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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by Neolander on Sat 30th Jun 2012 13:31 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Status symbol"
Neolander
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iPhone users are only a small fraction of the total amount of cellphone users worldwide (4.6B cellphones in the world in 2010, according to CBS, iPhone users representing maybe 1% of that). By arguing that the iPhone is best for everyone, you are implicitly arguing that the billions of people who own other phones have made uninformed choices or couldn't afford one. Hence my remark that you should temper this judgement, no matter what anecdotal evidence tells you.

I could spend pages of text explaining why iPhones are not for everyone, but I don't think that this would be necessary to drive the point that although it's a nice product, there's really nothing magical about it. People will always be happy to have other choices, depending on their priorities when they choose a phone.

Edited 2012-06-30 13:36 UTC

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