Why do people buy an iPhone?

specifically, if we take the example of iPhone 5, following is what goes for and against it:

For:

1. Good design

2. Large App ecosystem

3. Polished, clean UI of IOS

4. Ease of use

5. very light weight

Against:

1. Tightly coupled with iTunes

2. no USB mass storage

3. poor quality of materials (scratches, paint coming off, etc. whole bunch of complaints)

4. does not gain signal when moving from low coverage to high coverage area (iOS bug)

5. cannot transfer files, photos via bluetooth

6. exorbitantly priced

7. sub-par camera (purple haze, lens flare complaints from users)

8. Maps software is way behind Google maps

9. No compliance with standards - Lightning cables are expensive and not freely available at a local shop in case one cable malfunctions or breaks.

10. Too little too late - there are more advanced features in Samsung Galaxy S3 which was released about 5 months earlier than iPhone5 and still the iPhone5 costs more and does not match up with the features offered by SGS3.

YET, people buy an iPhone 5 after paying a hefty premium. It just defies any sense and logic.

WHY?

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  • 8 years ago
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    1. Tightly coupled with iTunes

    iTunes has always been discriminated as being a bad media manager, when in fact it works flawlessly if you're smart enough to understand how it works.

    2. no USB mass storage

    Wrong. You are actually able to read and write files when plugging them in.

    3. poor quality of materials (scratches, paint coming off, etc. whole bunch of complaints)

    Let's see. I have friends whose "dumbphones", androids, and blackberries (including my old one) encounter the same issue. This isn't an argument, you just want to make your list go up to ten.

    4. does not gain signal when moving from low coverage to high coverage area (iOS bug)

    If you mean not immediately, then yes, you're right, I guess. But this isn't a bug present anymore.

    5. cannot transfer files, photos via bluetooth

    Bump, iMessage, Photo stream. Most people don't need to do that. Most things are easily shared using online resources.

    6. exorbitantly priced

    Welcome to Apple. Accept it or don't, but with Apple's sales, people don't seem to complain about it.

    7. sub-par camera (purple haze, lens flare complaints from users)

    Never heard of this.

    8. Maps software is way behind Google maps

    Google Maps for iOS confirmed for December. Also, Scott Forstall was essentially fired for this, so think of it as Apple's way of saying "we know. Shut up."

    9. No compliance with standards - Lightning cables are expensive and not freely available at a local shop in case one cable malfunctions or breaks.

    Adapter.

    10. Too little too late - there are more advanced features in Samsung Galaxy S3 which was released about 5 months earlier than iPhone5 and still the iPhone5 costs more and does not match up with the features offered by SGS3.

    This just wraps up your arguments in proof you're just an Android fanboy.

    I don't have biases towards any of the products, each has their own pros and cons, but the way you point out "the SIII is better." just shows you're trying to make up excuses that says "look what I had before you."

    Quantity is never over Quality. People complain about something lacking a certain feature, only to hardly ever use it when it arrives. For example, people made hype about NFC being released on BBOS7. Then when the OS came out, people stopped caring in literally 40 hours.

    The conclusion to your arguments? Falsified. The SIII is a great phone, but it should never be comparable to iPhones, with the reason being that they're not. The same. Phone.

  • 7 years ago

    People buy iphones for the same reason they shop at Best Buy, they don't know any better.

    In response to GLaDOS:

    You didn't refute any of the facts in the original post. You just stated your opinion or that you've never heard of it before. The only actual point you made was that you can use the iphone as USB mass storage, and your wrong there. It doesn't do it natively. It will show up as a USB drive for accessing your photos & videos (read-only) but that's it.

    It seems like the only thing the original poster got wrong was your opinion on iphones. When you call someone an Android fanboy, you lose all subtlety and it's clear what you are. You reluctantly agreed with 9 out the 10 points and had nothing to back it up but your 'expert' opinion.

  • 6 years ago

    Its really simple

    Apple created iPhones for idiots who doesnt know maths or HOW TO SAVE MONEY.

    People nowadays be like: (youre buying android cuz its cheap) last i heard: BUY LESS EXPENSIVE STUFFS IS A GOOD THING)

    If you buy an android with money to buy an iphone, you can get a new phone and pay the rest to charity.

    or buy a (idk) a PS3

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    The look of it

    Apple reputation

    .. Its an iphone

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  • 7 years ago

    Its faster than Android.

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    8 years ago

    iPhone is just apps... Bottom line

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