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The story goes like this: The iPhone comes out, and it's the only smartphone anyone wants, because there's never been anything like it. It is the smartphone. Step forward a few years, and Apple is losing to Google—at least in sheer numbers of phones being sold. What happened?

People without money happened

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This is absolutely short-sighted, and quite frankly, for the writer on a tech based site, he comes off sounding like a huge pric towards people who enjoy technology.

On the bright side, comments are pretty entertaining.

Don't know if this is in the right section or repost. Did a search and didn't see it.

No this is not intended to be a flame war thread; just merely pointing out that for a tech writer, he is very offensive, and not objective at all.
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From the day it slipped out of Steve Jobs' womb and onto credit card bills, the iPhone was a dearly coveted bourgeois object. It was expensive, fancy without ostentation, and semi-affluent white people loved it like their own progeny. It is the phone of actors, models, rappers, academics, and graphic designers living beyond their means. There's never in history been an electronic class beacon so clear as the iPhone—remember how expensive it was when it launched?

keep massaging that apple shaft....

Gizmodo pffft....
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It's popular because its cheap AND great. Bad writer is bad.
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1 time not long ago i had the pleasure to talk with a semi old man not long ago.. he have all the money you can posibly imagine..

he said to me "sell to poor people, get rich in the process"

i think hes right (in a way but thats another topic) thumb.gif
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While Gizmodo is an Apple shill this article is right in that Android has the lower to mid end spectrum handled. Apple only offers expensive flagships so it's natural. They probably choose the worst title for the article.
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Wow, can't believe they actually published that article... kookoo.gif
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Lol biased writer is biased. A lot of very popular "Apple People" have shown Android a lot of praise. It's a very solid product. It's currently gaining a lot of traction because it's good and cheap which is the best combination. Google aren't looking to make money off of Android itself, they want to make money off of advertising on Android devices. Therefore they don't need to make money from android, they will make money later once they've achieved a proper market saturation wink.gif
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While Gizmodo is an Apple shill this article is right in that Android has the lower to mid end spectrum handled. Apple only offers expensive flagships so it's natural. They probably choose the worst title for the article.

How is that possible.. Pretty sure I can find multiple "free with contract" iPhones.. point is moot.
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People actually still visit that vomit of a site Gizmodo and I'm not surprised since it's a part of the Gawker media which is even worse lol.
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Why do I feel like I was reading the introduction section of some kind of sociology dissertation?
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