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Teens: Apple iPhone out, Samsung Galaxy S III and Microsoft Surface in

Teens: Apple iPhone out, Samsung Galaxy S III and Microsoft Surface in
It appears as though Apple's success selling the Apple iPhone 5 as the smartphone for everyone has helped the product lose it's cool factor amongst teens. Why are teens beginning to turn their collective back on Apple? One reason is that the iPhone is seen as being too popular to be cool. So what devices are cool enough for the kids? The Samsung Galaxy S III, the flagship Android handset, and the Microsoft Surface tablet by Microsoft are now "in" among teens. And look at how Samsung marketed its flagship smartphone this year. By making Apple iPhone users appear to be old or geeky in a series of television spots, it made Samsung Galaxy S III users seem young and cool. Similarly, an ad run by Microsoft that shows kids dancing at a high school with the Surface tablet helped the device attain "cool" status.

There seems to be a subtle shift in the air regarding the Apple iPhone 5

There seems to be a subtle shift in the air regarding the Apple iPhone 5

According to Insites-Consulting’s Joeri Van den Bergh, the Apple iPhone 5 showed very little innovation for the second straight year. After a tremendously popular redesign with the Apple iPhone 4,  the Apple iPhone 4S and Apple iPhone 5 were said to have incremental changes, including a larger sized screen in this year's model. Meanwhile, the Samsung Galaxy S III had a re-design and added a ton of new features, some of which are still being sent out via firmware updates. Features like multi-windows have really grabbed the attention of teens. For many, iOS is beginning to feel old.

Several teen opinion polls showed Apple on a downward trajectory. Regardless, 67% of affluent teens say that for their next update they will be an Apple iPhone versus 22% who will buy a Samsung model.  And while that might seem like a huge victory for Apple, just a few years ago the idea that a teen would want any phone other than an Apple iPhone would be considered blasphemy.

"Teens are telling us Apple is done. Apple has done a great job of embracing Gen X and older [Millennials], but I don’t think they are connecting with Millennial kids. [They’re] all about Surface tablets/laptops and Galaxy. Everything moves in cycles and you can’t rest on your past glory. You’ve got to evolve to maintain relevance. Apple just needs to focus on innovation and teens will come back."-Tina Wells, Buzz Marketing Group

"Samsung and the Android platform is indeed a formidable competitor. But the interwoven ecosystem and flawless nature of Apple’s products will make its growth prospects pretty much a sure thing for the foreseeable future. Remember, the entire U.S. smartphone market has just passed 50% penetration, so both platforms have nothing but growth ahead of them."-Matt Britton, Mr. Youth

source: Forbes

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posted on 13 Jan 2013, 00:19 7

1. wendygarett (unregistered)


Me? I want 27inch retina display 'the new iMac'!!! :D

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 00:30 70

5. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Ha! Retina is out of date in the new era of 4K (aka "Ultra HD"). Mac doesn't even offer touchscreens, and probably won't until next year. Typical apple, months and years behind everyone else.

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 00:38 25

11. nwright94 (unregistered)


I don't think we will see many 4k monitors/laptops for awhile.

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 01:26 50

24. abdane (Posts: 494; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


Faith in teens... RESTORED !

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 02:12 4

35. OHaZZaR (Posts: 131; Member since: 19 Aug 2011)


I see 4k monitors arriving in a year and hitting the mainstream in maybe 3 or 2 and a half.

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 02:43

44. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


well for this year and probably through next year too 4K Televisions are surely going to be ridiculously expensive whenever we even get them in the consumer marketplace and look at how expensive the Retina Macbook is now and it's display is of course within Retina territory meaning it's as sharp as your eyes can possibly perceive it. the common consumer wouldn't bother even IF they were anywhere near having it for us in something like a Macbook. it would just be too expensive, impractical and too power consuming. i wouldn't look for this on a Macbook next year let alone this year.

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 03:00 2

50. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


What's the ppi of those 4K displays?
When will they be out?
How much will they cost?
iMac is the only desktop monitor with retina you can buy, hater

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 03:01 12

51. RiseAgainst94 (Posts: 281; Member since: 03 Mar 2012)


Im not sure why everyone on this site finds it necessary to hate on Apples products, specifically the iPhone. While I have never owned an iPhone or any of Apples other current devices, I am knowledgeable and not over bias enough to acknowledge that they make solid devices around the board. while some of their technologies are overhyped, overpriced, and not up to times it would be ignorant to conclude that their iPhone or mac line are incompetant products, and if looked at by a neutral eye are actually quite competitive in many aspects. You can hate the company (for many reasons), but there are few reasons to hate the product. ***I would buy a GS3 over the iPhone any day (largely due to ios UI being completely outdated and jelly bean being extremely intuitive), but it's still a good device in many ways and to millions, worth the price tag (let apple price how they want as long as MC=MR=P)

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 03:13

54. wendygarett (unregistered)


Thank you so much for the consideration, but I personally think it's alright for them to hate when there are someone to love Apple, it's called balanced :)

besides, I'm get used to it anyway :)

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 03:29 6

56. MrJerry (Posts: 403; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)


I don't think they are all so-called "haters".
Including me, i personally used to love Apple when they were real innovative

Now i want Apple to listen people like me and change at least a little bit for a good to all
But I dont really see any attempt they are willing to embrace other needs n factors insisting only their old traditional ways and being stubborn

If thats their strateges for thier customers, then fine

But please dont say it is still best as they used to be
Because it is not anymore!
Thats what really disgusts many people in here

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 03:45 16

59. tedkord (Posts: 13252; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Retina is a meaningless term. Apple called the iPad 2 retina. Guess that makes the Nexus 10 ultra super mega retina.

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 03:51 15

60. tedkord (Posts: 13252; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


I don't hate Apple products. I hate Apple's business practices of taking advantage of the severely broken US patent system to be awarded patents on ideas they stole from others, or obvious ideas (like shapes), then using those patents to try and eliminate competition through a non stop barrage of lawsuits seeking bans.

This affects me by stifling the innovation of their competitors, costing them millions in lawyer fees. The net result is I get access to fewer devices, which each do less than they could, at a higher price than they could be.

Sounds like a perfectly reasonable reason top hate Apple.

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 05:18 8

64. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)


I actually see more teens with iPhones than any other phone.

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 06:32 30

66. thunderbolt (Posts: 76; Member since: 10 Jan 2013)


because you only try and see teens with an iPhone ... rest you hav e been programmed to ignore.

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 06:43 3

67. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)


No I've seen it with my own eyes.

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 06:54 22

69. thunderbolt (Posts: 76; Member since: 10 Jan 2013)


Then perhaps time to visit an opthalmologist soon.

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 07:40 1

74. ajac09 (Posts: 1482; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


lol apple will say they invented touch screens when it comes out.. you know like they invented dual hard drives in the new imacs.. lol

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 09:35

84. dan86 (Posts: 298; Member since: 17 Mar 2012)


change the id to dork.

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 10:13 3

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


As supposed to you have seen it with someone elses eyes. lol No matter what the facts will say you will never believe the truth only what you want huh.

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 10:22

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


For Rise Against I dont think many of us hate the product. Yes we hate the company and what they stand for and how they operate but mostly many people hate how ignorrant iphone users are. Just read some of the post here you can easily tell who is an iphone user by how blind and ridiculous there comments are. That my friend is what the average person hates about iphone. They hate the sh''p

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 10:36 1

91. JohnnyBravo (Posts: 105; Member since: 02 Dec 2012)


Agreed. Its a marketing thing, which Apple does so well. They advertise the hell out of basic features that Android and other OSs have had for months and the average consumer things Apple came up with it first. Example: panorama shots. There a few devices that have better than "retina" display but it is the fault of the company pushing them to not market them heavily or find a catch term or phrase like Apple does. Like them or hate them they do market well...

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 10:36 6

92. darkdroid (Posts: 44; Member since: 13 Sep 2012)


Mxyzptlk you are just stupid as your profo pic ...proved

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 10:45 6

95. Droiddoes (unregistered)


Spend a lot of time looking at teenagers? Pervert.

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 12:05

100. monkeytown (Posts: 125; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)


haha, why would anybody want a 27" touch screen? :D

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 12:09 1

104. darkkjedii (Posts: 23680; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Actually so do I. Followed by galaxy s3's. I see only young adults, and mature grown ups with notes.

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 12:13 3

105. darkkjedii (Posts: 23680; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


No thunderbolt I can see where he's coming from. I dirve county transit here n vegas, and as a techie I'm constantly looking to see what devices people r carrying. I honestly see more teens with iPhones, and next r galaxies...now here's the kicker, when I ask them how they like their iPhone most say its ok, but I want the s3, or the big one (the note).

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 12:16 3

107. bvalde09 (Posts: 188; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


I guess thats the problem. Teens are seeing the Iphone as too popular. Meaning everyone has an iphone. Thats not cool. Why would I have the same phone everybody has. Teens will seej something different in order to stand out. Iphone isnt a bad phone but isnt worthy. Same old

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 12:39 2

113. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


of course you do. we're talking about every generation of iPhone against every one type of Android handset. i actually do see a lot of kids with Galaxy SIII's considering though.

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 12:43

114. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


i don't recall Apple ever calling the display of the iPad 2 Retina. Retina is a display philosophy by them and a damn good one too. i don't see Apple going back on it. o:

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 12:58 3

117. tedkord (Posts: 13252; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Well there you have it, conclusive scientific proof.

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