Originally Posted by wakefinance
This comment makes you look like a piece of shit. Please realize that there is no way to lump such a large group of people into categories like "freeloaders" or "wealthy" based off of a single consumer decision. I hope you don't actually believe what you wrote, but you probably do.
I have to agree, although not with the "shit" part.
Dichotomously polarizing people into two extreme categories, while conceptually convenient, fails to accurately describe reality. In fact, these kind of statements distort the truth, and historically and philosophically, contribute to the wide scope of problems which characterize the human condition.
If you really think about, Android phones do work perfectly well for the majority of people who only use their phone for the most essential smartphone tasks - phone, text, email, social, and web.
For many, finer details really don't matter because these people are not really detailed oriented, whether it be from an aesthetic point of view or the functional perspective.
Most people do not examine their lives in any real detail at all, swept along by the dominating trends of the moment. Hence, trending.
This happened to Apple too - iPhone and iOS was trending, and Apple swept many non-typical Apple users up.
But trends, by definition don't last past their perceived novelty stage. So those who "trend" leave on for the next big trend, whether or not its really "better" or "worse."
I know this can sound elitist because being detailed oriented is highly valued in many professions and aspects of society. But sometimes it can be harmful, such as when its obsessive compulsive or gets in the way of any practical benefit.
Likewise, sometimes its beneficial to not be detailed oriented, such as when one can see the bigger picture and doesn't sweat the small details.
However, I don't see that happening here due to the aping of Apple design, and the pathetic riding off of Apple's innovation wave. Here, Apple is both seeing the bigger picture AND sweating the small details. This is what makes Apple different, why Sony failed, and why the Apple faithful - those who can appreciate the attention to detail AND see the bigger picture, continue to support Apple.
Bottom Feeders operate by underpricing the innovator, and this is what is happening. So, they come out with something novel, overwhelm the trendsters with features after feature while ignoring the important details.
Apple has to protect against this kind of practice by offering something like the iPad mini, keeping older iPhones on the market, and continually innovating in lots of areas. Look at Passbook - how come large and small business alike are embracing Apple's model while eschewing NFC and Google Wallet?
And when Apple is ready, they will release something few some coming, or at least coming so soon.
Then the process will repeat itself...