A Real Phenomenon or Sensationalist Drivel?
I came across this story http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/03/magazine/why-apple-wants-to-bust-your-iphone.html?_r=1& via Daring Fireball and... well, I was actually going to write a post a few weeks back that referred to the exact opposite results and how that could potentially be a problem for Apple. A lot of people I know with idevices seem to be content with them, even if they are several generations behind. My neighbor across the hall who I occasionally have a drink with still totes her iPad 2 around the apartment with her everywhere. Not long ago I asked her when she'd got it and she said it's been at least 2 years. I asked her if she plans on upgrading and she didn't understand why she would, her iPad 2 works great she said. I gifted my father my 3Gs. The same 3Gs I bought near launch of the device. The same 3Gs that I used hard until my 2 year upgrade eligibility. I saw him a month ago and he was showing me pictures on it. I asked him if the phone still worked well and he gave a shrug and said yea. He then said that he was gonna upgrade to one of those 'Droid' phones. When I asked him why he said because he likes the way they say, 'Droid!' when you turn them on. He was just f'ing with me. I have several more anecdotal bits I could share but I think the author of this piece is wrong. I think the author knows she is wrong. I think the author is jumping on the 'gets easy hits by writing a negative story about Apple' bandwagon. The same one CNET seems to be driving. This article was almost as preposterous as this one http://www.forbes.com/sites/haydnshaughnessy/2013/10/25/samsung-gears-up-for-the-galaxy-s5-but-does-it-get-lifestyle-computing/ which in it's first paragraph credits Samsung with having 'warp speed innovation'. Sure, if that's what you want to call it. BTW why don't I see any Galaxy S2s around anymore?