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

0. phoneArena 13 Jan 2013, 00:16 posted on

It looks like Apple could be losing support of the teens as they have started to turn away from the Apple iPhone and have started to favor the Samsung Galaxy S III and Microsoft Surface Tabletsa; according to a survey done by Bus Marketing, Apple might have been too successful for its own good as teens say the ubiquitious nature of the iPhone is pushing counterculture supporting teens away from Apple's iconic smartphone and is pushing them toward the Samsung Galaxy S III...

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posted on 13 Jan 2013, 20:30

145. tedkord (Posts: 13483; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Yeah, I meant the new iPad, whatever its called. Its only like 264ppi, but they call it retina. When retina was first introduced by Apple, it meant over 300ppi, the theoretical limit of human eyes.

Retina Display means nothing, because Apple will slap it on anything as a sales gimmick.

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 22:21

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


300 ppi is for smartphones which people typically hold closer to their face. tablets are held away from a further distance than smartphones so the 264ppi would be around Retina territory for a tablet.

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, 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, 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, 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, 03:51 15

60. tedkord (Posts: 13483; 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, 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, 14:54

128. nwright94 (unregistered)


Not saying anyone in this comment thread is, but there's comments like that for windows phone and android as well. People just need to learn to be objective towards each OS :)

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 21:36

148. rcrider4 (Posts: 118; Member since: 14 Nov 2011)


And people say they aren't biased...60 people bothered to downrate a person who simply said what computer they want...

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 00:34

155. KazEmpire (Posts: 39; Member since: 07 Nov 2011)


Nice Avatar by the way.

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 00:22 20

2. blackice214 (Posts: 165; Member since: 03 Jan 2013)


Xperia Z in.

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 00:28 24

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


Seems accurate to me. Not just teens, people in my age group (21-35) too

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 00:34 3

7. bucky (Posts: 3077; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


Incorrect. Android is much more affordable so teens on a budget can buy. They're also heavily discounted a month after they are released.

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 00:43 30

14. tedkord (Posts: 13483; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Excuses, excuses.

I'll tell you the real reason Android outells iOS by such large margins. Choice and freedom coupled with power. Android's got it, iOS hasn't.

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 12:06 1

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


slightly wrong my friend. android just has like 283463255 models one can choose from, thats why it outsells ios

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 12:14 2

106. tedkord (Posts: 13483; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Yeah, thats covered under choice. Nice try, though.

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 00:43 11

15. frydaexiii (Posts: 1473; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


I don't see how that's a bad thing...Not only is Android better in features it's better in price too...

Also, discounted after a month just shows how quickly the Android hardware ecosystem is evolving. Only idiots like Apple would hold back technology for the sake of keeping their current product "in".

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 01:56 7

32. nwright94 (unregistered)


Doesn't mean they're not good devices. You can get a Verizon Galaxy Nexus for cheap now, even the razr M, they're great devices.

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 10:20

88. Whateverman (Posts: 3284; Member since: 17 May 2009)


Right...the Galaxy Note 2 is still $300. Where's that heavy discount?

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 15:38 1

132. Ruckus (Posts: 286; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)


Yes the Note 2 is $300 which is why it wont outsell the iPhone or the cheaper GS3.

I will say in the U.S. more teens do have iPhones but im hoping that trend declines some and Windows Phone goes on the rise!

WP>iPhone

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 18:13

140. Whateverman (Posts: 3284; Member since: 17 May 2009)


I can't see the Note 2 outselling the iPhone either, but not because of the price. It's because of the screen size. Not everyone is willing to go up to a 5.5 inch screen. Especially when the GS3 is virtually the same phone in a smaller, more manageable size. For me...the Note 2 is perfect! So I don't mind paying the 300 bucks, and I'm sure many others don't either.

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 20:49

146. Ruckus (Posts: 286; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)


Ha! Remember the Juke?? Was it even 1/2 inch screen? Lol

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 02:54 12

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


Teens in India are Android fan by and large. It's not question of cheap or affordable, it's just that apple is seen as a jailed device with a huge price and no more. They just don't listen to any of marketing stunts of Apple.

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 03:27 2

55. bon24x7 (Posts: 211; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)


there aren't any such marketing stunts by apple here in india..its just the price that made android popular..if iphones were half their current price then the story would've been different..about 90-95% of android users that i know or have met doesn't even know what android is about, they just bought one cos of the price or cause their friends has one..

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 07:13 1

72. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


If the biggest carriers advertise on National TV what more advertising you want? Advertising also is linked to sales. If sales doesn't happen after initial ads the ads drop out completely. Airtel was advertising IP5 but now those ads have vanished because it did not make an impact on sales.

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 10:54

97. bon24x7 (Posts: 211; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)


some truths are hard to chew...'m glad I turned 20+ of 'em to using WP...n guess what..no complaints..

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 00:29 44

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


The more you know, the less you like Apple

It's just that simple

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