Team iPhone or Team Android?

Posted by Katelyn Youngblood on June 14, 2012 in Branding |

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m a bit of a tech nerd.  The byproduct of working with different cell phone companies for two years means whenever a friend pulls out his or her phone, I immediately size them up.  I’ve even been known to ask near strangers about carriers and data plans…it’s safe to say I have a problem.

But these days it seems like the world is split into two groups: Team iPhone or Team Android (heaven forbid you still have a Blackberry or worse, a flip phone).  Both sides have fiercely loyal customers, and both have amazing features.  I could write a very long post about which is better, but I promise to avoid that.

Recently, competition between Apple and companies that produce phones with the Android mobile operating system has come to a head.  Apple is suing multiple companies over a series of patent lawsuits, and some believe that recent setbacks could reflect negatively on Apple, causing a dip in sales.

But the question is do consumers really care about that?

Personally, I’m a staunch Android fan because of its customizability and open app platform.  Although Android currently holds the top market share, I often feel in the minority because in recent years, it seems like Apple has become the tech company.

The iPhone is creative, well-made, easy to use, and beautiful to look at.  On top of it all, Apple products have come to indicate the newest and best, and are seen as symbols of status.  If you look at the people around you, odds are it will seem like all of them have iPhones.

Apple has created a name for itself that is so big and so popular that it would take something colossal to shake the public’s confidence in it.  I have a hard time believing that a few legal delays could make a difference.

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