Anonymous, 24 Apr 2013Apple is not even remotely dead, let alone "going down" like some people claim . The... moreA company may maintain very high profits margins for a very long period. A high profit margin means that people pay a prices that are much higher than costs. I do not think a company can remain world leader with such big margins as apple. People simply are getting tired about paying so much more than the costs for apple products. There is already enormous competition and apple is not anymore novelty. Moreover Apple is concentrated on the high income market.... But the real growth is in the billion people with lower income. Android will do wonders there.. Already google talks about the 100 dollar Android phone...That is sooo different from doing expensive & overpriced phones for high income people who may pay a overprice. That has been apple strategy... Not good for being the world leader, good for having enormous people on people who like the flashy pretentious overpriced...
I'm an apple product user and was previously an Andriod user. As to the visual quality, retina display is much more better than that of Android, camera is still better with an iphone, customizability goes to Android (usually the younger people loves customization while professionals likes it to be easy and standard like I do), overall I still prefer apple products, it satisfies my professional and entertainment needs.
uLtralordjunior, 25 Apr 2013I Hate this I hope people would realize how stable iPhone, iTouch and every iDevices are. they... moreSorry but the I devices are not stable at all know alot of people who have had the same issues as i and that is multiple restarts, the phone turns itself off , bad battery , screen flickerings , lag and so on and so on so the i device is just like any other device altho i must say my android 4.1 / 4.2 devices are way more stable aswell as my wp8 device compared to apple lately.
Well most students buying an imac or a macbook are from developing countries... Not because it is better.. But because it appears on allmost every f'ing hollywood movie !
PL2, 25 Apr 2013Frankly that is rubbish. Apple did not invent the smart phone. The likes of Nokia and Motorola... moreApple invented the PDA with their Newton in the late 80s. Palm, Motorola, Nokia and microsoft added mobile phone functionality to the PDA thus creating the SmartPhone. Apple improved upon that and created the touchscreen operated smartphone. Samsung and Google created NOTHING.
yoghurts, 24 Apr 2013i disagree! there was LG before APPLE who made world's 1st capacitive touchscreen smartphone!Agreed. Apple have proved more than once they are more than happy to steal other people's ideas and claim them as their own. You really must have some front to try and take on the likes of Nokia and Motorola who were both making phones years before them.
Anonymous, 25 Apr 2013Mac is also the preferred machine for software developers, because it can run both windows and... morePardon!? Widnows is only for gamers. Maybe, at a real push, for home users, but certainly not in the corporate market. What about Exchange email, SQL databases, or even Oracle come to that, Sharepoint etc.
Anonymous, 24 Apr 2013I don't use iPhone too but I respect Apple. without Apple, i don't think smartphone and tablet... moreFrankly that is rubbish. Apple did not invent the smart phone. The likes of Nokia and Motorola were working with mobile devices, back in the 80's, when Apple did not even knwo what a mobile phone was. Now they try to claim copyright and such like. HTC and Nokia both had phones out before Apple that could play music, games and send and receive email. The original iPhone could not ven forward SMS text messages for heavens sake! I owned products by both HTC and Nokia and can thus speak from personal hands on experience.
I Hate this I hope people would realize how stable iPhone, iTouch and every iDevices are. they would increase their income if they will have their devices on lower prices :)
BvO, 24 Apr 2013Apple is going down fast. And market cap says nothing about the actual value of a company. Rem... moreWhat are you talking about? The only true competitors out there at the moment are iOS vs. Android.
WP8 & Blackberry are minor players, not big enough to stir the pot. The hardware side of the argument isn't really that important. Samsung wins by sheer volume and price competitiveness. ZTE and Huawei however dominate the Chinese markets, and soon will dominate in other lower-end markets.
yoghurts, 24 Apr 2013i disagree! there was LG before APPLE who made world's 1st capacitive touchscreen smartphone!Yes perhaps, but that's like saying they put a V8 engine into a Mini-Cooper. The two just don't really go together.
Apple made the Customer Experience unique. Something that other companies simply haven't managed to do.
millwallpauljr, 24 Apr 2013Majority of Students now use MAC and there is an increasing number of osx users.Mac is also the preferred machine for software developers, because it can run both windows and osx, and have access to all development tools.
Windows is only for gamers and non tech who just want web browsing. That's why tablets eats their profit away.
Couldn't happen to more deserving company. OH wait.. it did...
Now pay back what you owe XEROX for stealing their IP.
Anonymous, 24 Apr 2013and why are you still using Windows as desktop or laptop OS? LOL it means you cannot live w... morecorrect! rich people used apple, so same with gold diggers. they just apple to simply they have money,
yoghurts, 24 Apr 2013i disagree! there was LG before APPLE who made world's 1st capacitive touchscreen smartphone!Not on about who won the race of the 'captive touch screen'
Apple were the 1st manufactuer to really reinvent the touch screen phone, in terms of how its used, where everything is and the fresh way of how we interact with out phone. I mean even when the 1st iPhone was out, and i had YouTube on it! And yes you could access YouTube on another phone around the same time period...but iPhone has a real App! and since then...all UI's and apps and useability, icons and have been the same/similar as iPhones. Tell me another phone that has had such an impact in the Smartphone world to date? None.
Anonymous, 24 Apr 2013there are many other OS in the world. but after 20 years, 90% of the world are still relying o... moreMajority of Students now use MAC and there is an increasing number of osx users.
Could it be something to do with apple donating 8m to china earthquake charities?
Anonymous, 24 Apr 2013I don't use iPhone too but I respect Apple. without Apple, i don't think smartphone and tablet... morei disagree! there was LG before APPLE who made world's 1st capacitive touchscreen smartphone!
Zeelo, 24 Apr 2013Good to see Apple still holding amidst growing competition. I am not an Apple fanboy but I hav... moreI don't use iPhone too but I respect Apple. without Apple, i don't think smartphone and tablet can be where today.
Apple reinvent existing tech (which other companies fail to make it popular) and make them nice to use.