En masse: 27% of phone buyers in Europe swapped Androids for iPhones this summer

Despite that this quarter is the one when the current iPhone gets old, and a new one traditionally appears, the biggest five markets in Europe saw accelerating switch from Android to iOS, says research firm Kantar. Great Britain, Germany, France, Italy, and Spain saw a cumulative total of 27% of smartphone buyers going for iOS gear, instead of Androids. In the US, the situation was far more muted, as only 9% did the swap...
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43. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Many Android phones are ugly. because the vast majority of people dont care what a phone looks like. You also have to consider this. Older folks in the past 4 years have been forced to switch away from flip phones as carriers no longer support those older device. In fact the flip phone I bought for my mom, was no longer supported by Verizon so I got her an S3. Last week I moved her to an S6 Edge. She keeps telling me how she loved her shiny new toy. My mom is 81 years old. She was quite happy with her flip phone. I asked her if she wanted an iPhone and she said no as she was use to the S3 and wanted to keep it similar. She used my sisters iPhone 6 Plus ad she said she didnt like it. The camera is her favorite feature. I would say ugly Androids are more made for men and old folks who could care less about style as durability and being rugged is a better option for people who work heavy jobs or who may drop a phone more often. While metal phones are more stylish and even the S has evolved to have more rounded smooth surfaces which I would say are quite girly. But at least the OS isnt girly looking like iOS with its pastel colors.

30. Quicksword_Phantom

Posts: 180; Member since: Jun 15, 2015

Couldn't agree more KeyserSoze. Not to stereotype but the vast majority of people I know at my university and around town that use iphones are women, gay/girly men (especially all those closeted guys at the gym taking selfies), and old people lol. This article is definitely click bait by iphonearena.

44. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The original IOS Ui which I actually loved for me gave a nice mixture of masculine and feminine style. They screwed that up when Cook came and brought his girly design philosophy to the iPhone OS. The girly colors of the OS are to soft and dont offer that same unisex mixture. I too when I see an iphone, its mostly females. But when the S4 and S5 came out, I saw just as many women with those too and the Note 2 ans 3. The Note 4 looks very manly even if you can get it in pink. The Note 5 is more rounded liek the S6 and offers a nice mixture of girly vs manly. Basically it comes down to color. I personally love the gold color on the iPhone 5S and the S6 Edge/+ and I would say it is a shared sex color, while white is very chick and black is again very unisex. The new Silver/Titanium which I really want, is very unisex too and I think all phone makers know that colors need to also have a fashion statement. Even Samsung tryed to bring a bit of fashion to the S5. Every female I knew that had the S5 loved the back cover, its only men who complained which si why the Note 4 didnt carry over the same back plated as previous Note models did from the S. Even in TouchWiz, I find the orange and green and the blue to be more girly in shade, but at least it isnt pastel. I would have preferred slightly darker shades of the same color.

27. janis

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

this post just shows that iphone is comming out, post sponsored by apple, because real situation is completely different picture.

50. KeyserSoze

Posts: 387; Member since: Oct 06, 2014

iPhones are too faggy like their CEO, wouldn't be caught dead using one. Be a man dammit!
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