New Marketing Trend Emerging Among Teens; Surface & Galaxy 'Cool' & 'Apple is Done'

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  1. dgstorm

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    Here's an interesting story from our sister-site @ SurfaceForums.net.

    According to Buzz Marketing Group’s Tina Wells, teens have been telling them that the Microsoft Surface is cool and that it is no longer cool to own Apple. Here's a quote with some additional detail,

    It might be hard to fathom this; however, teenagers can be a fickle lot, so it wouldn't be too surprising. What do you guys think? Are you seeing this trend amongst people that you know?

    Source: SurfaceForums.net via BGR
     
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    I don't know. It is hard to believe.

    I'll say this though - makes no sense to me to get locked into Apple's ecosystem between Itunes and the fact that Android has so many more quality free apps. That's the beauty of Apple's model - once you've sunk in a few hundred or more the cost of switching just seems too high.
     
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    So true. I didn't buy many apps when I had my iPhones. I'm on Android now and have quite a few paid apps that I don't want to lose if I was to ever switch to something else. At the same time though, I work at a high school and I see so many more Android phones than iPhones now. A year or two ago, that wasn't so. I saw so many new iPhone 4 devices when they were brand new. Now, I see a ton of S3 and Note phones. Ya, at a high school. WTF are these parents thinking!?
     
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    Great news! Soon the only ones with iPhones will be yuppies!
     
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    I guess I'll be going back to a blackberry now. Hipsters on android.
     
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    i see more and more people going android phones. but still using ipads and such ( i am one of those people)
     
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    It would be depressing if the reason for getting an android device is just because it's "cool" and not because of it's power or usability.
     
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    ha that's funny. First thing I did was think of hipsters.
     
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    Apple counted on that very thing.

    My kids wanted ipod touches and one wants an iphone...and they know nothing of the devices other than....that's what kids have at school.

    Older people who are getting into tech for the first time ask, what are people using, and they hear about i-this and i-that and figure that's the route they will go.

    Android has been leveraging for a few years now and I think Samsung has done a great job with their marketing attacking the alleged coolness of Apple (insinuating that Apple people aren't going to have sex....hahaha golden!).
     
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    I'm not surprised. It's a lot easier to stand out with Android then iOS. Serisouly, there is no individuality with Apple. All their stuff is utilitarian.

    Teens want to have cool looking stuff that is out of the norm, and you just don't get that with an iPhone.
     
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    The iPhone is the Jitterbug of smartphones. The kids have outgrown their Jitterbugs.

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    My 17 year old son just got a new phone.....he had been an Iphone fanboi and I assumed he would get an Iphone 5. He walked out with an SIII. Said Apple wasn't cool anymore. Looks like he fits the demographic research!
     
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