Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 29th Jun 2012 12:06 UTC
Apple Exactly five years ago today, Apple officially released its entry into the mobile phone market, the iPhone. Immediately loved by customers the world over, ridiculed by the competition, and, in my book, not particularly innovative feature-wise, it changed the mobile phone industry virtually overnight. Love the iPhone or hate the iPhone, its industry-changing impact is evident.
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RE[4]: Status symbol
by Thom_Holwerda on Sat 30th Jun 2012 13:14 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Status symbol"
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

All you said is applicable to Android. In fact, more people choose Android than iOS - those are the cold and harsh facts. Even in countries without carrier exclusivity - large parts of Europe - Android outpaces Android considerably.

So, the statement that the iPhone is the best smartphone is ridiculous. It's definitely one of the very best - but not the best.

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by jared_wilkes on Sat 30th Jun 2012 15:09 in reply to "RE[4]: Status symbol"
jared_wilkes Member since:
2011-04-25

Android is not a phone, it is an OS. By your own metric, the iPhone is generally and in most geographies the "best" smartphone. At best, in most geographies, there is only 1 phone that remotely approaches the iPhone (the latest and greatest Samsung Galaxy) and it will generally only outsell the iPhone for a few months of its initial availability.

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by Thom_Holwerda on Sat 30th Jun 2012 15:42 in reply to "RE[5]: Status symbol"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

By your own metric, the iPhone is generally and in most geographies the "best" smartphone.


Wut?

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