Beatweek Iphone Phanboy

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by BasilofBakerStreet, Jul 23, 2010.

  1. BasilofBakerStreet

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    Lol, at that entire article.
     
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    Seriously I am very pissed that I keep seeing these nobodys putting info out there like that I dont believe it at all I think apple just has deep pockets
     
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    Fanboy. Period.

    Where is this 80% of Android users that won't get another one?

    Everyone (outside of the forums) that I know that has an Android device is a) not rooted and b) loves their device.
     
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    Didn't this forum have an issue with him on a different article where he had to start moderating comments on it because of you folks? :p

    And +1 more for a BS article.
     
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    I've already commented on a few things, lol. I'm Jarred if you want to read them, his responses are so snarky, typical iSheep.
     
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    we should bombard his article with so many posts saying hes bs that they cant keep up with editing it and people will see it hahaha icrap fanloser
     
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    He has to approve the comments.
     
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    "And for the record, if you know anything about the way Apple works and thinks, no one at the company gives a damn what's happening on the Android platform. Apple's own innovation goals have never, and will never, be driven by what the competition is doing – particularly when the competition is uniformly churning out products that are only suitable for geeks, while Apple's products are aimed so squarely at the mainstream that the geeks now hate Apple for it." All I can say is wow, lol. Umm can you say multi-tasking, and folders?
     
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    If I'm not mistaken this is another of this fellow's columns based on not easily verifiable data.

    In the first place, he does not cite the CNN story that contains these figures. Nor can I find any such story on CNN. He does imply that this is a result contained in a study by the Yankee Group, a market research firm. And there is a Yankee Group study of cell phone users. Unfortunately, accessing the report costs $1495. and I'm not willing to spend that to look at the actual data.

    Edit: Found the CNN article. Unfortunately, other than simply stating what the author quotes, there is nothing to place the finding in context. Thus, the comments below still stand.

    However, even without seeing it and having done market research for a number of years, I'd say the following.

    () Not all market research is created equal and without knowing anything more about the sample and methodology, it is simply ludicrous to draw any conclusion, whatsoever, from its results.

    () Apple loyalty is not surprising. If Apple made a car or a toilet brush, it would sell. The brand is probably the strongest in the US.

    () Beyond that, however, asking consumers about their intentions in hypothetical situations is fraught with error. It comes down to this. People can provide reliable information about their intentions and behavior when they confront situations in the real world. Otherwise, they are notoriously bad at estimating how they would behave in a situation they don't yet confront and haven't considered until asked about it in a survey question.

    All in all, this guy's columns aren't bad because he's an apple fanboy. They're bad because he apparently knows nothing about the market research he's citing and isn't prepared to provide a source.
     
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    That is a great question. It is a FACT that surveys can be rigged and that companies do sometimes pay to have a rigged survery published as objective data. As the article illustrates, Apple and AT&T have been badly in need of some good PR.

    The only thing I believe about that survey is 80% of IPhone users would buy another (and didn't Jobs say about 80% of IPhone4 sales were upgrades?). Many IPhone users seem to exhibit what can only be described as "blind loyalty". Comical watching them gush over "new" features that were stock Droid 9 months ago. They have no idea - and generally no interest - in amazing features and capabilities their IPwned denies them.

    Only 20% would buy another Android phone? That finding is not the least bit believable.
     
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