by Tim · Filed Under: Gadgets
THE IPHONE IS NOT THE COOLEST SMARTPHONE TO OWN THESE DAYS…..THE THREE BIGGEST NAMES IN SMARTPHONES BATTLE IT OUT TO WIN POPULARITY CONTEST
It looks like the iPhone is falling short in the popularity contest with the kids and college crowd. And the reason is “because my dad has an iPhone.” Guess the kindergarten attitude is coming out a little in the gadget world. It looks like what’s being carried around one major campus is HTC and Samsung devices, not the iPhone according to the Boy Genius Report.
This is interesting because HTC and Samsung have been hitting the market hard in the last year or so with new devices every couple of months it seems. And Apple continues to only release one upgraded iPhone per year. They each started out doing the same thing Apple did with the iPhone, release one great smartphone, and then follow it up within a year. But it seemed HTC and Samsung weren’t gaining ground with the iPhone. So they switched the game up a little to see what they could do to get get a piece of the pie.
Let’s face it, Americans want the latest and greatest of whatever product is out there. And smartphones are falling into the same category very quickly with HTC and Samsung figuring this out, Apple not so much. The iPhone was the best and coolest device to have for a long while when smartphones started becoming the thing to have. So as usual, other companies wanted in on the action so the battle starts. The only two major players that have risen to the top are HTC and Samsung. But they noticed that by following Apple’s lead, they would never catch up because everyone just waited until the next iPhone.
What HTC and Samsung have figured out is that since smartphones are in almost everybody’s pocket now days, every two or three months millions of subscribers were due for an upgrade. And guess what, Apple couldn’t deliver on all these upgrades and the American desire to have the latest and greatest cool gadget, so these two giants are now able to quinch peoples thirst by having a new device ready and waiting.
Does Apple really care? I don’t think so and never will. Steve Jobs didn’t build it this way. I don’t think his company would be where it is today if he came out with a new iPhone, Macbook, iMac or any one of their products every couple of months to satisfy this desire. He wanted his company to stand out and this is exactly what it is today. I put Apple in the same category as Bose. Bose is the premiere company that gives its customers the best quality sound in many different formats. Yes they both produce products that follow where the market is going, which is what all companies do, but Apple and Bose look at the way they do it in a very unique light.
So what do you think about all this “hip to be square” stuff? Which device are you using right now and why?