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Wednesday, 14 September 2011 11:02

iPhone is now the phone of “dads”

Written by Nick Farell
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HTC says it is stuffed
HTC claims that kids are about to lose interest in their iPhones as their dads start to buy the shiney toys.

Martin Fichter, the acting president of HTC America, has done a focus group at Steve Jobs’ old school, Reed College. It turned out hat innovation was becoming less important because everyone was innovating these days and everybody is doing different things for the end consumers.

But apparently none of the kids at Reed have iPhones because their dads own one. “The iPhone becomes a little less cool than it was. They were carrying HTCs. They were carrying Samsungs. They were even carrying some Chinese manufacture's devices.

If you look at a college campus, Mac Book Airs are cool. iPhones are not that cool anymore,” he said.


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0 #1 thematrix606 2011-09-14 15:45
So the claim is that mostly kids use iPhones? Yeah I can see that, them being drones and all, but why have adults jumped on board?
 
 
+2 #2 gsacks 2011-09-14 16:35
HTC study says HTC phones are cool and Apple phones are boring. Nice try HTC. Thanks for playing.
 
 
+1 #3 Pirate3969 2011-09-16 08:37
Studies are farcical, they ask or study a small group and then make an assumption. I'm a dad and i don't have an iPhone, I have an HTC Desire HD. My partner who is a mum has an HTC also. At the end of the day it's down to preference.

The phones my kids have are absolutely crap, they're neither an iPhone or an HTC.

;-)
 

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