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TOPIC: This is 7, the New iPhone 7

This is 7, the New iPhone 7 11 Sep 2016 21:27 #10168

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Source: elitedaily.com/social-news/iphone-7-slog...lates-china/1605614/

As I was switching my cellphone plan on the past Saturday, I experienced a very slow service due to the new iPhone 7 requests from all these other customers. Then, I thought of this article I read yesterday. Basically, this article is questioning about rather Apple is losing the marketing strategy by simply using the phrase "This is 7." As a Cantonese speaker, I fully understand what "7" means. In our dialogue, the word "7" can either mean "penis" or "stupid." To me, this was funny. After owning a few Apple products, I feel that their products are upgraded too fast with too little improvements to justify the expensive cost.

This article initiated some questions in my head about today's cellphone industry. Are these companies (Apple, Samsung, Sony, etc.) that money-hungry? From what I know, back in the days, people only upgrade their cellphones when there is a new feature, component, or anything of intervention/ new. But now, as long as there's a new model with same basic features from previous model, people would be jumping on it. I used to own iPhone 4, 5, and 6 and I only noticed minimal differences other than sizes and other minor physical changes.

I think this is the problem we have today. Consumers are psychologically manipulated by companies marketing strategy and willing to spend so much money on these "new" products. After all, I kind of agree with Apple and their new iPhone, this is "7."
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This is 7, the New iPhone 7 16 Sep 2016 12:37 #10203

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I believe that companies such as (Samsung, Apple, etc.) are in a constant battle on who creates a new feature to their cellphone products. I recently heard on the news that Samsung lost their competition to Apple because of the recent cellphone explosions happening with the new Samsung Note 7. This clearly indicates that companies only care about physical cellphone improvements and the consumer’s money. I can depict that companies care about their competition’s launch dates that their products end up being malfunctioned.
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