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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8. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)
Not necessarily, I just like Apple products...it's not all I like but I do like them
34. amansingal14 (Posts: 309; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)
Dude, did you know?
An average Apple iPhone 5, if running Android, would be much less capable than any major co.'s current flagship.
But in case its running the old and boring iOS, it is just working smoothly. But again, it has an old and boring UI
47. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
the iPhone 5 has exceptional hardware, it's just optimized for the OS like it should be since Apple does the Hardware and the OS for themselves. although the hardware isn't "Android Ready" it's still more powerful than what phones like the Galaxy SIII (US), the Razr HD and the One X, phones which were the respective flagships for their brands when the iPhone 5 was released are using.
115. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
hell of a comeback guy, hell of a comeback.
90. iami67 (Posts: 318; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
Hye Kingkurogii are you on drugs. Do you really want me to post the hardware for both so you can see the diference. The s3 razr hd and one all have better stats. What have you read that shows otherwise. This is why people dont like Apple because of blind users like yourself. Do you know the only diference from the iphone 5 and 4s for hardware in the A6 and A5 chip is the graphix which was only needed because of bigger screen.
103. monkeytown (Posts: 125; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)
and than again, a smooth OS is something, android will never see : (
108. tedkord (Posts: 11947; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
Except, of course, it has since Gingerbread. "A" for effort, though.
142. nwright94 (unregistered)
My Asus pad 300 would like to have a word with you.
157. amansingal14 (Posts: 309; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)
My GNote 2 would like to have a note with you too...
BTW, Apple iPhone 5 has a 1.2 GHz Dual Core processor based on ARM v7, and s3/Note2/xperia z/1x/1x+
9. bucky (Posts: 2612; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
What does this article have anything to do with your statement?
13. MrJerry (Posts: 403; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)
Well I think teens are getting smart enough to choose what really they want...
And even those some figures could only be possible in US
It should be worse than this in the rest of the world for Apple
16. tedkord (Posts: 11947; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
Yes, it does. People are getting to know Apple, and, well, you know the rest.
6. ray77 (Posts: 126; Member since: 17 Nov 2012)
HTC butterfly is in and coming soon in june Samsung Galaxy S IV
10. dan86 (Posts: 298; Member since: 17 Mar 2012)
Quite expected apple can't fool people for a long.
25. tiara6918 (Posts: 2042; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)
Great to see that people are realizing that apple just keeps on releasing the same thing over and over again while products like the sgs3 and ms surface just shows off how it distinguishes itself from the competition. With more marketing planning, other manufacturers can make their products on everyone else wish list too!
26. nwright94 (unregistered)
Just to clear it up: teens are starting to understand that there are better alternative to the iPhone and iPad out there, but do not confuse that with getting smarter. Go to any modern American high school like I did last year and they're getting anything but smarter.
30. ilia1986 (unregistered)
Smells like... teen spirit. :P
31. nwright94 (unregistered)
(Long post coming) Android is becoming more popular with teens for a number of reasons:
1. Customization is huge. My best friend went to the sprint store to get an upgrade, she's as tech savvy as a normal senior citizen. She could care less about apps as long as the big ones are there, but she loved how she could easily change fonts, widget sizes, number of home screens and all of that stuff.
2. Cheaper phones, cheaper apps: this isn't necessarily a bad thing, being cheap. It gives the teens more of a broad range of devices to choose from. Also, a lot of the same apps on android that are free cost money on iOS. Teens enjoy free apps, even if ads may come along with it.
3. Google services: what teen doesn't use YouTube, google search, and even gmail? A lot of schools let you use gmail for google docs and google drive for storage of school documents. It's built into their phones, what's not to love?
4. Their parents probably use iPhones: this may not be as much of a reason, but what teen wants to be caught using the same thing as their parents? Once they see their mom or dad using an iPhone, it loses its cool factor all the sudden. I've seen it pretty often in high school.
5. Easy social networking: it's so easy to integrate social networks onto android. You can easily integrate your Facebook contacts and all of that. In iOS, you can't share a photo or video or whatever to every form of social media you use in one spot like you can with android. You have to go into the app, choose upload, and do it that way. It's just not as intuitive and fast as android.
I am an iOS user and personally don't see myself using android because I'm so invested in iOS but that doesn't mean I see android for what it is; a great, flexible mobile OS. Sorry for the long post, just thought I'd share my thoughts.
39. tedkord (Posts: 11947; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
My buddy at work has been an iphone user since the OG. His concern was the amount he had invested in the ecosystem in apps, music and video.
He had the iphone 4, and skipped the 4s because it was the same phone. Then, the 5 came out, and he saw the same phone, only longer.
He bought a Galaxy Note 2, and he loves it. No regret at all. Her was able to port his entire itunes collection, minus the apps of course.
I was actually kinda trying to nudge him toward the iphone 5, because I didn't think it was possible to port the video content, and he had a ton of video, but damned if he didn't find a way.
52. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
yeah, being too invested in a platform is truly often an overseen factor in deciding to make a switch plus if you're contemplating going from Android to something else you've got to consider that it's much cheaper to use an Android device in the manner in which you're accustomed to because of how much cheaper the apps are, there's more free apps and you can side load applications as well.
the iPhone 5 is really a nice phone that i would have no problem suggesting a heavily invested Apple user to upgrade to unlike the 4S but moves like the 4S and iOS 6 are good examples as to why it's better to ween off as soon as possible unless Apple makes major strides in improving their OS which doesn't seem to be the plan for them at this point...
78. simplyj (Posts: 404; Member since: 23 Dec 2009)
I shed a tear while reading this story, it was such a happy ending!
40. Schuler2828 (Posts: 59; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)
+1 to you, I like to see someone who doesn't praise Apple, and realizes Androids potential. Yes there is all that spot down inside of us were we would want to have an iPhone, even me who uses 4shared to get free apps daily, roots their phone puts Roms on it, uses their PS3 controller for their phone. Everything I do on my android and I can't to on an iPhone for some reason I would still like to have one..There's nothing wrong with liking one OS but still giving true facts about the opposing OS. Sorry for the nerdy comment just surprised by what you said.
42. nwright94 (unregistered)
I know I still missed a lot of advantages of android I just didn't want to write a book in the comment section. I do love iOS, iMessage and FaceTime are a big thing I use, and while I personally don't enjoy using android I still see what makes it so great for other people. I prefer more turnkey and quick access to my stuff, which I know you can do with android, I just prefer my iPhone. I know I may come across as disliking android in other comment threads but I'm just letting the inner fanboy come out and spew nonsense haha. I really like how quick android is evolving, but I'm content with where I'm at right now.
110. tedkord (Posts: 11947; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
Not all. I have no desire for an iphone. I want what's best for me of what's available to me. Since about 2009-2010, that has decisively not been an iphone.
33. amansingal14 (Posts: 309; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)
my choice, a sony xperia z or upcoming lumia flagship instead of any apple product with so called 'Leading Innovation'...
Wanna link my Windows 8 to my future phone seamlessly.
36. reyenrique (Posts: 99; Member since: 07 Oct 2012)
Well if u read the news Samung Galaly S 3 beat out the apple phone 5 in innovation for the year 2012 and read the news plz read my friends!!!
37. Schuler2828 (Posts: 59; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)
At my school (8th grade) just about everyone has a iPhone and if it's not that it's a feature phone I've only seen 1 other kid with a Galaxy, they just praise and praise Apple while I don't go all nerd on them and prove to them why Android is better I certainly don't let them run victory dances. I'd really like to see the Galaxy's become the new thing for us youngsters getting tired of seeing the same phone everywhere like their possessed.