a$ple 500m Italian tax fraud a$ple 13Billion Irish tax scandle. a$ple 150m ebook price rigging fraud charge. a$ple arrange 1 or 2% tax deal with Ireland. It looks like every one thinks a$ple is paying thier tax somewhere else, America thinks its Europe Europe thinks its Ireland, and Ireland gets next to nothing. I wonder if the ebook price rigging fraud charge gives us a clue here ? What we do know is this story is ment to make phone buyers think a$ple is the No1 phone guys..well.. no, they arn't, but what it does show is that 86+% of the world can refuse to buy your products, but if you cheat on your tax and o
pay nearly non, and let Samsung spend all the money on R & D for you to copy them by obtaining ( always late to the party of course.) thier market leading hardware on the cheap, you may still get to look good in the eyes of the gullible and morally bankrupt. and......the lesson is...don't pay income tax...get rich
. Pay the media off to hide it, and print only the good stuff...nailed it
. Saw this written on the back of a train ticket, thought I'd share it after I googled some of those facts.
This will all change when ios 11 takes the helm. If the current beta is any indication of what the design philosophy for ios 11 will be, it will be an ugly mess of a mobile os. Down right ugly UI with a cumbersome "Control Center". It will mark the furthest step it has taken from the beautiful design of Steve Jobs' vision with the iPhone 3 and 3GS.
Android will definitely be the safe haven for many unhappy/disappointed iPhone users. What the numbers turn.
lol, 06 Jun 2017Why the hell would i want to keep a 5 year phone LOL Just get a new phone instead of whining.But you can't deny, he has a point, Apple's support for its older phones and it's system to rollout new system updates must be respected. Correct me if I'm wrong, but as far as I know the time taken for Apple to rollout the first batch of updates to the last batch takes shorter time than even Google on their own line of Nexuses and Pixels.
Meanwhile...in more important news...
Global Smartphone OS Market share Q1 2017
Android = 86.1%
iOS = 13.7%
iOS has been losing market share to Android year on year and when Android achieves 99% Global Market share
Apple will be taking 100% of DIDDLY SQUAT! lol
mark, 06 Jun 2017Samsung -- full of bloatware and not guaranteed to have an update of os after 5 years upon pur... moreWhy the hell would i want to keep a 5 year phone LOL
Just get a new phone instead of whining.
Onyxia, 05 Jun 2017"Reports say the South Korean tech giant is struggling to improve its profitability "due to ma... morethis is the reason why we stick to apple guaranteed software update even for a 5 year old device.. my iphone 5s still getting an update to date. how about android smartphone purchase 5 years ago? is it getting an update to date? hell no. hahaha
sr777, 05 Jun 2017$200 Phone covers all the basics of a smart phone. The difference between a $800 phone and $20... morebut the difference here is aandroid is terrible in giving update to their os.. if you want new os you need to buy a new phone. :) ...
Samsung -- full of bloatware and not guaranteed to have an update of os after 5 years upon purchase.
AnonD-422306, 05 Jun 2017Well you are kinda missing the point, Apple is in a way already considered a luxury product. T... moreI know , right ? They don't even know what's good and what's an innovation is . Sheep will always follow their caretaker , I guess ? Lol . Still , most of the people in my surrounding uses iPhone mainly for the brand , and to take selfie in front of mirror inside a toilet with them . Like , "Hey you know , I own an iPh0ne ...." smh
AnonD-422306, 05 Jun 2017Well you are kinda missing the point, Apple is in a way already considered a luxury product. T... moreTotally agree with yah! :D As overpriced as they are, Apple products are already Branded as luxury. How often do you see another branded phone in movies or music videos? Artists would showcase a Iphone or directors would be using a MacBook just to indicate that they have money. It could probably be Apple's marketing but hey, people still uses a lot of Apple device as daily drivers. More chances of being noticed with an Iphone than with another brand anyway.
Gunjandeep, 05 Jun 2017Apple with 11-12 % market share has over 80% of Profit. That gives a DAMN clear idea about how... moreBefore you try to insult the os you dislike, you might want to back it up with some truthful facts instead of misinformation (usually passed around by samsheeps and fandroids). Most profits? It's so easy to counter everything you said. First, apple only sells flagships, while samsung and other android oems' most sells come from unprofitable low end smartphones. Also, unlike samsung, lg etc, apple doesn't heavily discount their flagships nor does apple give a lot of gifts to push sales of their flagships, which of course reduces profts.
"Camera, Iris scanners, or Bezelless Displays". What innovation in camera? Improved Low light? Ois? Bigger pixel? Been there, done that by NOKIA back in the symbian days. You dont call that an innovation when it's mere standard improvement of what has been done previously. Iris scanner? Only exception is dual camera, which is something different. I might be somewhat wrong, but the mainstream consumer first encountered iris scanner on windows phone by MICROSOFT, hardly a samsung/android innovation. Bezeless display? This is hardly innovation since flagships are so good right now and nobody can innovate, they had to make better looking phones to push sales.
I appreciate everything that improves a flagship, i just hate on idiotic fanboys
Anonymous, 05 Jun 2017you clearly have no idea about how business works.. ? Did you reply to wrong person or what you mean?
Anonymous, 05 Jun 2017So , basically ; Apple ; cheap construction , sold at premium price Samsung ; premium cons... moreMore than that the intelligence or demanding nature of your targetted customers! Some demand good experience at premium price points, some demand premium devices with acceptable level experience....It is the support ecosystem, software upgrade, single brand vs combo.
Anonymous, 05 Jun 2017so does googleyeah google doesnt pay taxes in many countries, so both google and apple are craps.
so.. then.. which company is good? microsoft?
Anonymous, 05 Jun 2017So , basically ; Apple ; cheap construction , sold at premium price Samsung ; premium cons... moreWell you are kinda missing the point, Apple is in a way already considered a luxury product. The brand itself carries the price, just like how designer handbags or clothing are just as overpriced. The only difference is, Apple still caters to a larger spectrum than other luxury products. However, it's already stylized like a luxury product. The exclusivity of the iOS Operating System, the simplicity in the types of phones produced. Just to make sure, I am not saying that Apple's pricing of the iPhone can be justified, that is definitely untrue, but the point I am trying to make is, as long as a minimum of quality control and image maintenance is at place, the "Apple" brand itself, will be Apple's strongest weapon on winning the smartphone market. It already has established its prestige that even the most tiniest of upgrades can be seen as a massive jump towards innovation (which is of course absurd, but hey just look at how many iPhone users there are now anyway).