The iPhone is not cool…

Well according to the (acting) president of HTC America that is. The iPhone is not cool...

On the iPhone 5 hype: “Apple is innovating. Samsung is innovating. We are innovating. Everybody is innovating. And everybody is doing different things for the end consumers. I brought my daughter back to college — she’s down in Portland at Reed — and I talked to a few of the kids on her floor. And none of them has an iPhone because they told me: ‘My dad has an iPhone.’ There’s an interesting thing that’s going on in the market. 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. We here are using iPhones, but our kids don’t find them that cool anymore.”

It’s an interesting observation though from Martin Fichter, albeit a little biased – I quite like being in the generation where I’m not at risk of being out-done in the cool tech stakes by my elders!

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  • Egon

    i would rather you took apple off your site if its only to put this rubbish on and stick with Android…. there are loads off good articles about the iPhone and upcoming new device but none appears on here…. 
    shame as your site was about PHONES not just android..!!!!!!

    • I’m only here for the Apple news and review so I’d have to completely disagree with you…. Status quo… 

    • merse

      I’m an Apple advocate, the article was just an example of biased opinions from other manufacturers :)