According to IBM, 24% of Black Friday online shoppers used a mobile device, and the vast majority of those used were iOS.
While there are probably a few techheads who buy Androids for geeky reasons, I suspect the that majority of people who buy Android devices really want Apple devices but are too frugal to buy them. And frugal people don’t buy a lot of stuff.
Apple is so successful because they have won the hearts and minds of spendthrift consumers, who are the most profitable customers to have.
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And I have to admit that I appreciate Apple's packaging. The spartan white boxes look so much more high class than the busy and loud boxes of all other brands.
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If I had use the words "cheap" and "cheapskate" instead of "frugal," would it have changed your interpretation of the post?
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this apple bashing is just getting out of hand. apple stuff works like it's supposed to, has an ergonomic UI, is relatively bug and virus free, and is well designed and manufactured with quality materials. why is it so shocking and offensive that they can charge a premium for this?
But destructure writes:
I want the product that will fulfill my needs with the least amount of headaches. And I want the best bang for my buck. Android fits that bill. I couldn't care less what everyone else has.
One of these guys is right and one of them is wrong.
And I don’t think I was “bashing” Apple products. I respect that they’ve been able to make massive profits by selling the eliteness of their brand.
And I have to say that after playing with both an iPad and a Nook, the Nook sucks in comparison.