Linked by Yoni on Fri 18th Jan 2013 21:56 UTC
Apple "Never mind the fact that the iPod turned the entire music industry on its head. Never mind the fact that most successful notebooks today resemble designs first popularized by Apple. Never mind the fact that the blueprint of the modern day smartphone remains the original iPhone. Never mind the fact that competitors are scrambling wildly to copy the success and design of the iPad. Forget all of these things, because when it comes to Apple, the 'what have you done for me lately?' mentality reigns supreme."
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RE: Well duh...
by unclefester on Sat 19th Jan 2013 04:35 UTC in reply to "Well duh..."
unclefester
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2007-01-13


I honestly thought the iPhone "wave" would have died like 2 or 3 years ago... But I honestly haven't seen any real, hard evidence of it dying even now... The iPhone 5 to my eyes seems pretty mediocre, but yet sales are still very high and still growing year over year.


You must live in the USA. The iPhone is pretty much in terminal decline everywhere else.

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RE[2]: Well duh...
by bowkota on Sat 19th Jan 2013 20:39 in reply to "RE: Well duh..."
bowkota Member since:
2011-10-12


You must live in the USA. The iPhone is pretty much in terminal decline everywhere else.


It sure is

https://twitter.com/TangChris/status/292073230385172480

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RE[3]: Well duh...
by unclefester on Sun 20th Jan 2013 00:49 in reply to "RE[2]: Well duh..."
unclefester Member since:
2007-01-13



The people lined up are scalpers buying multiple iPhones to resell on the Chinese black market. It doesn't indicate an insatiable demand.

In Australia we've had recent a massive surge in sales of baby formula. There hasn't been a baby boom - rather it is being bought by Chinese students and shipped back to be sold on the black market.

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RE[3]: Well duh...
by WereCatf on Sun 20th Jan 2013 01:52 in reply to "RE[2]: Well duh..."
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

"
You must live in the USA. The iPhone is pretty much in terminal decline everywhere else.


It sure is

https://twitter.com/TangChris/status/292073230385172480
"

I wouldn't say a random picture qualifies as any sort of proof. I could just as well travel to Seinäjoki and take a picture of the local Apple Store -- I've only ever seen 3 people there at max, two of which are employees. Would that indicate that almost no one wants Apple-stuff, then?

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