Comments on: Why Apple’s customers cripple its user experience http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/11/23/why-apples-customers-cripple-its-user-experience/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: CalGal http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/11/23/why-apples-customers-cripple-its-user-experience/comment-page-1/#comment-33695 Fri, 02 Dec 2011 17:00:29 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=11235#comment-33695 I have a “dinosaur” Blackberry 8700 with text and calling only, no browser. It works fine. There is one charge for unlimited talk and text.

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By: CalGal http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/11/23/why-apples-customers-cripple-its-user-experience/comment-page-1/#comment-33694 Fri, 02 Dec 2011 17:00:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=11235#comment-33694 I have a “dinosaur” Blackberry 8700 with text and calling only, no browser. It works fine. There is one charge for unlimited talk and text.

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By: robgilgan http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/11/23/why-apples-customers-cripple-its-user-experience/comment-page-1/#comment-33429 Sat, 26 Nov 2011 20:41:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=11235#comment-33429 Can’t help but feel that a lot of folks think there shouldn’t be any variety in the market. The suggestion that an iPad is symbolic of entitlement? Maybe ‘entitlement’ got plugged in by autocorrect, dunno. If you’re not free to pick whatever you choose….because of some weird attachment to dissing competitors, it’s your experience that’s diminished, not mine.
Also – I take issue with the first sentence. In technology, ‘you get what you pay for’ isn’t just a glib truism. My experience has been that dollar for dollar, Apple products (gadgets and software) deliver very favourably. A Zune, for example, isn’t the equivalent of a comparably spec’d iPod. That’s why it isn’t on the market anymore.
I don’t buy Apple exclusively, but there’s no question that I favour it over a lot of other technology that just doesn’t measure up, either from a design or performance perspective. In many cases, no contest.

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By: HiramWalker http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/11/23/why-apples-customers-cripple-its-user-experience/comment-page-1/#comment-33428 Sat, 26 Nov 2011 20:30:39 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=11235#comment-33428 Must be quite a bit of gin in that soda.

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By: y2kurtus http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/11/23/why-apples-customers-cripple-its-user-experience/comment-page-1/#comment-33418 Sat, 26 Nov 2011 03:23:20 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=11235#comment-33418 “These money-saving techniques are perfectly rational. And they don’t cost Apple any money — just the wireless carriers.”

Think it through… people do not buy Iphones… wireless carriers buy Iphones and sell them to people for $100/month.

If ATT and VZ can’t charge a high monthly fee than they can’t subsidize AAPL’s up front cost.

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By: Dowap http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/11/23/why-apples-customers-cripple-its-user-experience/comment-page-1/#comment-33409 Fri, 25 Nov 2011 01:13:05 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=11235#comment-33409 So Apple is more expensive while companies are struggling to match the price of the Air and iPad. Good to know. Glad you are stuck in the past.

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By: Finster http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/11/23/why-apples-customers-cripple-its-user-experience/comment-page-1/#comment-33408 Thu, 24 Nov 2011 17:08:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=11235#comment-33408 It all comes down to Felix channelling Oscar Wilde talking about money. It’s an awkward combination.

I hope this wasn’t too ad hominem.

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By: SpragueD http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/11/23/why-apples-customers-cripple-its-user-experience/comment-page-1/#comment-33405 Thu, 24 Nov 2011 11:59:35 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=11235#comment-33405 The clarity and intelligence of skyman123’s comment is refreshing. More enjoyable than the article itself.

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By: AdamChew http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/11/23/why-apples-customers-cripple-its-user-experience/comment-page-1/#comment-33403 Thu, 24 Nov 2011 10:01:05 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=11235#comment-33403 Dude you are dead wrong, your personal experience with the 3G iPad being faster is flawed, mine is a wifi and it works perfectly well. I hate to nitpick how fast are you referring to perhaps you are living in Flash (DC comic character ) where everything is super fast. Do we really need that experience. One more thing how fast is your ccfast when everything happens in seconds.
I wonder whether you know you can make free calls using the app Viper yes internationally too and available on the iPad well there is always FaceTime.
Sorry I am just a dumb user who is using his iPad wrong because it does everyhing for me the wat i want it whereas a super discerning user like you needs everything to be the best.

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By: mfw13 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/11/23/why-apples-customers-cripple-its-user-experience/comment-page-1/#comment-33402 Thu, 24 Nov 2011 09:32:22 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=11235#comment-33402 Or you can just not buy any Apple products at all…

I seem to still get by just fine with my good ol’ laptop & cellphone combo…

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