Originally Posted by Postulant
I just wish somebody would put some real pressure on Apple. It would be interesting to see how the iPhone evolves in response to competion. It's been over 2 years and nobody has come close to dethroning Apple IMO.
Why do you (and many others) say and think this all the time? as if Apple didn't push itself forward without any pressure of competitors... none of them got close to apple, yet it comes out with new developments all the time.
Why are you thinking that any pressure could accelerate it more? I don't think this kind of threat can do good for the company's dev plan.
And none of the competitors tried to compete about the quality, about originality, all of them tries to enter in the battle with low-price issue or copying the features and increasing those with some useless ones
Yeah, this year iPod nano finally got FM radio (that had been whined for a long), wow, so what? I got this feature in my Nokia phone but could hardly ever use it because of the poor quality of reachable channels.
or you want cheap notebooks inclueded blueray with one working hour of battery?
you want a phone that's as slim as iphone but has a real keyboard?
you want firewire in any low-price model of macbook?
you want cardreader that fits in a 4th dimension of the notebook case because by now in 3D it's impossible, if you don't want to reduce the battery or other features.
Do you guys really think that apple does what Intel (and many other tech companies) had been doing for many years when they held new technology back, just to get enough profit after the cost of the developments of the previous ones, with the lack of competitors?
I don't think so.