Will Iphone 5 Chatter Hurt Apple's Sales?
Posted 29 May 2012 - 02:29 PM
Only the 'nerds' are really paying attention to this kind of news.
Normal people find out about the 'new' Apple a month after they buy the 'old' one. The lucky ones bought it with enough time to run it back and exchange it. The rest shrug and vow to do better 'next time', and then don't.
The chatter is endless. There will always be something better, 'over the horizon', but if you're in a buying mood NOW, you'll discover deferring your purchase for the 'next thing' becomes an endless exercise.
The same goes for Android phones which always promise something new just over the horizon. On the plus side for this, the next new thing is usually weeks away, since everyone has 'something new'. On the minus side, your buyer's remorse will be fast-paced, too, and the next, next new thing is always announced before the 'next thing' you were waiting for arrives.
Am I disappointed that I bought my new 27" iMac in March? Not especially. It was a big improvement over the 2009 iMac, and I knew the new iMacs would be coming 'any day now' for months.
Posted 29 May 2012 - 03:30 PM
Posted 30 May 2012 - 06:31 AM
Rumor don't really hurt phone sales. Its really good that even tho oher phones have rumors, we get an idea what the device will be like fairly quickly, unlike Apple devices where we dont get a real heads up until they are about to go onsale. Apple has a strong cult following. It doesn't even matter if they rumor any features or leak any phones. 77% of the early adopters will be previous owners anyways.