Nov 18, 2009, 07:10 PM
Category: Apple Hardware
Link: iPhone to become Blighty's favourite smartphone (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20091118201034)
Posted on MacBytes.com (http://www.macbytes.com)
Approved by Mudbug
Nov 19, 2009, 04:11 AM
It might. At the moment it's the Nokia 5800 but that's been out for nearly a year.
That said, I take it when they say 'best selling' they're not lumping the three iPhone models together - surely this must just refer to 3GS sales?
Nov 19, 2009, 03:50 PM
I think the majority of people that get an iPhone like most things about it (if not all) and are unlikely to switch to another model afterwards and possibly compromise on some of the features.
There are of-course some that get one because of the success & hype and don't get along with it because they might have certain preferences like a small form factor for example but in those cases it was always a mismatch decision anyway!
Yes, there are many touch devices now, many manufacturer's jumping on the bandwagon, but I have tried some of them and on paper they seem to offer a lot the iPhone does, but when you come to use them, the iPhone UI quality is just not there. They're not quite as bad as those awful Chinese iPhone fakes but some are not far off, they're that bad!
Its a bit like the iPod, we all tried various MP3 players over the years, I even had good brands with superior specifications but most of us ended up getting an iPod in the end and realising why Apple got 75% of that market :-)
I think Apple will continue growing sales by launching new handsets every 12-14 months enticing us to the next improved handset. For me, Apple would have to suddenly really stagnate and the other vendors to really step up their game (almost like a role reversal) for me to ditch the iPhone now, I can't see that happening.
I also think Apple will offer cut down devices, maybe in a smaller form factor to satisfy some people who are not bothered about having all the bells & whistles but would like the quality of the UI.