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Not sure what's wrong with CNET but I don't follow the Tech world that closely. Everyone except the ignorant know the iPhone is on the downslide. Last report from Q3 2012 showed that Android is up to ~64% of the market and growing. Most of my friends have Andriods now too actually. I understand why some get the iPhone, but I'll argue to the end with anyone who buys it and says they got it "because it's an Apple, it's the best"

Best thingis when I show anyone with an iPhone or older Andriod they drool over my Razr Maxx HD. It's the perfect phone for me right now, fast, HUGE battery, slim, lightweight but still feels solid, etc. etc...
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iphone set the standard full stop... samsung copied it, if it wasnt all that..why would they copy ?

iPhone > android (samsung) .... 24/7
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Originally Posted by maple_leafs182 View Post

hmmsmiley02.gif shhhh. I really think the new ones coming out look nice, I'm getting one over an Iphone.

I think most people would agree with you on that... it's just RIM is several years late, especially since they're about dead in the US. They're going to have a hard time getting back the millions of customers they lost,,,,


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iphone set the standard full stop... samsung copied it, if it wasnt all that..why would they copy ?

iPhone > android (samsung) .... 24/7

They may have set the standard... but they're no longer the standard.
 
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post #44 of 65
The iPhone should be just an Apple flavor of smartphone. Let me say this though... I used an iPhone for 4 years and I switched to ANDROID for the open platform. If Apple opens up iOS (never happen), and make it so you don't need iTunes to "sync" files on and off, I will run right back to iOS. I prefer it. I just do. Sturdy construction, and some of the design was just smarter. There were strange inovative featuires I would find out about as I used the phone, but wouldn't ever go out mod my way to mod into my Galaxy. Everything in that phone was centered around convenience. And when I jailbroke it, I had even more fun.
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First, carriers pretty much locked many people into 2 to 3 years contract. They won't upgrade until it is necessary and they most likely to wait 2-3 more generations before upgrading. I still have iPhone 4 and I skipped 4S and 5. There isn't point of it anymore. The market is stalled and no one has the money to change phone every year nor everyone wants to stack the contract up to X amount of years.

 

World economies aren't doing good at the moment, many people are trying to save a bit here and there. Smartphone plans aren't cheap at all, $50 minimum on average how much it costs to maintain your smartphone service.

 

Secondly, a few of us including myself are willing to try something different on the next round of phone shopping. Most likely I will switch to Android (Nexus 4 or next generation one) when my contract finally ends.

 
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post #46 of 65
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1. iOS is stale:

Been like that for awhile.

A bit off topic but I think I read somewhere that there were quite a few useful hardware features taken out of the iPhone 5 coming from the iPhone 4 and 4S.
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post #47 of 65
iPhones haven't wowed me since the first one came out. They're all the same, made for people that just need a phone that "works". No customization, no hacking, expensive repairs, expensive cases, etc..
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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...
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I am in AUS as well, per capita we are the strongest/one of strongest markets for apple. Not sure why. I do agree with your 90% iPhone number, however surprisingly i have seen 1 htc windows phone.
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iPhones haven't wowed me since the first one came out. They're all the same, made for people that just need a phone that "works". No customization, no hacking, expensive repairs, expensive cases, etc..

With a strong app market and an OS that actually receives updates. Androids great but iOS has it's advantages.
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iPhone sales slowing down? eehh....
well according to many many sources Apple shipped 52 million iPhones in Q4 2012
lol at whoever wrote the article
     
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