Me and my dad have noticed that when me and him walk into the Apple Store we see more people with iPhone problems then any other kind of phone. I can't tell you how many problems I had with my iPhone. For example. When an Android product has a widespread problem we don't brag that there's a problem. Apple has to many problems that I noticed. There software is ok but they need to update it a lot on Apple. The one thing I hate about Apple is the battery problem. I can use my iPhone for an hour and have like half the battery left. Does Android have that problem? I never heard of them having the problem. I ma not trying to like put down Apple users but they tend to have more problems then any other kind of phone. I think there products are good enough but when it comes to the iPhone they tend to work so poor and have many problems even some I had.
It is due to the amount of people using that as their phone. In the smartphone area of the mobile phone, Apple iPhones are mostly used than any other smartphone.
answered Nov 05 '11 at 16:46
for a company with barley any problems every one become amplified by the companies that have a lot of problems. i use my iPhone 4 running iOS 5 all day. from noon until 7am every day and it lasts every day. apples iOS is the most stable and secure mobile operating system there is. the reason there are so many people in the apple store getting there phone fixed is because there are few apple store, but apples customer service is the best. lots of people are there because they know they'll be taken care of. if you broke your android phone and didn't have insurance you would be screwed. i broke the screen on my iPhone 4 because i threw it and i got a brand new one. another time the hold button went out and with no questions they handed me a new one. everyone attacks number one. in the movie phone industry apple is number one. even with the iOS 5 battery issues my phone lasts all day, also it'll be fixed soon. every company has issues. apple fixes theirs, unlike most. they have a reputation to uphold. androids only victory will be when one day they say they're as good as apple. but they'll never be there. their software is on too many different types of hardware and they will always be vulnerable to malware. apple on the other hand has never been infected to any malware and aside from jail breaking has never gotten a "virus" android will never be as secure, reliable, or efficient. iOS 5 runs smooth and lag free on the iPhone 4s single core processor and half gig of ram. android lags and freezes all the time on every phone its on, including their dual core phones with a gig of ram.
answered Nov 06 '11 at 23:53
Lots of people use their phones, and apple also does not beta test their phones.
The reason why some companies beta test is it allows otherwise unknown issues to be discovered and fixed before mass producing the product.
When you only have people who worked on the product using it, then they will mostly use it the way they specifically intended to use it and not add much variation (eg not discovering the death grip)
I have beta tested some cameras and have discovered issues such as if you press the print button multiple times while a image was being written, the device would freeze.
Generally random weird issues will not be found with only internal testing, but when the item gets in the hands of consumers willing to thoroughly test and use the items in a huge number of ways. Essentially with companies that don't beta test, the early adopters are essentially the beta testers, only difference is they paid $600-2400 for the privilege (eg getting a iphone and being stuck on a contract)
(Apple does beta test some products, just not their iphones or ipods, they tend to beta test products such as mice and keyboards (had a chance to beta test a mouse (that supported gestures) from them but couldn't apply since I don't have a Mac)
if you are interested in beta testing, or simply keeping track of new products, check on sites like onlinebeta.com you will see that often a product that has a beta test, when it comes to market, you don't get a ton of complaints and reliability issues because most of the major issues would have happened to the beta testers first and would have been fixed.
answered Nov 06 '11 at 23:31