New report claims half of Note 7 owners will be moving to the iPhone, but it's mostly a sham
posted by Joe M. / Oct 28, 2016, 4:52 PM
IDC reports that they held their survey between October 17 and 18 - just four days after Samsung officially announced that the Note 7 was dead - and it consisted of three separate groups of smartphone customers. Those groups included people who were past Samsung smartphone owners (347) and folks who have never owned a Samsung product (228). This resulted in a total number of 507 people that were interviewed, but IDC says that just 24 people who participated in the survey were actual owners of the Note 7.
So, of those 24 people, half of them reported that they "have or will choose an Apple iPhone" over another Samsung product. Just 17% of Note 7 owners said that they'd opt for another Samsung-made phone, but with such a small number of people actually being Note 7 owners, this survey is about as deceptive as they come. Saying that half of Note 7 owners will be moving to the iPhone sounds like Samsung is losing a large chunk of their customers, but in this case, half means a grand total of 12 people. That's hardly anything, and is far from indicative of the whole Note 7 user-base.
Anthony Scarsella, a research manager for IDC, did go on to say that if the launch of the upcoming Galaxy S8 is successful "consumers will quickly forget the Note 7 fiasco..." Although it's been estimated that Samsung's lost billions of dollars because of the failed Note 7, the Galaxy S8 is quickly shaping up to be a pretty exciting phone. Samsung itself has even started to tease the new device, but now it's just a matter of waiting to see if the company can pull itself back off the ground after all of this hassle.
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Someone is trying really hard to bring Samsung down and actually made an impact.
posted on Oct 28, 2016, 4:57 PM 21
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Yea but so is Apple, and I think this report is more to prop up sinking Apple stock than bring down Samsung. A lot of US companies have their hand in the Apple pie and are trying their best to keep that over inflated stock from tanking
posted on Oct 28, 2016, 8:17 PM 4
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Phone arena is a sham for posting this sham
posted on Oct 28, 2016, 5:28 PM 14
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Considering the brand damage the Note 7 caused, I can see it happening. It's not just about the people who had Notes or who are already in the Samsung ecosystem, it more about the potential buyers that they will lose that never owned a Samsung. They will certainly go to the completion. As for the S8, it will be released in 2017. The problem is that 2016 was the year that Sammy could have capitalized on Apple keeping the same design for another year. Guess what, there will be a thing called the anniversary phone looming(aka iPhone x). Combine that with the new headquarters and possibly new iPad, Apple TV, etc, it's going to be a tough year for Sammy. The S8 will be successful with the fanboys, but the general public will more than likely give it a side eye thanks to the Note 7.
posted on Oct 28, 2016, 5:22 PM 2
Only a fanboy would cite new headquarters and an iPhone anniversary as a reason to buy a device and something that makes a big year for consumers. If "the anniversary " is a big deal, you're pretty much admitting that for years they've given you nothing but incremental updates. But, on year 10, they're just gonna "bring it". Why? Because it's the anniversary, that's why. Well, here's to hoping that after 10 years a whole lot more technology will be ready for "prime time". But, I'm thinking next year we will all still be talking about how great it scores in benchmarks.
posted on Oct 28, 2016, 7:46 PM 8
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Where was the study conducted? I'm visiting Argentina and it looks like Samsung dominates with 75% of the market. I doubt the US fiasco will have much effect here.
posted on Oct 28, 2016, 5:26 PM 9
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ignore it, its from IDC... they talk BS... back then, they also predict windows mobile will surpass iOS by 2016https://www.wired.com/2012/06/
posted on Oct 28, 2016, 9:56 PM 10
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I did switch to the iPhone 7 and have no complaints but I miss my note 7! That phone was perfect for work and everything else I did! Don't get me wrong the iPhone works but still has its issues as well! I hated turning that phone in twice now and I hope the give an opportunity to get the note 8 for all those who purchased it!
posted on Oct 28, 2016, 10:11 PM 2
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The denial in this article is real. As I've said in other places, Apple stands to gain THE MOST with this s--- from Samsung with their Note Nukes. Any attempt to shoot down that fact is just an exercise of blind faith and arrogance. Just like the Brexit polls or Donald Drumpf. But yeah, just 24 people who owned the Note Nukes? That's an awfully small number.
posted on Oct 29, 2016, 2:15 AM 0
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Not really. If you think about it, people are pretty loyal to their chosen OS's at this point, so I can't imagine a huge exodus because of one bad device. People are intelligent enough to see this as a Samsung problem and NOT an Android problem. I'm sure there are going to be a few that switch to iOS, but for the most part other Android manufacturers have the greater chance of benefiting from all this. Perfect timing for the Pixel XL and the V20.
posted on Oct 29, 2016, 12:10 PM 1
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is the iPhone really a Note7 alternative? they don't even play in the same league...on one hand we have the features packed note and on the other we have a blowout version of an iphone...am i the only one who think it's stupid to even compare those two phones?
posted on Oct 29, 2016, 4:43 AM 5
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