouldn't write off Apple.
66. Johnny_Mnemonic (Posts: 240; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)
Gemini your funny every knows that iPhone not only copies Samsung iphone copies everyone
72. cober319 (Posts: 11; Member since: 10 Nov 2011)
Hype alone will sell the iphone 5. If history tells us anything, apple does a great job of bringing something pretty fresh every two years; With the help of the media, I guarantee this thing has people all over the world waiting in line for days for the new iphone. I personally hate how apple is trying to be so exclusive in everything they do, but you have to hand it to them, when they make a new phone, they seem to make it right.