iPhone centered around kids now?

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by Deasnutz, Jul 26, 2013.

  1. Deasnutz macrumors 6502

    Jun 9, 2011
    The multi-colored iPhones and IOS7 ui changes seem to look like apple is going straight for the kid market these days.

    Kind of making me feel like it doesn't quite fit anymore.
  2. AngerDanger macrumors 68040


    Dec 9, 2008
    ← Downward Crow's Head
    Only the lower cost iPhones will come in colors as well as black and white (probably). As fur the UI, they went from colors, green felt, wood, leather, etc. to just colors. It seems like they'd do the opposite if they were targeting kids.
  3. batting1000 macrumors 604

    Sep 4, 2011
  4. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
    And this is all before the general public gets ahold of it. We'll see what that reaction is going to be like.
  5. falconeight Guest


    Apr 6, 2010
    Its about time someone has spoken the truth.:rolleyes:
  6. Mr Kram macrumors 68020

    Mr Kram

    Oct 1, 2008
    centered around kids? no.

    marketing to kids? for sure. that's not new news.
  7. WhackyNinja macrumors 68000


    Jul 6, 2012
    Kissimmee, FL
    I see more and more threads bashing iOS 7 and saying "STEVE JOBS WILL NEVER HAVE ALLOWED THIS" etc. etc. etc.
  8. whocaresit macrumors 6502a

    Jul 18, 2010
    Even the kids hate it now. It's LOSE-LOSE sadly :(
  9. Deasnutz thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 9, 2011
    Its apples market to give away. I predict Tim Cook is gone before two years.
  10. notrack macrumors 6502

    Feb 19, 2012
    Maybe they are trying to split the target group into young/fun and adult/business. (But it might also require two different looks of iOS.)
  11. lewismayell macrumors 6502a

    Mar 24, 2013
    South West England
    I think they're doing a good thing, give the "lower cost" iPhones to the kids and keep the proper phones for the adults, that way iPhones lose their association with kids in a way
  12. buckyballs macrumors regular

    Dec 22, 2006
    The reason they're doing colours for the low cost iPhone is probably because they don't want it to look as premium and have people that would have bought the higher-cost iPhone buy the lower cost one instead. They don't want to cannibalise the higher-cost iPhone as they will probably make a higher profit on it. The idea of the lower-cost is to attract people that would never have bought an iPhone before.
  13. batting1000 macrumors 604

    Sep 4, 2011
    The wallpaper affects the feel of iOS 7 greatly. Put a rainbow wallpaper and it will feel kiddy. Put a solid color, sports team logo, sports car, athlete, or something similar as your wallpaper and it won't feel kiddy.
  14. Arran macrumors 601


    Mar 7, 2008
    Atlanta, USA
    Absolutely. And by clearly segmenting the market in two, Apple can start raising the price of the premium phones again (since the adults can afford it!). Even better, the adults will no longer get pissed over resale value dropping sharply after one year (like it does now). I suspect the 5 will be completely removed from sale when the 5s appears and not be discounted and sold cheaply to the 'kids'. That, alone, will please a lot of current 5 owners.
  15. appleisking macrumors 6502a

    May 24, 2013
    iphones dont have an association with kids... not here in America anyways.
  16. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
    it doesn't really have an association at all--all kinds if people have it these days especially.
  17. MarcBook macrumors 6502a


    Jul 13, 2008
    United Kingdom
    Every kid who's seen iOS 7 on my iPhone has loved it, and that's quite a few (family friends' kids etc).

    Just thought I'd share my experience.
  18. BlindMellon macrumors 65816


    Apr 4, 2011
    I think the purples/pinks and pastels of os7 speak more to girls than kids in general.
  19. jtfolden macrumors 6502


    Jul 16, 2002
    Springfield, Ohio
    I think the people talking about how iOS 7 and the new iPhones are for kids and how "Steve would never have allowed this..." have a blind spot. Part of Steve's revitalization of Apple was the rainbow colored iMacs, iBooks, etc and the originally gaudy Aqua interface for OS X that Steve said, "One of the design goals was when you saw it you wanted to lick it."
  20. OneMike macrumors 603


    Oct 19, 2005
    I don't think lower cost is necessarily for kids. Sure would be more affordable for them, but I know my kids all 7 or younger use more resource intensive apps on their minis than i did on my iphone 5. Since i got my DSLR I don't care about camera.
  21. darster Suspended

    Aug 25, 2011
    Thanks for the laugh today! If you feel like the phone doesn't fit anymore because of the colors, then move along. Sheesh, colors? Really? Really? :rolleyes: Good. If this gets rid of the owners who think they are special because they own an iPhone, or somehow makes them feel better, then role out the colors now!
  22. Menel macrumors 603


    Aug 4, 2011
    What purples/pink/pastel? Are you using the same iOS7 as the rest of us?

    The Yahoo app... Sure... But that has nothing to do with the OS.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk 2
  23. Mrg02d macrumors 65816

    Jan 27, 2012
  24. davidinva macrumors 6502a

    Mar 29, 2009
    Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, USA
    The kids in my family that have phones want the larger look - so are going for Android. They mostly text and take pictures. Operating system doesn't seem to be a concern to them.
  25. AFDoc macrumors 68030

    Jun 29, 2012
    Colorado Springs USA for now
    doesn't fit what? Your expectation that you would be the only one with an iPhone like it was with the first one? OR doesn't fit your idea that apple = prestige? Not sure what you're going for. They want to make money and if selling a lower cost iPhone will help them do that then go for it I say. NOW if we could get them to lower costs for products across the board we would be golden.

    I bet he's going to see this and start looking for another job! I'm sure he believes you have your finer on the pulse of consumers.

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