Too late to get an iPhone now

It’s over, iPhone. Pack it up. Throw in the towel. You’re history.

Well, to hear teens talk, that’s the story, at least according to Forbes:

“Teens are telling us Apple is done,” says Tina Wells of the youth marketing agency Buzz Marketing Group. “Apple has done a great job of embracing Gen X and older [Millennials], but I don’t think they are connecting with Millennial kids. [They’re] all about Surface tablets/laptops and Galaxy.”

The problem seems to be that parents are getting the newer iPhones and iPads, while giving the kids the older models. So, kids want the Samsung Galaxy S III phone or the Microsoft Surface tablet. That doesn’t mean they’re getting one of those, just that’s what the kids want. On the other hand, Apple has cut orders for iPhone 5 parts.

If you never joined the iPhone brigade, it’s too late now, if you want to be seen as one of the cool kids.

Because I always make my several-hundred-dollar purchases based on what some 14-year-old thinks.

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  1. Apple supposedly cut orders for iPhone 5 components — except for the screens, the most expensive part of all. Sounds like they were either overstocked on the other components or they’re shifting the load to other vendors. Virtually every tale of “slipping” iPhone sales has proven false over the years.


  2. And we all know that teens loyalty lasts about as long as their attention span, half a nanosecond. Ask a teen what their favorite color is three days in a row and you’ll get 3 different answers. Yes we should all make decisions based on what teens with their wealth of experience and their maturity and their organizational abilities bring to the discussion. That is if we can get them to stop rolling their eyes, listening to their IPods and ignoring any adult over 20. These are the same people who made the Twilight series popular. Please.



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