iPhone sales have already tapered off and will continue to drop. If they sell 5 million by end of this year it will be huge accomplishment. Once the initial buyers are gone it will be a tough sell to convince consumers to buy old technology device.
There is a point when you have to admit it will take more than size to satisfy. That's what she said.
After all these years if Apple thinks that iPhone owners will get swayed by these misleading headlines of record sale for one day they are in for a rude awakening. The numbers pale in comparison to previous iPhone5/s sales over the weekend. There is no "Wow" factor that will get consumers clamoring to get one other than the hard core Apple users who can't use any other device because they don't know how. Unless business can get "new" customers it is bound to fail and Apple is in trouble for being unable to convert Android users to Apple.
No one's going to buy a car without the wheels for the radio inside. That's my point. Enjoy the radio.
I just don't want to be left behind the forefront of technology. Don't want to be the guy who doesn't know how to use Android operating system that is used most widely around the world. It's like knowing how to drive a stick shift. Anyone can drive an automatic but unless you know how to drive a stick shift you really can't say you know how to drive a car.
Humans are creatures of habit. That's why it's so hard to convert Apple users to Android and Android users to Apple. Most are afraid of change. Companies call that loyalty. But in actuality it's not loyalty but fear of change. I've used Motorolla, Blackberry, iPhone, Android over at least one year for each phone and honestly the most technologically advanced phone now is Android phones. Unless Apple can convert non-Apple users to buy iPhone their growth is limited. Based on hardware specifications of the iPhone as well as software there won't be much new Apple customers.
First and foremost a phone must serve its function which is not to pay for stuff but to be powerful, fast, and work just like the desktop or better. If ApplePay were to become successful everything else about the phone has to be at the top of the industry but everything else about iPhone6 is years behind Android phone like Note 4 or HTC etc. Forking out 100s of dollars to acquire old technology device just so that you can pay for stuff that is not even close to being accepted everywhere is just pure pipe dream. Apple stock will be below $70 by end of the year.
It's going to be a long long time before people can leave their credit cards at home. That day may never come. Until then you'll have to carry two sources for your credit card information. That is the problem. The problem has actually doubled by introduction of Apple Pay.
In order for Apple pay work in a restaurant each waiter have to carry a mobile device that reads your iPhone. Is there such a thing? Or would you hand over your phone to the waiter and let them dock it with their device near the cashier and hopefully hand it back to you in one piece? Can you imagine doing such a thing?
Apple pay is not going to work in all restaurants and shops. That means every iPhone user still have to carry around the wallet with their credit cards for places that don't accept Apple pay. Now you have TWO sources where thieves can take your card information. Your wallet and your iPhone. It's purely idiotic. By the time you figure out whether the merchant accepts Apple pay you could've been out of there by just handing over your cash or credit card.
All the news and hype boils down to one thing. Will Apple attract any new users who are not already using Apple? No. Absolutely not. Will Galaxy Note 4 attract new users who are not already using Android? Absolutely yes. Case closed.
The only way to survive in this fierce smartphone battle is to incorporate satellite technology into every mobile phone.
Google, Apple, Samsung, Microsoft, Facebook, Amazon......any one of these companies can make a move and bidding war will begin. The winner becomes King of digital media.
Sirius stock will be $100 per share.
Strong buy too too toooooooooooo strong!!!
Time to pack up and go home before they get forced out by police.
Trust me. Even if the phone is going to send one way street information to another device hackers can infuse your phone with a virus during one of daily app updates and make your other info to hitch a ride during your next transaction. With plastic cards there is no other information that can be transferred.
It is only hypothetical scenario but as long as phone is used to communicate it is an opportunity to hitch a ride.
You guys are missing the point. Regardless of how much security there is Apple Pay requires your phone to be in communication with the other device. There is short time where your phone is linked and information is extracted from your phone. This is called the window of opportunity for hackers. Don't think it's 100% secure. Once you establish a connection it's open season for hackers.
So much more function. Versatility. Resolution. Memory. Independent Watch. VR virtual reality games and movies. Pen. The list goes on. Apple really is in trouble now.
Can I see your phone for a sec? Just for a sec and I'll give it back to you. Sure. Good luck.
Hackers will develop ways to get every piece of personal information right off your phone in mere seconds. That is just too much exposure. What's needed is a "Smart Card" not smartphone acting as credit card. The whole process is just asking hackers to have a crack at it. Not a good system.