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12-27-2010, 02:33 PM #21
I dunno I kind of miss my droid phone I went back to the iPhone 4 and I'm kind of disappointed but both operating systems lack certain things so theirs never going to be a perfect platform. Mark my words though once android finally gets Netflix and a Nike running app I'll get an htc phone cause that sense ui is sexy.
12-27-2010, 02:41 PM #22
12-27-2010, 02:46 PM #23
The term "you get what you pay for" crosses my mind. You pay up front with Apple and back door with most others. Example: you buy a PC, you buy anti-virus protection. You buy a Mac....get it...haha! It's obviously not that simple but it is a simple enough example that is TRUE. Price drop? Not likely! $200 for the best cell phone on the market is not bad(although updating it every year is getting to be a little much) considering the Android is just starting to offer a UI that I actually like :] Time will tell!
12-27-2010, 02:47 PM #24
If Android is open... why do you need to root?
The truth of the matter is that Android is really more friendly to carriers and manufacturers. Personally, I'd rather deal with a single dictator (Apple) rather than the dictators of Manufacturers and Carriers who normally have no care with the consumers in general.
My opinion of course.
Still, I do have an Android device (Galaxy), and enjoy it... but I still find the user experience no where near as solid as iOS, but to each their own.
12-27-2010, 03:08 PM #25
The iPhone has been out for 6+ months now but none of the Android manufacturers (moto, sammy, etc) can't get within shouting distance of its screen resolution or build quality. I'm holding a Nexus S right now and its a cool phone but it looks bulky and cheap compared to my iP4 that's on my desk.
I don't think Android will die with the coming of the Verizon iPhone; its got too many devices running it. But it certainly will be relegated to a distant 2nd place at best. Microsoft is dumping a lot of money in WP7 too so don't think second place is a cakewalk either.
12-27-2010, 03:26 PM #26
12-27-2010, 03:43 PM #27
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I'll have to disagree with u. I currently own 3 ipads in my house 6 iPhones 4 iPod touch 1samsung galaxy tab 1 Lg optimus n the only reason I got the tab was bcuz of flash but even that doesn't work half the time. I realized it's useless n more than half the websites r already HTML adapted for iOS. As for being open ehh not really majority of android honestly know that it ain't user friendly at all it's so retarded. Price $670 for the tab at AT&T. Can't even tether it wit anything without doing a lot to it n I gave up on it. It's collecting dust. Once again *** n retarded. I will never take a android device, not even for free.
12-27-2010, 04:00 PM #28
12-27-2010, 04:03 PM #29
Pc people you are not getting the point! Yes you can get a pc with better specs then a Mac for cheaper but it means nothing because of your operating system! Mac is ALOT smoother then a pc. (correct me if I'm wrong) Mac uses an open GL platform which runs stuff faster (games, movies, etc) with less ram and a "crapper" graphics card.
To simplify it as much as I can:
Pc is like a big gas eater. Needs more ram and etc spec
While Mac is an energy efficiant machine that goes just as fast and or possibly faster with less the "gas"/specs.
12-27-2010, 04:04 PM #30
12-27-2010, 04:13 PM #31
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12-27-2010, 04:13 PM #32
Of course apple responds to market pressure. There's a reason you're not still paying $5k for a Mac or $400 for an iPod, and it's not because people blindly pay whatever apple wants.
The computer hardware industry has been on a perpetual downward spiral in profitability towards zero for decades now. Apple has tried to distance themselves from it as much as possible by trying to appeal as a "luxury" brand, but they're far from immune.
The mobile (sub-laptop) industry has been great for them too because it's not yet saturated at the smart-OS level they compete at like the PC industry. The subsidy nature of phones in the US also helps them hide the actual cost of the device compared to the service.
Will we see a sub-$200 new generation iPhone this year? I don't know. But we will eventually. The history of the PC industry and apple's push into the content industry has taught Steve Jobs that control of the sales channel is VITAL, and eventually I believe he'd be happy to give the hardware away for free if it brings and keeps people in his apple ecosystem.
The world is changing. It's interesting watching those who recognize how it's changing maneuver themselves into positions to succeed 5-10 years from now, while still faring well today.
12-27-2010, 04:33 PM #33
In my opinion PC's are cheap and disposable. You buy a PC laptop for $600 and it's plastic and the hinge wears out and the thing gets dirty and the OS slows down and after 2 years throw it away you go buy a new one. With a Mac you use the thing for 2 years, throw on the new OS and sell it for 50% of what you paid for it! PC's do not hold any sort of value whatsoever. You end up paying more up front for a Mac but you can sell it on eBay or Craiglist and then pay just the difference ($500-$700) for your NEW top of the line macbook pro.
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12-27-2010, 04:35 PM #34
If they want to sell phones for $75 they can, just remember that they'd need to sell 2-3x the amount of iPhones to pull a earnings as big as ApplesName? whereswaldo
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12-27-2010, 04:39 PM #35
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12-27-2010, 04:44 PM #36
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12-27-2010, 04:49 PM #37
I doubt it like people been saying on here pc to mac. Apple has amazing problems they dont need to drop prices to make sells there are millions of iphones sold across the world at the 199-299 price already why would they need to drop it anymore when people are willing to pay that much for there products anyways.
I myself bought the iphone at full retail on release day 599 and i plan to do the same again on the next one.
Call me a fanboy or what ever but in my opinion no one can bet out apple products.
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12-27-2010, 05:01 PM #38
12-27-2010, 05:10 PM #39
Android may lower prices in an attempt to increase their market share but that will not increase their revenue. What if they fail to increase their share?
I don't think Apple would go in that direction, demand on their products is increasing and they don't want to play that game, it would be stupid from my point of view.
12-27-2010, 05:17 PM #40
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