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Brand Loyalty is for Suckers

Discussion in 'GENERAL Wireless Discussion' started by KevinJames, Oct 5, 2015.

  1. KevinJames

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    I can't remember if I posted this already. If so, Admins please delete this post.

    I've got to admit that for a long while I was loyal to one brand even though I sensed it was not earned by the company I felt loyal to. I actually found the article below to be funny in an odd way because it is true that every time a new phone comes out, the opposing team feels compelled to make jering and jabbing remarks.

    http://lifehacker.com/brand-loyalty-is-for-suckers-1731199227
     
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    Did you learn about this at your Samsungaholic Anonymous class? :whistle:
     
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    OUch. That was below the belt. But no, actually I went as a support to a friend who joined the iPhoney iDiots and iDealists suffering from "me" -ism. Surprisingly, the host's recommendation was to get a "real" phone, an Android. :confused::p

    At one point, though, I did stand up and defend iPhone. I said that it was one of best phones Samsung ever made and the A9 chip in iPhone (made by Samsung) is a testimony to Apple's diversity of sue-your-business-partner I've ever seen.



     
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    This is the part from the article that the iPhone brand has mastered:
    Many people don't want to have put in the effort to make smart decisions. Not that iPhone is not a wise decision, it is that iPhone has relieved many buyers of the product the burden of having to think about the choice. iPhone has achieved the pinnacle of branding by allowing many the comfort of shutting out any other options.
     
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    It just just a "gentle" jab back at palandri. I recognize Apple's contributions to wireless technology.
     
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    I am not averse to putting in the effort to make a wise decision but I am a follower of "if it ain't broke, don't fix it". My phone needs to be dependable anywhere and everywhere I go and the iPhone has given me that, so I take it as having made a wise decision. :)

    I am much less dependent on a tablet hence I have one in every OS, and one of them totally sux :D



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    The problem I have with that thought is most people don't and will never know technology well enough to make a true decision.

    So the best decision maker is which device allows me to get my work or fun done, with the least complications. That is the brand Apple has mastered.

    Many companies , and 'novice' pseudo- experts lead you to believe that specification comparison is the key to making a wise choice. The more of, or the faster of, is always better. This masks how complicated software interactions and details of the hardware can be, as anyone that has done engineering understands.

    It is easy to become a master by reading specs with this goal in mind. And easy to make fun of those that don't care, calling them names. When in fact the accusers is not more of an expert in any fashion.

    And it is a good start, reading specs, but some manufacturers completely know they can dupe the consumer by giving them more of something ( like dual processors) without having any apps that use it. Just an example. Or more pixels without acknowledging that there is a limit, beyond which it just doesn't matter, or higher cpu speeds when it is pointless.

    That is how I see it. If an iPhone doesn't satisfy that , "it just works need and works very well", people will look at other brands. Specs is not enough.






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