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Re: iOS 11 will render older iPhones, iPads and apps obsolete

On 6/10/2017 8:48 AM, Sailfish wrote:
My bloviated meandering follows what Ron Hunter graced us with on 6/9/2017 11:24 PM:
On 6/9/2017 1:16 PM, Caver1 wrote:
On 6/9/17 1:42 PM, Ron Hunter wrote:
On 6/9/2017 10:35 AM, Ed Mullen wrote:
On 6/9/17 at 10:51 AM, Sailfish's prodigious digits fired off with great
My bloviated meandering follows what Ron Hunter graced us with on
6/8/2017 11:30 PM:

In US sales, the iPhone was ahead at the end of 2016.  Haven't
checked it lately. In other countries, the price of the iPhone, with
added protective tariffs, works strongly against it in sales.  Price
is more an issue in some countries than others.

Last I checked, that was the case but, like you, I haven't checked

This is from last August but seemed apropos.


Is it reasonable to compare the sales figures of the newest Samsung
devices to last year's Apple device?  I don't thing it is a very
accurate reading on who is doing better.

It does show a steady decline in from quarter to quarter for Apple.
If you compare model to model over quarters then Apple would show increases in some quarters where their new shiny models came out, but that isn't shown. There is room for both in the market. I personally don't see the need to but the newest model constantly. Both Android and Apple push this mentality.

I know people who get the newest release each year. I usually keep a phone for two years, sometimes longer if nothing in the new ones strikes my fancy, or fills a need. Not strictly necessary, but then the devices aren't essential. I lived almost 70 years without one.

My kids are upset that I never answer my smartphone (I don't even carry it around) and only use my VoIP-connected home phone for voice contact. They think me odd when I tell them that I have no interest on being in instant contact and that I rather like NOT being too accessible. They then exclaim, "What if there's an emergency?!", to which I reply, if I'm traveling then I'll use my smartphone, if home my default VoIP phone.

They also chide me for refusing to "text" since everyone does it. I tell them to wait till they get older and develop fat-finger syndrome, THEN-N-N they'll understand.

They just give me a quizzical stare :-)

If that works for you, It's ok with me. Grin. Reminds me of my sister in law who used to carry her flip-phone in her purse, turned off. Why don't you leave it on, I asked. "Why? No one ever calls me." If that isn't self-fulfilling prophesy, I don't know what is. Grin. BTW, she now has an iPhone 5, which she doesn't want to replace because she doesn't know how to use it yet... Sigh.

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