Originally Posted by -AG-
Ok guys this is getting beyond a joke.
There is competition and there is innovation.
I think that many people who reply with the above comments don't know the difference.
Competition is when you make a product that is the same as everyone else's and hope that yours stands out from the crowd enough.
Innovation is when you create the same product and then everyone copies your ideas.
If these other companies really want to move the industry forward they need to innovate, not just copy but bump the specs (eg you have a 5MP camera.... we have an 8MP one etc).
If this wasn't the case then why do all the smart phones post iPhone launch look like mutant clones of the iPhone?
YES.... They learnt to use the photo copier before all other companies.
Yeah its getting annoying that people can say things like the iPhone has sold only 3 million and the Android has sold 23 million, instead of apple phone has sold x million and samsungs android phones have sold x million.
Its the same as how they compare iOS devices to android and conveniently forget the touch or iPad in their figures.
Apple is very much an innovator in the way Apple incorporated existing technology (cell phone, wireless, camera, touch-screen, accelerometer, compass, gps, etc) and merged these technologies into a single device with enormous self customization through add-ons via apps...ETC ETC as an article could go on forever in detailing this innovation-
Google has also innovated in regards to searching and compiling enormous amounts of data... areas in their example of innovation can also be detailed further.
Microsoft has perhaps innovated by selling non-innovation to the public (a plagiarism for lack of a better word - or copycat) and making their product sell millions if not billions of computers running software that wastes billions of hours due to its clunky problems as users are so often having to reinstall and troubleshoot it being told the better product or their competition Apple was lesser through spin and PC competition through their licensing their OS made them cheaper and cheaper yet cheaper.
I'm not sure that even their sham on the eyes of the public qualifies as innovation.
In fact I fail to see where they have ever innovated-well maybe their NT product-yes that was innovation - i take back my prior statement.
Adding specs as in larger memory, disk space, faster data/web, pixels does not qualify as i see as innovation.
PS-Don't start throwing shoes at me-please-this is just my opinions as i see them in response to your post. I have respect for all others. Apple users, MS users and others. I use Apple, MS, and many others products so I am not a troll or fanboy but yes i am a fag.