John C. Dvorak on how the iPhone can improve your love life. From his son:
A friend of his claims that in the modern bar scene you will not get laid if you you have anything other than an iPhone. It’s an automatic deal killer if you pull out an HTC One or even a Galaxy S 4. An oversized Samsung Galaxy Note would be a deal breaker for certain. He noticed this only recently and began to test the hypothesis with friends. They all agreed that only the iPhone closes any propositioning in today’s world of boy-meets-girl.
If so, why are Android smartphones outselling iPhones?
Thus the smart money uses the iPhone, has more sex, and doesn’t really care about all the fuss over the new phone du jour. Apple said it best decades ago when it quoted marketing expert Elmer Wheeler from 1937: sell the sizzle not the steak. This translates into the aesthetics of a device, not what cool processors are in the thing. Its competitors all sell features and specs. Apple sells the sizzle. And, according to some people at least, this gets you lucky. Who knew?