- 09-17-2012, 02:17 PM #1
One of my clients is a marketing professor, and we were talking the latest iPhone buzz. She said Apple is in danger of becoming uncool because it is so mainstream.
"it is the safe device that even a 52-year-old can easily use. My generation has gravitated to it because it's easy to use. So if 50 year olds use it, how can it still be cool/hip?"
She also said Nokia may have a shot in spite of the "release" a couple weeks back. Primarily because now there's a cool alternative to having the same phone as your parents, aunts/uncles and grandparents.
- 09-17-2012, 03:41 PM #6
I think there are more "old" people than "young" people thanks to the baby boomers so I would say any phone system has "old" people using it and asking their younger offspring for the occasional help.
- 09-17-2012, 04:27 PM #7
So on the iMore, this same post essentially garnered answers of "she's full of ****." Really? A PhD'd Mktg professor doesn't know what she's talking about when it comes to marketing and consumer behavior patterns?
GD those iZealots drive me nuts.
- 09-17-2012, 04:47 PM #8
- 09-17-2012, 06:41 PM #10
These are also the same people who feel the need to defend Apple's decision not to include NFC and wireless charging, giving such BS excuses.
If I were to say, "I think the Lumia 920 is better than the iPhone 5."
Some people there would just hear: "iPhone 5 is crap," even though that's not what I had said.
I used to be an active member there (I used to own an iPhone actually) but I'm staying away now.
- 09-17-2012, 09:46 PM #11
There are nice people on that board, but there seem to be a lot of people who go nuts if someone else feels differently than they do. Go with what works for you whatever the OS!
Last edited by baseballbert; 09-18-2012 at 01:48 AM.
- 09-18-2012, 12:03 AM #12
Damn, at 56 am I going to be delegated to only being able to buy a Cricket, so I can press the single button and say, "I've fallen and I can't get up". Really now.
I will admit that I know quite a few 50 something's that are total technology noobs, and yes, they do own iPhones (and don't know how to use them aside from making/receiving calls). "It just works" is more important than you may think.
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- 09-18-2012, 12:05 AM #13
- 09-18-2012, 01:33 AM #14
Who cares about "hip" and "cool"? The iPhone is the best smartphone on the planet with the best ecosystem, the best customer service, the best customer satisfaction. The cool/hip thing is so transient.
- 09-18-2012, 08:11 AM #15
lol. That is debatable. I had one, and returned after about 2 weeks because it was not enjoyable for me. I work on Mac's for my job and will tell you that their service is not the best. It is the cool phone, until they actually use a different one and notice the cool things they do.
But just go get your iPhone, there is no reason for you to be here since you dislike the WP so much. Goodbye.
- 09-18-2012, 08:40 AM #16
My 64 year old dad loves his apple world. Has Apple TV, Newest iPad, getting iPhone 5, and getting retina MBP next. He likes how he can do everything and it follows his itunes account. I have tried to explain that any platform can do that. Android can, WP can and with w8 coming out, he will even be able to use the same document on his tablet as his AIO and phone, something he can not do 100% with apple.
- 09-18-2012, 08:50 AM #17
That said, new is cool and iphone is no longer as new as it once was. EVERYONE does have one now so its less hip. Hip is only for rare things. I was in the mall last weekend and EVERYONE had an iphone, even the kids. They were all at least the 4 as well. All had some tacky plastic colored case covering the elegantly fragile design as well. I just dropped my TITAN this morning from my sink to my ceramic tile bathroom floor with not even a nick. No need for some tacky case on my phone as it continues to live up to its namesake.
- 09-18-2012, 09:17 AM #19
2 million pre-orders it's more than any other iPhone before, the company is not able to produce that much iPhones by the end of September.
Do I really need to tell you that the iPhone is still creating a buzz all around the world?
I think it speaks for itself.
09-18-2012, 09:26 AM #20
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