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Apple "Apple's new iOS 7, which the company unveiled last week at its Worldwide Developer Conference, says a lot about the future of mobile devices because Apple owns the future of mobile devices." If you're an Apple fanatic, you're going to love this article. If you're not an Apple fanatic, you'll be shaking your head in disbelief that the once great AppleInsider runs stuff like this these days. Hey, there's always MacRumors - the last great bastion of proper Apple rumour reporting.
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RE[2]: Comment by Wafflez
by Wafflez on Sun 23rd Jun 2013 19:44 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Wafflez"
Wafflez
Member since:
2011-06-26

Well Bieber has a ton of fans too, so I cannot say that he failed as a singer?

Atleast here in Lithuania, the only reason I see cheap Android tablets instead of iPads is, well, because they're cheap. And yes I asked.

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RE[3]: Comment by Wafflez
by Fergy on Sun 23rd Jun 2013 20:17 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Wafflez"
Fergy Member since:
2006-04-10

Well Bieber has a ton of fans too, so I cannot say that he failed as a singer?

Atleast here in Lithuania, the only reason I see cheap Android tablets instead of iPads is, well, because they're cheap. And yes I asked.

Yes that is what I have been hearing since the iPhone came out: The only reason Android succeeds is because it is a cheap knockoff.

The only way you can be _that_ dense is if you have Apple glasses on.

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RE[4]: Comment by Wafflez
by Nelson on Sun 23rd Jun 2013 20:28 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Wafflez"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Its been my experience as well that a lot of Android users are there primarily because of cost, and that a good chunk of them aspire to own iOS devices.

I think its great that some people here like Android for its ideals. Open, free, yada, yada. However I don't think that sentiment is necessarily universal, or a significant driving factor in its adoption.

I've never heard a lay person say they love Android because its Linux, or because it has an SD Card, or a task manager, or can run an HTTP server or whatever.

People use Android because its flexible, cheap, and available. There's very little brand loyalty there (save for the Samsungistas)

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RE[3]: Comment by Wafflez
by No it isnt on Sun 23rd Jun 2013 21:03 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Wafflez"
No it isnt Member since:
2005-11-14

Bieber's music isn't all that interesting, but he's certainly not a failure as a pop singer. There are hundreds of well respected legends of pop and rock who don't have nearly that good a command of their voice.

And even though talent alone won't get you anywhere in pop music, it's hardly by random chance that he's struck something in so many teenage girls. They want something which they believe they see in Bieber. Android sells for pretty much the same reason: a huge number of people believe it is what they want, at a price they're willing to pay. And certainly neither iOS nor WP8 can do anything Android that can't, so they're objectively right.

Meanwhile, a bunch of idiots on the internet will pretend it's a failure.

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RE[3]: Comment by Wafflez
by nej_simon on Sun 23rd Jun 2013 22:13 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Wafflez"
nej_simon Member since:
2011-02-11

Well Bieber has a ton of fans too, so I cannot say that he failed as a singer?


You can say that but you would be provably wrong as he has been hugely successful.

Atleast here in Lithuania, the only reason I see cheap Android tablets instead of iPads is, well, because they're cheap. And yes I asked.


Asked who?

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RE[3]: Comment by Wafflez
by Laurence on Mon 24th Jun 2013 09:12 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Wafflez"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

Well Bieber has a ton of fans too, so I cannot say that he failed as a singer?

Atleast here in Lithuania, the only reason I see cheap Android tablets instead of iPads is, well, because they're cheap. And yes I asked.

Well yeah, cheap Android tablets are popular because they're cheap. However if you compare iPads and iPhones to similarly spec'ed Android devices (read: non-cheap Android tablets and handsets), then they're popular for whole other reasons.

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RE[3]: Comment by Wafflez
by JAlexoid on Mon 24th Jun 2013 09:29 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Wafflez"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

Yep, in a country where the average monthly income is equal to the price of an iPad they would buy expensive non-essentials.

And yet expensive Android phones are still widespread in Lithuania. Granted, prices of iPhones in Lithuania make is sensible to grab a plane ticket to any larger EU country and buy one there.

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