Until recently that wasn't much of a problem. Throw money at Apple and be lead by the nose.When they are ready to upgrade they just get whatever the current iPhone is without even thinking about it and that’s that.
Until recently that wasn't much of a problem. Throw money at Apple and be lead by the nose.
Now that Apple charges some good-sized fraction of a monthly take-home pay for some of their wares, iPhone users are having to be more value conscious and that doesn't bode well; especially when you hear all the howls about what Apple has taken away (rightly or wrongly). You can buy a a basic 5" smart phone for about the price difference between the iPhone 64GB and the iPhone 256GB that has a serviceable camera and covers the needs of 97% of the population's needs. No, it doesn't feature turd animojis, but that's not really necessary, is it?
Investor's Disclaimer: I've made a pretty tidy profit (on paper) betting that Apple hasn't screwed up bad enough to derail the gravy train that brings in obscene amounts of profit.
I think the Samsung and Kimmel videos are funny and I agree that some people would buy literally anything Apple tried to sell. I think you might have the part about Apple users thinking they are better than Android users backwards though.
Many iPhone users I know don’t even seem to know that Android exists. When they are ready to upgrade they just get whatever the current iPhone is without even thinking about it and that’s that. I can’t remember seeing iPhone users attack Android users or their devices. They just use the phone they have and don’t worry about the competition. I’m not saying this never happens anywhere but it’s true for the people in my life.
It’s much more common for me to see Android users like EarDemon make fun of iPhone users or their devices. In general Android users seem to be much more concerned with what device other people are using than iPhone users. That probably comes from Android users really taking the time to compare devices and know the hardware differences while many iPhone users just buy the next thing Apple puts out.
Announcing expansion doesn't equate to availability. From what I'm reading, T-Mobile is initially deploying the lower frequencies in rural areas rather than metropolitan areas.Yep. T-Mobile started rolling it out last August. They were the biggest winners for this band
Two decidedly off-the-beaten-track towns (aka East Jesus) is hardly a large-scale deployment. It doesn't sound like any love for your neck of the woods (though it will perhaps be in areas you haunt if their plans come to fruition).T-Mobile said:600 MHz LTE is already live in Cheyenne, Wyoming and Scarborough, Maine, and T-Mobile is on track to launch more in parts of Wyoming, Northeast and Southwest Oregon, West Texas, Southwest Kansas, the Oklahoma panhandle, Western North Dakota, additional areas of Maine, Coastal North Carolina, Central Pennsylvania, Central Virginia and Eastern Washington by the end of this year.
It is notable that only the T-Mobile version of the V30 supports band 71. The unlocked or alternate carrier versions do not.Cell phone support? One on the market now, the LG V30, the other (Samsung) by year end.