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Very non MJ, why do folk get so excited by 'i' stuff?


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Don't get it! :dunno:

What's so special about the i-phone? Or 'i' anything for that matter.

People seem to go crackpot crazy over these things and as soon as a new 'i' something is announced folk suddenly start climbing over each other to get one. Must have must have must have! :wall:

What's with it? It's not like no one else makes similar gear (often better I've heard). But if it's an 'i' thing the world erupts into lunacy :nuts:

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its a fad. i have an evo 4g and it does anything and then some i need it to do. make calls, surf the web and text lol. don't see the need to have an i pod, i phone and i pad when they all do the same thing, except one makes calls and texts. apple products are a joke anyways. "designer gadgets" basically.

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...i have an evo 4g and it does anything and then some i need it to do. make calls, surf the web and text lol...

 

X2 on the Evo.

 

Its sooo much easier to upload MJ porn with a phone that uploads pics straight to the internet. Forget about the apps. I have Kelley Blue Book, GPS, youtube, The Weather Channel, VNC Viewer, and my favorite, the OBD II app that uses a blue tooth adapter to let me check codes and PID's on any OBD II vehicle. Plus, its nice always having an 8MP camera / Video with flash... I have close to 3000 pics on my phone.

 

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Another Android fan here. I've avoided the ianything so far. Don't plan on ever getting any of it either. I don't mind it so much, but its the prices of that crap that turn me away. So your product is made by apple. So what. It shouldn't cost double what other stuff cost. Plus the way the software is locked down is a turn off to me. Some may like it and that's fine. But I'm a tinkerer and I enjoy playing with my gadgets. Got an original Droid the day they came out and been hooked on em since. I enjoy the freedom I have with the Android platform. It does everything I want and more. BTW, this was typed and sent from my Thunderbolt.......

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My roomie has an I-Phone... I think living here he realizes now how crappy it is to be tied to Apple.

 

Anytime we are sitting around having a laugh, I'll hit up the phone, and find soundboards about the movies we are watching, or be able to use apps as I need them. He tries to do the same thing, he gets no such thing. All apps cost money, and most don't even exist on Apple. The open source of Android is so much better for everything. Hell, I even think we had a member working on a VIN decoder at one point.

 

Rob

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i just now got an iphone since i was due an upgrade from my original razor. wish i would of gotten the android but i didnt know i could at the time. i paid basicly nothing for it so i said why not. it makes surfing the web, texting, calling all that stuff easy as hell. emails on the go and everything. way better than a flip phone. of course ive had an ipod classic but ive had that forever. it was a huge step over cds. so i went for it. now my iphone does it all so theres no point in the ipod :dunno:

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I hate apple, but I really hate i-tunes and that is why I avoid their products... I like my Android HTC aria.. It does everything I need it to. It is not as big as an iPhone and most iPhone user friends I have like my phone better... I really dislike the stupid apple stickers people put on their vehicles too.. I better never see one of those on a mj.. :no: :ack:

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Very non MJ, why do folk get so excited by 'i' stuff?

 

All I can say on this topic is "Who gives a ratz azz"? Sorry, I frankly don't care. Can't understand why folk get so excited either. If they made an "i" MJ fuel filter or something, I might check it out, then would probably bash it. :cheers:

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Why do you get excited by MJ stuff?? Same exact idea, different infection.....

 

I suppose. As long as I have a computer for the net, a cell phone that works reliable, and a good digital camera to take pics, I'm happy. The "i" stuff will all be obsolete soon and some new craze will take over. I don't even try to keep up with the latest fads anymore. Except for MJs. :cheers:

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Don't get it! :dunno:

What's so special about the i-phone? Or 'i' anything for that matter.

 

Nothing, there are plenty of good smart phones out there now. When it first came out it was pretty ahead of the curve as many competitors didn't offer anything quite like that, sure there were smart phones but they were nowhere near as user friendly and developed as the current offerings are. Apple saw a market and pushed to market, the iphone these days is just one of many affordable and functional phones that all do about the same thing, the iPhone gets points for having a longer customer history and a stronger brand image.

 

 

 

 

People seem to go crackpot crazy over these things and as soon as a new 'i' something is announced folk suddenly start climbing over each other to get one. Must have must have must have! :wall:

What's with it? It's not like no one else makes similar gear (often better I've heard). But if it's an 'i' thing the world erupts into lunacy :nuts:

 

Dude haven't you ever noticed people go bat$#!& crazy about any new product offering "Dude check out the new wrangler!" Dude check out the new PS3, dude check out the new xbox 360! All the same thing, any good company will market and advertise a product to build a release. Apple is considerably tight lipped about new products, which they do because they know its great PR, everyone knows what the next xbox is going to be like before it comes out, everyone knows what the next grand cherokee is going to look like before it comes out.

 

(imagine the same marketing strategy applied to the new grand cherokee, while not technically feasible to keep it under wraps like a new apple phone untill unveiling, it can be used as a good analogy to understand why apple does what they do.

 

Just think, you know its about time for a new Jeep to come out, it happens about this time every year, sometime in the next few weeks you will get to see what it is, sure it will be vehicle, they are all about the same, they do the same things, they have the same features, radios, seats, doors, engines. you have no idea what the next one will be like, but it will have those things because hey, they always have those things. So announcement day comes, a new Jeep bursts onto stage through a curtain of glass, it shatters like water droplets and bounces off in a crystalline shower of flickering light before the jeep comes to rest center stage, wheels turned slightly to the side rocking slightly as the suspension comes to rest in front of a crowd of enamored would be buyers. Tweets immediately go out from eager onlookers "New jeep just burst out onto stage in totally badass display" and "Just saw the new grand cherokee, phucking sweet! I want one now!" followed with some more conservative tweets such as "Jeep unveiled in spectacular PR stunt, waiting for real techincal information" then shortly later followed with "New GC specs in, impressive performance and towing, attractive price, aesthetically pleasing" Then the CEO goes on to talk about it and say, "You can order it starting new week and you can pick it up at the end of the month"

 

Freaking brilliant.

(now there are a number of reasons this breaks down for a vehicle purchase, but to a certain extent every company pushes for an unveil like that)

 

 

 

 

I tell ya one thing, I'm amazed at how much hate apple products get. I don't think theres any other product out there that manages to get people to hate them quite like apple does.

 

Heaven forbid a company makes a product, markets it, grows a consumer base, pushes new products consistently to market, MAKES A PROFIT, and continues to make a profit.

 

Apple has nearly 75% of the mp3 player market. Why you hatin on a company for being successful?

 

 

I also see a very common theme also repeated in this thread, that people hate apple because they have a perception that people are buying them to be trendy, or because its a craze, or yada yada yada. Frankly though the only people I ever see talking about apple products are the ones bitching about them. I don't come across apple users who go around shouting and rubbing in it your face like they are superior, in fact I see the opposite, people who go around shouting and rubbing it in your face that they aren't the one who subscribes to the "sheepdom" of owning an apple product.

 

You may call it a craze, you may call it a fad, but the iPod has been on the market for nearly 10 years, has a solid market share, continually grows and updates the product.

 

I can sum up this thread, much like others I've seen, with just about any hipster kitty:

 

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For the record I am an apple user, I'm using my 4 year old macbook, which replaced my 5 year old powerbook, which replaced my 6 year old powerbook, with a tethered iphone in a hotel room.

 

Craze? Nope just an apple user who owns and uses apple products and has never felt the need to come onto an MJ forum and rub it in someones face that I use apple products, and how they are so much better than a competitors product and yada yada yada.

 

 

Like it or not you have to admit that apple has grown market share, sells plenty of product, has strong brand recognition, has not been hurt like other companies by the recession and their stock continues to go up.

 

Apple is an American company and an American success story, Detroit ought to take a lesson or two from Apple.

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Sheeple have to have whatever the marketers tell them is hot right now: the "i" thing is a current one. Just like "HD" was and so you even get cheapo "hd" sunglasses. :roll: Or how adding the term "2000" to any product made it seem cutting edge and new...until 2000 came and went. Apple may have started the "i" fad and gets a pass for that being their marketing gimmick for that reason. But all of the copiers are just going after the hipster doofus's who have to have the "latest"...

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For the record I am an apple user, I'm using my 4 year old macbook, which replaced my 5 year old powerbook, which replaced my 6 year old powerbook, with a tethered iphone in a hotel room.

 

Craze? Nope just an apple user who owns and uses apple products and has never felt the need to come onto an MJ forum and rub it in someones face that I use apple products, and how they are so much better than a competitors product and yada yada yada.

 

 

Like it or not you have to admit that apple has grown market share, sells plenty of product, has strong brand recognition, has not been hurt like other companies by the recession and their stock continues to go up.

 

Apple is an American company and an American success story, Detroit ought to take a lesson or two from Apple.

:agree: I also use apple products and have for years. Why? Not because of the hype, I don't usually get into hype. I started using Macs for video editing back before every home desktop came with some editing software or another, and I've always been impressed with their reliability, stability, and performance while doing high-end processing. I'm currently typing on a G5 Mac machine from 2006 that, aside for a bad optical driver made by pioneer i had to replace, has given no problems since the day it was purchased new, including a significant amount of video editing time. my old computer was a 2002 G4 mac, which still works fine for my parents after originally being used in a high school video program, then being used by a friend for his amateur film projects, before going to me, all the while working flawlessly.

 

are they the best computers? maybe not, but they are great machines for that kind of work and long term reliability.

 

as for all the "i" products, they're fine. they do what they're designed to do, and do it pretty well. yes, they are overpriced, but aside from battery issues they tend to be reliable. as sam said, one of apple's strengths right now is their marketing game, but marketing alone will not drive the kind of success they have. they have good products that people like.

 

as for the idea that apple users are snobbish, some are. but, i've also known some people just as snobbish in their hate for apple, and usually they can't come up with a good reason why.

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I don't get excited by much new stuff nowadays. If I can't afford, I am just window shopping. I ain't going to break the bank to get some new gadget. Hell, I play Perfect Dark on the N64, and my PS2 has been a San Andreas machine for like 6 years. I only have like 3 other games.

 

Personally, I am stuck in the 80's. 80's trucks, cars, tools, cool stuff.

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I can sum up this thread, much like others I've seen, with just about any hipster kitty:

Sorry guys, didn't mean start a pc/mac flaming thread! :eek:

Being fairly slow on the uptake with all things computer and not being pc OR mac biased I was just wondering what all the 'i' fuss was about, I've seen/heard/observed a fair bit, either directly or in the media.

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Personal cell phone is an iPhone 4. Had a 3GS before that. Loved them both, great devices and very durable. My iPhone 4 has withstood some pretty good abuse. When I need the iPhone to just work - it does.

 

Old work phone was a Motorola Droid. Loved it, great device and very easy to customize. I never like to keep anything stock and the Android-based operating system allows for that.

 

For me, it's not about the hype. It's about form and function. Most 'i' devices generally score well in both categories.

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