“Android copies to iPhone”, “now all phones are the same”, “who said that Apple does not innovate?”. Yes, you have not discovered the fire, the manufacturers are copying Apple . After the initial complaints and outrage, totally justified, it is time to turn the issue around, analyze the current market situation, and as always -in my personal case-, apply a bit of Psychology to the matter, since behind all the marketing strategy that gets you to buy mobiles, there are only a couple of basic ideas that make you look at certain types of products.
The iPhone X has revolutionized the market , it would be ignorant to admit the relevance of this phone in the current Android panorama, something that has been quite bad, in general, to a large part of the public. Nevertheless, the presses have not stopped , they continue to sell and manufacture mobiles with the clone design of the iPhone X, and the short-term future projection does not deviate from this purpose. Today, we tell you why Apple has made a mistake with its iPhone X , opening the door to Android manufacturers so that they take the bread from his mouth to the Cupertino boys.
First, say that At a social level, the perception of the iPhone X is not what Apple intended to give from the beginning . The iPhone X is not seen as an expensive and exclusive product, but as a device overpriced , that is to say, a mobile that is not worth what they ask for it . I do not say it,they tell us that iPhone X sales are not being good ,, adding that the bad sales of the X are even hurting Samsung .
What does this mean? For the first time in many years, the iPhone no longer looks like that expensive mobile, whose price was worth it for the quality it had. The iPhone X is now a mobile with a price without meaning , and whose purchase is not recommended unless the economic factor is not the least problem for you, and the value for money is not a priority at any time.
Apple has erred with the price, but it has done very well with something, the form factor . The iPhone X is the most comfortable mobile to the hand of the world, of the most compact, and with a design that, until all Android copied, was the most shocking we had seen in years. Android makers have taken advantage of this, carrying out a simpler idea of what we think. If Apple has a good concept that nobody wants to buy, let us want to buy it from us .
The mi8 is a crude copy, shameless, bordering on the ridiculous. But as they planted in Spain for 449 €
They burst it …
– Carlos Santa Engracia (@csantaengracia)
An iPhone X for 500 euros? Why not? Analyze coldly if it is worth spending 600 euros more on an iPhone X than a Mi 8, considering that the iPhone X has neither the best camera nor the best battery in the market, the Xiaomi could be even better in key aspects. Android has turned copy into an art . It has achieved that manufacturers are not ashamed to create clones of the iPhone, because the final set is even better than the one created by Apple.
A situation as curious as ridiculous, and is that personally, I am sad to see that absolutely all Android phones in the high-end, except for now, Samsung, Sony and HTC, are exactly the same clones of clones. However, the idea is basic, and it works. I like the iPhone X, or crazy I would pay what they ask for it, but I can buy “an iPhone X with Android” at a price that I consider appropriate, I buy it .
From my point of view, beyond following a market trend, Android makers are doing what Apple has not known , sell a concept, a form factor that falls in love, at a price that the consumer can and wants to pay. So much so, that they have managed to make the most differential of the iPhone, its “essence”, simply become one more element of the current telephony, making the iPhone X has no differential , beyond its operating system.
The iPhone X is Snapchat, and Android Instagram. It is no longer about who copied whom, but about who is knowing how to best bring a concept to the public . In my personal case, after having tried almost all the current high-end, including the iPhone X, I have to admit that I’m more attracted to a Mi 8 than an iPhone X , since this last model no longer contributes anything to the market. Already all phones have “Face ID”, positions to have notch, it is preferable to an Android that allows to hide it, and the deficiencies in camera and battery of the iPhone X Android, with terminals that excel in this aspect.
To me, personally and whose opinion you do not have to share, I would be embarrassed to give explanations when someone praised the careful design of my iPhone X. My face explaining that it is a Xiaomi or a OnePlus would be, the less curious , so I do not contemplate the passage of my device from 2017 to any of this year’s – despite the fact that alternatives such as the Samsung Galaxy S9 or the HTC U12 + are excellent purchases.
If you want a high-end 2018, you are going to have a clone of the iPhone X . The appropriate thing would be to normalize it, so as not to be out of touch, something that is left to the consumer. Objectively, have a clone that makes it better than the original for less money, it’s a victory , so if you’re willing to deal with it, go ahead, you’ll be making a good purchase. Meanwhile, those of us who suffer from this depersonalization of Android, wait for Apple to decide to eliminate the notch, to see how Android manufacturers begin to remove it, and to give engineers jobs at the design level, since this 2018, it seems that they have taken it on vacation .