Apple pushes iPhone 6s pop-up ads to App Store users on older iPhones, angering users

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  • Reply 41 of 77
    Some folks have evolved into loudmouth crybabies.  There's no other explanation for spending any amount of time complaining about an advertisement that amounts to a poster in the window of a retail store.  Next time you losers who are b!tching about this walk through a mall, you better stop in and complain to the store manager of EVERY STORE IN THE MALL!  
    9to5Mac and MacRumors are reporting that AT&T is offering BOGO Samsung phones but it also applies to the 6S and 6S Plus (though they're not advertising those). I find that, along with this App Store ad quite interesting. Perhaps sales of the 6S aren't doing as well as Apple had hoped. Has Apple ever allowed a carrier BOGO before?
    jackansi
  • Reply 42 of 77
    dws-2dws-2 Posts: 276member
    lkrupp said:
    mac_128 said:
    I can't wait to see how some of the usual suspects on this forum defend this. Should be entertaining.
    And what, exactly, do you plan to do about this other than whine? Switch platforms? Who would you go to that doesn’t advertise their products on their own websites? Put your money where your whine is. Otherwise you don’t look so good.

    I think commiserating is what people are actually doing. Apple used to have a better experience than they do now. They're still better than anything else, but this is definitely new (and unwelcome for me at least) behavior. This might be just what Apple needs to grow even bigger, but I'm unhappy because it makes my experience worse.
  • Reply 43 of 77
    icoco3icoco3 Posts: 1,474member
    Well, their hardware works so well, people can keep using older phones a lot longer than Android devices.  Everyone will upgrade one day, relax Apple and enjoy the journey.
    dasanman69
  • Reply 44 of 77
    dasanman69dasanman69 Posts: 13,002member

    lkrupp said:
    mac_128 said:
    I can't wait to see how some of the usual suspects on this forum defend this. Should be entertaining.
    And what, exactly, do you plan to do about this other than whine? Switch platforms? Who would you go to that doesn’t advertise their products on their own websites? Put your money where your whine is. Otherwise you don’t look so good.
    Since when is the App Store a website? If I'm going to the App Store to look for an app I don't want to see a full screen ad that I have to dismiss. What's next, every time a non-Apple Music subscriber opens the music app they get presented with a full modal app asking them to sign up for Apple Music? Stupid idea. All it's going to do is annoy customers and make Wall Street analysts think 6S sales are soft.
    Quit complaining, trying to make mountains out of mole hills.
    Mole hills have a way of becoming mountains. 
  • Reply 45 of 77
    This is a great way to make me get out my wallet...and buy a OnePlus2.
    Good one.
  • Reply 46 of 77
    We can file this entire article under First World Problems.  

    I really weep for the future of this country if something like this angers people.
  • Reply 47 of 77
    dasanman69dasanman69 Posts: 13,002member
    sog35 said:
    rogifan_old said:by 
    Some folks have evolved into loudmouth crybabies.  There's no other explanation for spending any amount of time complaining about an advertisement that amounts to a poster in the window of a retail store.  Next time you losers who are b!tching about this walk through a mall, you better stop in and complain to the store manager of EVERY STORE IN THE MALL!  
    9to5Mac and MacRumors are reporting that AT&T is offering BOGO Samsung phones but it also applies to the 6S and 6S Plus (though they're not advertising those). I find that, along with this App Store ad quite interesting. Perhaps sales of the 6S aren't doing as well as Apple had hoped. Has Apple ever allowed a carrier BOGO before?

    That so called BOGO iPhone 6s 'deal' requires a 2.5 year contract.  Its not even close to a free phone.  You will receive a bill credit for 30 months.  Stop it with your constant banter that the 6s isn't selling well.  When you have hard evidence go ahead.  But Mr Cook flatout said he's expecting they will break last years record.
    Every phone you buy without paying for it completely upfront requires some sort of contract. 
  • Reply 48 of 77
    sog35 said:
    Some folks have evolved into loudmouth crybabies.  There's no other explanation for spending any amount of time complaining about an advertisement that amounts to a poster in the window of a retail store.  Next time you losers who are b!tching about this walk through a mall, you better stop in and complain to the store manager of EVERY STORE IN THE MALL!  
    9to5Mac and MacRumors are reporting that AT&T is offering BOGO Samsung phones but it also applies to the 6S and 6S Plus (though they're not advertising those). I find that, along with this App Store ad quite interesting. Perhaps sales of the 6S aren't doing as well as Apple had hoped. Has Apple ever allowed a carrier BOGO before?

    That so called BOGO iPhone 6s 'deal' requires a 2.5 year contract.  Its not even close to a free phone.  You will receive a bill credit for 30 months.  Stop it with your constant banter that the 6s isn't selling well.  When you have hard evidence go ahead.  But Mr Cook flatout said he's expecting they will break last years record.
    My constant banter? Today is the first day I'vef questioned it. Why do you think Apple would allow AT&T to offer this under a BOGO promotion?
    jackansi
  • Reply 49 of 77
    I have been irritated by the music pop-up, because you get a new one every time you upgrade the OS. Once was bad enough, and the latest music interface is bad even without this. Apple is normally good about focusing on making great products that provide the best user experience possible, with the understanding that this will be the best way to get customers to keep buying their products. Whoever made the decision to ad these pop-ups doesn't seem to get that. 

    This one pop-up isn't such a huge deal, but I hope it's not indicative of a shift in priorities. 

    Have you tried turning off Apple Music in Settings?

    Settings -> Music -> Apple Music = Off

    I had this on with my last upgrade and I got the stupid pop-up going into Music for the first time after switching it off. Hopefully I will not get one next time.

    We need to be able to turn off Apple Music, Beats Radio, etc. Not interested in this stuff and they do not provide enough control for locking down devices for kids let alone us adults that don't want that crap either.
  • Reply 50 of 77
    dasanman69dasanman69 Posts: 13,002member
    sog35 said:
    Apple can't stop AT&T from doing this.  They are not giving the phone away for free. Rather they are giving a bill credit over 30 months.
    The bill credit means that the customer doesn't pay that fee. When one doesn’t pay, but gets the product anyway it's called free. 
    rogifan_oldjackansi
  • Reply 51 of 77
    linkmanlinkman Posts: 1,035member
    I'm not a fan of this. It's clearly advertising and not a public service announcement. I pay a lot for Apple devices, just about everyone who owns an iPhone knows that new models are available around each October, and this is behavior I'd expect more from Google. Apple should put ads where they belong -- not like this.
    jackansi
  • Reply 52 of 77
    sflocalsflocal Posts: 6,088member
    cali said:
    What?!!!
    Users are complaining about this????
    First world problems I guess.

    I saw this ad yesterday and it was quite nice. All you have to do is press the X and it goes away.

    update: I opened the App Store just now and the ad wasn't there. I guess it only pops up once.

    I think it's quite worth more sales for Apple at the cost of a few whiners. I mean it literally takes half a second to "skip".
    Shhh.... attempting to insert logic into this discussion will only get you smacked by the iHaters and trolls infesting this thread.  

    This is a non-story.  I moved on.  Haters shudder at the thought this minor ad might actually convince some owners to upgrade.
  • Reply 53 of 77
    linkmanlinkman Posts: 1,035member
    sog35 said:
    Only petty fools are annoyed by a relevant ad that can be dismissed in less than a second.
    The same can be said about browser pop-ups, auto play video (with sound!), screen hiders, etc. It's gotten out of hand.

    After years of resisting I finally installed an ad blocker. I was quite tired of watching a 30 second ad in between every 60 second video on news sites. In some cases it was multiple 30 second ads in a row. And ad delivery always works -- the "real" content has a high failure rate. If they would put as much effort/expenditure in content instead of marketing then perhaps their revenue wouldn't decline as quickly.
    jackansi
  • Reply 54 of 77
    roake said:
    And Cook slowly converts Apple to political activism and increasingly desperate methods of support, shipping unfinished products, etc..  This is the top of the slide.
    nonsense. seeking equality for all its workers and customers isnt a bad thing. unless you have an irrational hate for certain groups of people, of course... also, Jobs supported Product Red initiatives. 
  • Reply 55 of 77
    The daily pop up to update to iOS 9.1, and then now to 9.2 on my iPad is kind of annoying. 

    One dialog box pops up to update. I click not now. A second dialog pops up to remind me later. How about a remind me never option?

    I have a nice and stable iPad where things now crash very infrequently. I always fear upgrading because sometimes apps crash more, sometimes the device becomes slower, and sometimes everything is just as fast or faster and apps work great.

    Things are quite snappy and apps are working very great now for me on iOS 9.0

    I wish I could dismiss the two update to 9.x dialog boxes forever.

    So I can see why people would be annoyed.
  • Reply 56 of 77
    chasmchasm Posts: 3,227member
    If people think this is the first time Apple -- or any other merchant -- have ever popped up with a reminder about something, you have to wonder how long ago they arrived on this planet.
  • Reply 57 of 77
    sog35 said:
    Its a security measure.  Apple does not want Gramps to run an old version of iOS that could be open to attack.
    I understand that is the case.

    But since this was mainly a thread about pissing and moaning at such a de minimis issue I just thought I would go ahead and take the opportunity to pile on  :)
  • Reply 58 of 77
    So, you open the App Store (which is owned by Apple) and you're surprised that they then pop up a quick advert about a new product they have released. An advert that you can quickly skip past. The Music app asked me once if I wanted to subscribe to or trial Apple Music and hasn't asked me since, even when upgrading my phone's OS. I don't care about that, again, that's just Apple advertising something they are offering and is quickly dismissed. It's not quite an advert in the OS, it doesn't pop up whilst you're creating a text message or using any of the other functions. This is no different to adverts in free apps that you can download. If this offends you so much then you can go and buy whatever phone you want, I couldn't care less personally. Although, I did obviously care enough to write this on here though.
    sog35pscooter63
  • Reply 59 of 77
    Still happily on iOS 7.
  • Reply 60 of 77
    freerangefreerange Posts: 1,597member
    Get over yourselves. There are more important things to complain about in life, and most of these comments border on moronic. So do you also bitch when you see one of their commercials when watching TV? 
    edited December 2015
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