iOS closing the gap with Android in the States says latest comScore report

Based on the latest data from comScore, iOS cut into Android's leading OS marketshare in the U.S. by those 13 and older using a smartphone; additionally, Samsung managed to hold on to it;s leading position as the top smartphone OEM in the States...
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41. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

How is that brain washed. He tried the phone out for several months and didn't like it.

52. Apphole

Posts: 3; Member since: May 31, 2012

How are you still here, WELCHER? GTFO, literally nobody likes or respects you. What a f*cking joke of a man you are.

56. hepresearch unregistered

It wasn't that he didn't like the phone... it was that he was constantly under the impression after getting it that it was substandard because our mutual friends kept telling him that they were sorry for him, that he got that instead of an iPhone. They told him it was just a "fake iPhone copy", which is a lie, but then again they say this because they think that any smartphone is an "iPhone", and anything other than Apple's is just a fake to them. Over time, even though he was satisfied with that phone, he felt that he had possibly missed out on something better as he was being told, and so he decided that he would spend the extra money to go for it. He was applauded by our common friends for this, and sold the Lumia knowing it was less-approved by our mutual acquaintances. He has now, this week, begun insisting that the iPhone 4S he has now is a lot nicer than the Lumia 710... better camera, more apps, etc. So, yet one more friend of mine has dropped from non-Apple freedom of choice to accept the Apple ecostrangulationsystem. I have only a couple of local friends left who are not iPhoners yet, and then myself and my parents. There is just something sick about it... yeah... come and get an iPhone and be popular, CREATIVE, and UNIQUE like all the rest of us! Seriously it is like a drug to this community I live in!

74. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Do you hear what you're saying? He tried out the Lumia and didn't like it. He then gets an iPhone and uses that. He decides he likes the iPhone better after using both phones. He made an informed decision. You somehow feel this is sickening. Why can't he objectively like the iPhone better?

82. hepresearch unregistered

It is for this reason, even if for no other, that Android is doomed and iOS will rule the roost in the US... the fact that the average US consumer, and a large majority of US consumers at that, does not have any appreciation for freedom, and takes convenience for-granted, will land Android's US marketshare in dire straits. When Apple's iPhone is THE informed choice, and anything else is tagged as a cheap immitation and uninformed, according to your peers, then what do you really expect to see in the behavior of other people around you? They are like the moths drawn to the light of the fire... they are like the flies attracted to the swarm of their fellows already hanging from the flypaper... I am not saying that the iPhone is a bad device. On the contrary, it is quite a nice device by most accounts, and the vastly overwhelming majority of people I know in-person here agree that it is their favorite device by far. The only people I know who gather to support anything else are generally meeting in these communities online... so, I am really only saying that I am observing what I see as an unhealthy attraction and peer-pressure that is entirely biased to the iPhone and other Apple devices, to the point that non-Apple consumers like me get pushed around a lot and bullied, and to the point that it is generally socially accepted (among my peers) that the only choice in mobile that actually makes sense is "iPhone/iPad... and not the fake ones!" I recently failed to land a job interview because it was made known that I did not already have my own iPhone... I am in the process of talking to the BBB and the PA Dept of Labor over this. I am arguing that it is discrimination based on my PERSONAL mobile preferences, which is rediculous! Hopefully, the state attorney general will agree with me at some point...

63. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

I can see why he thinks this. If his friend had said, I don't like this phone, I'm going to give the iphone a try, that would ne one thing. But for him to call a Windows phone "not a real iphone", that's saying he thinks that all smartphones are iphones or knockoffs of the iphone. There were smartphones before the iphone, granted not as capable as the smartphones we have today. But that's technology, we have things today we didn't have previously. His friend's comment would be like if someone bought a chevy back in the 20s, got rid of it, because it wasn't a real ford. If anything you've got to give it to apple's marketing department. You can immediately spot an apple ad. Other companies put out ads, but most of the time you can tell it's an apple ad within 3 seconds, where others you may have to wait until halfway thru or even until the end to know which company is behind the ad. This is one of the reasons why the apple/samsung trial on samsung looking like an apple product may go in apple's favor. Not because it has merit (there are literally tons of consumer products that resemble each other) but because people are not informed shoppers. If they don't know that a device with samsung printed on it isn't an apple product, that's not samsung's fault, that's the consumer being a moron. This is where apple's advertising genius may backfire on them. They have saturated the airwaves with their ads that a good portion of the buying public (mostly those not on sites like this one) call any smartphone an iphone. It's the same way with verizon's droid campaign. Even on android sites there are people that call any android a "droid". Now they may just be abbreviating the name, but there are some who literally think that all android phones are from the Droid line. That just shows that verizon's marketing worked, but it also means that the consumer thinks he's getting a phone from the Droid line when in fact he's getting an lg optimus or an htc desire. If he really wanted a phone from the Droid line, the only way he could do that was to go to verizon to get one. But people seem to grasp the most famous version of what they're looking for and call it by that name. It's no different than people calling all tissues Kleenex or all gelatin desserts Jello. Hopefully that clears up what he is talking about.

83. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Maybe its because of this? "He then sold the Lumia. He told me, "It just wasn't the same as a REAL iPhone." I had no idea WP7 was a fake iPhone....or even considered one.

61. thedarkside

Posts: 654; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

youre an idiot. maybe he didnt like that stupid windows phone. i dont like windows phones... he's probably the same way. i also have an iphone because i like the way it works. it does everything i need it to do. im not saying that im only about apple products either. im considering getting a razr here soon.

64. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Just like what I told taco. If he didn't like his windows phone, fine that's his preferrence. But for him to call a lumia phone not a "real iphone " implies that any smartphone is either an iphone or an iphone knockoff. While there are some who believe this, most of them simply know the iphone by their advertising and don't bother to differentiate between them and their competition. Just like people calling all tissues Kleenex, all gelatin desserts Jello, all chocolate milk mixes Quick, and all reciprocating saws a Sawzall. While those brands are the most popular, that doesn't mean that every similar product is that brand. To put it in clearer terms, it's like if his friend had bought a chevy and returned it because it wasn't a "real ford". See what I mean?

65. thedarkside

Posts: 654; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

i understand what you mean. i got my iphone when androids werent really well known, and i like it. im not saying i dont like android. i truely believe that theyre pretty solid OS. ive never had a good experience with a windows phone, so i choose not to buy one.

75. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

sounds like you want people to like what you like

80. hepresearch unregistered

Well, taco, that's actually more like what you sound like...

84. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Sound like you need to brush up on your reading comprehension... Cuz you totally misread, didnt understand his and the other post.

79. hepresearch unregistered

VZWuser76... you are spot on, my friend. That is exactly what I mean, and that is exactly what goes on around me all the time when it comes to mobile devices. The ubiquity is being enforced to brand-specific loyalty in these parts by perr-pressure... Kleenex... Jello... iPhone... yep, that just about sums it all up. I was out at a street-rod show up in town tonight, and a bunch of teenage (I guess, they acted like it) kids were sitting nearby where I was with my folks... they all had iPhones, and were bragging to each other about how "new" each of their phones were... one kid was sporting a "New" iPad, and one other kid had a 3GS instead of a 4S, and he got laughed at briefly as he explained that his parents would be getting him a 4S very soon... then I answered a call, and they all laughed at my Sony Ericsson instead, and then shouted me down like the morons they really wanted to act like. Taco, you should move out to where I am, you would probably fit right in. They might elect you to be the mobile device sheriff, for all I know...

87. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Where is this fantasy world where people are ridiculed for not having iPhones? I've literally never seen anyone attacked for their phone choice except on the Internet where fandroids attack Apple users.

89. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Sorry to say, Taco, but I see it all the time. In fact, I had one asshole come in with his mother, and the whole time I'm trying to explain what her phone options were, he kept saying (without letting her speak) "She wants an iPhone. She's getting an iPhone." I wanted to smack him. If she gets an iPhone, great, but let it be HER GODDAMN CHOICE.

90. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

No you weren't let it be her choice. You were trying to talk her out of an iPhone because of your irrational hate for Apple and he put you in your place. That btw isn't an example of someone being ridiculed for not having an iPhone.

91. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

No, dumbass, I was presenting her with a choice. If I have twenty phones on a table, it is completely f**king irresponsible for me to not let someone know that their options extend beyond one, especially when there are phones which could have met her needs for less money. This asshole didn't trust his mother to make a choice based on what was presented.

96. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

If a customers is making an informed choice only an asshole like you tries to talk them into something they don't want.

97. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

I have come to believe that taco really doesnt have reading comprehension...or just gets off on being on the other side of debates that favor Apple. Basically...he's an iFan. So dont waste your Thats the same thing I did, do with my kids and their mother. She has an iPhone 4 and Nexus S. Both phones were stolen. And only the insurance options turns her away from the iPhone and the iPad. There were instances she grabbed her Nexus S more. Using GPS and getting games. Too many hurdles for getting apps for her iPhone. And there was something that could only be done with Wifi on the iPhone.

95. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

And Apple users are sooo innocent in the fanboy wars.... Riiiiight. You my friend.....need something else to occupy your time. You must get off on all the negative energy...

98. hepresearch unregistered

Well, taco, you would have several options here... you could come to live in the Southern Farms development of Shrewsbury, PA 17361 (where I live), or you could try out Loganville, PA (I forget their zipcode, but they're just up the road), or you could also try the south end of York, PA, down off of South Queen Street. Don't go to New Freedom, PA, though... less iPhoners and more featurephone-people there... like me. By the way, the "featurephone-people" reference is just to remind you that you referred to non-iPhone users as "dump-people" in a prior conversation... =8-P

104. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

Wow, you are really close to where I grew up, hep. I have a lot of family in York and grew up between York n Hanover out in the middle of nowheresville. My grandparents used to have a store in the queensgate shopping center right there on S. Queen street.

106. hepresearch unregistered

Holey... Moley... small world! I grew up going to the LDS church sitting on the hill above the Queensgate shopping center, on Hollywood Drive next door to the JCC. I go to the LDS church out in New Oxford now... the New Oxford Young Single-Adult (YSA) Branch. Out of curiosity, which store did your grandparents own down at the shopping center? I used to go to the theater there all the time, now its been remodeled, sold, and renamed the Frank Theaters. Been there only twice in the last three years. There is also an AT&T corporate store there now, been there just a couple of years now so far. Anyway, did you live near either Jefferson or Spring Grove? +1 for sharing, by the way... Sorry, it's just so rare to run into somebody on the internet, unknowingly or by accident, who happens to know about things out here in the middle of "nowheresville PA"...

108. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

They owned White Jewlers. It was like the first store on the left as you went in. My uncle bought it from my grandfather and moved it down the street somewhere. Yea, tiny world dude. I used to go to the Bobs Big Boy right there all the time before it shut down. Hell I saw jurassic park for the first time in that theater. :) I doubt you've been there (maybe passed through without realizing) but I lived in a tiny town called East Berlin out there between york and hanover (were 234 meets 194) for the bulk of my youth before moving to FL. I lived in both Jefferson (right at the circle) and Spring grove, as well as York New Salem. Yea, I got a lot of family that still lives there, red lion, windam hills, philly, over by ski round top, and all round that area. I can tell ya one thing, i miss the color changes in the fall. I took my wife up there for the first time a few years ago and she had never seen anything like it. Drove her through lancaster on the way to philly and she made me stop so she could take video because we happen to catch an actual barn raising and she found it fascinating. lol. Im not familiar with the LDS church myself, but I think I know which building it is in my head. I used to get drug down to some big catholic church down down. Very pretty. Religion was never my thing though.

109. hepresearch unregistered

Awesome!!! I do remember passing the White Jewelers there, but that was some time ago. And the Bob's Big Boy has been turned into one of those big chain restaraunts, I forget which one. You know, I saw Jurassic Park in that theater, too... my parents took me and my brother to see it when I was in the 8th grade, and my mom has avoided all dinosaur-related action-movies ever since... mostly thanks to the portrayal of the velociraptors. I have been to East Berlin... my dad bought a used van up there last year, and I went on a couple dates, once upon a time, with a lady I know from church who lives up there with her parents. So, yeah, I do know about East Berlin... haha! My brother and his family live near Jefferson these days, just north of Chodorus Lake and the adjoining park area. My sister-in-law's grandmother still lives in Red Lion to this day. As for Spring Grove, well, the paper mill there still stinks to high heavens... whenever the wind blows just right, we catch a whiff of that all the way down in Shrewsbury! I managed to live in CA for a couple years, in the bay area, and when I came back to PA I realized how much I missed the trees and the change in color of the autumn season, so I understand completely. I didn't miss the humidity, though. I also lived in Lancaster County for a little while... spent a year as the public library director in a little river town called Columbia... and had a great time there (when I was at work, and not stuck in the house with my angry angry now-ex-wife). Yeah, not many people out east know too much about the church I go to. Out in Utah and Idaho it is like 40% of the population that shares my faith, but out here in PA we are like 1 in 1000. I was one of the only Mormon kids in my school growing up, and I got bullied and picked on for it, and for many other goofy things that kids back then considered "uncool". Oh well... but yeah, its the one at the top of the hill above the shopping center, next to the upper exit from the shopping center parking lot that winds up the hill. Most folks have seen it in passing at some point if they ever drive down Hollywood Drive regularly. I am not terribly familiar with any of the Catholic churches in the city, but the JCC and the synagogue are quite well known to me, as they sit just down the street from the LDS church there. Wow... small world indeed! Thanks so much for sharing! It is great to hear from someone who knows this place out here like I do.

110. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

ha.. thats hilarious. you stalking my life??? lolol. You ever make it over to Hanover? There was a skating rink in there that I spent a lot of my youth nights. PA's humidity is nothing to FL's. I feel like i got a shower while I was walking the dog this morning. UGH.. and it wasnt even hot out yet. Before the hot afternoon rain its like breathing water. Almost no one knows where EB is. I'm impressed. It used to be half the size it is now.. which is saying something. I laughed last time I drove through it, because where there used to be nothing but a big hill on the left as you go over the little bridge, is nothing but cookie cutter homes.. and they stick out so bad since the rest of the town is filled with civil war era houses. just looked up the center on G-maps. Definitely remember that building.

111. hepresearch unregistered

Hahaha... almost seems that way! I always pass through Hanover on the way to New Oxford, so I go by there often, and have some friends there who I know from church. I don't remember ever going to a skating rink over there, but I do go to the Walk for Autism every year at the YMCA in North Hanover to volunteer time and donate money (when I have money). It is on the 16th of June this year, so I'll be there again, as usual. If you are referring to that small metal bridge out on East Berlin Road... I have to say that every time I pass over that thing, I cringe because it is loud, rough, and rickety as all-get-out these days, no matter how slowly you try to go over the thing... I'm worried that it'll bust somebody's tires or mess up their suspension or alignment one of these days. PA roads have always been rather terrible and yet overly-numerous. I went to FL once. I must have been there in the dry season, because on the way to Orlando from Cocoa Beach we passed an area where wildfires had jumped across the highway and burned the trees on both sides of the road. The place smelled of fire and smoke, and there was soot and ash falling from the air onto the road. It was in mid-May back in 2006, as I recall. It really is so freaking funny that we both share memories of the York/Adams Counties region in common... if the commonalities ran any deeper, it would be just slightly creepy, too... hahaha!!!

112. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

Where I moved after PA, was Melbourne, FL.. which is just like 20 mins south of cocoa. I spent a lot of time there chasing girls and roaming around Orlando before they started shutting the clubs down at 2am (used to be sunrise). so, you really are following me around.. lol. In 06 i was up here in Jax though, so your safe.. lol With all the common areas It wouldnt even be surprising that we come across common friends/friends of friends. I remember the fires your talking about. They burned for a good few days. That happens every once a while. During late fall - spring it almost never rains. It rains like clockwork all summer long. You can literally set a timer to it.

94. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

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