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what is bizarre but no longer surprising is that Apple's huge actual YOY jump in sales and profits is totally ignored by all those pundits who instead paint a negative outcome due to "expectations," while the same pundits react to MS's catastrophic quarterly results with "not so bad".   not so bad? finally admitting that the Nokia take over was a total disaster resulting in a $7.5 BILLION write off? and that Windows Phone is clearly a total fail dead man walking on life...
why don't all these outfits simply wait for Apple to announce its quarterly sales totals before publishing their own made-up numbers? they just can't handle the facts?
BXC is much worse than just an inept pundit. he is a hack that repeatedly turns speculative tidbits from dubious sources into Apple trashing click bait. if he wrote for some Android/MS/Google fan site his non-existant journalism standards wouldn't matter. but when one is writing for the NYT, one expects unbiased professional work. oh, wait ...
Stick a fork in WP, spawn of Zune!
that CNN article is just one more hack-written click-bait trumped-up hit piece. there've been thousands of these about Apple stuff over the years - so many the Macalope makes a steady living from laughing at them.   it comes with being #1.
DED ought to have titled the article "The War Is Over. Apple Won."   There are many reasons for that, but two stand out: simplicity/friendliness for users (including the killer unique personal support offered at Apple Stores) - which every not-a-techie in the world craves - and security. which lack of security more and more now every user in the world really fears.    security is today's trump card. it wins.   Google (and MS) can never ever match Apple for either....
of course Google Android and Apple iOS have gone through several cycles of each catching up with the other's successful features and technologies. iOS 7 was notable for that, and now so very obviously is Google M.   but what matters long term is the quality of the overall integration of all those features and technologies into an easy to use and thus most useful ecosystem for our daily lives. it's becoming increasingly obvious that Apple is pulling way ahead in that...
amazing no one has pointed out the obvious reasons for this pattern - in Android the notifications are literally in your face constantly. they stick on the home screen and can't easily be managed - turned off app by app - individually. many do not offer an opt-in/out choice at installation either. so yes of course they will get a much higher response rate as a result of that agressiveness.   manipulating the user to somehow monetize everything is a basic premise of...
surrender.
all this back and forth about tech benchmarks just don't matter to 99% of users (or me). they care about the everyday results of that tech on the screen when they are using the phone:   - camera performance, like point and shoot quality in all kinds of light and any lag times - video recording performance, like image stabilization and maybe slo mo - game performance, like no stutters and the graphic level of detail of the games - does it get uncomfortably hot to hold...
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