Originally Posted by benanderson89
Welp, nice to know people weren't lying about you. Someone has a different opinion (remember when you said opinions were good?) and you start trying to start a flame war.
You can't ignore it, Apple have not done anything noteworthy with the iPhone since the initial release of the iPhone 4. If they follow their usual routine then we will get an A5X, we've seen (right here on this site, actually) that passbook is not a wallet (just a glorified coupon book) and there is no wallet in beta builds of iOS 6, that does not bode well for NFC support. Stocks also do not govern the media coverage the devices are getting, and unless they do actually put some new technology inside the iPhone hardware, then I'll stick to my original notion of Apple is not making any new and exciting technology - just last years shit in a different dress.
I want to be proven wrong, but its very hard to ignore the glaring evidence presented to us all.
Now stop being a hypocrite and let people have their opinions, then we'll let you have yours.
No, you don't want to be "proven" wrong. You're very happy to be making these statements, and to keep thinking this way.
I don't even know what the big fuss about NFC is all about. When you think about it, you realize how limited it is. You must swipe over a terminal. Apple's system is much better. I've bought a number of things in the stores with the app in my iPhone. You don't have to stand in line to swipe a terminal. You can do it anywhere in the store.
And then, some talk about security. Well, it's been found out that NFC isn't secure after all, and the BT 4 Apple is using, is more secure. So, that's one argument out the door.
There's no evidence that Google's wallet is successful. In fact, the evidence is that it's not. We have the major credit companies lining up with their version. We have the phone companies lining up with theirs, and we have the banks lining up with theirs.
Standards? Forget it! Everyone wants a part of what they think will be a large pie, and they all want to control it.
Apple is said to have the best chance, without NFC, possibly. We see a number of large companies using Apple's system.
But there's another thing that must be spoken about, and that's store security. Most stores have these clips that go on a large number of products. They must be removed at the counter, by an employee. So even with NFC, you will still have to stand in another line to get that clip removed.
And NFC chips in other products must be scanned to be deactivated, again at the counter by an employee. So this isn't going to be useful until stores decide to not require all of that. And exactly when will that happen? Trusting their customers not to steal, really?
No other company is doing anything better than Apple is doing with their phones, unless you consider these bloated size things to be major advances. Companies all around reach a certain point of maturity with their products, and then it becomes more difficult to move forwards significantly intel there is a technology breakthrough of some kind.
The entire industry is worried about Apple, something you can read in nu sous articles, because they have the advantage of doing the whole thing, from desktops and notebooks, to the OS, the the major software, to iPods, phones, tablets, aTv and content. And tying that all together now, and increasingly, is iCloud.
There's no other company that has all of that, and it's driving sales. We just read that Apple sold over a million tablets into the education market last quarter. That's very significant. Nac sales to business increased 56% where Windows sales dropped 9%.
There are reasons for all this, even if you don't want to see it.
However little you think Apple is innovating theses days, be assured that everyone else is innovating less.