Apple is America's brand of the year for smartphones and tablets, Verizon the preferred carrier

A research by Harris Interactive has polled some 38,500 Americans on their brand preferences across categories such as smartphones, tablets and mobile carriers. As you gleaned already, Cupertino ranked first in the smartphone and tablet categories – an impressive feat considering the stiff competition...
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32 Comments

1. darkkjedii

Posts: 30969; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I think now that apple stopped resting on their laurels, there'll be more awards coming. Samsung will get some too though.

10. tedkord

Posts: 17312; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Let's hope so. But so far Apple is rumored to not be resting on their laurels. IOS 7 was a big step, but nothing else is confirmed. Apple can do it, but to do so they need to focus more on innovation, less on litigation - fight for new territory rather than defend existing. I'm not sure they're ready to make that change, but it's more likely under Tim Cook than Steve Jobs.

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 30969; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

+1 Ted. I totally agree with you. Apple needs a shot in the arm, and Samsungs providing it big time.

14. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Google is doing more to push the hardware than Samsung. Look at the new Nexus 7 compared to the outdated Galaxy Tab 3. Samsung doesn't want to spend any more on R&D than Apple so long as the profits keep rolling in.

17. appleDOESNT.com

Posts: 456; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

wait, what? when did apple stop resting on their laurels? when again? hello, iPad 2/4 hardly increment from 1/3. Entire S line, Mini with pathetic resolution. No other compelling products, iOS7 overhaul made all colorful and flat, like a bad Android theme. Cook, much like Balmer, proves how NOT Bill Gates and Steve Jobs these guys really are!

18. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Stop being a blind fanboy and admit the iPad 4 is the best tablet on the market besides the N7 (2013). If you think the Retina MBP isn't compelling, then idk what to tell you.

27. appleDOESNT.com

Posts: 456; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

i am not downing iPads (if i owned a tab and they weren't $500 which is way overpriced for what they do IMO, I'd choose a iPad), I am downing the 2 and the 4 versions as they were designed to bilk their userbase. Completely useless incremental, unnecessary versions of the 1 and 3 iPads! and the Mini should of launched with a higher rez display but they launched it just to get it out quick and screw all the early adopters less than a year later with a good version of the mini

30. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

I don't see the ipad as a tablet. A giant ipod touch, sure, but no computer tablet. Androids, sure, since they're stemmed from an actual smartphone OS, not a crummy outdated media player. That said, were I to get a tablet, I'd get the 8" Acer Iconia W3 or the best-value Windows 8 (not RT, I use too many x86/x64 programs) I could get, but I'm waiting for higher-res screens and built-in [micro]HDMI-out

2. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Apple and Verizon again? I still haven't forgotten yesterday's article

3. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Nice, every brand should have this home benefit.

4. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

who cares? Until they ask more then 1% of the population it doesnt matter. When you ask about hmmm 60% of the population then it will matter.

20. therealestboy

Posts: 82; Member since: May 03, 2013

You obviously don't understand how surveys are done. You don't need 60 percent of the population to get an accurate representation in a survey.

5. omarr

Posts: 149; Member since: Sep 15, 2012

Google ? Google who ?

6. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Right, I believe this iFabri(forni)Cation. Ironically, Galaxy S3 was top selling smartphone as well as Galaxy Note 2 and Galaxy S4, respectively. This is nothing more than iPropaganda paid for by the Cupertino Devil. They must've limited their poll to a farm out in South Dakota

7. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Right. Remember, it's not paranoia if they really are out to get you.

22. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Right, good point.

8. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Nevemind that in addition to this report, Apple consistently wins customer satisfaction surveys. Nevemind that there is still a large population out there that knows, loves and continues to buy iOS devices. It's all propaganda designed to keep underdog Samsung down.

13. darkkjedii

Posts: 30969; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

There is no conspiracy theory roldefol, apple make good products, so does Sammy. Apple deserves its awards, so does Sammy.

15. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

You're preaching to the choir. Tell it to the incredulous fanboys who don't believe anyone, anywhere would possibly choose iOS.

19. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

This.

21. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Hey, don't pick on His Holy Darkness, ain't his fault he can't write English. But, point well taken. Congrats to the Cupertino Mephistopheles for buying their aWards!

24. darkkjedii

Posts: 30969; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Glad you've changed your material pap. The jealousy laced insults had become boring dude. Insult me all you want, if its funny I'll laugh, but the constant attacks on my fam makes you look jealous, bitter, and weak dude. Real talk...

25. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Yes, and I'm sure they're paying off the users who consistently rate the products highly. Oh wait... no, because Apple products cost more too. Hmm. Well, maybe it's because the products are actually good and useful. But that would mean that Apple is doing something right, and that's impossible! Oh, my head.

26. darkkjedii

Posts: 30969; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Lol good post dude

23. darkkjedii

Posts: 30969; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

"This" would pertain to this article, "there" would basically be generalizing Smurf. Thanx for the correction though. +1 bro

32. androidfanboy

Posts: 162; Member since: Jun 24, 2013

Grow up you cocky t**t

9. mr.techdude

Posts: 571; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Wow HTC is 2# that's guuuudd maaaannn

11. synot

Posts: 277; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

Was this poll taken in Apples hometown?and what % of the population is this?No surprise here Apple stands for America,Even the President will veto any issue against Apple by another Administration in America

16. alpinejason

Posts: 262; Member since: Sep 06, 2011

Trac fon???

28. lsutigers

Posts: 832; Member since: Mar 08, 2009

Yeah really, I don't know where that came from. Don't know a single person with Trac Fon and couldn't even tell you where to buy it.
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