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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, 10:45

96. dragonscourgex (Posts: 307; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)

I doubt most of the teens will not do research when they go to beg their parents to buy them something. They will just want what their friends have

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 11:13

98. papss (unregistered)

That will hurt Apple as they have always been the cool thing with young people.. I have never owned an iPhone but my wife has an iPhone 5, I've only ever owned android until my lumina 920.. I do have a iPad 4 and while a "premium" device I thought the back was aluminum but I would swear its plastic now.. If I'm wrong then it feels like plastic and that's a fail. My Asus Infiniti tf700t is aluminum and its got amazing build.

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 11:59

99. mariosraptor (Posts: 125; Member since: 15 Mar 2012)

it seems that the brain wash from Apple is coming to an end.
free will will prevail.

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 12:07

102. ChafedBanana (Posts: 381; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)

Nothing against Apple but its a fact that iOS is dated compared to devices running Jelly Bean. I always recommend iPhones and iPads for the elderly.When I had an iPhone 4S last summer for about 3 weeks, I was so embarrassed to be seen holding it in public. Nexus it is!

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 12:18

109. Tre-Nitty (Posts: 468; Member since: 16 Nov 2010)

Lmao, people are to concerned about what someone is buying. Who cares what phone someone is carrying around. I have yet to see 1 person with a surface and I dont give a crap. I could care less what some teenager is carrying for their device, im not talking or texting them. What a dumb thing to research.

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 13:01 1

118. tedkord (Posts: 11706; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)

Trust me, Apple are running studies like this all the time.

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 12:21

111. shamataa (Posts: 216; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)

ITS getting old and boring. iT's been 5 years and it will be forgotten in 1 or 2 if they are lucky. Getting really tired the more I look at that thing.

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 12:31 1

112. tedkord (Posts: 11706; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)

The iphone isn't a bad device. Its actually a very good device. Irs just nor the superior device it was at launch anymore, Braveheart Apple did what they always do - innovate once, then sit in their heels and try to corner the market through lawsuits.

I've said it before - Apple have seem this happen before, with OSX vs. Windows. They know how this ultimately plays out. And it scares them. But they see a Ray of hope - the government is now allowing software patents, something which common sense didn't allow back in the dawn of the PC. (Not only software patents, but on ideas that are already in the public domain, or are obvious, things that aren't supposed to be patentable)

And, if you think Apples patents on things like icon grids and slide to unlock are ludicrous due to prior art, just wait. Patent rules are changing, from first to invent to first to file. This will be a disaster with companies with Apples ethics out there.

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 13:05 1

119. HTCOE (Posts: 632; Member since: 20 Nov 2011)

The Motorola Nexus will be the next in phone along side the SIV !

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 13:25

123. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

ok, now that Samsung is officially the most popular, please do not stop innovating - that is what is hurting APPLE.

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 13:25

124. KFear (Posts: 143; Member since: 06 Feb 2012)

I think that a lot more teens are buying S3's and solid HTC products, but at the same time, it also doesn't seem like apple is losing all that much ground. It's still cool to have an iphone. It's also cool to have an S3. I have an S3 and I still think that people still look at the device as "not being an iphone". It takes awhile steer teens to something else in the market. Their fades and trends seem to always last awhile. We are seeing the beginning, or an end, it a recent trend. Maybe now we'll be in more of a 50% cellphone community and not be so divided. ... But what's the fun in that?!!. damn kids!

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 13:38

125. HTCOE (Posts: 632; Member since: 20 Nov 2011)

indeed and HTC is trying to put teens in with the market of Beats but not executing the plan as well as they should.

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 13:40 1

126. stealthd (unregistered)

Looks like phonearena's cashing in on the Apple haters again

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 14:58

130. nwright94 (unregistered)

If it brings in the views and cash, then they'll probably do it more often haha

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 17:57

138. tedkord (Posts: 11706; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)

You don't need to be an Apple hater to recognize how far behind the competition three iphone has fallen in innovation, features and power.

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 15:14 1

131. roscuthiii (Posts: 2217; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)

Apple has a problem. My mom's never had a smartphone before, only an LG EnV Touch, but wanted to upgrade to one this past Christmas. I recommended the iPhone 4 for her since the price has recently come down, and since she's not all that technically proficient (never even used a computer), iOS should be an easy fit for her.
Well, not so much. All I hear from her now is how much she can't do things on this phone that she used to be able to do on her old phone. Something is wrong when someone would rather have an EnV Touch over an iPhone.

The kicker is, I'd chalked this up as someone set in their ways failing to adapt to something new. (Didn't want to tell her that though.) Yet, she also got a Nexus 10 for the holidays and absolutely loves that; keeps pressuring me to get them for my household. Somehow, Apple's gone and made my mom a post-menopausal Android fangirl!

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 16:23

133. maulgandhi (unregistered)

Thats the reason lately i have been seeing alot of iphone 5 commercial on tv. My friends who owns iphone 4s they were so proud that apple dont have to advertise and keep selling more iphones. Finally young kids got their sense back and not to waste $$$$$$ on apple products. All iphones are same

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 17:48

137. lyndon420 (Posts: 4397; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)

And the blind will see lol.

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 20:27

144. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

Most teens only like their ipods/iphones why it's because Apple some only care bout the BRAND and itunes.

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 21:21

147. speckledapple (Posts: 892; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)

I suppose the cool factor is starting to alter things huh.

posted on 13 Jan 2013, 22:34

151. 1ceTr0n (Posts: 549; Member since: 20 May 2012)

Dunno were the f**k they got this study from but in my hick red state, teens pretty much only have iphones

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 01:38

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

More than this there should have been a research done on impact of " Apple's PATENT TROLLING" on it's order books and market share. Not weekly surge/dip in sales or share but for a half yearly / yealry period. Alongside see how the market share of the main Victim has moved. I am sure they will see that their trolling has caused negative sentiments for them and good for Samsung. No wonder many say that this was the best ad campaign that saumsung could hope for in 1 billion dollars of which not even a cent is paid up till now.

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 17:33

159. rigz1381 (Posts: 4; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)

I find this story erroneous. I teach in a pretty affluent high school where money is no object for most students and I have very few who have androids. Many of them bought the iPhone 5 almost as soon as it came out, and are still buying the iPhone 4S if their parents won't but them the 5. I have had several students who have switched after a week of having GSIII and others who wished they did. I favor neither phone, just an observation from someone who actually speaks with 14-18 year olds on a daily basis!!

And my school isn't a small school, with each class generally in the 400-500 student range!

posted on 19 Jan 2013, 08:42

162. gmracer1 (Posts: 646; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)

I totally believe what you say. However, the phone is strictly hype. Apple blows money and markets the hell out of their garbage, as to where Android manufacturers use their money to make better devices. Yeah, if you see a ton of advertments about a particular product...all the time...you're gonna think it's great and wonderful. Your friends will get sucked into the fad and their friends will follow, and their friends will follow.

posted on 19 Jan 2013, 08:09

161. gmracer1 (Posts: 646; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)

Androids hold 53% of the smartphones, in just the USA. 35% belongs to iPhones, and the rest is a mix of Windows phones/Blackberry/etc. iPhones = boring interface + zero innovation + locked down OS. Androids = evolution + great interface(s) w/ customization + superb hardware. iPhones have been nothing but hype and the world is finally seeing it.

posted on 19 Jan 2013, 12:07

163. appleandsonylover (Posts: 7; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)

This is just another article to make apple look bad, you'll never hear a teenager ask for an s3 or surface. for phones its just an iPhone and for tablets its just an iPad. Teens generally use tablets and phones for gaming, and surface is so behind regarding that area. The galaxy s3 is too big for a teenager. I am tired of all this articles, wishing apple as a company to fall down. But when you check the bags and pockets of this journalist you'll see an iOS device. Please....

posted on 20 Jan 2013, 10:53

164. gmracer1 (Posts: 646; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)

I think you're just asshurt because Apple is garbage and you're in denial. Come on, dude...you really have faith in a company that takes simple words like "phone" and "pad," and puts a lowercase 'i' in front of them? How f*cking lame is that?! Apple is the dust in Google's wind.

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