Originally Posted by Archipellago
could that not just mean that iPhone users are more stupid..?
perceived value given smartphones do effectively the same thing...?
bizarre question...questionable sanity.
it's a reasonable question, but it needs more scientific analysis
a butcher knife and a scalpel 'effectively do the same thing' and surprisingly, the butcher knife costs more per unit. To a butcher, a scalpel is worthless, and to a surgeon, a butcher knife definitely limits her ability to exercise her craft. To the patient, you want your surgeon to have a scalpel if at all possible. and my mother (a housewife), prefers a fillet knife for just about everything
To wit: If I can charge you $10K for plastic surgery when using a scalpel, and get sued with malpractice if I use a Butcher knife... which knife has a higher perceived value? If my mom measures the time and ease to prepare a meal, would she miss either a scalpel or the butcher knife from the knife drawer.*
If the killer app on my iPhone can enable/save an additional $2000 a month in revenue (let's say a real estate broker app), vs an Android phone, what is the perceived value of that phone?
*(My dad grew up learning how to butcher meat, was Pre-Vet, then became an MD [lots of bad jokes when that topic came up, especially since my dad was a terrible suturer], so he was quite specific about his cutting instruments).