Apple Inc. Bends the Rules With iPhone 6

Apple Inc.
Apple Inc. rules the realm of the modern day smartphone, and creates and bends its own rules, proving its dominance again with the iPhone 6. This has not been a secret ever since Apple reinvented the smartphone when they released a little piece of equipment called the iPhone for the first time in 2008. Whether Apple actually makes the “best” phone is debatable. Debatable, this idea always was, and debatable it shall remain. However, what is not up for any real discussion is the fact that Apple Inc. has an x-factor in its corner that other companies like Microsoft, Samsung, LG, and Blackberry do not possess, and that is the fact that all of Apple’s masterpieces, the iPhone 6 and all of its predecessors, have shifted the lifestyle of the people that use the products.

When the iPhone 6 was released in early September 2014 there had not been much marketing on television, radio, or internet surrounding the highly anticipated in-pocket computer. However, interest was as high as always, and if one searched, one could find users of all shapes, sizes, colors, creeds, and hairstyles with an iPhone 5 in hand describing what he or she heard the new iPhone would like like, while speculating on what features it would contain and the day it would be released.

Word of mouth, fueled by the passion of people who truly love Apple Inc. and have eyes for none else, is what brought sales figures numbering in the 10 millions over the first six days after release of the iPhone 6 possible. Microsoft and other tech companies like it are currently in a reactive position in order to maintain their share of the market, completely dismissing the prospect of gaining ground on Apple Inc.. With continued marketing innovation and reputation for products like iPads, iPods, and the new iPhone 6 Apple Inc. has continued to bend the rules right in front of the eyes of its competitors.

Watch a few NFL games on a Sunday, and what will be found is Microsoft Surface tablets in the hands of assistant coaches and backup quarterbacks. And good for Microsoft! However, addressing NFL and technology fans alike, an announcer during week one stated that the NFL is now using “iPad-like tablets” on the field. So even has he seeks to promote the good work by one of the “other” companies to maintain or earn relevance (by making an agreement with the NFL to only use and advertise the Surface during its tv ads) he ends up advertising for Apple Inc. by making the iPad tablet that casts the shadow that the Surface must live under.

IPhone 6 has also had its share of haters. #Bendgate has been the main villain in this version of the Apple versus everyone else saga, and has threatened to attach the very article of trust the holds users firm with Apple and its products: trust. #Bendgate is a trending topic on Twitter, but more importantly an advance by some where the accusation is that the iPhone 6, as well as the iPhone 6 Plus will bend when you put them in your pocket. While this proposal has deterred some from buying the latest installment of the iPhone, Consumer Reports notes that out of the tens of millions of sales in the first six days after release, there had only been nine complaints of bending, nine out of 10 million plus sold.

As it turns out, #Bendgate may have been the most successful marketing campaign for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, as some strongholds even bought the product just to bend it. Nonetheless, the world’s most valuable brand still has phone sales shooting off the charts, but more imperatively the iPhone and other gadgets by the tech giant remain the standard in an industry that can be won by newness.

Lines out the door, around the corner, and up the street simply do not gather frequently for competitors to Apple Inc. like LG, Blackberry, or Microsoft. These companies’ products are great, often look cooler, and often do more stuff than Apple’s products, iPhone 6 included, but these other companies are playing by Apple’s rules: rules that they create, play by themselves, and occasionally bend.

By LaBaron Jackson

Sources:
Consumer Reports
Forbes
TechRadar.com
MacRumors.com

23 Responses to "Apple Inc. Bends the Rules With iPhone 6"

  1. Panos   October 17, 2014 at 11:43 pm

    Mark you are the only FOOL

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  2. Rathan   October 17, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    Yea sure Apple is playing catch up. It really doesn’t matter if Apple does it better or not (look at the whole iOS 8 debacle), we as consumers need options in the smart phone industry. iOS and Android are two completely different sofwares and comparing them is like talking about apples and oranges. Have been using an Android smartphone for over 3 years now, and no matter what handset I use, I’ve never felt out of touch with it. What makes me an Android fan is that I have never ever called a tech support line or been to any Genius bars to get issues fixed. Googling stuff and fixing your own mess is so easy on Android that it makes me question the IQ levels of some users who purchase these $1000 products.

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  3. PeterChain   October 17, 2014 at 5:48 am

    There is no one single Android Interface… so waht are you talkin’ about???

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  4. Toss With Sauce   October 16, 2014 at 6:59 pm

    @Mark Anderson: I like the iPhone interface much more than Android. iPhones to me seem much nicer to hold too. It doesn’t really matter who came up with what first: most people could still be using their first generation smartphones for email, web browsing, text, comments etc. It comes down to preference. If you’re taking the sort of aggressive stance with iPhone users that you are here then I suspect many people just don’t want to argue with you and that might be the reason for the iTunes out. They just don’t want to talk about it with you.

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  5. mark anderson   October 16, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    The only reason a smart person would buy iPhone 6 is if they already have lots of money invested in the iStore or iTunes and many contacts on the iPhone system. I’ve heard this from countless people. “The android phones are nicer / I like android interface better / android is more powerful BUT I have all my iTunes on this phone so I’m sticking with Apple.” Apple has sucked in customers with their horrible iTunes store that is not run on any other devices except ones you buy from apple. Yet Google Play Store runs on countless devices. Samsung, HTC, Motorola. The phones are not even comparable. Apple is like level 1, Android is like level 10. Android technology always beats apple to the market. APPLE FOLLOWS ANDROID YOU FOOL.WAKE UP! WAKE UP!

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  6. John   October 16, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    Last time I checked, Android had an 85% market share worldwide. Apple has now upsized their iPhone to match their competitors. Who’s reacting to who again? This article needs to be moved to the opinions section.

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  7. Steve   October 16, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    “Lines out the door, around the corner, and up the street simply do not gather frequently for competitors to Apple Inc. like LG, Blackberry, or Microsoft.”

    These companies don’t have brick & mortar stores. They all sell online or in many other retailers. If the Note4, LG G3, or Nexus6 were sold only in a few select locations, you would see plenty of long lines.

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  8. MalcolmTucker   October 16, 2014 at 10:31 am

    The geniuses at Scoopertino are therorizing that Apple will release a new line of bendable products.

    “Macbook Air Flex”
    “MacPro Flex”
    and the perfecly designed “iPad Air Flex”.

    It’s worth reading what the clever people in Cupertino are doing to re-invegorate the entire apple line.

    See:
    http://scoopertino.com/apple-launches-new-line-of-bendable-devices/

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  9. bike   October 16, 2014 at 9:32 am

    Who’s copying who here, apple introduced big phones just to be like Samsung phones to get the market share. Appl ran out of ideas and started using others and claiming to be theirs…

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    • Omar   October 16, 2014 at 9:41 am

      Maybe they were working on Apple Pay, touch ID, and healt kit? And other companies only worked on getting a bigger screen?

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      • PhilH (@storm14k)   October 17, 2014 at 4:05 am

        Since Google and the others had already done NFC paymemts and fingerprint scanners I guess they were left free to work on screen size while Apple caught up.

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    • KenC   October 16, 2014 at 10:28 am

      @bike,
      Actually, the original iPhone was considered a “big phone”. So, everyone copied that and continued up the size scale. Have you seen a Newton? That screen is bigger than your phablet.

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  10. dcj001   October 16, 2014 at 9:32 am

    LaBaron Jackson wrote:

    “Apple reinvented the smartphone when they released a little piece of equipment called the iPhone for the first time in 2008.”

    No. Apple’s first iPhone was introduced in June, 2007.

    At this point, I have stopped reading. Goodbye.

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  11. Max   October 16, 2014 at 8:34 am

    I don’t understand how this is a news site. The writer doesn’t introduce their topics as they discuss them, doesn’t have a point, nor have proper paragraph structure. And the grammar and copyediting leaves much to be desired. I don’t understand how you get such a big news site to this stage while the writing is still so incomprehensible.

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  12. Rbama   October 16, 2014 at 6:14 am

    I have owned Apple products for 15 years and never had problems. The few issues I have had were quickly resolved at the genius bar.

    This is fundamental reason people buy Apple products. In our society today we do not have time for problems and look for innovation to make our lives more efficient.

    The success of Apple is not difficult to understand !!

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  13. matt   October 16, 2014 at 5:32 am

    “Whether Apple actually makes the “best” phone is debatable. Debatable, this idea always was, and debatable it shall remain. However, what is not up for any real discussion is the fact that Apple Inc. has an x-factor in its corner that other companies like Microsoft, Samsung, LG, and Blackberry do not possess, and that is the fact that all of Apple’s masterpieces, the iPhone 6 and all of its predecessors, have shifted the lifestyle of the people that use the products.”

    My god, how many words do you need to say so little? What does “shifted the lifestyle” mean anyway?

    The whole article is annoyingly long winded.

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  14. RattyUK   October 16, 2014 at 4:57 am

    “This has not been a secret ever since Apple reinvented the smartphone when they released a little piece of equipment called the iPhone for the first time in 2008.”

    Here’s the thing. Second sentence and can’t even get a basic fact right. The iPhone was introduced in 2007. Moronic.

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    • Omar   October 16, 2014 at 9:37 am

      It was introduced in 2007 and released in 2008?

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      • KenC   October 16, 2014 at 10:25 am

        Intro’d in January of 2007, debuted in June, still 2007.

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      • RattyUK   October 16, 2014 at 2:12 pm

        Ask Ken points out Jan 9th 2007 announcement, released in June. Basic, easily lookup-able fact which the author just steamrollered over. Probably to reinforce Android was not a copy of the iPhone or some such nonsense.

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  15. mds   October 16, 2014 at 3:57 am

    What do you call your opinion and the opinions of false information intended to damage AAPL? How do they sleep at night?
    Much more BS negatives are published daily; yet AAPL fans continue to buy the products and services. This is proof that any press is good press; especially when the negatives ultimately become known as lies ad manipulation.
    The stock is certainly not where it is today based on performance; it is all based on driving the price down to profit on the options and steal shares from panicked investors.
    I call this espionage and insider trading.

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  16. nicklow   October 16, 2014 at 3:17 am

    Paid by apple much? … to write this crap. You sold yourself out, how do you sleep at night?

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  17. nathillien   October 16, 2014 at 12:50 am

    Quote:
    “Bendgate may have been the most successful marketing campaign for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus”

    LOL. It’s like saying that, Model S catching on fire, was the most successful marketing campaign for Tesla cars.
    But that is what you get when treating fan-boy opinions from Apple fan sites as credible news.

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