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September 06, 2017

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wawww

john F.

@ chithanh |
Anticipating Apple Strategy Shift

I just answered the topic of this post, nothing else, the premise was wrong and apple did not chance course, prices UP, no units, which answers your question in regards to market share role, Apple gives a S(%#T about it as clearly demonstrated by launching a 1300 phone ( full options)

@ Lullz
When was the last time Apple really "wowed" everyone with their latest iPhone?

yesterday, Go read well what's inside the X, those who are doing it, understanding it, no passions, know better. You are not paying attention.... what's inside ...

Lullz

@john F.

Yes I know Apple did that with iPhone X. I'm asking this from those people who claim that Apple used to wow people in the past but no longer do that. Would be interesting to know what was the actual iPhone with that effect. According to those people that is. My recollection is that some people have always told us how iPhone of the past was better and now it's not. Every time since the release of the original iPhone. And even that was a disappointment according to those people.

What a weird world.

chithanh

@Lullz
A few models come to mind:
The original iPhone (2007) that transformed the industry,
The iPhone 3G (2008) with the App Store,
The iPhone 4/4S (2010-11) with Retina display and Siri,
And the iPhone 5S (2013) which brought 64 bit to mobile.

But then Apple lost the leadership both in Hardware and in Software. The next transformative smartphone was the Galaxy Note (2011), and Google roughly caught up with Apple in Android 4.0 (2011) and since Android 4.4 (2013) it is not even a contest anymore.

Lullz

@chithanh

I checked the release comments for iPhone 4 and 4S since those were designed in the days when Steve Jobs still had influence over the products.

Here is Tomi's comment concerning iPhone 4:

"For a short while in June-July-August of 2010, the iPhone 4 will hold its own against rival Androids and other smartphones, but this is nowhere near the great leap forward to keep the iPhone 4 the most desirable phone for the next 12 months."

Here is Tomi's comment about iPhone 4S:

"What is impact. We all knew the new iPhone was coming. There was gossip it would be a superduper phone, which this is not. This is a very modest marginal upgrade to the iPhone 4. As it looks almost identical, it is not a strong incentive for existing iPhone 4 owners to buy to replace. The very passionate Apple loyalists will of course replace their iPhone 4 with this. And those iPhone 3GS and 3G owners whose contracts have run out, will find this very compelling as an upgrade now, especially the camera now and video recording is so much an improvement from the 3 series of iPhones. For Apple, this is a reliable warrior into the battle but not a game-changer."

It's really hard to find a post made at the time of the release, telling how the new iPhone has this wow factor. Maybe the original phone, sure, but what about the phones released after it?

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