I recently read an article in The Washington Post, by Hayley Tsukayama titled “Has the
iPhone lost its cool?” This article discussed two key points favoring the
position that the iPhone has lost its cool. The first point was that parents
and business people now have the iPhone, so college students and even teenagers
feel that the high status of the iPhone has declined. The second point
mentioned was that the iPhone is too expensive, and therefore Apple must target
adults and business people because that is the only segment that can actually afford its
product. However, what I found most interesting about this particular article
was that the source of opinion on the matter is the head of HTC’s U.S.
operations, Martin Fitcher. HTC’s Android is a major competitor for the iPhone
and in the article it stated that “according to research from Pew’s Internet
and American Life Project, Android phones are more popular among younger users
than the iPhone”. This may be true,
however the article was titled “Has the iPhone lost its cool?” not, HTC is more
popular than the iPhone.
So what’s this article really about-
Is Fitcher just trying to stir up controversy among HTC and
Do you feel that the iPhone has lost its cool?
Would you take into consideration the opinion of Martin
Fitcher regarding the “coolness” of the iPhone?