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Was RIM behind the "Wake Up" protests outside that Australian Apple Store?

0. phoneArena 29 Apr 2012, 22:34 posted on

Delving into the "Wake Up" protest in front of the Apple Store in Australia, MacWorld has discovered some reasons to believe that it was RIM, not Samsung, who was behind the campaign that attempted to once again, portray iOS users as sheep...

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posted on 29 Apr 2012, 22:41 9

1. onethreealpha (Posts: 14; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


Hard to wake up i-victims even with a "rim"-job like this.
After all, the iphone is the opiate of the technologically illiterate...

posted on 29 Apr 2012, 23:02 5

4. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


have u ever considered that they enjoy their iphones and dont need anything else?

and as for rim, idk what phone they expect ios users to "wake-up" to… maybe an android or wp device...

posted on 30 Apr 2012, 08:45 3

27. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


I don't care who did that Samsung or RIM, but that was good! :)

posted on 30 Apr 2012, 11:06

34. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Too bad study after study shows Apple users are more tech savvy

posted on 30 Apr 2012, 11:40 3

37. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


to bad study after study shows that samsung outsold apple in Q1 2012 so therefore you should not be posting any longer.

sup honorless liar.

posted on 01 May 2012, 02:22

53. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


So will you stop posting since I linked Apple winning by 3 million smartphones?

posted on 30 Apr 2012, 11:47 3

42. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Do I really need to repost the link to the survey you are misquoting to prove ONCE AGAIN that you're wrong about iPhone users being tech savvy?

posted on 30 Apr 2012, 11:48 4

43. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


you know he cant read sniggly, so why even try?

posted on 30 Apr 2012, 11:52 2

44. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Mainly so our audience gets a clear picture of just what a f**king moron Taco is.

posted on 30 Apr 2012, 12:00 2

45. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


ha. can it be more clear? they already know he was a mindless troll, but now they can add honorless liar to it as well since he so obviously is not honoring his end of the bet that he touted for months.

posted on 30 Apr 2012, 13:10

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


Dude, I literally know over 100 iphone owners and maybe 1 is semi-techy savvy. I know of 10 people like me who own Android and we considered the tech geeks of my town.

posted on 01 May 2012, 02:21

52. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Let's go with your "friends" instead of real data then

posted on 01 May 2012, 02:35

55. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


But the real data doesn't support you either, Taco. I f**king LINKED that study you keep misquoting. In it, iPhone owners were identified as more likely to be early adopters, but of course that's explained by the zerg rush on every single new Apple product since the original iPod. Android owners tend to be later adopters; in other words, we will wait and see what's coming out before making our purchases.

Also in that study, the part you missed, iPhone owners were identified as preferring a prettier gadget which only did a few things, whereas Android owners preferred an uglier device that did a ton of things.

ALSO, iPhone owners identified themselves as higher maintenance, a trait of someone who's not tech savvy, as they need to be babied along with their devices.

So no, according to the study that you're thinking of, iPhone owners are NOT. f**kING. TECH. SAVVY.

So DROP it already. Like you did a few days ago when I shut you down with these inconvenient truths.

posted on 30 Apr 2012, 14:48

48. RageQuit (Posts: 41; Member since: 05 Sep 2011)


When the studys apply to the same price brackets($200 per phone) it reversed. go take your useless statistice elsewere to troll.

posted on 01 May 2012, 00:38

50. frydaexiii (Posts: 1460; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


Too bad study after study shows that Taco is an idiot who can't come up with proper statistics other than those shown on Mac fansite?

posted on 30 Apr 2012, 11:45 1

41. jmoita2 (Posts: 930; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)


ish**p simply refuse to take the red pill. They are happy enough to remain in the Matrix.

posted on 29 Apr 2012, 22:42 3

2. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1488; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


conspiracy theory...

posted on 29 Apr 2012, 22:55 22

3. ron1niro (Posts: 54; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


I knew it wasn't Samsung that had done this. I'm neither a Samsung, nor Apple device user, i prefer Nokia devices but i hate it when this site posts such things. You are quick to point fingers as if you are inciting rivalry. Next thing you will know is that it wasn't even RIM. Someone from Australia wrote that the group that did this is independent and that the Apple store wasn't their only target as they went on to do the same outside other big stores. I just wish you could do your job. Report news and review things but don't come up with conspiracy theories and don't give us your point of view because that makes you biased. Tell us what happened and leave the readers to come up with their own conspiracy theories. For the readers, i wish some of us could think before we write something and stop this stupid fanboyism. Nuff said.

posted on 29 Apr 2012, 23:20 5

7. plgladio (Posts: 314; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Well said...

posted on 30 Apr 2012, 08:46 1

28. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)


its iPA and obiously biased. these guys wont let go of a chance to bash android, samsung or google. this is not the first time PA has come up with a misleading article. apart from Michael H. try to anyone`s article and you would know.
+1 for you for speaking the truth.

posted on 29 Apr 2012, 23:11 3

5. a1000smiles4u (Posts: 84; Member since: 24 Apr 2012)


If it was RIM then they probably need to wake up from coma considering thr last few quarter's results before asking other to wake up.
Had samsung done this would have made some sense
Nokia too out of completion until they accept Android

posted on 29 Apr 2012, 23:19 11

6. plgladio (Posts: 314; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Alan please stop posting article like this? Do you know that was from Samsung before? Why you posted the article and making people to go against Samsung?
This is too bad, if you still want to post just ask whom we are suspecting. This leads to a unwanted confussion.

posted on 29 Apr 2012, 23:57 8

9. matrix_neo (Posts: 334; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


I agree, it created confusion to the readers. he did also a bad publicity to samsung coz launching of galaxy s3 is few days away. Directly accusing samsung as the mastermind but with rim he's playing safe. Pretty obvious which side you're in, baaa baaa black sheep?! Maybe in he's next article is nokia or HTC.

Everyday I read news here in pa but this one really pissed me off, be fair in writing an article no matter what company is involved.

posted on 30 Apr 2012, 00:58

16. plgladio (Posts: 314; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


A good news I went through, just thought to share:
http://www.techday.co.nz/netguide/news/whos-behind-the-apple-wake-up-campaign/23282/

posted on 29 Apr 2012, 23:37 8

8. GeekMovement (Posts: 2156; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


Agree, they (PA or maybe just Alan) shouldn't be making assumptions. It's probably left bad impression towards Samsung to many people. I know I was really disappointed in Samsung when I read that news because I couldn't believe such a well respected company going as far as placing people standing outside protesting. That would have been too aggressive on their part. Glad to know Samsung isn't behind that.

posted on 30 Apr 2012, 08:49

29. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)


its not just Alan or Ray S but its everyone from iPA except Michael H.

posted on 30 Apr 2012, 00:08 3

10. mas11 (Posts: 1034; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


I like the idea of a "Wake Up" campaign. I think this should be done at Apple stores across the U.S. Many people buy iPhones because they are popular instead of buying a phone based on what they really want. What if you want 4G Lte, a huge screen, customization or a physical keyboard? You can't get that in iOS devices. I’m sure many people who own iPhones would like those options if they just tried other phones.

posted on 30 Apr 2012, 01:31

20. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


the problem is rim has nothing to "wake up" to… and staging protests outside competitors stores is not a good advertising campaign…

and if someone wants 4g, or a ginormous screen, they would get an android device… but people who have iphones want their iphones and like their iphones… as satisfaction surveys have shown

posted on 30 Apr 2012, 01:45

21. thebikerboi2 (Posts: 144; Member since: 01 Apr 2011)


it just depends on what phone you enjoy more, i've been a happy owner of an iPhone 4 since march last year not thinking of changing any time soon

posted on 30 Apr 2012, 02:16 1

22. mas11 (Posts: 1034; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


They may enjoy their iPhones, but a lot of iPhone users want 4G Lte and a bigger screen in the next iPhone. Why wait when you could get that now in an Android or Windows Phone device. And if you're happy with you're iPhone that's great, but I encourage people to try new phones. I've used my friends' iPhones and found that I enjoy Android devices more. I would also love to try out a Windows Phone, but they are pretty rare right now. I'm just saying a lot of iPhone users have never tried another phone they will just buy whatever Apple decides to sell them.

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