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Originally Posted by Groovetube View Post

you don't get it do you?

I guess the mac vs pc ads go right over your head. But you'll come up with some bullshit excuse over that.

It's about the platform. If Android ceased to exist, so would that platform, and consumers would choose another, possibly iphones or RIM.

Apple users talk about how it's all about the platform, not just the machine. PC heads always yammer on about their processor, the upgradabilty of the video card, blah blah, the hardware. You're making the same mistake.

It's about the platform. Period. Surly this is easy to see.

Iphones, are just nice pieces of hardware, but the platform, the iOS etc., is really what makes the platform rock. It doesn't mater if there is one iphone, or 5.

Exactly. Google picked a different philosophy to Apple. Apple wants to make a single smartphone device for their iOS platform. Good. Google wanted to make their software available "for the masses", so to speak, instead.

So Google doesn't absolutely need to have a single item outsell the iPhone to have the Android platform be a success. Like I've been saying for a while now, the fact that Android is being picked up by however many dozens of companies as the OS of choice for their products (be it smartphones, tablets, refrigerators, toasters, academic research devices) is success enough in itself.

When Android first came out, my college roommate wanted to program for it as a hobby. I saw it as yet another Linux experiment and kind of laughed at him a bit for it. Fast forward a few years and I've had to eat my words because I'm now carrying it on my phone.
\Apple has always had competition. It's just been in its blind spot.
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\Apple has always had competition. It's just been in its blind spot.
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post #122 of 127
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Originally Posted by Mac Voyer View Post

No Android phone provides any significant competition to the iPhone. Please indicate my error. Has the market proven me wrong? Name the phone. Well, I think any readers of this thread have enough information to see both our points.

I like my nexus one. Hard as hell to find one, and shitty marketing by Google doesn't begin to describe why it failed. But I would consider it competition in terms of value, functionality, and function if pitted side by side with the iPhone.

It is because of idiots like you that I don't like to use my iPad in public. They always assume I am some Apple worshiping fanboy like you because i own one of their products. Get off your high horse.

Unless strategies at Apple change significantly and soon, the iPhone is on it's way to becoming a niche, luxury phone and nothing more. Don't get me wrong the iPhone is a nice phone, i just think it has peaked in terms of popularity.

Do a little bit of research before you open your mouth.
post #123 of 127
I highly doubt the iphone will be a niche phone anytime soon. I'm glad to see a few platforms with good ideas do very well and provide competition to each other, it only benefits us the consumer.
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post #124 of 127
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Originally Posted by BrettF View Post

I like my nexus one... I would consider it competition in terms of value, functionality, and function if pitted side by side with the iPhone.

Good for you. I'm glad you like your phone. But I don't really care what you consider competition in terms of value and functionality. Those are subjective measurements. I'm sure someone considers their three year old flip phone competition to the iPhone as well. That has no bearing on my point or this thread. The Nexus One is not competition to the iPhone in terms of sales. In fact, unless you are a developer, you can't even buy it anymore.

As far as being ashamed to use your iPad in public, please, sell it to someone who is on a waiting list and go buy an Android tablet. I don't want idiots like you being seen with an iPad.
Apple has no competition. Every commercial product which competes directly with an Apple product gives the distinct impression that, Where it is original, it is not good, and where it is good, it...
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Apple has no competition. Every commercial product which competes directly with an Apple product gives the distinct impression that, Where it is original, it is not good, and where it is good, it...
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post #125 of 127
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Originally Posted by Mac Voyer View Post

Good for you. I'm glad you like your phone. But I don't really care what you consider competition in terms of value and functionality. Those are subjective measurements. I'm sure someone considers their three year old flip phone competition to the iPhone as well. That has no bearing on my point or this thread. The Nexus One is not competition to the iPhone in terms of sales. In fact, unless you are a developer, you can't even buy it anymore.

As far as being ashamed to use your iPad in public, please, sell it to someone who is on a waiting list and go buy an Android tablet. I don't want idiots like you being seen with an iPad.

At first I did these comments to toy with your closed mind, uppity, better-than-thou attitude. However seeing from your most recent response, I can only guess you are some 12 year old spoil prick, and not worth my time. Perhaps if you were slightly older you would understand that Apple has been in pretty much this same situation in the past, and well it nearly bankrupted them. Kind of wish Bill hadn't bother to save them, because then I probably wouldn't have to deal with fools like you on a daily basis.
post #126 of 127
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Originally Posted by BrettF View Post

At first I did these comments to toy with your closed mind, uppity, better-than-thou attitude. However seeing from your most recent response, I can only guess you are some 12 year old spoil prick, and not worth my time. Perhaps if you were slightly older you would understand that Apple has been in pretty much this same situation in the past, and well it nearly bankrupted them. Kind of wish Bill hadn't bother to save them, because then I probably wouldn't have to deal with fools like you on a daily basis.

If anyone is acting (and writing) like a 12yo its you.
Dick Applebaum on whether the iPad is a personal computer: "BTW, I am posting this from my iPad pc while sitting on the throne... personal enough for you?"
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post #127 of 127
holy. It's just a phone.

yeesh.
What I got... 15" i7 w/8 gigs ram,iPad2 64gig wifi, 2.0 mac mini, 2.0 17" imac, appleTv, Still running my old G4 466 upgraded to 1.2GHz maxed ram as a pro tools machine, and 2 iphones.
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