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Posted 05 January 2013 - 09:44 PM

http://www.businessi...1#ixzz2HA7zi3Bm

One of the reasons Apple's stock has gotten clobbered lately is that many people think Apple has lost its edge in its most important product line: smartphones.

The iPhone has been such a mind-boggling success that it drives more than half of Apple's overall profit. And for most of the past five years, Apple has had a lock on the "best smartphone in the market."

In recent years, however, competitors have caught up with the iPhone. Some reviewers think Samsung's new phone is superior to Apple's latest phone. And many people expect Samsung to leap ahead when the new Galaxy S4 comes out this spring.

Another respected product reviewer, Consumer Reports, agrees with those who think Apple has lost its edge.

In fact, Consumer Reports' conclusion is even more depressing for Apple fans.

Consumer Reports actually rates the iPhone 5 the worst of the top smartphones.

CR doesn't spell out the reasoning for its numerical ratings (yet), but the results are still startling.

Below is the summary box of CR's lab tests, which appears in the February issue of the magazine. The numerical ratings are close together, but they're unequivocal.

As you can see, on AT&T and Sprint, the iPhone 5 is rated behind two phones:
* The LG Optimus G (Android) [The what?]
* The Samsung Galaxy S III (Android)

On Verizon, meanwhile, the iPhone 5 is rated beneath at least three smartphones:
* The Motorola Droid Razr Maxx (Android, and owned by Google)
* The Motorola Droid Razr HD (Android, and owned by Google)
* The Samsung Galaxy S III (Android)


Not even ranked in the top 3 at Verizon? Ranked behind Google phones in addition to Samsung phones? That must feel like a bit of a slap in the face.

Apple had better be cranking on the iPhone 6...

Read more: http://www.businessi...1#ixzz2HAQ44haP


Also, in other news, my Blackberry Torch is still a joke.
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Posted 05 January 2013 - 09:55 PM

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 10:10 PM

nm, i don't want to get dragged into one of these debates

i like my iphone, and i'm sure the galaxy is fine too

i couldn't care less which group prefers which, really

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 10:23 PM

Lovin' my S3 ever since Day 1!
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Posted 05 January 2013 - 10:37 PM

Y did this thread take 2 minutes to load?

Did the lockout end or something?
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Posted 05 January 2013 - 10:54 PM

That's what happens when you don't innovate. Apple is the master of taking things that remodeling other companies work and telling the world that the created something brand new.
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Posted 05 January 2013 - 10:55 PM

Y did this thread take 2 minutes to load?

Did the lockout end or something?


took me 5 minutes to give you an upvote

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 11:07 PM

Love my iPhone
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Posted 05 January 2013 - 11:21 PM

Meh, I love my iPhone 5 :)
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Posted 05 January 2013 - 11:43 PM

GF got the iPhone 5 for a few reasons:

1) Familiarity with the interface (she owned multiple iPod Touches in the past)
2) Smaller form factor
3) iCloud support (she has 2 Macs and an iPad already, so she wanted them all to sync together)
4) Apps
5) The only case she found which she liked was only available for the iPhone 4S and iPhone 5

It's not bad, but it's not great either. Not exactly a fan of Android or Samsung either (Samsung has just awful customer service). I wanted her to get the Nokia Lumia 920 but she hates Rogers, her job only offered corporate rates on Telus, and she didn't want to pay to have it unlocked.
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 12:10 AM

For me it comes down to reliability. I have never had an issue with my iphones so I have no reason to switch. Although the iPhone 3G is no longer supported by Apple and you can't download new apps. For that matter many of the apps already on the phone no longer work. Kind of a pissmeoff.
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 12:25 AM

It's about time people notice how s***ty Apple is as a company.


Once Steve Jobs passed away, so did Apple. There is no more innovation and creation now, its just money grab because of the name and logo.
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 12:27 AM

For me it comes down to reliability. I have never had an issue with my iphones so I have no reason to switch. Although the iPhone 3G is no longer supported by Apple and you can't download new apps. For that matter many of the apps already on the phone no longer work. Kind of a pissmeoff.


My friend's Nexus one is still working great with all the Apps working properly. Reliability can also be found in non-Apple phones. Ever heard of Nokia?
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 12:46 AM

I've never liked any apple product over an alternative. Everything they can do, someone else can do better imo.
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 12:58 AM

I've never liked any apple product over an alternative. Everything they can do, someone else can do better imo.


Apple products are popular because of it's design, otherwise everything inside their electronics are the same as the competitor. Apple iPhones have already been surpassed by Nexus 4 which beats it on the OS aspect and Nokia Lumia 920 which beats it on the hardware side of things. The perfect phone would've been the Nokia Lumia 920 with Jelly Bean 4.2. Not knocking off Windows 8 but number of apps is one of the main criteria for many smartphone consumers.
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 01:13 AM

Apple products are popular because of it's design, otherwise everything inside their electronics are the same as the competitor. Apple iPhones have already been surpassed by Nexus 4 which beats it on the OS aspect and Nokia Lumia 920 which beats it on the hardware side of things. The perfect phone would've been the Nokia Lumia 920 with Jelly Bean 4.2. Not knocking off Windows 8 but number of apps is one of the main criteria for many smartphone consumers.


Yea it's amazing how people will pick apple just because of it's design and brand image. If everyone did research before their purchases, I think apple would have a lot less sales.

Oh and apple products are so fragile too, so people end up buying another after their first one broke
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 01:59 AM

Yea it's amazing how people will pick apple just because of it's design and brand image. If everyone did research before their purchases, I think apple would have a lot less sales.

Oh and apple products are so fragile too, so people end up buying another after their first one broke


I broke my screen once. I took it to the apple store and they replaced the phone for free. Does the samsung store offer the same service?
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 02:47 AM

I have an Iphone 5 and the only complaint I have is the battery life..
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 02:47 AM

I broke my screen once. I took it to the apple store and they replaced the phone for free. Does the samsung store offer the same service?


Apple's customer service is pretty good but it better be good if you are buying their products that costs twice as much as the next leading competitor. You know how much the Nexus 4 costs? $300, that means I could break two of them and still have enough money to buy another one to add up to the cost of 1 iPhone.
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 02:48 AM

It's about time people notice how s***ty Apple is as a company.


i hate apple i hate every thing about them... i just got my first iphone.. a 4s... HATE IT... and at the same time am i in no means a blackberry lover. but i bought a playbook cause they are so cheap... awesome...
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 09:09 AM

http://www.businessi...1#ixzz2HA7zi3Bm



Also, in other news, my Blackberry Torch is still a joke.

Haha I had the Storm before I hopped to the iPhone, that was even more of a joke than the Torch!

GF got the iPhone 5 for a few reasons:

1) Familiarity with the interface (she owned multiple iPod Touches in the past)
2) Smaller form factor
3) iCloud support (she has 2 Macs and an iPad already, so she wanted them all to sync together)
4) Apps
5) The only case she found which she liked was only available for the iPhone 4S and iPhone 5

It's not bad, but it's not great either. Not exactly a fan of Android or Samsung either (Samsung has just awful customer service). I wanted her to get the Nokia Lumia 920 but she hates Rogers, her job only offered corporate rates on Telus, and she didn't want to pay to have it unlocked.

Apples one big pro is their ecosystem. They are lagging behind hardware/OS on the phone but how the macs/ipads/iphones/TV all interact with each other is their big pro.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 09:30 AM

It's about time people notice how s***ty Apple is as a company.


I'm no apple fanboy, but how is Apple a "s****ty" company?

Please enlighten me.
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 09:54 AM

The only reason I didn't get an i5 was because of the ridiculous choice to get a new lightning jact for it.

So I switched to Galaxy Note II, only downside is the size, still getting used to the size a bit but I'm glad I switched off Apple
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 10:12 AM

The only reason I didn't get an i5 was because of the ridiculous choice to get a new lightning jact for it.

So I switched to Galaxy Note II, only downside is the size, still getting used to the size a bit but I'm glad I switched off Apple

Ridiculous choice? The old connection was huge, inefficient, and flimsy. The new one is much sturdier and easier to pack.

I'd still prefer Micro USB, but the old 30-pin Apple connection was a giant pile of poo.
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 10:15 AM

Apple does a great job at marketing a mediocre product
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 10:56 AM

I find iPhone users in general to be attention wh*res.. Why is it everytime someone gets an iPhone they have to plaster it all over Facebook?
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 11:46 AM

I'm no apple fanboy, but how is Apple a "s****ty" company?

Please enlighten me.


Ever since the death of Steve Jobs. All Apple has done is sue every single company on the face of the planet for "copying" their "innovative" ideas.

From what I've heard, Apple is getting their ass handed to them by Samsung.

btw. I think Apple is a genius company. The fact that they're able to convince their consumers into buying their s***ty products year after year, and for double the price of almost everything else is absolutely amazing.

I find iPhone users in general to be attention wh*res.. Why is it everytime someone gets an iPhone they have to plaster it all over Facebook?


Also, a lot of them seem to have a sense of entitlement to everything in life. If they don't get what they want they bitch and moan all day.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 11:52 AM

I find iPhone users in general to be attention wh*res.. Why is it everytime someone gets an iPhone they have to plaster it all over Facebook?

It's simple. Apple doesn't market the iPhone as a smart phone. They market it as a symbol of status.
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 12:03 PM

S3 > iPhone 5 without JB

iPhone 5 w/ JB > S3

Can't wait till a JB is released.

Edited by Hyzer, 06 January 2013 - 10:55 PM.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 12:21 PM

S3 > iPhone 5 without JB

iPhone 5 > S3 with JB.

Can't wait till a JB is released.

JB????
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