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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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posted on 02 Jan 2012, 17:22 3

14. Gdrye (Posts: 110; Member since: 02 Jan 2012)


i work at sprint, and i usually tell customers that i had an iphone for 4 model years and now i have a galaxy s2, they usually tell me "why you switch" so i bring out all my 4 phones iphone 1, 3G, 3GS and 4, then show them the 4S they want to buy, i sit all 5 phones down and ask then "what differences do you see" they usually say "not much at all" then i tell them to actually use the phone, then ask "what did you notice" they say "i can check my notifications like android, or "not much difference there either. I like apple, i want a macbook air, I dont want them to go down like blackberry, but if you look at history, i think if they dont want to adopt and lead the way, they will end up just like blackberry.

posted on 03 Jan 2012, 05:24 1

45. xray174 (Posts: 85; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


exactly android and wp7 is evolving alot

posted on 02 Jan 2012, 17:50 2

18. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


I find this very shallow and pedantic. as long as the apple cult lives on, this disease called "mālum fanaticus Pueri" (applefanboy) will stay predominant. lol

posted on 02 Jan 2012, 17:56 4

19. Dmann (Posts: 165; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


IMO what this article means is that the bigger part of iPhone users today doesn't care about iOS or the iCloud. They bought iPhone because of the coolness, because it is trendy.

Once this coolness factor disappears, Apple's marketshare would get back to normal over time.

But if Apple keeps launching products that revolutionize the market by making new standards and correcting current flaws, they should be on top for longer.

posted on 02 Jan 2012, 19:30 3

26. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


This prediction is so wrong.

As long as customer satisfaction for idevices stays high, which it is, then it is very likely that current iphone and ipad owners would upgrade to the next iphone and ipad. And as a result of that high user satisfaction, Apple will not lose their current customers, and would likely influence non-idevice users to give it a try. Studies and surveys can prove what I've said about idevices users' loyalty to Apple. So how can Apple lose it?

Apple's gameplan of redesigning the iphone every 2 years is working really well for them and their carriers. Other than the iphone, other smartphones become obselete after 4 months, due to OEM's overkilling their customers with new releases every quarter, causing users to feel disregarded, while iphone users maintain their confidence that their iphone will stay trendy for at least 2 years, and it creates excitement and anticipation as to what the next redesigned iphone would be like, and as a result, keeps the iphone intriguing and interesting.

Apple set a huge lead over its competitors, that it would take more than just releasing new smartphones every month to close in on Apple's lead. Although android may seem to have already surpassed ios' market when all android OEM's are added and combined, but on an INDIVIDUAL scale, Apple is still significantly ahead over everyone.

posted on 02 Jan 2012, 23:32 4

37. remixfa (Posts: 14586; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


you hold on to that "highest selling phone" mantra tightly. im starting to think it keeps you warm at night a long side that SJ doll. lol

posted on 03 Jan 2012, 13:47

57. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


@remix. I just do that because it annoys you :)

posted on 03 Jan 2012, 19:11

68. remixfa (Posts: 14586; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


doesnt annoy me. just makes you look like a fool. if your ok with that, then so am i :)

posted on 02 Jan 2012, 19:33 1

28. Sackboy117 (Posts: 178; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Well Apple still has a chance with the iPhone 5 and the iPad 3, which, hopefully, will be good enough to capture the attentions of android and WP7 users

posted on 03 Jan 2012, 19:05

67. Gdrye (Posts: 110; Member since: 02 Jan 2012)


i think your right, i believe this is their defining moment, this will determine whether they will stay on top or not. if the iphone 5 isnt "amazing" as apple likes to put it, it will be a slight, not fast decline. Fads dont last forever, remember when the Hanson brothers were hot?

posted on 02 Jan 2012, 20:19 1

30. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


Apple needs too cool off with its law suits. Apple stocks will always drops when Steve Jobs not around.

posted on 02 Jan 2012, 20:21

31. torr310 (Posts: 1016; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


for investors, keep guessing
for consumers, you just have to wait and see

posted on 02 Jan 2012, 21:12 2

32. TKFox007 (Posts: 303; Member since: 02 Nov 2010)


Apple may lose it's cool in the eyes of tech geeks, but no one will really notice or care. Yeah Apple's iOS devices are far behind Android but remember the majority of people buy an iPhone because "it's an iPhone" and for no other reason.

posted on 02 Jan 2012, 21:22 3

34. Sackboy117 (Posts: 178; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


cuz its labeled as "cool"

posted on 02 Jan 2012, 23:59 3

39. musi722 (Posts: 46; Member since: 15 Dec 2011)


yeah apple fan and other ones buy an idevice because its an intelligent device

posted on 03 Jan 2012, 08:46 1

50. Striker (Posts: 92; Member since: 06 Nov 2011)


"Yeah Apple's iOS devices are far behind Android..". You are either blind or illiterate, or both. Go check ANY video on youtube of a comparison between an iPhone 4S and any Handroid crap and see the result. Kids...People don't buy tens of millions of iPhones, just because they are cool(which they are), but because they just work out of the box. Best OS, best screen, best camera, best battery, best internet, best looks.

posted on 03 Jan 2012, 10:50 1

51. iami67 (Posts: 321; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Dont know which android your comparing too but most androids on the market now have a more advanced Os which is obvious since most of the enhancements with ios5 made the software more like a android OS. Best screen is def not on a iphone if you look at any new android the screen are bigger and brighter with crisper quality. The iphone screen is to small to watch a movie or for a lot of people to even text on. Dont know how you can say best internet when the internet is the same no matter how you get it. I mean if you want you can say there are several internet browsers you can use or have the abilty to go to sites with flash. O wait thats a Android not a iphone. As far as battery everyone i know that now has ios5 says they get half the battery life with the nmew features and even less battery with dual core. where for heavy users most android you can get extra or extended battery. Best looks. I guess you didnt read the article or anyone esles comments huh. But either way looks is an opinion so ill let you have that one.

posted on 03 Jan 2012, 11:47 1

55. musi722 (Posts: 46; Member since: 15 Dec 2011)


why we go there!
read the comparison between the iPhone 4S and freaky intelligent mobiles aka android ones
you surely got the result!
see! you are in mistake!

posted on 03 Jan 2012, 11:52

56. musi722 (Posts: 46; Member since: 15 Dec 2011)


yeah because its an iphone not a dirty, junk and ........ robot fone!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted on 03 Jan 2012, 13:54

58. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


@tkf. Iphone far behind android? Well, maybe on customizing wallpapers, lol. Fandroids have the dumbest criteria on judging devices. They think that having live wallpapers make their android devices so advanced. Yes, advanced in consuming battery life on silly features like live wallpapers :)

posted on 02 Jan 2012, 23:56 3

38. musi722 (Posts: 46; Member since: 15 Dec 2011)


Apple is always the best, even now

posted on 03 Jan 2012, 10:52 2

52. iami67 (Posts: 321; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Sound like a typical Iphone user. I want a iphone ( Why? ) cause its an iphone. Iphone is the best ( Why?) Cause apple made it. Something to back this up would be great lol.

posted on 03 Jan 2012, 13:57

59. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


@iam. Yes, iphone is the best. Why? It's because it holds the highest customer satisfaction ratings. That is how a device should be judged. Not by wallpaper customizations, lol.

posted on 03 Jan 2012, 15:19

62. iami67 (Posts: 321; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


The android does a lot more then just live wallpaper. I work for a cellphone carrier and have more people comming in complaining about what there iphone cant do that there buddy's android can. But by you guys all talking about live wallpaper which ive never heard one android user mention you just prove what I wrote and how apple users have no clue. I listed a few of the many things android can do that apple cant and your comeback was live wallpaper lol.

posted on 03 Jan 2012, 15:50

64. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


@iam. If what you are saying is true, then how come android phones do not come close to the iphone's users' customer satisfaction ratings? Are we going to believe what you say more than what actual survey reports say? If those android features that you are talking about is really that important or useful, then android devices would have a higher satisfaction rating than the iphone, but it does not. Plain and simple.

posted on 03 Jan 2012, 19:12

69. remixfa (Posts: 14586; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


are you talking android phones in general or specific android phones? I can tell you the SGS2 satisfaction is through the roof. I dont think we've had one returned in 2 months and its our highest selling phone.

posted on 03 Jan 2012, 00:44 2

40. maier9900 (Posts: 272; Member since: 17 Dec 2011)


you're weird...

posted on 03 Jan 2012, 01:32 1

41. thebikerboi2 (Posts: 144; Member since: 01 Apr 2011)


well who realy knows, lets just sit back and see how 2012 pans out for apple.

posted on 03 Jan 2012, 03:28 5

43. ivanko34 (Posts: 617; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)


Samsung is cool
apple is rotten

posted on 03 Jan 2012, 04:04 1

44. 9_HeLLs_oF_DrOid (Posts: 127; Member since: 02 Jan 2012)


Tbh, I don't see Apple falling anytime soon. To me, it just looks like iDevices are going through 9 hells of droid. Apple might come back with a bang or might remain in one of the hells. But for sure, Apple will not perish. Atleast not anytime soon.

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