Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 23rd Sep 2014 10:00 UTC
Apple

I missed this one last week, so just pretend it's 17 September. AnandTech's in-depth review of iOS 8, probably the best one you'll read online. They conclude:

Despite my concerns, iOS 8 makes me feel excited for the future more than anything else. Apple's steps to open up more options for customization by developers and users on iOS marks a significant departure from their previous releases. It's not Android but it isn't meant to be. It brings new features and capabilities that are implemented in a very Apple-like manner, for better or for worse. I don't think it's going to do much to sway Android fans toward iOS, but it gives a lot of reason for current iOS users to stay with Apple. This is especially true for users who can take advantage of continuity. iOS 8 feels like another step in the maturation that began with iOS 7. Most exciting of all is that it's still only the beginning.

Like I said before: consolidation.

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themwagency
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2013-03-06

A Digital World Research survey of iPhone 6 buyers states that 27% of Samsung/Android customers are ditching Samsung for the iPhone... This is a worldwide survey.

25% of respondents who planned on buying an iPhone 6/Plus currently own an other (LG, Blackberry, other) phone, while 2% were current Windows Phone owners making the switch to Apple.”

Additionally the survey states that Apple is also making strong gains among consumers who don’t currently own a phone.

http://digitalworldresearch.com/2014/09/survey-consumers-ditch-sams...

Of course we'll wait and see however I believe this survey validates my suspicion.

Edited 2014-09-24 04:43 UTC

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moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

The survey consisted of 250 responses based on the national adult Internet population and weighted by age. The survey was conducted between 9/18/2014 and 9/20/2014.


Great, I'll go just ask the kids at the shopping mall and post it as a serious survey.

Edited 2014-09-24 07:25 UTC

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

You gotta be kidding.
250 out of 8+ billion people. Thats so far from being even a remotely acceptable sample size that it's not even funny. No serious research outfit would ever post something that silly and expect it to be taken seriously.
You'd have to be a pretty big fool to think that survey result has any meaning whatsoever.

Edited 2014-09-24 07:57 UTC

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