Crikey! So all the men in your office are gay then?
172 posts • joined 2 Oct 2009
I think Apple's glory days may be over unless...
they can come up with something new and different. A "must have" new product. As with the original iPhone or the iPad.
I'm no Apple fanboi and I only got my 3GS a few years ago purely because the Ordinance Survey map app I wanted was only available on iOS at the time. I must say that it has been a really good piece of kit (apart from the battery life).
I only decided to replace it because my daughter's phone was on its last legs and her MP3 player had died.
When I looked at the iPhone 5, I just wasn't that impressed. I mean it looks nice and I'm sure it performs well, but would have cost me a fair bit extra on my contract for doing more or less exactly what my old phone did, just a bit quicker.
In the end I got a 4GS. Hardly any difference in spec from the 5, and less money a month on my contract.
Apple need to be careful and not rest on their laurels. I'm thinking of another fruit based company who had a "must have" mobile product a little while back.
Re: What's in it for GOOG?
"plenty of people are finding Windows Phone to be a better experience"
Actually I have to agree with you. I don't own a Windows phone myself, and I was a bit sceptical about them, but our company recently bought ten Lumia 800s for the engineers. All the new company phones come to me first to have their emails set up. I must admit I was quite impressed.
Camera, hard drive, radio & TV, for your info. The hard drive and the camera both gave up the ghost just after the warranty ran out. The TV just had really dreadful sound and would reset itself randomly.
Coincidently, I was speaking to someone the other day that was complaining that their digital camera had just died, a few weeks after the guarantee was up. Was it a Samsung" I asked. Yes, he replied. How did you know that?