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Apple roundup: Motorola ITC suit revived, new iPhone image leaks

  • An appeals court has revived an Apple (AAPL -0.2%) ITC suit against Motorola Mobility. Apple alleges two of its multi-touch patents are being infringed by Motorola
  • High-res images purporting to show the low-cost iPhone's rear plastic shell have leaked. Also, images posted by a French site indicate the iPhone 5S will have an improved LED flash (perhaps a dual-LED flash).
  • AppleInsider's Daniel Eran Dilger takes a look at the advanced fingerprint sensor tech (developed by AuthenTec) that will reportedly be built into the iPhone 5S' home button.
  • A CIRP survey of U.S. consumers finds less than 1/3 of first-time smartphone buyers purchase an iPhone, as compared with nearly 50% of existing smartphone owners.
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  • Arthur Fisher
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    Because first-time buyers don't know WTF they are doing, while repeat buyers do. The same thing will happen all over the world, for those who can afford an Apple device.
    7 Aug 2013, 01:45 PM Reply Like
  • chopchop0
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    "Because first-time buyers don't know WTF they are doing"

     

    The obvious AAPL fanboi explanation. I am sure competitive offerings from other manufacturers have nothing to do with it LOL
    7 Aug 2013, 02:15 PM Reply Like
  • SP5524
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    The iPhone was the 3rd smartphone I bought and am never leaving. That's the same theme for everyone else.
    7 Aug 2013, 08:06 PM Reply Like
  • chopchop0
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    I know plenty of IPhone users who look at my Note 2 and start lusting with envy at all of that real estate.

     

    Then they play around with it and realize that the UI is fluid and stable and they realize that they probably should try a high-end android smartphone before they just "assume" the worst
    7 Aug 2013, 11:19 PM Reply Like
  • StLoMoDan
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    I agree with Fisher, although I may have expressed it differently.

     

    There are many people who take whatever the sales guy is pushing because they don't know what they are doing. All they do know is the new phone is much better than their old dumb flip phone.

     

    After using a poorly supported unit for a few weeks they wish they had an iPhone. I know several people in this boat. It should be great for future Apple sales.

     

    Long AAPL
    7 Aug 2013, 03:35 PM Reply Like
  • Keep It Simple
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    Same here.

     

    I've personally seen 3 coworkers get work phones, which happen to be their only cell phones, at a Verizon store. All of these people never owned a smartphone before, so they would be considered perfect examples for this CIRP Survey. So what happens? Two of the 3 people purchase a Windows Nokia phones because that's what the salesman recommends and they could care less. Those two got a free upgrade so why would they care. The 3rd person called their son to ask what they should get and the son recommended the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 was $199 and our company covered half of that cost. So this person shelled out the other $100 out of their own pocket for an iPhone because they cared about their "new" smartphone experience. And that falls in line exactly with the 1/3 CIRP survey results. It's at a much smaller scale, but it's also interesting to see the similarities.
    7 Aug 2013, 07:10 PM Reply Like
  • chopchop0
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    "Two of the 3 people purchase a Windows Nokia phones because that's what the salesman recommends and they could care less. Those two got a free upgrade so why would they care. The 3rd person called their son to ask what they should get and the son recommended the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 was $199 and our company covered half of that cost. So this person shelled out the other $100 out of their own pocket for an iPhone because they cared about their "new" smartphone experience. And that falls in line exactly with the 1/3 CIRP survey results. It's at a much smaller scale, but it's also interesting to see the similarities."

     

    With such an extrapolation, one would also believe that 2/3 of us are carrying around Windows Nokia phones LOL
    8 Aug 2013, 01:24 PM Reply Like
  • Rukem1
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    I haven't used the iPhone 5, but my wife has the 4S and we both love it. That said, I have been using my Nexus 10 and a dumb phone but just traded for a new Galaxy S4 and am Dazzeled. I choose not to use most of the Samsung and AT&T apps and instead use the apps I like the most on my tablet. Except for the smaller screen, I might like using the S4 a little better.
    So, I think people like my wife are better off with an iPhone. People like myself who love tinkering with computer devices will grow to love the android environment. I've seen the android app world improve immensely since first getting in about 4 months ago. (I first went with the Nexus because I liked using my wife's iPad and wanted to learn about both sides of the aisle.)
    8 Aug 2013, 12:39 PM Reply Like
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