QOTW: Has Apple finally lost some of its sheen?

by Tarinder Sandhu on 26 September 2014, 16:30

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No company is impervious to short-term failure. Take Apple for instance. In the space of a week the Cupertino-based technology giant has had to pull back the iOS 8.0.1 software update and also answer calls - if their iPhone is working - on so-called 'Bendgate,' where the newest iPhones are, according to social media reports, partial to bending far more easily than their predecessors.

Such news has caused Apple's stock price to fall by almost four per cent on Thursday, wiping about $25bn off its market value. Chastened as Apple may be, the company has said that over 10 million iPhone 6 handsets have been sold over the first weekend.

So with two embarrassments in one week we ask whether Apple has finally lost some of its sheen? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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Even with the iCloud stuff, bending iPhones and the phone-breaking iOS 8 update I doubt they'll lose much of a following.
As far as I'm concerned, Apple never had a sheen. Rabid fans that will buy anything with the company logo on doesn't make their products good.
They have since jobs left. They're going against everything they've said and this new ocd with how slim the phones can be isn't a clever idea. In fact its plain stupid. Makes holding the phone worse and battery life also suffers - not to mention the design.
I had an i phone 4 which had GSM reception issues, which I sold and bought a used Samsung S4 from the money raised and I have not looked back its easy to fix and survives a drop onto concrete. My other half has a i phone 5 which the battery only lasts a day I have tried to talk her into a Samsung but she really likes Apple, I don't get why these customer keep going back for more and why they sit outside all night to get their hands on the newest gadget they are selling, I pity the fools!

I am not a brand loyalist I just say what I find, but if I feel that the product is rubbish I'll not buy it again.
Thing is; this same question gets asked year after year, but Apple do continue to sell devices by the million. That points to one of two things - either the answer is no, or (more likely) they never had a sheen in the first place.

Personally, I really don't think it matters much to anyone except investors and die hard fanboys. I just changed from a Galaxy S3 to an iPhone 6. Did I like Android? Sure. Do I like my new iPhone? Sure, so far.

I know my opinion counts for nothing, but I really think the whole tech industry needs to chill out with regards to Apple. No, they're not making the best devices in the world, but they're making fairly decent devices at least. Samsung/Sony/Nokia are also producing great devices.

Why can't we all just get along? *sobs* :)