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The iPhone 6 won't wow: 6 reasons why
by Eric Mark | 16 January 2013
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Demand for the iPhone 5 is slumping and Crave's Eric Mack isn't surprised. He's hoping Apple's next big leap will impress, but he isn't holding his breath.

Apple's getting hammered by analysts and investors as I write this, and I've been trying to resist the urge to say "told ya so."

Sorry, no will power today.

Back in September, after the much-awaited and meh-filled unveiling of the iPhone 5, I made a declaration that's being borne out further in this week's headlines -- the iPhone jumped the shark some time ago. At the time, I was reacting to the lack of any groundbreaking innovation in the latest Apple smartphone iteration. But this week, word came that iPhone demand was slumping and Apple had reportedly cut component orders.

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Oh trust me, they said this with the others, and the apple maniacs go crawling for the next "big thing" and it will be yet another sensation. I heard the iphone 5 when it came out had holographic images (thanks to fox news sources).
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I can give you one reason why it wont "wow". The Iphone 5 didn't. In the end i have talk to several people who were introduced to Samsung android phones cause they were hearing all this apple lawsuit nonsense and decided to see what was so special about samsung's products.
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Demand for the iPhone 5 is slumping
Sales slump after launch? No way
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How iOS can catch up with hipper offerings from Windows Phone and Android
Who was this written by?
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Young people don't think Apple is cool anymore, Apparently the cool kids today are into Windows Phones
What? Was there a study that I missed? Last time I checked Apples iPhone business was larger than all of Microsoft. Im yet to meet someone in person who own a Windows Phone, Where im from 90% of people have iPhone, the other 9% have Android and 1% have old nokias...
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Price does matter: Part of Apple's growth has been about expanding into global markets, but in lots of those markets it's tough to swing $600 for a phone
The price has been the same for a long time and every launch is massive... And it not like competitors are dramatically cheaper?
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When I think of the last time Apple really gave us a major innovation
So.... When did The windows phone innovate anything? Or the GS3 over the GS2? Phones are phone, each new model no matter which brand has some new features, but to say its not going to innovate the entire market with every launch = failure is just bogus..

This article is very suspect..
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People are still using CNET?

Anyways, simply put the next iPhone needs to be a complete refresh in both OS and ID if it wants to grab peoples attention again.
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Originally Posted by L D4WG View Post

Young people don't think Apple is cool anymore, Apparently the cool kids today are into Windows Phones
What? Was there a study that I missed? Last time I checked Apples iPhone business was larger than all of Microsoft. Im yet to meet someone in person who own a Windows Phone, Where im from 90% of people have iPhone, the other 9% have Android and 1% have old nokias...[/quote]

Do you have a source for this?
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When I think of the last time Apple really gave us a major innovation
So.... When did The windows phone innovate anything? Or the GS3 over the GS2? Phones are phone, each new model no matter which brand has some new features, but to say its not going to innovate the entire market with every launch = failure is just bogus..[/quote]

In terms of innovation, you have things like Smart Stay and the motion controls, for one. Also, TouchWiz Nature UX seems to be rather more enhanced than what came before. Oh, also, the Galaxy S phones have increased screen sizes and processing cores with each iteration, while adding new features that Apple has been later to adopt (LTE, NFC for example). Not world-breaking, true, and I'm not saying that Apple haven't improved on their end, but then again, there's only so much one can successfully do in 1 year. I agree with your last sentence.

As for Windows Phone innovating anything, I'd say the tile / hub interface is pretty innovative and different to what was there before.
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Until there's a better platform, I'll continue to buy iPhones and iPads. I can build my own overclock desktop (meaning screw apple's overpriced desktop solutions), but nobody can beat apple in creating slick and NON-buggy egosystem in the iPhone and iPad. I keep giving android a chance with the motorola zoom, galaxy 10.1, htc one x. Never again...
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Originally Posted by Marin View Post

People are still using CNET?

Anyways, simply put the next iPhone needs to be a complete refresh in both OS and ID if it wants to grab peoples attention again.

I would agree.
Apple still dominates the market in many ways, but you dont STAY dominating by making minor revisions and adding one or 2 features here and there.
You stay at the top by doing what apple did with the first few IPhones.
Changing the landscape and doing it so well people cant ignore you.

I for one, have seen so many iphones, that they all look the same to me at this point.
And thats not exactly an uncommon sentiment in my experience.
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Until there's a better platform, I'll continue to buy iPhones and iPads. I can build my own overclock desktop (meaning screw apple's overpriced desktop solutions), but nobody can beat apple in creating slick and NON-buggy egosystem in the iPhone and iPad. I keep giving android a chance with the motorola zoom, galaxy 10.1, htc one x. Never again...

To be fair, the One X and Motorola Zoom werent exactly good examples of android.
But, fair point...
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Originally Posted by L D4WG View Post

What? Was there a study that I missed? Last time I checked Apples iPhone business was larger than all of Microsoft. Im yet to meet someone in person who own a Windows Phone, Where im from 90% of people have iPhone, the other 9% have Android and 1% have old nokias...
The price has been the same for a long time and every launch is massive... And it not like competitors are dramatically cheaper?
So.... When did The windows phone innovate anything? Or the GS3 over the GS2? Phones are phone, each new model no matter which brand has some new features, but to say its not going to innovate the entire market with every launch = failure is just bogus..

This article is very suspect..
What? Was there a study that I missed?
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Just like every new Android and Windows phone wows us right? Another article written by an apple hater with no real news to report. Not every release can be groundbreaking...
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