Sources: Google Finance, ValueWalk, The Wall Street Journal
quote: PS: poor guy above got rated down because we told nerds that specs dont matter.
quote: They refused to dilute the their brand, and their brand is one of the world's most valuable.
quote: iOS 6 now has the biggest installed base of any mobile operating system and probably of any operating system period,
quote: Numerous platform indicators show the same story, not just that iOS is easily the most used platform but that if anything it's domination of other mobile platforms is increasing.
quote: In all honestly there isn't a handset maker on the planet, not a mobile tech company in any market, that wouldn't trade places with Apple in a flash.
quote: Keep in mind that under 10% of smartphone consumers would let personal preference over that type of thing affect the decision
quote: Update your outdated UI
quote: It depends on the app. Some have it, some dont, some have it in a different spot. It's never consistent , that is the problem with it because it should be on the OS level, not app level.
quote: why does Apple ask so much for its phones? At an average sales price of $600 it’s a shocking premium to the average phone, and with a six year run, a shocking resistance to the corrosive effects of competition.The obvious answer to why Apple asks so much is because it can. Anybody would if they could. That’s a poor question. So the right question should be: why does anybody pay this much? - But those who pay Apple’s prices are, mainly, not consumers. They are operators. Exactly 270 of them.
quote: The iPhone helps in moving users to higher revenue data services. These are more profitable services for operators and the subsidy model creates more loyalty and thus reduces churn and creates a stable cash flow which can then be leveraged through debt to upgrade networks and attract yet more loyal iPhone users.This answers the question of why Apple can get away with charging so much for its phone: because operators love it. The entire product depends on a reward system and for years we’ve heard fears that it’s going to end. But it hasn’t. Operators love subsidies and they’ve been honing them for long before the iPhone showed up.
quote: The iPhone could thus be finally understood as a complex service business. It captures value through the phone bill but delivers value through a screen. A misdirection magic trick which many have tried to pull off. It’s essentially tapping into the $1.3 trillion communications market, skimming profits by delivering the “content” which lights up the wires.It’s great except it does not work everywhere. Not yet at least. The complexity of services means that they are usually found in more advanced so-called service economies and rare in less developed so-called goods economies.Economists have observed this process and even have a name for it: servitization: The process whereby almost all sufficiently advanced products are indistinguishable from services.As a service, the iPhone’s strengths are easier to understand. Its weaknesses as well. Services simply don’t work in economies which don’t have robust institutions of credit, capital intensive infrastructure and distribution networks.It’s also the reason why Apple is so slow to penetrate all markets. It’s not in the business of selling phones. It’s in the business of enabling and creating services.
quote: If you are a simpleton and just want a phone to work then go with Apple. If you want are more savvy and wants option, then go with Android.
quote: but you cannot argue, it's behind the rest of the major OS's on functionality and supported features.
quote: Uh... Yes, people would. A simple washing machine has one setting. "start" an advanced model has perm press, deactivates, whites, colors, and different modes for each, with temp control, drain and spin, etc.
quote: ...now only old uncool people still think Apple is cool and buy their products
quote: I literally cannot believe you even said that. I mean I've never once heard Android users claim they are more intelligent just for picking a phone.
quote: We. Do. Not. Care.
quote: This place is a big Android circle jerk.
quote: People here are actually getting all excited over Samsung's next marketing blitz, talking about "image", all while bashing anything that isn't Android. Give me a break.
quote: People here are actually getting all excited over Samsung's next marketing blitz
quote: Your posts are like hearing white middle class males talk about how oppressed they are.
quote: Again, you're too much of a coward to own your bias. If you're going to be a closed minded fanboy then at least own it instead of playing some passive-aggressive victim card.
quote: Absolutely. All the back-patting here whenever Samsung release a new ad is funny and hypocritical. Even here there's a post by Wiggim dreaming of what their next ad could be.
quote: Trying to paint the "other" as deluded cultists is a cheap strawman and a logical fallacy that would get an F in English 101.
quote: if a company becomes the #1 richest company in the world too quickly, its ego become so big that it ends up fail to see what is its own shortcomings
quote: Second, they had a chance to introduce a larger screen model of iPhone 5S; they could have produced a 4.0" version alongside a 4.7" model that shared the same design language.