Linked by David Adams on Tue 14th Feb 2012 17:24 UTC
Apple Today Samsung AV product lead Chris Moseley had comments about Apple's rumored entrance into the television marketplace that sound eerily similar to that which Palm CEO Ed Colligan's said a few years back about how Apple's ability to simply walk into this market and figure it out like they had managed to do after years of research.
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Research
by Moredhas on Tue 14th Feb 2012 20:26 UTC
Moredhas
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2008-04-10

Apple is entering the market with the benefit of a premade mindless drone fanbase, who'd buy an Apple TV even if it were a 17" black and white CRT, and the benefit of a history of every other company's colossal fuckups and successes. I expect they'll do quite well, even if they release a sub-par product at a premium price, as is clearly evidenced by the iPhone.

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RE: Research
by sgtrock on Tue 14th Feb 2012 20:45 in reply to "Research"
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Heck, Apple could repurpose some original Macs as 9" black and white TVs and still get some people to buy them!

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RE: Research
by kristoph on Tue 14th Feb 2012 22:51 in reply to "Research"
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Who, in your opinion, does not have a mindless drone fan base?

Because, you know, research (by comScore) has shown that Windows phone owners are better educated then iPhone owners who are, in turn, better educated then Android owners.

So all those educated people, their the 'mindless' ones?

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RE[2]: Research
by Moredhas on Wed 15th Feb 2012 00:40 in reply to "RE: Research"
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2008-04-10

Obvious selection bias is obvious. Android users are more numerous for the affordability of Android devices. Undereducated people will use them. Windows Phone 7 is the current new big thing, favoured by early adopters and business types.

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RE[2]: Research
by Lennie on Wed 15th Feb 2012 01:25 in reply to "RE: Research"
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2007-09-22

When talking about studies, it turns out that the real problem (for men atleast) is that women think the guys with an iPhone are the men who make the most money.

Which turns out, is completely off base. They make the least amount of money of all the male smartphone owners.

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RE: Research
by David on Wed 15th Feb 2012 00:40 in reply to "Research"
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1997-10-01

Which is why the current AppleTV bixes and all of Apple's other 2nd tier products over the years have all sold so well, with all the "mindless drones" running out and buying them [end sarcasm].

By and large, Apple's good products are successful, and its bad products are forgotten. Hey, maybe those dones have minds after all!

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RE[2]: Research
by Moredhas on Wed 15th Feb 2012 00:44 in reply to "RE: Research"
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2008-04-10

That anyone at all bought an Apple TV box is testament to the mindless drone market. That they sold poorly gives me a bit of hope for Apple fans, yet.

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