In Asia's trend-setting cities, iPhone fatigue sets in

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thismarty wrote:

Hong Kong, Singapore and Thailand – Asia’s trend-setters.

Jan 27, 2013 6:18pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Jimmy892 wrote:

Reuters fatigue setting in. You guys have never written a favorable article on Apple for many years and you always mention Samsung in a favorable light. Aren’t you guys just a little ashamed to be writing such one-sided articles?

Jan 27, 2013 6:38pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Jimmy892 wrote:

How about Japan? On StatCounter, iOS increased in late fall, while Android decreased. The iPhone 5 effect?

Jan 27, 2013 6:45pm EST  --  Report as abuse
tatman wrote:

i just purchased a new samsung smartphone today, and didn’t even give apple a second look. apple’s fixation with china, as well as that being the primary supplier for the labor involved with their products, is a major turnoff for me. no way in hell would i own an apple product at this point. my samsung galaxy 4G is sleek, beautiful, and packs all the punch i need…

Jan 27, 2013 9:32pm EST  --  Report as abuse
rissey wrote:

APPLE, is still a very great innovator but it is Wall Street that over sold its value in trend setting.

Jan 27, 2013 10:53pm EST  --  Report as abuse
ShiroiKarasu wrote:

I’m not surprised Apple is losing its “trendiness”. This is what happened, regarding the loss of the “coolness” factor: Grown ups found out that Apple products are intuitive and do what you need them to do. Then lots of grown ups got them. Then all the teenagers who don’t want to look like their dad using the same device want to be “different”. Different demographics. One is trying to be functional. The other is trying to be niche. If anything… it proves how good Apple’s products are. And, at the end of the day, Apple stuff is more expensive and people look for excuses to buy the cheapest thing.

Jan 28, 2013 1:15am EST  --  Report as abuse
StigTW wrote:

rofl – HK is not a trend setter…

Jan 28, 2013 6:48am EST  --  Report as abuse
zato wrote:

The Microsoft-Reuters conspiracy to discredit and destroy Apple continues.

Jan 28, 2013 7:36am EST  --  Report as abuse
zato wrote:

The Microsoft-Reuters conspiracy to discredit and destroy Apple continues.

Jan 28, 2013 7:36am EST  --  Report as abuse
ksec wrote:

While the article is one sided it does hold a few truth in it. The Chinese Hand writing, Fonts, and Watching Video are some reasons why a bigger screen is much more compelling to Chinese users.

Hong Kong is not a trend setter. It never was, and never will be. It is so isolated from everywhere, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and even China makes it fall into near irrelevant. It has its own culture and own trends. I still remember when Sony Ericsson wont getting much reception in Europe and US it was doing unbelievably well in Hong Kong.

Jan 28, 2013 9:21am EST  --  Report as abuse
colbster wrote:

Most people in these 3rd world countries just can’t afford a premium product like the iPhone. It’s good there’s cheaper options for them.

Jan 28, 2013 3:52pm EST  --  Report as abuse
colbster wrote:

Most people in these 3rd world countries just can’t afford a premium product like the iPhone. It’s good there’s cheaper options for them.

Jan 28, 2013 3:52pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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