Originally Posted by Tallest Skil
Let’s see… five vs. five, five vs. THREE, five vs. THREE, five vs. FOUR, and five vs. FOUR. So no, J.D. Power is lying through their teeth. If it was actually “marginally better”, Samsung’s score would be higher.
Except, by J.D. Power’s own claimed math, the weighting of cost shows that this doesn’t matter.
Demand to know their justification for stating this. On what grounds do they consider this “environment” more “cost-conscious” than the past six years (recession) where Apple beat the snot out of everyone else?
I’m glad they replied to you. Now demand from them further explanation on these points.
In the Olympics, let's say we have two athletes competing across five races.
Athlete one gets Gold, Gold, Gold, Gold, Bronze.
Athlete two gets Silver, Bronze, Silver, Bronze, Gold.
Or in terms of place on the podium, 3/3, 3/3, 3/3, 3/3, 1/3
and 2/3, 1/3, 2/3, 1/3, 3/3
Who has the better total time? The answer is, you can't tell from what I've told you alone.
If it turns out that for the first four events the difference between the two was only a few seconds, but in the last event the difference was say a minute, then athlete two's total time would be lower.
Silly that a company can win on price alone - especially considering the difference is much less than 2x - but somehow I think Apple will survive this just fine. Would be nice to see the actual data, but the key point is that these circles are not points! They just represent relative ranking.