- 02-08-2013, 07:15 AM #76
my gf is a fair bit younger at 18, she and her female friends were all iphone-cultish, if it wasnt an iphone, it wasnt good.
I asked about the camera, and "it was the best camera", I asked why, and I got "because it's an iphone).
I since bought ,my gf a 8x, she sold her Iphone 4 and loves her 8x
- 02-08-2013, 08:06 AM #78
02-08-2013, 09:35 AM #79
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To all the people who are complaining that apple users don't consider anything else when buying an apple product, there is a good rational reason for this.
Apple consistently makes products that compete well at the high end to the point where you can buy a current Apple product and know that while it might not be the best at everything, it will be very competent. The iPhone is consistently in the top 5 for cameras, in the top 5 for battery life, has a decent screen, etc. For people who don't have the time or wherewithal to compare and contrast the myriad models offered by other OEMs, struggling to grasp technical terminology they don't understand, the lure of an iPhone is clear.
My wife is a perfect example, she basically swore of any non-iPhone device after using devices which were sold to here as having higher specs than the iPhone (it was true) but pereforming significantly worse than her current phone, let alone the new iPhone she was planning on buying. The HD7 she had for a brief while had such a disparity in its camera, despite having more megapixels than the iPhone she had at the time, that it was laughable
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02-08-2013, 10:17 AM #83
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So since the main point of this thread was nice little tid-bits about windows phone
So me and my friends like to go out to clubs, you know college girls whatever, like typical girls we like to take pictures of all of us, all my friends beside my neighbor (who owns a 920 and me an 8x) all have iphones (4 and 4s)
They start taking pictures and they either come out dark, granny, or over saturated...without a fail my friend takes out her 920, we take ONE picture, BAM perfect everyone loves it!
Would they ever consider switching, **** no! they're knee deep in love with their nothing-special iPhones
02-08-2013, 10:18 AM #84
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iPhone is a big status symbol for people...
I am a surgeon by profession and have many colleagues who have purchased iPhone because anything else would not match their status..most of them would not know any damn thing about its features or limitations
But I would agree with you iPhone is a great device in its own respect...unlike Samsung series which started off as cheap rip-off of iPhone to their current forms..
WP has threat from both the companies because either of them would not enjoy rise of this awesome platform..
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- 02-08-2013, 10:39 AM #85
So, I won't deny that I still look at the iPhone and think it looks neat. There's still potentially a chance of me switching over one day; I've had a iPod Touch before. But now I use ZunePass and Skydrive, manage all my music on that. I'm glad Microsoft is putting their stuff on other platforms, like iOS and Android. I seriously want Xbox Music to get on iOS Way sooner than later, so they can stop being a little less smug about rdio. I'm annoyed that I listen to techy podcasts, and some of them are still Apple fanboys. i.e. This is Only A Test. They're really good and stuff, but they're douches first, fanboys second. ~ But yea, I really liked that OP story.
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02-08-2013, 11:36 AM #87Try out my first Windows 8 app, ModernCalc! It's free and I would love to hear your feedback!
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Phones: Nokia Lumia 928, HTC Windows Phone 8x, HTC Trophy
PMP: Zune HD 32, Zune 80, Zune 4, Zune 30, Ipod Nano 2nd gen (x4), Ipod touch 16gb 2nd gen
Tablet: Surface for Windows RT
- 02-08-2013, 12:25 PM #89
Don't you think those teens would want to have apps like Instagram, Snapchat, and iMessage? If all there friends have those apps and use them don't you think they would want to be able to communicate with there friends to with them?
- 02-08-2013, 01:08 PM #92
02-08-2013, 01:36 PM #95
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note: I have not read all 4 pages of this thread.
If you think iSmugness doesn't exist you've got your head up your arse.
Case in point: cases. EVERY apple case has a huge cutout so the logo can be seen. It's about that visibility, look what I have.
Case 2: the stupid stickers on cars, which people are STILL using.
Case 3: otherwise smart and professional people who get upset when you tell them, yes, there are viruses that attack Mac's and yes, there are well documented shortcomings.
Case 4: and someone already mentioned something similar. You have people who get snooty when their text doesn't "turn blue." I didn't even know what that meant. I have had people admit to feeling superior at that moment.
02-08-2013, 02:18 PM #97
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The last thing I have to say is that movie was awful and you should be ashamed for quoting it for any reason.
- 02-08-2013, 02:47 PM #98
Wow, this thread took a nose dive. Personally, I talked my boss into buying an iPhone last fall, even though I'm rabid about Windows Phone. He's on Sprint, and didn't want to switch carriers, so I convinced him to get off the
Virus PhoneAndroid he was carrying. He's in banking for the love of all that is Holy - he shouldn't be carrying around a spy phone.
While yes, I have seen people who were smug about their iDevices, they're not that common, and a lot of people I know with Macs are also using whatever (Boot Camp?) to run Windows in the same machine. My personal opinion is that for the past few years, Apple has been a disappointment, but that's just MY opinion, and I don't expect everyone to share it, and I'm fine with that. Before that, while I've never owned an Apple product, I have used a few (a LONG time ago), and Apple is a company that I've looked to with respect - until their recent lack of innovation, that is.
Fact of the matter is that without competition, there would be little or no innovation. We want innovation, so we NEED competition. Another fact is that there is no phone, nor do I think there ever will be a phone, that makes everyone happy. Let's breed diversity, and thus innovation. If we're going to bash a phone ecosystem, let's bash the one that did an about face from "don't be evil." I've talked countless friends out of Androids. Most to Windows Phone, but a couple to iPhone. It doesn't bother me that someone else likes iPhone. That they bought it means that the ecosystem will survive, and competition will breed innovation.--
Just a sample of the devices I've owned over the years.....
Nokia ATT phone
HTC Windows Mobile (?)
HTC Touch Pro
HTC Touch Pro II
Nokia Lumia 822
Nokia Lumia 928
02-08-2013, 02:56 PM #100
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I work in a private cell phone repair store and we sell lots of type of phones.
I see smugness and zealotry everyday as customers go in to buy their iPhones, Androids, BB or a WP
I never bash a product a customer wants even though secretly I want them to choose a WP device. They always show off their phone and how great all the features are and then ask what phone I use and I show them my L920Red, and how simple it is plants a seed in their mind that there are much better choices to choose from without bashing them.
I even have a friend who ABSOLUTELY LOVESSSSSSSSSS my phone but will only move over when there are more "media" contents for her to DL.
I'm still proud of my Red phone because everyone else is in a sea of black and white or greyish.
Love Hugs and Kisses.
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