Many current iPhone users intend to buy the next model, despite having never seen it
0. phoneArena 26 Apr 2012, 02:48 posted on
Many iPhone users indicate that they would be buying the next model that Apple releases, despite the fact that no specs or images of the device have been released. Apple's customers are among the most loyal in the world, and we're taking a deeper look as to why...
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35. eaxvac (Posts: 328; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)
Sigh, pathetic fandroids commenting here. Just look at Samsung galaxy s3 rumors, and news.
49. good2great (Posts: 1042; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)
haha why doesnt anyone listen to you..... i've been saying this for the past few weeks...haha
ITS THE SAME THING!
when iphone users comment on iphone rumors they are automatically blind sheep
but when SGS3 hopefuls comment on SGS3 rumors its ok...
41. mrochester (unregistered)
I think this is testament to how happy people tend to be with Apple's products. If you dined somewhere and got horrendous service, you'd likely not dine there again. If you dined somewhere and got brilliant service, you'd likely say you'd dine there again. The situation is no different with Apple.
Brand loyalty is an incredibly positive thing as it means you're doing something bloody right!
72. nexumus (Posts: 19; Member since: 09 Apr 2012)
Yeah and my latest subsidized phone has been dinner with a droid and I'm ready to flee back to an iPhone what was I thinking!?
43. akbar (Posts: 62; Member since: 09 Feb 2012)
Most of the Apple fans and people with "reduced" critical thinking, buying expensive membership to a cult.
Nothings proves the point better than this. You can not sheepishly say you will buy the next version without even considering what features it will have or if you need it at all.
45. jhan.enzhuing (Posts: 1; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)
well here in our country(PH) there are alot of imindless ifreaks...they only buy this phone just to be hip and popular..socialite...and having an iphone means your rich...
those who mindlessly buy/use an idevice are those that are ignorant about tech...
I even know someone who is so fcuking dumb ,especially in math and computer troubleshooting stuff,but he thinks he is smart because he uses idevices...and bragggs it online..
48. Xquisite (Posts: 87; Member since: 23 Apr 2012)
Theres a reason why the iPhone is "hip and popular" if it was a bad phone it wouldn't be popular. And lol, my brother is a computer programmer and he uses a iPhone as his perosonal phone. And I know damn well he knows more about tech then you and anyone else on this site.
I've never known anyone that thinks they're smart because they use iPhones, stop talking out your ass.
Note: I've never owned an iPhone in my life.
63. Loafninja (Posts: 30; Member since: 25 Jan 2012)
It's not a bad phone. Just an incredibly average phone.
68. xtian1103 (Posts: 361; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)
i have an iphone 4, i'm not smart, not hip and popular and definitely not rich. just happens to use something that i have proven to work and last as long as the internals could keep up with the system updates. btw, in philippines majority are in prepaid service including me. it would cost you more or less the same amount of money when you buy high end android phones or iphone 4s off contract. being rich because you've got an iphone doesn't apply anymore, for new android phones were too damn expensive nowadays. i bought my iphone 4 secondhand on greenhills.
47. Xquisite (Posts: 87; Member since: 23 Apr 2012)
I plan on buying the Samsung Galaxy S3, and if that disappoints the next Nexus, and if the S3 disappoints and I can't wait to get another phone Ill get the HTC One X.
Samsung makes quality phones that don't disappoint and so does google(Okay the GNex had a few flaws, but all phones ). And to iPhone users, Apple hasn't dissappointed them.
None of that probaly made any sense, sorry.
51. gp284 (Posts: 120; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)
It sucks but unfortunately the peer pressure part is true.
52. quryous (banned) (Posts: 106; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
Snow White: "I think I'll try and apple, whatever that is."
Wicked Witch: "Sure honey, this one has your name all over it."
56. gixxerrider311 (Posts: 25; Member since: 14 Mar 2012)
I have an iPhone 4S and I will only buy the next model is if they make the screen bigger and has 4G LTE radio since it has been made available in my area through Verizon. Main reason I got the iphone was because of the simplicity to sync music through iTunes. I have over 2000 songs and I used to do copy paste with my Windows Mobile phone and that didn't work for me.
66. networkdood (Posts: 6329; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
My Android phone has music synced with Google music and with iTunes.....
57. APPLE_ROYALLY (Posts: 25; Member since: 24 Apr 2012)
We proudly await
we are rest assured.
We say it will cause damage to others.
we are told it will be like no others.
we will see the rise of 4g, lte sales.
We see serandae and rejoice. we like that.
58. theoak (Posts: 324; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)
I have an iPhone 4. I think I will spend $20 in the fall to get a new battery, and wait for the 2013 model. Don't need LTE. Don't need bigger screen. Don't need SIRI. Don't need better camera.
For email, phone calls, messaging, screen, iPhone 4 does me fine.
60. remixfa (Posts: 14253; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
i came into the article, fully expecting to quell a foodfight about sheep and such. Samsung is getting the same response from the android community about the SGS3.. people wanting to buy it without knowing a thing about it. Heck, even I fall into that category. Then again, I've actually had a phone for 2 years, so whatever they are throwing out next will be a major upgrade for me.
However, the horrid fanboy one sided and not completely true writing of the article really just turned me off. The site has gotten much farther away from articles like this in recent months and I'm sad to see it return. People cry about Ray S being one sided. I dont think he would have written an article nearly as bad as this.
98. remixfa (Posts: 14253; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
its always good to be in the kings good graces
61. tech-head (Posts: 132; Member since: 02 Sep 2011)
I went from 3GS to GSII and I am not sure if I will saty with android. It was so awesome at first but it all wore off. I also miss the stability of iPhone. I'm a little tired of the bluetooth issues and random reboots of my GSII. iPhone just worked. I hope GSIII impresses or its back to apple for me.
65. networkdood (Posts: 6329; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
Those issues are not because of it being an Android....you have warranty... 5% of all phones will have problems....use your brain when posting.
90. tech-head (Posts: 132; Member since: 02 Sep 2011)
So you just assume I'm in that 5% that "you say" will have problems not due to Android itself? How do you know? And even if it isn't Android then that would mean its the hardware........does that make it any better? Seems that you are the one not using your brain. Think before you come here and post gibberish.
92. remixfa (Posts: 14253; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
because the sgs2 has very few issues with it and almost all users report no crashing ect. if its happening to you then do a master reset and redo the phone. if it's still doing it then there is an issue somewhere and u need to use your warranty
95. tech-head (Posts: 132; Member since: 02 Sep 2011)
I understand that. I had no issues when I first got it so I'm sure some of the issues I have now are due to my doing. (Maybe some of the apps I've downloaded/updated over time). The thing I love about Android is also the thing that annoys me a little.......the openess. Its allows you to do so much and to customize to your hearts content(so awesome) but at the same time it gives developers too much freedom with your device.
I'm sure if I do a reset/wipe my phone whould be perfect again but who wants to do that? I get enough of "OS decay" using Windows. Most everything can be fixed with a format/reinstall.
With all that being said, my GSII is still very functional with some annoyances. I still love it. I like iPhone too. I'm just not sure which way I'll go next. It's all about user preference.
67. Loafninja (Posts: 30; Member since: 25 Jan 2012)
Tell that stability to the dozen or more customers returning their 4S's to my store because their speakers have stopped working.
91. tech-head (Posts: 132; Member since: 02 Sep 2011)
I could care less. This is about my experience.
74. good2great (Posts: 1042; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)
lol how are yall gonna bash this person for HIS experience...
i left android for the same reason all that awesome-ness wore off...
its a great OS but for me i dont need all that stuff anymore... (customization/widgets/SD card)
64. networkdood (Posts: 6329; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
Very typical of an AVERAGE iPhone user. At work many have switched to an Android phone and are wondering why they had an iPhone in the first place.
I am looking forward to the SGS3 phone...but my next phone will be whatever one I really like. I have already switched from an HTC phone to a Samsung phone to now a Moto Droid, since 2010. That us the beauty of Android.
73. xtian1103 (Posts: 361; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)
lol the new samsung advertising campaign "wake up" equipped with their own black sheeps!
75. shimmyx20 (Posts: 280; Member since: 03 Mar 2009)
How is this different from people saying that they're going to get the Galaxy S III or any other yet to be seen upcoming phone?
81. Whateverman (Posts: 3236; Member since: 17 May 2009)
Well there have been a few leaks as far as specs and even images that have leaked of the GS3. There is a least a few things enthusiast can base that future purchase on. We know nothing about the next iPhone at this point. Not saying its any better, because I never choose any device without seeing it in person first. But there seems to be a very slight difference,
86. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)
I think it's normal... it doesn't just apply to Apple, it also applies to every other consumer electronics or products. When the consumer is happy from using a product from a specific brand, they will automatically assume the next one will be better. That's true, cause the next one will be better, other wise there's no point for the manufacturer to create the next one if the performance is only going to equal the predecessor.
96. KOUROS (banned) (Posts: 36; Member since: 25 Apr 2012)
They will bye anything that apple makes.
102. doncobby1 (Posts: 2; Member since: 04 Feb 2012)
I will surely own one. Cus my first experience with iphone4 was magic.