I Hope The Windows Phone Will Put A Dent In iPhone Sales!!!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Orange™, Oct 11, 2010.

  1. Orange™ macrumors 6502

    Apr 24, 2010
    Competition is good. Just look at the lackluster iPad, you can guarantee that the second revision will be that much better because of competition. Same goes with the iPhone. :apple:
  2. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    Yes, I agree competition is good
    But I would hardly call the iPad lackluster, I love mine

    And I doubt the Windows phone will make much of an impact personally
  3. Orange™ thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 24, 2010
    You just wait and see. In 5 years, tablets will be able to completely replace the need for laptops. Not desktops mind you, but laptops assuredly. Browsing media is not enough, I want to create and build.

    Technology needs to keep pushing itself, things should be better by now. In fact, I would go as far as to say that apps have dented technological advances.
  4. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    5 years is an eternity in the tech world
    Certainly advancements will be exponential
  5. hippo206 macrumors 6502

    Apr 8, 2007
    I doubt it will take even 5 years at the rate tech is moving.

    I think you have it wrong though. I think laptops will replace desktops, and tablets will be our "mobile" devices.
  6. Mliii macrumors 65816


    Jan 28, 2006
    Southern California
    I agree with your central premise, namely, that competition is a good thing and will (hopefully) drive Apple to move their progress bar along a little faster. That can only help us, the consumers of the world, get a more fully featured phone and OS. I think anything that moves Apple along is good!
    Having said that, I really do like the iPhone...:)
  7. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
    Yes, competition is very good. That said, I laugh at your iPad statement. We are more than 6 months since its release and nary a competitor in sight. So my question to you is, what competition? Who is shipping an ipad classs device?
  8. Nevpaurion macrumors regular

    May 25, 2008
    I don't really think the tablet will replace laptops. I know I have no use for one it would really just be a shiny toy.

    When I'm doing any work that requires a computer on the go I need a cd drive, I need fire wire ports and usb ports, and I need some pretty damn good hardware to keep up with the intense processing I'm doing.

    The day they make an ipad or tablet in general that can do this is the day I START to think about buying one.
  9. Blorzoga macrumors 68030


    May 21, 2010
    Lackluster iPad? You have got to be joking. It's the most successful electronics launch ever. You are obviously an apple hater. The iPad is a thoroughly enjoyable and useful device. The windows phone is a complete joke.
  10. Blorzoga macrumors 68030


    May 21, 2010
    Well then the iPad is obviously not for you. For the rest of us who aren't doing such "intense" processing, the iPad is perfect.
  11. terraphantm macrumors 68040

    Jun 27, 2009
    I dunno, I think Windows phone has potential. Seems to have that right balance of "control" and "openness" (where Apple and Android represent the two different extremes). You have more than one hardware choice, but MSFT will be enforcing certain requirements to make sure the fragmentation isn't anything like Android. Assuming they fix some of the issues from the first version of the OS (like the lack of multitasking and copy/paste) I could definitely see myself jumping ship. As much as I love my iPhone (no way I'd consider an Android phone with the OS in its current state) I'm definitely going to give Windows phone a shot.

    On the computer side of things, I definitely prefer Windows. Don't get me wrong, OS X is a very nice OS, but it's just not meant for a power user. Apple dumbs too much down. I want to be able to perform complex tasks in an efficient manner, rather than slow them down so much that everyone can do them. (With that said, I own a macbook air and typically boot into OS X even though I also have Windows installed. OSX is a better mobile OS than Windows IMO, but I use Windows whenever I need to do "real work")
  12. iBaloney macrumors 6502


    Jan 6, 2010
    and that about sums it up. thread closed
  13. DroidRules macrumors 65816

    Aug 10, 2010
    Now this is the kind of crap that gets my goat. On what basis do you make this statement and your agreement? Have you seen, used, held, experienced the Win 7 phone? If you have please give us a full report and breakdown of that experience. If not, why would you feel you have enough information to make such a statement? I love my iPhone but would never call another phone a "complete joke" when I had no remote idea what I was talking about. Grow up guys, each phone is the best phone for the person using/buying it..... be it iPhone, an android device or a win7 device.
  14. Bernard SG macrumors 65816

    Bernard SG

    Jul 3, 2010
    Nothing could be farther from the truth. Mac OS X, out of the box, gives the "power user" a whole set of tools to work the system as they see fit: Terminal for use of UNIX commands, Automator w/Applescript and, last but not least, Xcode. Windows only offers the good'ole ms-dos command-line which actually allows for very little.
    The problem is not Mac OS X dumbing things down, it's that with Windows, only a geek can make his way through the system in order to make things work properly.
  15. Squid7085 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 14, 2002
    Charlotte, NC
    Personally I think that Windows Phone is a bit too late, it's potential to compete has been diminished quite a bit by trying to enter a market completely dominated by two loved and mature mobile OS's. I also think MSFT is going to have to do quite a lot to let the public know that Windows Phone 7 is NOT Windows Mobile. I think it will do better than web OS did, but it's not going to take a significant chunk out of the current mobile atmosphere.
  16. mad-dog-one macrumors 6502

    Aug 14, 2009
    Maybe in 5 years, but without flash, the iPad is a ways away from replacing my laptop, even for my mobile needs.
  17. Irish Rose macrumors 65816

    May 29, 2010
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    +1, after using a windows phone for some time, I totally agree with you here.
  18. grantsdale macrumors 6502a

    May 11, 2008
    CD Drive? Firewire?

    Why are you insisting on living in 2005?
  19. SteveKnobs macrumors 6502

    Jun 23, 2010
    Flash? Heaven forbid you can't watch your porn on the go. If the lack of flash is your ONLY reason for not buying an iPad, you're seriously missing the point dude.
  20. FSMBP macrumors 68020


    Jan 22, 2009
    I think Windows Phone looks amazing ( I would love to get one) but I don't see it hurting the iPhone's sales. If this was a year ago, it would be a different story.

    Especially since you can get a 8GB iPhone 3GS for $99.99 and all AT&T Windows Phones will be $199.99, users would be taking a gamble on a new phone.

    I do hope that it catches fire but it may be another webOS.
  21. mullman macrumors 6502


    Jan 13, 2004
    300,000 sold in one day, and 3M sold in 80 days is anything but 'lackluster'. :rolleyes:

    From NetworkWorld last week (hardly an Apple rag):

    The iPad may very well be the fastest selling consumer electronic product of all time. To put things in perspective, Apple sold about 3.27 million iPads during the third quarter of 2010, and estimates for the current quarter range from 3.8 million units on the low end to upwards of 6 million units.

  22. TheMacBookPro macrumors 68020


    May 9, 2008
    ...coming from an obviously Apple fanboy, I'm not surprised.

    Have you actually used WP7? No? Hm.

    @people who say CD drives + FW = living in 2005

    Yep, I completely agree with you. I have ditched my FW/USB external drives. I love the insanely quick (and consistent) 100KBps-~2MBps from Dropbox. Not to mention the blazing fast 200-300kbps upload speeds.

    Oh how I despise technology which can give me a consistent 100MBps read and 40~50MBps write speed (FireWire 800 is TOTALLY OUTDATED).

  23. ssampath macrumors member

    Sep 7, 2010
    The real question for both Android and WP7 is what innovation they bring. The basic parameters have all been setup by Apple -

    - Touchscreen
    - 3.5" display
    - Browser/Mail/Maps
    - iPod/iTunes
    - Apps Apps Apps

    WP7 seems to be just a new start page for a phone and Android is real chaotic and with every phone you never know what you get!

    It will be interesting to see how long it will be before we see buy one get one free sales on WP7 phone just like we see on Android phones.
  24. Pink∆Floyd macrumors 68020


    Nov 21, 2009
    Up There
    You're in a mac community forum board, and you open a new thread saying, "i hope the windows phone will put a dent in iphone sales"

    Calling the iPad lackluster doesn't help, stupid comment without backing up your statement...

    go to another forum

    oh yeah, the windows 7 phone is a joke
  25. IBradMac macrumors 68000


    Jun 27, 2008

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