Survey in U.K. of those waiting on line, shows large preference for the Apple iPhone 6 Plus
posted by Alan F. / Sep 19, 2014, 9:40 AM
Those on line found the smaller 4.7 inch Apple iPhone 6 to be a better value proposition than the 5.5 inch Apple iPhone 6 Plus. The former was perceived as a good value for the money by 67%, while 54% answered the same for the larger-screened version. Interestingly, as we've seen with other surveys, the Apple Watch doesn't seem to have won over the majority just yet. 54% of those surveyed said that they don't have plans to buy the timepiece.
47 of the 100 waiting on line were there because they are "die-hard Apple fans". Since the company that conducted the survey insurers the iPhone, they did ask some questions related to that business. Of those who had owned Apple products before, 24% had broken them. 18% had their Apple devices damaged by liquid, or were just lost. Only 37% had their Apple devices insured.
Speaking of long lines, check out this aerial shot of the line waiting outside the Ginza Apple Store in Japan.
source: @JapanTravelMate via Forbes
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I don't want to live on this planet anymore.
posted on Sep 19, 2014, 9:48 AM 5
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No one falls in line like that for a note or galaxy. Only apple have that lines every year.
posted on Sep 19, 2014, 10:25 AM 5
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Of course not. People who are relatively normal in their heads don't make camp for days outside tech stores to get their hands on a piece of hardware a mere few days before everyone else... If it meant getting it or not getting it at all (and it actually being unique or ahead of it's time or something...), I could understand, but this is plain silly.
posted on Sep 19, 2014, 10:31 AM 11
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I've never fallen in an insane line like that. The most hyped I've ever become over a phone was the Palm Pre. And all I did with that one was get up at 10 am on a Sunday, called a local store to see if they had stock(they had two left) we drove over there and picked up one. The next level down of crazy was that I preordered my HTC One M7, the next down is that I ordered the 2013 Moto G about 15 minutes after they had them available online. I generally like to wait a couple months to make sure any bugs in the production have been worked out. But a few phones have made me excited to obtain. But none bad enough to wait in line for.
posted on Sep 19, 2014, 12:07 PM 0
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Holy moly cow. All these uninformed users are waiting for and lining up to see a device, with a 2 years old, spec features. Apple is laughing they're butt's off, saying: wow we have succeeded in controlling these dumbasss dimwits.
posted on Sep 19, 2014, 9:51 AM 6
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Obviously they don't wont specs, they just want an Apple ithing...
posted on Sep 19, 2014, 10:37 AM 1
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I'm no apple or android fan...I just love great phones. People are talking about two year old specs and what not. At the end of the day performance is what matters... No need to pack ram in a phone if your software is fluent enough to perform great on a lesser amount...more is not always better...I own a note three and a five 5s I'll be getting a six plus a note 4 and a acend mate 7...because they are great devices
posted on Sep 19, 2014, 11:09 AM 2
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Watch it and laugh your a** off
posted on Sep 19, 2014, 11:29 AM 2
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Not surprised about Japan. It's the only country where Apple actually has the majority market share over Android. But i feel the US is soon about to have Apple majority too with many Android users leaving for the iPhone 6 Plus. but then again, i'm also leaving for the iPhone 6. They fixed many of the problems that kept me on Android. and it's not the larger screen i'm after.
posted on Sep 19, 2014, 11:37 AM 1
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My roommate's kid (teen, female) wants to go wait in line too. Doesn't even want to get a phone; just want to go because, "it's a thing, people do this" as she says. Seems as though waiting in The Line has become it's own social event in and of itself.
posted on Sep 19, 2014, 1:33 PM 0
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posted on Sep 19, 2014, 1:55 PM 0
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Don't like the comments insulting the people buying iphones. They are human beings free to make their own choices. If they chose a phone for fashion over spec, nobody stopped all your android manufacturers from marketing along those lines! And Samsung has already started doing it! If Apple just happens to be better at it, whose fault is that? Get a life please - don't insult others. They are living their own lives, doing what hey want with THEIR MONEY. Diss the phone okay, diss the company fine, but don't insult other people as if your own life is perfect!
posted on Sep 20, 2014, 3:33 AM 1
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If they were informed, they would practice better purchasing decisions in some cases I'm sure. In the US, Apple not only a marketing hold, but a cultural hold tied into the marketing which reaches all areas and all demographics of its existence. That includes all those people who don't research an expensive product or equipment with other products in the same field as the one they're looking to buy, based on the ubiquity of that one product constantly being portrayed in media.
posted on Sep 21, 2014, 2:29 AM 0
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