Apple Abandons the Mass Market, as the iPhone Turns Luxury





  • It was a long time since apple was part of the global mass market. Android has been killing ios for many years now in market share. I think the last 5-6 years Android has been hovering around 85%.



  • I had to replace my Microsoft Lumia 950XL due to needing a couple of apps to do work with in our business. 😞

    We won't touch the G00g so that left the bigger of the two fruits.

    The iPhoneX was out for about a month or so with the cell providers up here just starting to pick it up and incorporate it into their offerings.

    We purchase our phones outright so off to the Apple Store we went. After looking at the options I ended up with the iPhoneX with the largest amount of storage available in it at 256GB.

    The phone has paid for itself in saved trips to the bank as we can deposit company cheques, yes we still get them, using the banking app.

    But, anyone that says this platform is "perfect", which is all I've ever heard about Apple products, is blatantly wrong. It is no more stable than the 950XL was with Cortana on the Windows Phone totally blowing Siri away for abilities and features.

    The platform is definitely showing its age. 😛



  • @PhlipElder said in Apple Abandons the Mass Market, as the iPhone Turns Luxury:

    But, anyone that says this platform is "perfect", which is all I've ever heard about Apple products, is blatantly wrong. It is no more stable than the 950XL was with Cortana on the Windows Phone totally blowing Siri away for abilities and features.

    Not sure anyone here is saying Apple is perfect - heck even the all powerful and wise SAM bailed on iPhone and moved to a droid.



  • @Dashrender We've done network audits for all-Mac or blended-Mac companies and there's a particular mindset that seems to come on the Mac side that one rarely find on the PC side. It seems to carry over to the other lines as well in my experience.



  • @PhlipElder said in Apple Abandons the Mass Market, as the iPhone Turns Luxury:

    @Dashrender We've done network audits for all-Mac or blended-Mac companies and there's a particular mindset that seems to come on the Mac side that one rarely find on the PC side. It seems to carry over to the other lines as well in my experience.

    Oh of course - for normal end users. And sadly for some IT personal as well.

    Heck, we just hired someone who said they had to have a Mac because Macs don't get viruii. /sigh