Originally Posted by solipsism
If the first point of a counter argument is how more megapixels equates to "innovation" then the article is, at the very least, poorly written. There is no reason to continue reading at that point as that should be the strongest argument in a tech article.
I read most of it and it's a mess. It's driven by the same brain-dead "har har features list Apple doesn't actually innovate Japan" nonsense which is so much of the reason why Apple has been able to make the inroads they have.
Every other cell phone manufacturer (except, perhaps, Palm, maybe) needs to have a big sign put up in the corporate offices that says "Your OS, UI, and content integration suck, and adding more goddamn "features" and getting pissy when people don't give you props for them won't fix it."
And then all the tech writers that want to grumble about how Apple gets undeserved praise need to get a copy of that sign tattooed on their ass, where it will be clearly visible when their head is in its customary position.
Snarky parsing of who technically did what first so totally, tragically, ignorantly misses the point. Bitching about who has the most pixels on their camera is just a symptom of that point whizzing by, distant and forever out of reach. I'm sure Apple would be happy to continue to compete with people who think they can make an iPhone killer if they just get that bullet list of features long enough, or complain loudly enough that their phone could do stuff long before the IPhone did.
Because consumers really, really care.