HTC Acting President Wishes iPhones Were Less Cool

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.

Did I say “wishes”? My mistake. Here we have a scientific study of a large population by an unbiased source that proves it.

2 thoughts on “HTC Acting President Wishes iPhones Were Less Cool

  1. Here is what happened:Ficther meets is daughter’s dorm roommate.Ficther: Hi, dorm roommate (DR), I noticed you are using an HTC phone; how do you like it?DR: oh, is that what this is? My parents got it for me because it was like a dollar on contract. My dad got an iPhone when it came to Verizon, but I am stuck with this one. Fitcher: So you don’t use an iPhone because your dad does? That’s interesting. DR: um, what?Fitcher

  2. One problem with this anecdote is that it’s Reed College they’re talking about. That’s the college Steve Jobs attended (and dropped out of).I rather expect that Reedies would bask in the reflected coolness of the college’s historical association with Apple, rather than diss the brand with parental associations.

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