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Apple’s newest smartphones are finally unveiled for the world to see. In a world of lovers and haters, the phone was bound to get some of both. iPhone enthusiasts have overall shown appreciation for Apple’s latest introductions. The internet is also abuzz with Apple haters posting memes all over the place about how Apple is slow in adopting technology.

So we decided to look into why Apple, which is loved all over the world, gets serious hate in countries like India.

Price

Indian Smartphone consumers have been really pampered recently with a lot of companies vying to impress the tech-friendly populace. The huge youth population of India loves their tech and aspires to buy products with good specs, which is pocket-friendly. With companies like Motorola, Xiaomi and others providing high-end specs for low price, the Indian consumer is getting a lot of choices.

Apple watch 1

In this situation comes Apple. The company invests a good amount of time in the aesthetics and specs of its products. It pays close details to the way their devices perform and look. It is the reason why it brings limited products in a year. This attention to detail involves costs that make the devices expensive by the time they hit the market. In countries like USA, the contract system lets people have the phone at a low initial price.

In countries like India where the products tend to be on the heavier end of the price range, they are seen as premium products and hence are restricted to people who can afford them. This causes some hatred towards the company. Even its affordable phone, the iPhone 5C, was way out of reach for an average Indian. This creates Apple’s reputation of only catering to the rich folks.

Compatibility

The new iOS 8 and Mac OSX Yosemite have amazing interconnectivity feature. Features like ‘handoff’ are revolutionary. A new device also joins the Apple universe; the Apple Watch. All these devices can connect with each other with ease. But Apple is known for incompatibility with other devices.

It’s no secret that Apple lovers love all their products, but the trouble comes when they wish to share data with others. This too restricts people from going for an Apple device.

Slow Adoption

Apple is slow in adoption of features that are available on devices such as the ones running on Android OS. Apple just inducted NFC in their devices for Apple Pay. When other companies have been giving Bluetooth file sharing options for a long while, Apple recently brought the feature called Airdrop that lets you do the same. Again, this feature is restricted between Apple devices.

The Passbook stores all the credit card details at one secure place.

But these features were well cooked by the time they arrived on Apple. Take the example of Apple Pay, the system does use NFC but along with it, uses Touch ID and a Secure Element Chip. Even the software is well built and is easy and efficient to use.

Overall, Apple needs to work harder to convince Indians that they are not at a loss for buying their products. Apple should also flaunt its superior service features to attract the consumers for this market.

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Happy Nagashetti
Happy Nagashetti
iGyaan Network's newbie Happy is a Technological Hedonist, Traveller, Photographer, Curious Humanoid and a giant foodie who is always pumped up for new adventures.
14 comments
Vipin Mohan
Vipin Mohan

Pathetic article... I don't understand why people still goes with "specs on paper" rather than user experience! I have been an android user before an year. Everyday I felt that whatever crap I uses was good on paper only. Then I switched to iPhone and the things changed entirely. Now I own a retina macbook pro and an iPad along with iPhone. There cannot be a perfect combination than this. Apple haters are people who can't afford one, never those who used it at least once. And dear iGyaan team, nowadays you are trying to praise Xiaomi and the likes a lot. Please write article in such a way that readers could never realize that you are writing some paid article...

vidyasagar k
vidyasagar k

another adamant apple fan, first look at your pathetic english, hypocrites like you won't understand what's value for money, apple is still 2 years behind android and it's clearly evident with the launch of the iPhone 6.

Shashi Kiran K
Shashi Kiran K

iphone 6 has nexus 4 specs..which is a 2012 release..apple users are in the past..

Please Compare
Please Compare

Have you ever used any iPhone as an consumer for some time. On paper you can say that specs are very comparable but plz do use an iPhone once and then compare. Don't compare apple with oranges and say they both are fruits and have same nutritional value ;)

Shashi Kiran K
Shashi Kiran K

i dont want to charge any smartphone 3 times a day thanks to iphone 5 ..big shit smartphone..i sold iphone 5 after using 4 months.

Guest
Guest

currently i am using samsung grand 2 whiich has 1 and half day battery backup..costs 1/3rd of iphone 5..

KARTIK JAGANNATH
KARTIK JAGANNATH

Only having nfc doesn't mean of great service like apple pay. Do perfect.advice to google,samsung,htc

Vishal Khedkar
Vishal Khedkar

I hate Apple because they behave like a girl -_- Like bitching about someone better than them.

abhi rocks
abhi rocks

Apple releases new version of Iphone's because to give an price cut for their earlier Model (lack of modern innovation) .. :p #logic

abhi rocks
abhi rocks

Well Well... A Fanboy spotted. Can you please let me know about the Mind now.. (p.s:Except Fingerprint Sensor)

KARTIK JAGANNATH
KARTIK JAGANNATH

Copy cat android use camera shortcut on lock. Copy samsung used its fingerprint sendor on s5 Copy cat htc use side bar's cut for cellular sensor i.e. Learnt from apple iphone 4

abhi rocks
abhi rocks

Poor Apple I pity .. My $299 phone is higher in specs .. #atleast in paper... #lol...

KARTIK JAGANNATH
KARTIK JAGANNATH

I was too thinking like u bt when i used first time iphone i realised that i was in gimmicks of samsung nd htc. I used htc m8 and samsung s5