Another iPhone article full of comments from Android users obsessed with Apple..
How many expensive phones can be sold in the globe at most you think?
>inb4 Samsung is happier than ever with successful s7. Though, if Samsung will not bring SD card slot and waterproof next year, then it will start losing buyers too. Though, losing buyers is just unstopablr, since people are actually limited in the world and it can't always rise. But nice that many people jumped on Samsung.
i think that in spite of the massive upgrades in performance and technology the companies must also try to lower their prices , the smartphones today are really expensive when compared with other electronics , they must really find a way to lower their prices to allow them to increase sales in volume.
It is always a good thing to have constructive discussion and exchange of opinions, instead of ongoing and boring war between apple fans and android fans (mainly samsung). What is interesting to me about this article is the fact that PREDICTION came from Ming-chi Kuo.
It is also interesting that every tech site rushes to quote his predictions. Who is he? Guy came out of nowhere few years ago. Practically EVERY source that has to talk about anything Apple these days seem to quote this guy, yet there is absolutely NOTHING published from him directly nothing on internet. How is it that all these bloggers and 'journalists' are just tacking on his name on anything Apple while not really providing the source of the information (other than his name)?
How did he become so good at knowing what Apple is going to do next?
He is apparently "analyst" with KGI Taiwan. There is NO information about this guy whatsoever, maybe 3 pictures of him on whole internet. Never interviewed, and he never shared any of his predictions regarding apple directly.
It's just crazy. Makes you think if the guy really exists.
AnonD-477406, 04 Apr 2016I am not prepared to agree with such a presumptuous statement at this time. Samsung had a bad ... moreAccording to samsung note to their shareholders they are going to have another bad year this year. They are losing to Apple in big way and also small chinese OEMs giving very difficult times for samsung.
yeehaaa999, 04 Apr 2016lol keep telling your self that if it makes you feel better Samsung innovate so they wont die ... moreFirst off, i'm not an isheep, but like seriously, what has Samsung innovated despite spending uo to the tune of 13 billion dollars in r&d, and pls don't tell me that they spent that much money just to give us a better camera in the s7, else I would assume that someone in their r&d department needs to fired, so pls tell me what they have innovated recently.
Anonymous, 04 Apr 2016It is not the largest Their phones are barely everywhere as their marketshare is below 50%. T... moreI did not say iOS is the largest, I said they're the largest single manufacturer, which is true.
Anonymous, 04 Apr 2016But they will not gain anymore and will start losing their once overblown popularity. I never ... moreI am not prepared to agree with such a presumptuous statement at this time. Samsung had a bad year with the Galaxy S5 and Galaxy S6 yet if early indications mean anything Samsung brought it back this year. And it wasn't through some amazing innovation or change, it was simply a few important yet small changes from the Galaxy S6 before it.
Besides, the entire smartphone market is declining year on year. The problems Apple is PREDICTED to face are hardly exclusive to Apple alone. No, I do not believe Apple is going anywhere right now, at least not until something much larger changes in the market.
AnonD-477406, 04 Apr 2016I'm not saying Apple is eternal. All I'm saying that one mildly poor year is NOT going to dest... moreIt is not the largest
Their phones are barely everywhere as their marketshare is below 50%. They have the money from their overpriced devices. Macs for instance have very little marketshare yet the prices are peaking
AnonD-477406, 04 Apr 2016Nokia was never a large player in the smartphone market. Unless another manufacturer massively... moreBut they will not gain anymore and will start losing their once overblown popularity. I never said they are going ways, but they are starting to lose, unless you are in the States or some parts where people really like the brand.
Anonymous, 04 Apr 2016They will fall.. each company has its peak then disintegrates This is how it works.. unless... moreI'm not saying Apple is eternal. All I'm saying that one mildly poor year is NOT going to destroy Apple. If Apple falls then it's because the market is changing and they couldn't change fast enough, but that means every smartphone company that follows the same form factor as Apple is following. Eventually the smartphone we know today is going to be irrelevant, but right now people are suggesting that the largest smartphone manufacturer on the planet is going to fail and leave a void with nothing to fill it.
AnonD-1825, 04 Apr 2016"People would upgrade more often if there would be a bit more innovation on Apple's side. " ... moreYes, that's true. I guess we saw that with PCs some time ago too. Previously upgrade cycle was 2 years, now it's 3-4 years. There is some uncharted area still do discover in the phones world, not necessarily talking about improving tech further, but finding more creative way of using it. On the tech side though, I would love to finally see technology letting go of an outdated lithium batteries in favor of - let's say - graphene. Hopefully it'll happen soon.
Anonymous, 04 Apr 2016No one knew that would happen to nokia until it did as regular consumers
Look at htc who pr... moreNokia was never a large player in the smartphone market. Unless another manufacturer massively alters the entire market with a new form factor or a new concept, Apple is here to stay. Nokia was the king of the cellphone, but Apple is [one] king of smartphones. Nokia tried but made too many mistakes and couldn't innovate. Their smartphones were great, but were always a little outdated and very bulky. Then there's the fact that Microsoft's Windows Phone OS, as great as it is, came a little too late and wasn't updated at the pace it needed to be updated.
And HTC was overshadowed by the marketing behemoth that is Samsung. HTC made some really great phones and can still whip out a solid device but it couldn't compete to the larger resources of Samsung. Even when HTC's phones were decidedly better, Samsung's phones were just everywhere. That is another reason that Apple succeeded: marketing. Samsung and Apple both are fantastic marketers, while neither Nokia nor HTC could ever compete on that front.
No, HTC and Nokia both had very different circumstances. Apple is here to stay. For now, at least.