Teens: Apple iPhone out, Samsung Galaxy S III and Microsoft Surface in

Teens: Apple iPhone out, Samsung Galaxy S III and Microsoft Surface in
It appears as though Apple's success selling the Apple iPhone 5 as the smartphone for everyone has helped the product lose it's cool factor amongst teens. Why are teens beginning to turn their collective back on Apple? One reason is that the iPhone is seen as being too popular to be cool. So what devices are cool enough for the kids? The Samsung Galaxy S III, the flagship Android handset, and the Microsoft Surface tablet by Microsoft are now "in" among teens. And look at how Samsung marketed its flagship smartphone this year. By making Apple iPhone users appear to be old or geeky in a series of television spots, it made Samsung Galaxy S III users seem young and cool. Similarly, an ad run by Microsoft that shows kids dancing at a high school with the Surface tablet helped the device attain "cool" status.

According to Insites-Consulting’s Joeri Van den Bergh, the Apple iPhone 5 showed very little innovation for the second straight year. After a tremendously popular redesign with the Apple iPhone 4,  the Apple iPhone 4S and Apple iPhone 5 were said to have incremental changes, including a larger sized screen in this year's model. Meanwhile, the Samsung Galaxy S III had a re-design and added a ton of new features, some of which are still being sent out via firmware updates. Features like multi-windows have really grabbed the attention of teens. For many, iOS is beginning to feel old.

Several teen opinion polls showed Apple on a downward trajectory. Regardless, 67% of affluent teens say that for their next update they will be an Apple iPhone versus 22% who will buy a Samsung model.  And while that might seem like a huge victory for Apple, just a few years ago the idea that a teen would want any phone other than an Apple iPhone would be considered blasphemy.

source: Forbes



1. wendygarett unregistered

Me? I want 27inch retina display 'the new iMac'!!! :D

5. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Ha! Retina is out of date in the new era of 4K (aka "Ultra HD"). Mac doesn't even offer touchscreens, and probably won't until next year. Typical apple, months and years behind everyone else.

11. nwright94 unregistered

I don't think we will see many 4k monitors/laptops for awhile.

24. abdane

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

Faith in teens... RESTORED !

64. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I actually see more teens with iPhones than any other phone.

66. thunderbolt

Posts: 76; Member since: Jan 10, 2013

because you only try and see teens with an iPhone ... rest you hav e been programmed to ignore.

67. Mxyzptlk unregistered

No I've seen it with my own eyes.

69. thunderbolt

Posts: 76; Member since: Jan 10, 2013

Then perhaps time to visit an opthalmologist soon.

87. iami67

Posts: 334; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

As supposed to you have seen it with someone elses eyes. lol No matter what the facts will say you will never believe the truth only what you want huh.

107. bvalde09

Posts: 191; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

I guess thats the problem. Teens are seeing the Iphone as too popular. Meaning everyone has an iphone. Thats not cool. Why would I have the same phone everybody has. Teens will seej something different in order to stand out. Iphone isnt a bad phone but isnt worthy. Same old

105. darkkjedii

Posts: 31764; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

No thunderbolt I can see where he's coming from. I dirve county transit here n vegas, and as a techie I'm constantly looking to see what devices people r carrying. I honestly see more teens with iPhones, and next r galaxies...now here's the kicker, when I ask them how they like their iPhone most say its ok, but I want the s3, or the big one (the note).

149. rcrider4

Posts: 118; Member since: Nov 14, 2011

No actually...over half of the teens I know own iPhones. That is just a simple fact in our lives. The fact that you don't like Apple doesn't mean you need to downvote someone simply because he is stating what he sees around him. He probably hangs around different people than you, and so they have different phones. To say that he is blind because of that is just rude. Keep your super biased comments and rates to yourself and just look at things objectively for a change, or are you too obsessed with Google to be able to do that?

92. darkdroid

Posts: 44; Member since: Sep 13, 2012

Mxyzptlk you are just stupid as your profo pic ...proved

95. Droiddoes unregistered

Spend a lot of time looking at teenagers? Pervert.

134. darkkjedii

Posts: 31764; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You like to start trouble don't u?

104. darkkjedii

Posts: 31764; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Actually so do I. Followed by galaxy s3's. I see only young adults, and mature grown ups with notes.

113. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

of course you do. we're talking about every generation of iPhone against every one type of Android handset. i actually do see a lot of kids with Galaxy SIII's considering though.

117. tedkord

Posts: 17512; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Well there you have it, conclusive scientific proof.

122. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

+1 for sarcasm! ;]

127. bluescreen

Posts: 154; Member since: Nov 22, 2012

you should see more teens with an iphone than any other cause for one they have like 6 different models plus they all look almost identical from a distance plus the 3g's 4 and 4's are all dirt cheap so it makes sense.....

153. Friendlysky

Posts: 54; Member since: Jul 04, 2012

In that case the report is incorrect and they must be pull those info from the sky haaaa?

139. fanboysrdumb

Posts: 44; Member since: Jan 12, 2013

well this article is certainly going to help solve the deficit the economy is in. congrats yay this article will be a feeling of popping cherry for fandroids. its like all this bickering with the isheeps has finally come to an end. why ? and how ? cause god revealed it in the holy scriptures...not the cure to problems of humans and the violence and all that mumbo jumbo on cnn and fox but but but a decision of what OS is better.

143. tedkord

Posts: 17512; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Are you drunk?

35. OHaZZaR

Posts: 131; Member since: Aug 19, 2011

I see 4k monitors arriving in a year and hitting the mainstream in maybe 3 or 2 and a half.

152. quakan

Posts: 1419; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

With a high ticket price too

44. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

well for this year and probably through next year too 4K Televisions are surely going to be ridiculously expensive whenever we even get them in the consumer marketplace and look at how expensive the Retina Macbook is now and it's display is of course within Retina territory meaning it's as sharp as your eyes can possibly perceive it. the common consumer wouldn't bother even IF they were anywhere near having it for us in something like a Macbook. it would just be too expensive, impractical and too power consuming. i wouldn't look for this on a Macbook next year let alone this year.

50. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

What's the ppi of those 4K displays? When will they be out? How much will they cost? iMac is the only desktop monitor with retina you can buy, hater

59. tedkord

Posts: 17512; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Retina is a meaningless term. Apple called the iPad 2 retina. Guess that makes the Nexus 10 ultra super mega retina.

91. JohnnyBravo

Posts: 105; Member since: Dec 02, 2012

Agreed. Its a marketing thing, which Apple does so well. They advertise the hell out of basic features that Android and other OSs have had for months and the average consumer things Apple came up with it first. Example: panorama shots. There a few devices that have better than "retina" display but it is the fault of the company pushing them to not market them heavily or find a catch term or phrase like Apple does. Like them or hate them they do market well...

114. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i don't recall Apple ever calling the display of the iPad 2 Retina. Retina is a display philosophy by them and a damn good one too. i don't see Apple going back on it. o:

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