This Video Proves How Clueless the Public Is... They Can't Recognize the Difference

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by MICHAELSD, Sep 20, 2014.

  1. MICHAELSD macrumors 68040

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    The general public is far more clueless than you'd hope. What's more concerning is they can't recognize quality. Premise: a guy takes an iPhone knockoff running Android with an iOS skin, tells people it's the iPhone 6 with a 26-core A10 and 8k display, and they believe him. It's a low-res, slow phone with a clunky UI... Yet people see an improvement over the 5/5S. I honestly believe the vast majority of the public would respond the same way even if you gave them a 5-year-old Android phone in an iPhone shell. Unfortunately too many people don't appreciate the 2 billion transistor chip, the Retina HD display, refined UI, etc. and would probably be content with garbage if they were led to believe it's better.

    http://youtu.be/yoKFBNbwyyY
     
  2. bhags8 macrumors 6502a

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    People buy a brand. Thats it. Apple is the best damn advertising company EVER.
     
  3. MH01 macrumors G4

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    You do realise that for the majority of the public it's just a phone. It's only nerds who care about detailed specs and get into flame wars over which device is better .

    Frankly these people in the video have lives, and for them it's just a phone ;)

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    Spot on. Apple are masters of marketing .
     
  4. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    Judging from what I see most of the general public is disconnected from General reality. They have very little idea of what is going on in their city, state, country and to say the least the world. Most could not name or even pick out in a line up the people who represent them.

    No I am not surprised.
     
  5. MICHAELSD thread starter macrumors 68040

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    That's a good point. Although I'm sure more people know that there are two new iPhone models than those who know who their local mayor is.
     
  6. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    Maybe it's us who are disconnected from reality wasting time worrying about specs instead of just enjoying the damn phone, you know, like most normal people.
     
  7. MentalFloss macrumors 6502a

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    You could probably tell someone that it is the newest Samsung phone with twice the resolution of the last model, and they would also go "Ooooh yes, I can see it!" It's not just a brand issue, it's a common placebo effect.
     
  8. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    I would rather be connected.
     
  9. MICHAELSD thread starter macrumors 68040

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    That's almost like telling people they can smoke because they'll enjoy it instead of telling them to become educated about what they do.
     
  10. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    No, people chose to buy a product, any product, for all sorts of reasons including (in no particular order):

    1. Design
    2. Ease of use
    3. Quality, perceived or real
    4. Meets personal needs
    5. Perceived status
    6. Value (monetary or emotional or both)

    It's simple minded to suggest a product is popular solely because of marketing. Marketing only creates and enhances awareness. But a company can spend millions marketing a poor product. It still will not sell.
     

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