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Will Apple lose the smartphone war without Steve Jobs?

0. phoneArena posted on 26 Nov 2012, 05:50

It seems some entrepreneurs and analysts believe that without Steve Jobs guiding the company, Apple will slowly lose the smartphone war to Google. Most of you probably know that Google's Android already commands a much larger share of the market, and has been doing so for quite a while, but the reality is that Apple's still raking in much bigger profits, thanks to its extraordinary profit margins...

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posted on 26 Nov 2012, 14:41 2

74. TechDork (Posts: 313; Member since: 10 May 2010)

The iPhone can only go so far. We've had iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, now the iPhone 5, iPhone 5S (supposedly), I mean, how much longer is it going to last? iPhone 6, iPhone 6S, iPhone 7? I guess they'll start using letters & actual names; iPhone XL, iPhone Z, iPhone Galaxy (there's a lawsuit waiting to happen).

The demise of the iPhone is bound to happen.

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 16:08

77. kboo1995 (unregistered)

maybe apple will fail
but if there is a future in the mobile market ,it is not for ANDRIOD
ANDRIOD is no morethan 3-4 years platform
sooner or later people will get bored of the colored widgets in the background
i think the future is for microsoft

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 17:07 2

80. TheRetroReplay (Posts: 254; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)

Too early to tell, Apple has stayed in it's comfort zone for far too long resulting in iOS becoming incredibly stale while Android and now Microsoft continue to innovate the touch screen market.

But Apple also has it's legion of blindly devoted fans too, it's really a matter of questioning how long that will last before even they want something new.

Even Apple's marketing is faltering, when the iPhone 5 came out they said it was the biggest thing to happen to iPhone since iPhone. That's the most literal marketing ever because the iPhone 5 has a bigger screen than previous generations.

The iPad Mini is just a smaller iPad 2, Apple had the balls to compare it to the Nexus 7, a device that is way more powerful and has a better screen. And Apple's reasoning for charging $350 is because it's a "premium device"

They also continue to put more and more effort into marketing the Retina Display, essentially putting that on top of everything in a way to cover up their lack of innovation.

Every iPhone keynote is a copy and paste of the last one. "Retina Display" "Tons of Apps" "Most advanced mobile operating system" (although that's a lie as they are now stealing from Android) "Works like magic" "New (to iOS) features"

It doesn't matter who is in charge, Apple's stubborn refusal to change and their philosophy of "you will use our products the way we want you to" will only go so far until people leave because they want more options.

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 03:19

91. TechDork (Posts: 313; Member since: 10 May 2010)

It still fathoms me how they made the screen "bigger"...by stretching it a couple more inches vertical. If anything, bigger comes in height/width. They AT LEAST could've made the screen wider. Maybe we'll see that in the iPhone 7.

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 18:52

82. MC1123 (Posts: 1256; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)

you can never tell...maybe there's gonna be a miracle that they will cut the prices.... if they will release an iPhone with awesome specs but with cheap price...

but again...MIRACLE!

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 10:33

97. romeo1 (Posts: 729; Member since: 06 Jan 2012)

there should've been a box with: even with steve on top they would lose
Iwould click that one XD

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 20:26

98. dingo777 (Posts: 1; Member since: 23 Feb 2013)

would anyone like to stick thier hard cock in my ass while texting?

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