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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Apple's world
by benali72 on Wed 15th Aug 2012 01:45 UTC
benali72
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2008-05-03

It's difficult for Apple to accept that some people don't want to buy their locked-down consumer stuff. Or that other factors outside their control, like the carrier, could be determinative.

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RE: Apple's world
by ezraz on Wed 15th Aug 2012 19:29 in reply to "Apple's world"
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2012-06-20

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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RE[2]: Apple's world
by Mellin on Wed 15th Aug 2012 22:24 in reply to "RE: Apple's world"
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2005-07-06

i left apple for the linux world when steve jobs came back after apple bought next

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RE[2]: Apple's world
by Soulbender on Thu 16th Aug 2012 04:01 in reply to "RE: Apple's world"
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2005-08-18

busy mobile people need rock solid rigs

Because Apple, and ONLY Apple, makes good hardware. Yeah, no one else does. Ever.
I'm sure Apple make good stuff but so does other vendors.

that's why when you go to a linux or other nerd conference you see macbooks everywhere

If by everywhere you mean "some people use macbooks" then yes.

apple has been making the best for years.

A lot of "nerds" would say the same about IBM thinkpads. In fact, I think thinkpads are probably more common than macbooks in the circles you are referring to.

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RE[2]: Apple's world
by zima on Tue 21st Aug 2012 23:32 in reply to "RE: Apple's world"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

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.

It looks like you're so detached from how the world is, in your Apple bubble of 2+ decades, that it's hard for you to understand how for 95(+?)% of people Apple products are not good value in any conceivable way...

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RE: Apple's world
by bornagainenguin on Thu 16th Aug 2012 03:35 in reply to "Apple's world"
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2005-08-07

benali72 pondered...

It's difficult for Apple to accept that some people don't want to buy their locked-down consumer stuff. Or that other factors outside their control, like the carrier, could be determinative.


It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it!

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