Apple is Over-rated ???

Apple is Over-rated    ???
it has always struck me when I see the price of the latest iPhone price in the market.The reason behind it is quite simple; as most of the iPhone parts are either made or assembled in China. As the technology gets copied over time or Chinese companies releases phones which are on par with an iPhone. Recently Huawei took the spot of Apple as the 2nd largest Phone maker in the world. I have used Apple products but have used other companies as well.I think that Apple always makes huge sums of the brand value and people should stop buying their products.When MI and other companies can put the same chipsets and run the apps faster with half the price of Apple.Why should one opt for Apple products???

What're your thoughts on Huawei becoming the 2nd Largest phone maker and do Apple have the juice to make a comeback?

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Anonymous

Definitely YES!

I have had good experience with Apple in the beginning, and I must even admit I'm a fan of their designs and brand.. BUT it all fades out after some time and the newest Apple product becomes just like any other phone or mp3 player in the world. Quick loss of value due to unnecessary updates which ruin the product!
Posted by Anonymous on 09-07-2017
kingcool52

Overrated

It is definitely overrated. I think Apple fans just get a bit too personal with this argument. Android phones are just a lot better in terms of features. I mean there are features that Apple is bringing now that have been on Android phones for years now. It's an excellent marketing strategy because they are getting a lot of sales. Maybe they like Apple fans because of how "simple" it is.
Posted by kingcool52 on 09-09-2017
Sue

Definitely

It is way over priced but they know that people will buy it because they want to have the latest. They have to have that brand because so many people do. No matter how ridiculously priced they are people will still buy them even if there are other phones that are better and more affordable.
Posted by Sue on 09-07-2017
Mehano

Yes!

Finally, somebody that agrees with me! I have been saying that the Apple brand and their products are extremely overrated. They provide nothing... they used to be somewhat innovative but now they're far from it and you can see it in sales.

Sadly, some people only buy their products because of the brand's name. That's it. They would buy even if they would sell a brick for $100 and put the Apple logo on it. They have dropped their quality a lot and they're way overpriced.

I have tried the Huawei phones recently and they're really, really good!

Posted by Mehano on 09-07-2017
kataomoi

Yes it is.

I definitely agree.

Don't get me wrong. Apple makes great products and their phones are great. My family owns a lot of Apple products, actually. I like Apple and I think they have quality products.

But they're not the only ones. There are a lot of other companies out there that provide the same high-quality products as Apple. Some companies even sell those products for a lower price. Yet, those companies are not as popular as Apple. Apple is overrated and people make it seem like they are the BEST out there. They're not. They're good, but there are many other companies that deserve just as much hype as Apple.

Posted by kataomoi on 09-14-2017
overcast

Apple is Still Chinese Product

Almost everything inside Apple is from china except the Korean processor. And this makes you wonder why it is over rated. And also why it is more expensive. So on that point you can even go to say that most of the low spec phones don't offer much in return. And that's something we have to see if possible.
Posted by overcast on 09-08-2017
Linen

Apple isn't bad, but overrated, yes

I've used both Apple products and Windows/Android products. Apple products have their perks and uses, but they work best when all of your stuff is Apple to some degree, and I just prefer brand flexibility and using what I'd like. As well, I'm a computer gamer, and though dual-boot is possible, there's a lot of games you're simply better off running from higher-spec hardware. I can't just upgrade computer components on an Apple computer if I feel like I'm lacking in RAM or graphics, I'd have to buy a whole new one.

Would I object to using an Apple product on its own? No. Would it by my first choice if I were presented with something else I liked more and/or was better suited to my needs? Probably not.

Posted by Linen on 09-07-2017
wallet

I agree!

I totally agree Apple is over rated, I think that Samsung produces better phones than Apple. When people hear about their brand they are tentative to buy an iPhone but if they would study the market a little more I'm sure they would change their opinion and would go straight to Samsung.
Posted by wallet on 09-08-2017
galegatling

Would have to agree at some point..

Ever since Apple company started rolling out these iPhones and iPod touches or shuffles, and even iPad, people have been literally mesmerized by how good their products are. I am not saying that their products aren't good. Lol. They are good but not better in my honest opinion. And they even cost a lot. There are a lot of new flagships and products now that are far better than the Apple products and they even cost less!
Posted by galegatling on 09-08-2017
JoeMilford

Over-Rated If You Ask Me

I would definitely have to say that the Apple phone is over-rated. I have a much cheaper phone, and for my purposes, it does everything, and more, than what I need. If you really prefer all of those bells and whistles, and you are willing to pay for them, then that is totally fine, I'd say, but it is just not a sound investment for me. I agree with some of the other posters here that an Android is just as good of a phone, and that's what I use myself and have been using for years.
Posted by JoeMilford on 09-14-2017
Pink_Turtle

well...

Well despite I do think apple offers quality products, they are way more expensive than any other product with similar quality. Having an Iphon can result really expensive too because most of the time it doesn't allow you to download free content, apps, among others.
Posted by Pink_Turtle on 09-07-2017
wiseagent

Yes.

I'm a fan of Apple but I'm aware of how much this brand is overrated, especially with regard to its prices (which I really didn't need to be that high). But as the brand has already consolidated in the market in this way, I find it difficult that all that hype is deconstructed.
Posted by wiseagent on 09-07-2017
muaaz.93

Believe that

When i have a long argument with an iphone owner about the extra price that Apple gets from it's consumers.These owners try to shun me by saying look at your Redmi 4 or enjoy with your Galaxy sets. I am not jealous of them but believe that they are stupid or dont understand the marketing strategy of apple who only makes phone,tablet and Mac while Mi and Samsung make alot of tech.They are trying to squeeze the consumer from every corner and Iphone owner feel happy to be squeezed.
Posted by muaaz.93 on 09-07-2017
manmad

Quality.

Apple isn't exactly overrated, because it definitely has a nice design and parameters, however you can easily buy something that is better and cheaper, possibly better looking too. It sells a lot just because of the brand, not because it's something special. I don't really mind people who buy it, because if you have the money and are not looking for something that you could use for work or whatever, you can buy it, it has nice features such as the camera, so why not.
Posted by manmad on 09-07-2017
felabruno

It is

I agree with you and I think they are overrated. It is possible to find better products for half of the price of an Apple device. I think it's a matter of fashion and trends that many people prefer to spend a lot of money on these Apple products. It's not a secret for anybody that they are ridiculously expensive and if you can buy them it's because you have good money for this. I've been using Huawei products since I got my first smartphone and they have never failed me. This company has many good products for decent prices, so people should give them a chance.
Posted by felabruno on 09-07-2017
Wyvh

Totally.

I'm using an iPhone 5C as my personal smartphone, and it honestly sucks. You can't add everything you want on it nor add another internal stockage. Apple pls.
Posted by Wyvh on 09-09-2017
Rhodolite

Definitely

They look nice I give them that, but price point for hardware, they fall flat on their faces. Not only that but their OS makes it difficult to get work done since it doesn't support 3rd party software easily. I'm the type of person who is any means necessary to get things done and Apple's products have been roadblocks time and time again.

Sure if you're an average consumer who only does certain things- like stream, use facebook, Photoshop, social media- Apple will work but if you're in the business of doing lots of other things, Apple's way too limiting and way too expensive for what needs to get done. Music editing? Nope, very limited selection that's OS compatible. Building websites and doing back end server stuff? Nope, once again very limiting. Gotta run a business with specialized software? Nope, not happening soon.

Posted by Rhodolite on 09-07-2017
tophew

apple is Over pricing!!

In my own understanding apple is to much over pricing i am not really a apple hater but there phones are to expensive and the software and hardware value can be bought cheaper from other products like there iphone X specs is like the samsung galaxy s6 specs so behind the only thing that makes the iphone expensive is the name of the phone and the status symbol you have if you have i phone you look rich.
Posted by tophew on 09-18-2017
geloi

Yes - it is

Android users can give you a lot of reasons why Apple products are overrated. Iphones for example - most of their applications paid which you can actually download from the internet for free using and Android. Practicality wise, Android obviously wins every game in the Smart Phone market.
Posted by geloi on 09-09-2017

Disagree

Anonymous

Not really

For me apple isn't really overrated because of it quality, its quite expensive but it's really worth it. The security is really good too. I guess it becomes overrated because it doesn't have that much changes but the size of the phones or iPads and updates that aren't really necessary. But a lot of people are still using apple products and want to use apple products mainly because of its quality and built
Posted by Anonymous on 09-09-2017
lucykups
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Alexa

The proof is in its quality of products

The thing is I have tried to use other products and I can, but still Apple is better in most things. One you've used an Apple laptop it's hard to go back to Windows.

I do use other tablets and they are comparable, and iPhones do a lot, but most people use them instead of a laptop. You can get discounts, but overall they are worth it if you use them for business or need reliability.

Posted by Alexa on 09-07-2017
Jonathan Solomon

Not for me...

I think we've all had different smartphone experiences over the years. Personally, I was an avid Android user for a while. I found their operating system to be user-friendly. As well as easily customizable. But after dealing with issue after issue of software and hardware malfunctioning, I decided to put Android phones to rest. Yes, Apple products, in general, can be pricey. Also, it is no guarantee you won't get a defective product. But for what I personally like (design, OS, etc.). Apple overall isn't over-rated.
Posted by Jonathan Solomon on 09-11-2017
BigDreamer

Apple is the best

I do have to agree that Apple is a little overpriced but they are the best. I have an Apple phone and will never switch back to Android. Apple is far better.
Posted by BigDreamer on 09-08-2017
Moaz

Apple isn't Overrated

Apple isn't overrated, Apple phones are the best in my opinion, they are safe and fast, I know it is a bit expensive but, it is worth it.
Posted by Moaz on 09-07-2017
Joteque

Price could be much better but quality is great

Apple products have been a signature brand for decades. The quality is great as well. With companies like Huawie they tend to cater for every pocket which may be good for anyone who wants a phone on budget but the feature rich quality and functionality of some of these budget phones may be questionable. This is not the case with Apple products. There is no budget brand and all items are made with a certain high level of quality and feature rich functionality which somewhat justifies the price. For this reason the Apple products are not overrated but the price can be better considering that some of the structure and materials are just about the same used in other brands but even at the top end they are available at a cheaper rate.
Posted by Joteque on 09-10-2017
Authord

NO

You can't say apple is over rated because you can't afford the money to buy the phone. Most of the people saying apple is over rated are saying so, to console themselves of the fact that they can't afford the phone, hence the "overrated and android is better" mantra. But if you buy them the phone, they will leap of their clothes out of joy. When it comes to building up a brand, it takes more that meets the eyes, y'all don't know what apple went through to carve out their brand and make it the biggest mobile phone brand. Hence the expensive price. And to those that think android is better, i laugh at y'all, because I have used both and there is no way in seven hell is an android better than an Iphone.
Posted by Authord on 09-07-2017
Rhodolite
It's not so much about affordability as is it the best bang for your buck? Overall depending on what people do day to day- for most it wouldn't be. It's a designer brand at this point. If you compare it to other devices in the same price range you'll find that the other party is way better than Apple. Apple's proprietary hardware/software makes it difficult for small businesses to be flexible with a lot of stuff. Once again bang for buck. In the end it boils down to price for convenience. Apple is still not convenient for a good majority to this day. The gaming part has gotten better but 3rd party software for businesses and whatnot hasn't. Plus the price for the hardware isn't worth it in the end either. PC offers much better components for far cheaper and better quality than Apple's proprietary setup.
Wubwub

Overpriced but not overrated

I have used Apple products as well as many other brands of competition, and I would say that Apple lives up to the expectations one would have for the price being paid. Android does its job well, and for the low price, you can't argue much about the value it brings, but the lifespan and durability of Apple products are also equally just as worth the price. I think there is space for both types of products in the market, and I'm sure that Apple can bring down its prices a little bit without feeling too much of a hit, but I can't say that their hype is unwarranted. I've used Windows laptops and Apple laptops, and Windows just gives me a few more problems that I almost never get with Apple laptops.
Posted by Wubwub on 09-07-2017
galegatling
Yeah. Too overpriced which basically lead to being overrated. Some people, believe it or not, those who own an iPhone or a MacBook would often brag about how good their devices are and how costly it is. And that would eventually make the brand overrated. The only downside about apple products is customization. You can't freely do anything modification wise when it comes to these products unless you are using an android or a windows one. I mean you can modify ofcourse but it will be voiding the warranty for sure.

Comments

yunken
Exactly my thought, iPhone is simply overrated. There are many phones today which are better than iPhones, both in facilities and everything, but the way people take iPhone high is as if you don't use iPhone you aren't using any phone or you have no phone at all.
Posted by yunken on 09-07-2017
Barida
I will never spend my money to buy Apple products when I can purchase a mobile device that does everything that the iPhone does at a cheaper price which many of these Apple users know but still goes for the brand as a result of trying to show off that they have the cash as well as to prove that they are class above others that does not use iPhones. iPhones are just that expensive because of the amount of time use to brand it in a way that anyone that buys them will think he/she has arrived in the world of mobile phones users.

So, on that note, I think Apple devices are simply overrated and the hype comes as a result of the top notch marketing and branding that comes with the arrival of new versions of iPhone.
Posted by Barida on 09-07-2017
galegatling
How many nails did you use here? Because you totally nailed it! Get it? Nailed it? LOL! I totally agree with you on this one. It's like whenever a new Apple product is released, these Apple fanatics would rush out and buy it even if it's not on sale. Like, I haven't probably seen an Apple product went on sale or maybe I haven't heard of it because I did not even care lol. Some people would even sell their horses just to buy an Apple product because all of his or her friends are also buying.
Posted by galegatling on 09-10-2017
rogel
Definitely the Apple is over rated due to lot of new brands released in market nowadays and most of them is great in terms of performance, durability with reasonable price. Apple is expensive compare to other phone yet they have something in common and their features. Then most of its parts is not originally made compared before than new releases Apple is manufactured by Chinese today.
Posted by rogel on 09-07-2017
joey98
Even if Apple is over rated, It has got what it deserves in terms of market share, but if you see an Apple fan boy defending his favorite company, it's for a reason, any one who takes computing seriously is going to choose either Apple or Linux, and I'm talking about computer, for phones and other products like Apple TV, yes it is over rated.
Posted by joey98 on 09-07-2017
babyright
Apple has been the leading iphone maker for many years, but other companies like those in Asia are not sleeping or folding their for apple to be taking all the profit in the phone market. Apple will continue to face competition on from the Asia market because they are also advancing in technology like them.
Posted by babyright on 09-07-2017
Marvadaum
I think Apple does produce quality content. The problem wot is is that it is over priced rather than over rated. Also, their OS should offer a bit more of compatibility with the other ones. It forces us to update and the chargers and everything else has to be exclusive. That is what gets to me.
Posted by Marvadaum on 09-07-2017
honeybabe
I really like apple products because of the specification and well known brand but my problem is so expensive and i can't afford to buy it and even I have that money to buy it is not practical to buy because it is so expensive. I phone is the leading maker of mobile phone but I guest they think of initiative to lessen the price so all people can buy and enjoy there product.
Posted by honeybabe on 09-07-2017
AlexHarris
Apple phones are a bit overhyped but they are quality phones. Like they are great, but they designed their products to have a complete monopoly on it. I can only speculate why they decided to make their own programming language besides using it to make their own market dissociated from other phones. Their product is over-rated just due to the hype and popularity of the phone. All that said it is arguably one of the better phones though that depends on who you ask and what you require in your phone.
Posted by AlexHarris on 09-08-2017
lovely
I am always of the opinion that apple products are all overhyped and over-rated.Huawei products are definitely good for me and they're way cheaper.I think it not just products that Apple sells to their customers, I think they also sell the brand too.So when one is buying their product, they should be aware that the brand fee is inclusive too.
Posted by lovely on 09-08-2017
kgord
I think Apple is over rated. I have never had an Apple phone and I am not that interested in having one either. This is just one of the things that I have noticed about the brand. I just think it is something that I am looking for. It is just one of the brands that is quality but not worth the prices that I pay for it. It is just one of the many things that I need. I like this brand, but am not willing to pay a fortune for it.
Posted by kgord on 09-08-2017
Corzhens
Just like signature clothes, the iPhone is the most popular brand in terms of class and elegance. The iPhone was first in the league of smart phones and I can say that until now, Apple isstill tops in technology. But the downside to Apple products is the high price in the market. With the competition coming up at par with Apple's quality then it is no wonder that market indicators will show iPhone's downsliding sales. Affordability still rules the market.
Posted by Corzhens on 09-08-2017
geloi
For those who are Apple product users, of course they will not say it is overrated. Android users on the other hand knows it is overrated because they know Android is a better stuff. I have an Android Phone and an Iphone but I regularly use my Android phone because I get to do a lot more stuff in it. Iphone applications are mostly paid that is why it sucks, while android has vast options of applications in the playstore for free. I love using Iphone when I have client meetings and presentations because it makes me look professional and classy. Im not saying Android phones are not classy, it's just that Iphones have already the marks of elegance and style.
Posted by geloi on 09-09-2017
muaaz.93
You have exactly taken the words out of my mouth. The biggest issue that my friends owning Apple have that they are always craving for the apps. When ever I tell my friend about the newest android app with coolest functionality and features, these people just ponder why the heck they bought the iPhone. As Android is open software so making apps is easier for it while IOS would never get so many free apps and iPhone users would always have to pay to use the most common functions of the smartphone era.
Posted by muaaz.93 on 09-10-2017
muaaz.93
You have exactly taken the words out of my mouth. The biggest issue that my friends owning Apple have that they are always craving for the apps. When ever I tell my friend about the newest android app with coolest functionality and features, these people just ponder why the heck they bought the iPhone. As Android is open software so making apps is easier for it while IOS would never get so many free apps and iPhone users would always have to pay to use the most common functions of the smartphone era.
Posted by muaaz.93 on 09-10-2017
vinaya
I believe Apple is overrated. The only iOS device I have ever owned is an iPod It was 4G iPod and after it broke, I never owned any iOS device. I sometimes have this desire to get an iPhone for myself, however, money I have to pay to get this device always frightens me. I will prefer to buy an Android phone and Windows laptop instead of buying one iPhone. There are many good hand sets as good as iPhone and they cost half of Iphone.
Posted by vinaya on 09-14-2017
johnrajiv123
Sure it is. I know Apple's features are good but it can't be justified by the cost. There are other cheaper android devices that can compete with Apple fair and square when it comes to specs and durability. In some cases, most good apps are only available for android and not in IOS not to mention that most IOS apps are not for free.
Posted by johnrajiv123 on 09-14-2017
Anonymous
Apple's physical goods are absolutely overrated. There is better hardware out there that sells for less. Apples hardware isn't what sells the devices though - it's the ecosystem. The fact that Apple users are almost "locked in" to an Apple product for life is what makes them a powerhouse. Switching is a PITA and consumers know this, so at this point it's "what's comfortable" for them. The question is very vague, because the OS is actually a product too and I sincerely think that the OS is underrated. The tangible products get the "hype" and are overrated, but the software/OS is not. So, "yes" and "no". All apple apps are available for free on vshare app. Get it from https://iappsbuzz.com/vshare
Posted by Anonymous on 09-16-2017