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Old 19-08-2013, 23:45
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20% of Apple iPhone Customers Switched from Android, 7% of Samsung Buyers Switched from iOS

"When taking into account only customers who switched brands, 33% of Apple’s new customers came from Samsung, while just 11% of Samsung's new customers came from Apple. Samsung attracted more customers from HTC, Motorola, and Nokia, while Apple garnered more BlackBerry users"

Some more interesting stats over at MR. Not trying to stoke a war.. genuinely surprised myself.

http://www.macrumors.com/2013/08/19/...ched-from-ios/
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Old 19-08-2013, 23:52
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MacRumors.....yeah ok.
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Old 20-08-2013, 00:02
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MacRumors.....yeah ok.
Actually it was done by these guys

http://www.cirp.net/

Read the article next time
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Old 20-08-2013, 00:07
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As he said the data is independent but MR has best laid it out to show main details.
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Old 20-08-2013, 00:13
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good god if that many switched and given the faithful who remained that must mean hardly any one new is taking up the iphone given their poor sales things are worse than I thought
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Old 20-08-2013, 00:20
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Actually it was done by these guys

http://www.cirp.net/

Read the article next time
Actually I did read it. I need more than a 500 person survey to be convinced.
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Old 20-08-2013, 00:22
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Actually I did read it. I need more than a 500 person survey to be convinced.
Then next time write that rather than comment on the website that posted the article.
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Old 20-08-2013, 00:29
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good god if that many switched and given the faithful who remained that must mean hardly any one new is taking up the iphone given their poor sales things are worse than I thought
Probably not.. only dafties would get a 5 just now.. Tariffs not at a level i'd call premium cheap yet...

Saying that the S4 isn't exactly flying off the shelf even with recent price point reductions and it's not about to be replaced imminently... like the 5.
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Old 20-08-2013, 00:32
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Is it not really?

Is it?

Wow where you get this info from then


But no one taking up the iphone from new u reckon thats not good although werent those figures from 2012 onwards
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Old 20-08-2013, 00:35
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Then next time write that rather than comment on the website that posted the article.
I'll write what I want about the subject of the thread thanks.
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Old 20-08-2013, 01:11
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"CIRP offers regular reports covering Apple, including its new product launches..."

Hmmmm. So possibly an Apple biased company.
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Old 20-08-2013, 01:25
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Course they are the whole thread a load of nonsense who is this company?

20% of Apple iPhone Customers Switched from Android, 7% of Samsung Buyers Switched from iOS are the two the same thing now

Mind you even with the dodgy figures that don't tie in with the shrinking apple market 7% of samsung and 20% of ios is probably the same amount of people.

trust good old mac rumours to find this scoop
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Old 20-08-2013, 01:42
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Got to be an Apple sanctioned survey, a bit of pr spin. When we hear the next report how Apple have lost even more market share, then we'll know just how reliable this dodgy survey was.
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Old 20-08-2013, 01:47
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As he said the data is independent but MR has best laid it out to show main details.
it would be interesting to see it laid out using number of users, rather than proportionally

Also appears to be US only...
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Old 20-08-2013, 01:53
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"CIRP offers regular reports covering Apple, including its new product launches..."

Hmmmm. So possibly an Apple biased company.

see for yourself...
http://cirpllc.com/news-media.html
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Old 20-08-2013, 02:34
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Actually I did read it. I need more than a 500 person survey to be convinced.
If its 500, 5000, 50000 or 500000 it really doesn't matter. As long as the sampling is done correctly each would produce the same results within the margin of error
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Old 20-08-2013, 06:54
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Surely this proves that 80% of iPhone owners didn't switch from Android.
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Old 20-08-2013, 09:34
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Probably not.. only dafties would get a 5 just now.. Tariffs not at a level i'd call premium cheap yet...

Saying that the S4 isn't exactly flying off the shelf even with recent price point reductions and it's not about to be replaced imminently... like the 5.
I thought the S4 was doing well?

I think many people pick the S3 as it's cheaper and still a very capable phone. Just like people pick the 4S, which is also a very capable phone.
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Old 20-08-2013, 10:31
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Bro switched from Apple to Android - kinda hates it.

Says its not intuitive or easy (which it isn't - try music management on Android)
Stutters and isn't as smooth
Doesn't look as nice / not integrated and a bit kiddy.
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Old 20-08-2013, 10:33
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Bro switched from Apple to Android - kinda hates it.

Says its not intuitive or easy (which it isn't - try music management on Android)
Stutters and isn't as smooth
Doesn't look as nice / not integrated and a bit kiddy.
Which music player was he using?

I've had no problems with the music on my S3 (currently use Poweramp and it's very easy to use, very slick and the music quality is amazing).
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Old 20-08-2013, 11:03
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If its 500, 5000, 50000 or 500000 it really doesn't matter. As long as the sampling is done correctly each would produce the same results within the margin of error
Anyone who has spent any time looking at statistics will tell you it's better to have a larger sample.
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Old 20-08-2013, 11:03
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Maybe the switchers feel iPhones give them a boost in the trouser department. Bet the results of this survey didn't turn up on MacRumors:

http://metro.co.uk/2013/08/18/iphone...-rich-3928954/

Originally Posted by Scurrilous Metro survey
iPhone and BlackBerry users were asked to rate their attractiveness on a scale of one to ten.

Owners of Apple devices gave themselves a six while BlackBerry users thought they were only worthy of a five.

However, those who have a BlackBerry earn nearly £2,500 more per year (£27,400) and work less for it.

The study also showed iPhone users are vain and spend the most on clothes and grooming. They love to travel and label themselves as daring, flirty, bright and confident.

As for their uglier BlackBerry-using rivals, they are more likely to be in a long-term relationship and have the most friends.

They make the most texts and calls, love coffee and aren’t very punctual but believe they are loud, bubbly and sociable.

If you brandish an Android phone, you’re the hardest worker in the bunch but you drink the most alcohol. You’re a genius in the kitchen, are creative and have the best manners.

A devoted TV addict, you describe yourself as shy, quiet and calm when you’re not working in the government.
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Old 20-08-2013, 11:33
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If its 500, 5000, 50000 or 500000 it really doesn't matter. As long as the sampling is done correctly each would produce the same results within the margin of error
This is Incorrect. Extrapolating small samples is never accurate (500 people to 100 million sales ).
I assume the sample takes the whole Samsung range and tries to draw a rather simplistic comparison against the iPhone

Given the breakdown you have very little clue what significance is associated with the % displayed. It could have been 450 Samsung purchases versus 50 Apple purchases (or vice versa). Really tired of these lazy articles which no tech journal ever questions
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Old 20-08-2013, 11:40
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Which music player was he using?

I've had no problems with the music on my S3 (currently use Poweramp and it's very easy to use, very slick and the music quality is amazing).
And that seem to be the problem with Android, everything sort of works but if you want better you need to download a different app etc.
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Old 20-08-2013, 11:51
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No that's a strength is not about getting it to work better it is about getting it working better for you, so the user can decide which apps he finds better. It is about the manufacturer not deciding these things for you so you can't change.
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