Originally Posted by Ksireaper
So far what i have gotten from this thread is no matter what mediocre product apple puts out, the fanboys will defend it to death.
And no matter how well it sells and the even if the general public loves it anyway, the Android fanboys will continue to hate it.
Bottom line: OCN members, by and large, seem to know next to nothing about how business works. You don't simply make the most money by making phones with the fastest CPU, GPU, or most pixels on the screen. Apple has done that in the past, but those things aren't what got them where they are today, it takes much more than just hardware. A few years ago about 80% of my friends owned Android phones. Today, every single one owns an iPhone. The iPhone isn't just about hardware, it's about hardware melded with an OS that does what you need it to do, and makes it easy for the consumer. The Android OS is getting better though, which is good. Apple has also done very well at not fragmenting their market too much, so there are a lot more apps in their market, and iOS apps are 3x as profitable as the same ones sold for Android. The Android market is horribly fragmented by the large amount of hardware variation.
It's obvious that Apple is doing something right with their hardware releases, and they know something the Android fanboys on here don't. They didn't end up the most profitable corporation in history by accident.
My personal opinion: I think Android phones are just fine, but there's nothing compelling to get me to leave my iPhone behind and all of my apps.