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(CNN)   Tech news postulates that Apple is losing its cool. This is not a repeat of every year since 1984   (cnn.com) divider line 12
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2013-02-22 10:54:42 AM  
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For the last farking time, it's not about "being cool".  It's about having something that works exceptionally well.  Yes, there are always the handful of idiots who really do think it's just about a status symbol, but the rest of us are glad to use a product that doesn't suck balls in some major way.  Brand loyalty is built up over time when the whole "doesn't suck balls" thing is discovered to be true for a number of different products.

These "tech reporters" who write click-gathering articles like this aren't getting it.  "Cool factor" is not only factor here, or even the major one.  Otherwise all the products listed would've been chucked away and rejected by people long ago.  iPods have been around for 12 years now.  iPhone has been around for 6 and more or less looks about the same.  The current Macbook form factor has been around for about 7 years.  Same with the iMac line.  "Cool factor" doesn't apply to that sort of timeline.
2013-02-22 05:35:12 PM  
1 votes:
waterrockets:

Aside from selling 10 million phablets,
selling things is innovation?  it took 10 months to sell 10 million galaxy notes, meanwhile apple sold 47 million iphones last quarter alone.  apple is innovating!

segmented curved phone screen, the curved OLED monitor,
concept only, let me know when they get it to production.  as of now it's vaporware.

 washing machine that lets your phone know the load is done, etc. etc.
putting wifi in your washer is innovation?  i'm not sure you know what innovation is, but keep trying.
2013-02-22 04:16:20 PM  
1 votes:
If I wanted a phone with an interface that looked like it was designed 6 years ago, I'd get an iPhone.

(And if I wanted a phone with an interface that looked like it was designed 16 years ago, I'd get a Windows Phone.)
2013-02-22 03:27:15 PM  
1 votes:

shiate: Marine1: They need somethin', that's for sure. Apple hasn't done anything innovative in quite a while.

hmm, ok, i'll bite. what has samsung done that's innovative?


convinced people that "phablet" is a real product?
2013-02-22 01:27:50 PM  
1 votes:

Mikey1969: They also don't have an app drawer, your apps have to be on one of your screens


They do.

*presses and holds an app*

*drags it to another app*

*names new drawer*
2013-02-22 12:27:20 PM  
1 votes:

tbhouston: as someone that use to work retail, i would push apple on anyone under 14 and anyone over 40 because i knew they would be able to use the device, wouldn't return it and would think they are being edgey and cool...

those are not the cool age brackets


*pssst* Adults don't give a shiat about being "cool". We already know we're not.
2013-02-22 12:20:49 PM  
1 votes:

RexTalionis: The iPhone user became decidedly less cool when it became the phone that your parents want.


Well, aren't you the little rebel?
2013-02-22 11:20:17 AM  
1 votes:

theurge14: For the last farking time, it's not about "being cool".  It's about having something that works exceptionally well.  Yes, there are always the handful of idiots who really do think it's just about a status symbol, but the rest of us are glad to use a product that doesn't suck balls in some major way.  Brand loyalty is built up over time when the whole "doesn't suck balls" thing is discovered to be true for a number of different products.

These "tech reporters" who write click-gathering articles like this aren't getting it.  "Cool factor" is not only factor here, or even the major one.  Otherwise all the products listed would've been chucked away and rejected by people long ago.  iPods have been around for 12 years now.  iPhone has been around for 6 and more or less looks about the same.  The current Macbook form factor has been around for about 7 years.  Same with the iMac line.  "Cool factor" doesn't apply to that sort of timeline.


I'd buy that if the average person put in any sort of thought or research into figuring out the best product for them instead of just what's on TV the most.
2013-02-22 11:18:53 AM  
1 votes:

Endive Wombat: I was honestly considering an iPhone, but when I held it side by side with the other phones on the market, I just could not do it. The main reason I stuck with Android was because of screen size. To me at least, the iPhone screen is comically small by comparison to most of the other offerings out there running Android or Windows OSs. I ended up getting the Note 2 and love it. I will not go back to something smaller.


And the only reason I have an iPhone 4S is it seemed to be the last phone that wasn't comically huge to me.  I have small hands, and women's clothing isn't exactly known for its copious pocket space. I  didn't want a huge phone, and the iPhone was the smallest of the batch that do what I need/want a phone to do when my contract was up.

I was going to get an Android something or another because I like my boyfriend's phone and some of the customizations that he can do (like text sounds that aren't the same as everyone else in my office) but they looked like clown props to me. In less than a year, phones got way too big.

Seriously a case of to each one's own.
2013-02-22 10:56:53 AM  
1 votes:

theurge14: For the last farking time, it's not about "being cool".  It's about having something that works exceptionally well.  Yes, there are always the handful of idiots who really do think it's just about a status symbol, but the rest of us are glad to use a product that doesn't suck balls in some major way.  Brand loyalty is built up over time when the whole "doesn't suck balls" thing is discovered to be true for a number of different products.

These "tech reporters" who write click-gathering articles like this aren't getting it.  "Cool factor" is not only factor here, or even the major one.  Otherwise all the products listed would've been chucked away and rejected by people long ago.  iPods have been around for 12 years now.  iPhone has been around for 6 and more or less looks about the same.  The current Macbook form factor has been around for about 7 years.  Same with the iMac line.  "Cool factor" doesn't apply to that sort of timeline.


I suspect those that ask if something is still cool are mentally stuck in High School where every other persons opinion mattered.
2013-02-22 10:53:52 AM  
1 votes:
Sorry, but this article doesn't use the word "beleaguered" anywhere.
2013-02-22 10:44:01 AM  
1 votes:
To be honest, I bet the reason most people stick to a brand at this point is that with money invested in apps and accessories and whatnot, converting between the OSes is cost prohibitive.
 
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