Originally Posted by digitalclips
I'm surprised the data isn't 79% say they wouldn't change at any price. 21% seems very low to me.
Originally Posted by Macky the Macky
21% is actually very good. That's obviously a very good chunk of the high end of the intelligence bell curve. At the other end are Android users who would eat your face off, beard or not. :-)
If we evaluate the data further, 50% of users would need a more than 30% discount (is this hardware only or carrier subscription as well), likely with the same functionality or better.
Feature parity is the forgotten piece of the puzzle. The average user assumes that the competition offers comparable products and services which is simply not true.
We know, for example that while people can purchase previous generation iPhone they most often opt for the latest generation. Very few smartphones even compare to the latest generation iPhone six months after release let alone immediately upon release. No other company has the customer service, ecosystem, performance, reliability, or stability to generate such high levels of customer satisfaction and customer retention.
Originally Posted by Freshmaker
I know. That's the kind of Apple fan that irritates me to no end. I agree that iOS is superior to Android, but Android is just fine. I had a Droid before I switched, and frankly I loved it. The navigation rocked and the widgets were nice. The customizability was also nice - liked having a button on the screen to enable/disable bluetooth and other wireless connections. Might not seem like much, but going through the various Settings menus are annoying by comparison. I bet that guy doesn't realize that the notification system in iOS5 is a direct copy of what Android's had for years. Just don't get the vitriol.
Are you suggesting that Android fans aren't just as rabid or worse? The person you are commenting about is on a public forum which is on a website dedicated to Apple.
I expect wildly enthusiastic Apple fanaticism on a website dedicated to Apple.
I don't expect widely enthusiastic fanaticism about competitor products and services on a website dedicated to Apple yet we see that theme played out time and again. To what purpose?
What of those wildly enthusiastic fanatics of Apple competitors on supposedly unbiased websites?
Are there hordes of wildly enthusiastic Apple fanatics who are compelled to post in forums of websites dedicated to Apple competitors? I just don't see this absurd phenomenon by Apple fanatics on websites dedicated to Android.
There seems to be a double standard. Which company has fans which are more fanatical and self affirming (afflicted by a reality distortion field)?Edited by MacBook Pro - 6/29/12 at 9:50pm