Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 23rd Jun 2013 18:39 UTC
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[5]: Comment by Wafflez
by No it isnt on Sun 23rd Jun 2013 21:27 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Wafflez"
No it isnt
Member since:
2005-11-14

Very little brand loyalty? You seriously want to pretend the Android fanbois don't exist?

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RE[6]: Comment by Wafflez
by Nelson on Sun 23rd Jun 2013 21:37 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by Wafflez"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Very little brand loyalty? You seriously want to pretend the Android fanbois don't exist?


Fanboyism and loyalty are not one in the same, whereas fanboyism is rationalization and justification, loyalty manifests itself in retention statistics.

How many new Android subscribers came from iOS? How many people who bought an iPhone 5 owned an iPhone prior? How many people who bought an iPhone 5 converted from Android?

These are the relevant stats, not a vocal minority of rabid fanboys.

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RE[7]: Comment by Wafflez
by No it isnt on Sun 23rd Jun 2013 21:49 in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by Wafflez"
No it isnt Member since:
2005-11-14

And since Android still is growing, you already know the answer. Of course, as a hobbyist Android-hater, you don't like it.

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RE[7]: Comment by Wafflez
by WorknMan on Sun 23rd Jun 2013 21:57 in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by Wafflez"
WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

How many new Android subscribers came from iOS? How many people who bought an iPhone 5 owned an iPhone prior? How many people who bought an iPhone 5 converted from Android?

These are the relevant stats, not a vocal minority of rabid fanboys.


Unfortunately for Android, it is like a Windows PC... the kind of experience you have usually is determined by the kind of device you get. And since a lot of people go out to buy the absolute cheapest piece of crap device they can find, it's no wonder that so many of them yearn for an iPhone/iPad. And it doesn't help that 98% of Android tablets on the market are complete shit either.

But if the hardware is good and the vendor bloatware is minimal, iOS doesn't hold a candle to Android. For example, if you've ever used stock Android on a Nexus 4, it is as 'smooth' as iOS ever was. iOS7 looks impressive because they've finally gotten some features that Android has had for years, but it still hasn't caught up quite yet, and there have only been two minor updates to Android since October of 2011.

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

No, those are not relavant statistics. The relevant ones are market share growth over time. As microsoft proved, its not how much people *LOVE* their computer, its how useful it is to them. If it was, then this computer I'm typing on would be an amiga.

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RE[6]: Comment by Wafflez
by Wafflez on Mon 24th Jun 2013 10:39 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by Wafflez"
Wafflez Member since:
2011-06-26

Same as with Linux fanboys - small minority, but a vocal one.

Plus people are thick and they want to defend their cheap Android phones to make themselves believe that "oh yes I bought a good phone".

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