Friday, September 13, 2013

Apple's iPhone 5S and 5C fail to wow investors

The so called new budget iPhone 5C that is about to hit the Aussie shore is another overrated new product  from Apple that once again is OVERPRICED.

The  iPhone 5C is supposed to be a "budget" model, DESPITE a starting price tag of $A739, while costing $US549.

Another product launch from Apple where the Aussies are getting ripped off!

It is with the help of slave labour camps in third world countries that Apple exploits these people to create HUGE profits, with minimalistic living conditions for the people who produce these products.

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 DESPITE largely positive reviews, the Apple iPhone 5S and 5C have left consumers and investors sceptical. 
More than a handful of tech journalists and experts have had hands-on time with the phone - including News Ltd's national technology reporter, Rod Chester - and the feedback is mainly positive. (You can read what they have to say about Apple's new phones below).

But some consumers are already comparing the iPhone 5S to The Simpson's Malibu Barbie, "now with new hat".

And of course, there's already a meme about it.

Others said the iPhone 5C looked like it was a toy.

Everything you need to know about the iPhone 5S and 5C

Apple iPhones fail to convince consumers, investors

Apple's share price dropped by two per cent since the day's opening of $506.20 a share after the release of the iPhone 5S and 5C.

The drop follows a year-long downward trend in Apple's share price. By April of this year, the tech giant had shed more than $300 billion of its value.

"As the new phones were unveiled and tech writers cooed, investors reacted with a collective 'meh'," wrote Wired business writer Marcus Wohlson.

The tech writer says Apple "failed to feed the insatiable consumer appetite for the new".

"If the market's immediate reaction is any indication - and in the era of high-speed trading, it usually is - the iPhone 5C and 5S unveiled today still don't go far enough," he wrote.

"After the presentation came to a close to the strains of Elvis Costello - no iWatch or new Apple TV in sight - the company's share price began to trickle lower."

CNN's senior editor at large, Adam Lashinsky says Apple has switched from a BMW or Tiffany's type luxury brand to a more "Chevrolet strategy".

"A quote from Steve Jobs appears on the wall of Apple's Town Hall auditorium building, where Tuesday's event took place," he wrote.

"'If you do something and it turns out pretty good, then you should go do something else wonderful, not dwell on it for too long,' it reads. 'Just figure out what's next.'"


Keep in mind neither investors nor many consumers have had any hands-on time with the phones.
Those who have spent some time with the iPhone 5S and 5C have had largely positive things to say about them.

News Ltd national technology reporter, Rod Chester told that the case for the iPhone 5C is one unit, "so it has a smooth feel in the hand".

"Put it in one of new Apple cases, and that has a rubberised grip feeling to it," he said.

"As for the iPhone 5S, the feel in the hand is similar to the iPhone 5 now. It's the same size screen and has a very similar form."

TechCrunch journalist, Darrel Etherington said Apple's low cost iPhone 5C "performs terrifically and looks fantastic".

"The colours really pop, and the case fits solidly in the hand and thanks to a slightly rubberised feel it should be easier to hold onto than any previous iPhone as well," he wrote.

"...I'm maybe most impressed by how light and yet solid the iPhone 5C feels. While it may not quite live up to the ultra-luxe metal and glass feel of the iPhone 5 and now 5C, it doesn't feel like a cheap device; this is a premium phone, despite the price tag and somewhat older internals."

The Loop's Jim Dalrymple said consumers should put out of their mind any preconception that the plastic 5C looks cheap.

"They all feel very rugged in their construction, so you can put any thoughts of a cheap iPhone out of your mind right now, he wrote. "Perhaps it's the reinforcement that Apple put inside the plastic casing or the build of the casing itself-whatever it is, the 5C is a solid phone."

The Verge described the iPhone 5S as "faster" but said customers would be "hard pressed to distinguish the iPhone 5S from the iPhone 5".

"The fingerprint reader "might end up being a bigger deal than you'd think," it said. Certainly it will save people time punching in a password, and save people from having to get out their credit card in public.

Engadget journalist Brad Molen said that the fingerprint scanner was a little "tedious". "Since the contours of your finger are three-dimensional, the phone asked us to place our fingers on the button several times and in several angles - sometimes we could lay our finger flat on it, while other times we were prompted to roll the finger to the left or right," he wrote.

"Even then, it only took about a minute to get everything set."

Some consumers said Apple needs to slow it down on the product releases. asked UK tech analyst Benedict Evans what he thought about this and he basically said consumers need to get over themselves.

"Smartphones have had the effect of increasing the average amount spent on a phone: when offered a new proposition for a new price, consumers have overwhelmingly chosen to pay the extra," he said.
"Apple and Samsung have been the main beneficiaries of that."

Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks on stage during an Apple product announcement at the Apple campus on September 10, 2013 in Cupertino, California. Picture: AFP
As to whether Apple needs to change its perception from within, Evans says the Soviet Union tried and failed to tell consumers what they wanted and Apple will too if it even attempts it.

"I think we live in the most prosperous, healthy, well educated and well fed societies on earth, and that's mostly a result of industrial capitalism, as directed by the collective decisions of individual people over the last 200 years," he said. "Conversely, deciding what people 'should' want was the idea behind (the Soviet Union's) 'Gosplan'.

"It always turns out to be a very inefficient way to run an economy, quite apart from the moral problems involved," he said.

"To put that another way, it is a company's social duty to try to work out what people want, and sell it to them. It is for us all as individuals to chose what that will be. "

In other words, get over yourself and stop getting sucked into the idea that you need a new revolutionary phone every 18 months. 11 Sep 2013

Another inferior product for BIG money, and the herd population follows blindly.

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