"Uniform upgrading and rapid adoption are two important advantages that Apple, which issues updates to all eligible devices simultaneously, holds over Android -- where carriers decide when and if various devices will get upgrades, and often delay or forbid updates in the hopes that users will upgrade to newer hardware."
So in some ways iOS is more "open" than Android especially when you Jailbreak like I do.
There goes the "Apple is so closed..." meme continuously served up by haters who know not of what they speak.
iOS is overrated... waaaaay overrated
almost as overrated as the dairy product or confection of the week from Google.
IOS accounts for 1/3 of the smartphone market but is only available on the Apple iphone so not surprising that the iphone 5 would outsell one individual android phone model that has many other android phones to share that market share with. The android phones still way outsell the IOS phones in total sales. If IOS was available on other phone brands the iphone would no longer be as large a seller as it is today.
If Apple released a new iphone model next month with a case made out of compressed cow manure the same people that just bought the iphone 5 would be standing in line to buy that one too.
Fortunately for Apple there are a lot of people that have far more money than they have common sense.
New research from 451 Research/ChangeWave Research shows that demand for Apple’s new iPhone 5 is strong and will remain that way.
The survey of 4,270 primarily North American consumers shows an “unprecedented degree of consumer interest” in the iPhone 5. Results show that one-in-three people are “Likely” to purchase the new iPhone, while 19% are “Very Likely” and 13% said they were “Somewhat Likely” to buy the iPhone 5.
To put these numbers in perspective, Changewave did the same survey when the iPhone 4S was released and 10% said they were “Very Likely” and 11.5% said they were “Somewhat Likely” to buy.
Even though some reporters made a big deal out of Apple’s change to the Lightning connector in the new iPhone, consumers don’t agree. The majority of respondents said it was “Not Much of a Problem” (31%) or “No Problem At All (26%),” according to the survey.
Of course, the biggest knock on the iPhone 5 so far has been with Maps, but again consumers had a different view. Nine-in-ten users (90%) reported it was “No Problem at All” or they “Haven’t Experienced Any Problem”, while 3% characterized it as a “Very Big Problem” and 6% said it was “Somewhat of a Problem.”
There is obviously nothing wrong with Maps. Just like there was nothing wrong the antenna placement.
The iSheep are most definitely well trained. Well trained indeed.
Are you always so condescending? Only Android fan boys are smart enough to make intelligent decisions on what smart phone to buy? Is that it? Is that why you think it's cute insulting Apples customers?
The latest Android TV ad is pretty funny, where they talk about bumping devices to exchange info.
Isn't that capability a few years old on the iOS? hehehe...
Yeah, it is.
Yep, for at least 3 years. http://tinyurl.com/9zdarx8
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