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Why the Apple iPhone is the Most Popular
The Apple iPhone and iPad will most likely remain the most sought communication device. Despite some issues, all of the iPhones\iPads remain the best for their genre. The most popular cell phones are the iPhone and it has become a social status item among teens and even younger. For instance, my daughter had an android with the capability nearly equaling the Apple iPhone. She had it for a year and liked it. However, as her more and more friends got the Apple iPhone 3 or 4 in its "white" case with the "white" earbuds, she longed for one. Now, just about all cell phone carriers offer the Apple phone with a contract.
Besides the social aspect and being the "in" thing to own for many, the Apple iPhone offers a staggering 775,000 different apps to get from the Apple store. Just how much variety does one need???? So far, 20 billion apps for the iPhone\iPad were downloaded in 2012 by users and Apple paid $7 billion to app developers. No wonder the iPhone will remain the hot item to own because of the number of apps available and being developed. App developers hope to cash in at a few bucks per download. If the iPhone did not have the apps, it would not be so sought after.
The only close competitor is the Samsung Galaxy which has sold over a million of the phone using the Google android system. Like many of the new android 4.0 phones, all function equally as good as the Apple depending on the cell phone carrier, which IS a key element whether you get 3G or 4G coverage wherever you go. The number of apps for the android phone pales in comparison to the iPhone, but, just how many apps do you need and actually use on a daily basis? Probably not more than 5 to 10, max. Android apps offer a good selection for many casual users. Granted, some cool apps available for the iPhone are not yet available for the android system, but they will be in time.
But, the battle between the iPhone or an android system phone is blurring as the android phones reach a comparable point. To combat this, the Apple phone price has been reduced and is now offered by most cell phone carriers. It use to be only available with a few carriers.
If money is a major issue with you, the android phone is a very good alternative.