Anonymous, 15 Jul 2015Again with those comparisons of phones to cars and vice-versa. They can never be said as 'same... moreI"ll give you a good comparison
Car = Phone specs, and OS = driver,,
Andriod.. Ferrari=specs, my grandma=driver..
Apple-- Toyota Corolla, Nascar Racer= driver..
Because most old / adult (idiot/fool or not) consumers have the income, most kids/teens do not
Again with those comparisons of phones to cars and vice-versa. They can never be said as 'same', they may share particular attributes but not too identical that you can compare them side-by-side or directly. Give those two a break since they are of a distinct category. Else, why not we compare phones to washing machines, air-conditioners, refrigerators, ovens, toasters, dishwashing machines, and other electronic appliances since phones fall under 'electronics' more than cars do lean toward 'machinery' or 'automotive/automobiles' (that could actually transport someone from spot A to dot B)? Include sales figures if you will or luxuriousness if you must. There's some luxuriousness in those aforementioned electronics. Although modern cars come packing more and more of all things techy and they get more 'connected' with all the electronics, fusing machines and smart electronics are masterpieces of each car maker's own but they never get to solely fall under 'electronics'
thunderboltt, 13 Jul 2015galaxy s6 edge cost 40-45% more tham iphone 6 and dose not bend The GS6 was shown to bend just as easily. Truly the next bent thing.
Anonymous, 13 Jul 2015The S3 has 5.1.1r6 available on Xda developers, and the Xperia Z is on Android M preview. Sorr... moreAnything on Xda developers is a hack. Period. Only a fool sees that as being supported by the manufacture. Sorry to bust your bubble.
The Million Dollar Question is Whether U r willing to pay 5 times the making price for the QUALITY Apple gives.
Its not a question of if Apple is the best which it is
I don't understand people calling Iphone users fools. Well I am myself an Android user (from India) but what I believe is Android has almost 80% penetration in low/middle income segment and Apple has the same in the high end segment. The Apple users are even more in VERY HIGH income segment especially the celebrity (businessman, sportsman, actor, polician, etc.) class. So are they fools? I don't think so because they make all their money either directly or indirectly from us low/middle segment Android users. So that makes Android users like me bigger fools.
The thing is we should accept the fact that Apple makes the most profits. And we use what we like or afford. There shouldn't be any bitterness, period.
cro, 13 Jul 2015Or they nailed good standards on every front and people actually appreciate that.good standards?! made from sweatshops? galaxy S6 costs a lot more to make though.
GrainySnapshot, 14 Jul 2015Hang on. Apple does not have "industry dominance" in any sense. It sells less than... moreSo you are trying to say sell more junk equals better?
Didn't some of you Apple Haters say McDonalds Sell alot is not necessary the best?
Figures can always be twisted to reflect good facts or bad. BUT there is no denying Apple have made a name for themselves with iPhones.
Hang on. Apple does not have "industry dominance" in any sense. It sells less than one fifth of the smartphones sold. Apple's mobile OS is available on only one brand of device. Apple is not the leader in introduction of new technology. The fact that Apple is the most profitable is not proof of "industry dominance". What it proves is that the minority of consumers who prefer Apple's devices are prepared to pay a disproportionately higher price for those devices. The same can be said about Rolls-Royce and while there is no doubt that Apple produces the "Rolls-Royce" of smartphones, no one would suggest that Rolls-Royce is dominant in its industry. Profitability is only any use to the owners of the business. The thousands of workers who produce the phones (from high-end industrial designers to miners of metals at the rock face) the amount of profit flowing into the pockets of shareholders does not matter a pixel on a retina display.
lets go, 13 Jul 2015Unfortnuately Gsmarena did NOT print the whole story, they omitted the last paragraph
&quo... moreGeez! Some people are sooo smug. yet have no experience, apparently.
I have my issues with Apple, but in my experience, they provide the best overall user experience on the desktop, tablet and phone. Apple products are well made, well designed and generally well supported.
I use a lot of phones and the 6 Plus is my daily driver now. Overall, it's the best phone I've ever had. It replaced an Xperia, which I got after returning an S5.
3bed, 13 Jul 2015it costs them 150$ to build it and they sell it for 800$...thats why they are getting all the ... moreApple makes $403 from the 64GB iPhone 6 and $487 from the iPhone 6 Plus. Meanwhile, Samsung $410 from Galaxy S6 Edge 64GB. As you can see, the markup for both Apple and Samsung products are actually rather similar.
Anonymous, 13 Jul 2015Of course they lie, apple is nothing but a smart thief with extreme good lawyer support.I don't think they are lying in this case. They indeed make most profit and Android OEMs are really struggling. There is no doubt about it. The only thing ifanboys need to realize is - how much they are ripped off, which they never will.
[deleted post]Unfortnuately Gsmarena did NOT print the whole story, they omitted the last paragraph
"Going forward, there are plenty of reasons to believe that Apple will continue its industry dominance. The Cupertino giant is reportedly gearing up for record iPhone 6s launch with 85-90 million units ordered to suppliers."
and the last paragraph is
"You can fool some of the people all of the time ker ching"
Anonymous, 13 Jul 2015It's amazing how many people think the BOM of a phone is how much it costs to bring a device t... moreDude, we understand it is not only BOM, but also software development, marketing etc all plays into the cost of a phone. What you don't understand is - despite ALL of those other costs put together, Apple is having an insane profit margin. That is not good for consumers of iphones/ipads and only good for Apple as a company. THAT is the rip-off people are talking about. Do you get it?
If you still don't get it and feel very happy for Apple, the least I would expect is - boasting off Apple's profit margins from ifanboys. Apple fanboys boasting about number of iphones sold in a quarter/year is fine to me. It just shows how many people like its quality compared to other smartphones. But people boasting off Profit margin of Apple - that is just plain ridiculous.
Anonymous, 13 Jul 2015All users of iOS8 can use iOS9. Good luck on those "high specs non update" phones... moreYou mean like how only the iPhone 5 got the full update when the 5s came out. Even the 4s had to get a limited update