Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 14th Aug 2012 22:17 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless You wouldn't believe it, but something actually, truly interesting came out of the Apple vs. Samsung lawsuit yesterday. Apple had conducted a survey to find out why, exactly, consumers opted to go with Android instead of the iPhone. The results are fascinating - not only do they seem to invalidate Apple's claims, they provide an unusual insight into consumer behaviour. The gist? People choose Android not because it's an iPhone copy - they choose it because of Android's unique characteristics.
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RE: Apple's world
by ezraz on Wed 15th Aug 2012 19:29 UTC in reply to "Apple's world"
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i'd say the opposite these days, it's hard for folks like you to accept that 50% or more of the world might actually want something that just works and is a good value for the money and yes, is built well.

i've never bought an apple product due to my fragile ego, marketing, or wanting to fit in or be trendy. i have bought apple products for 20+ years because they design for people who need to get things done, not fight/play with the tool all day and night.

my total reliability, value, ease of use, and yes flexibility is what keeps me a happy iOS and OSX customer. i'm a developer, producer, overall technical guy. i've been a geek since 1982.

sure there are some things apple products can't or won't do easily. but there's more important things that apple does best and/or first, and nearly everything else these days is an awkward knock off.

that's why when you go to a linux or other nerd conference you see macbooks everywhere. busy mobile people need rock solid rigs and apple has been making the best for years.

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