Originally Posted by perpetual3
I deal with them every day.
"I'll sell you something bester for lesser."
But here is the ugly truth: unless Apple continues to innovate and give us the Next, the bottom feeders will win, because most of the world are bottom feeders too, disconnected from the refined and evolved possibilities of humanity.
People lament Steve. I too wish he were still alive.
But we still have Jony.
So we have more than hope.
We have a Visionary.
With billions and billions of dollars behind his visions.
We don't know yet that it's gonna be a lesser product that an iPad. In fact the specs of the iPhone 5 are less than most flagship phones out now. Not that it matters because it's much more efficient and that is the beauty of Apple products. They don't always have the latest, but usually pointless, gimmicks and technology to claim *cough* *cough* NFC, widgets, removable battery, customization of keyboards (none feel as intuitive as stock ios keyboard) but they just deliver a well built product.
Innovation has gotten to be a gimmick as well. Innovation is what Apple did with the iPhone. The fact that every phone manufacturer has since and soon will be releasing a product that is in some way is a copy of what the iPhone is, paired with a operating system that behaves much like iOS with their own spin on it proves that. Since, Apple has incrementally updated the idea and that I don't mind one bit as I don't see what would be so innovative to do that these devices are missing.
To say Samsung Galaxy s3 is innovative because it has things like s beam, and S voice, which GS3 owners and Samsung lovers talk highly of only months after bashing Siri for being a gimmick, and my personal favorite which I cant even believe is a feature to brag about, palm swipe to take a screen shot. Who the hell thinks pressing a power button and home button is that difficult that you need to swipe your palm across which never works on the first try. Some stuff is handy like the going from a text to a call by moving the phone up to your ear but it isn't innovative. It's just a neat software feature.
What I'd like to see Samsung try and do with the GS4 instead of features like place your forehead on the screen to to dim the brightness and call it innovative is to improve the camera so it doesn't suck compared to most other flagship phones, maybe get good battery life without using a massive battery. Maybe Google can try to make Android more efficient and less buggy. That is much more innovative than stupid ass features that people jump on and think make it the greatest phone/tablet.
Even though I'm pretty sure this tablet will compete with iPad in every way as far as specs go, I doubt the build quality will be on par and Project butter does not make Android all that much better. Not on my phone anyway, which I had to root and do all that mumbo jumbo too, which by the way is not simple at all to do as most Android users like to claim it is as a way to refute the problem of no official updates to their phones. Oh and they also never mention all the issues with flashing a newest Jelly Bean Rom such as, in my case, no video camera working, screen light that doesn't dim, apps that use to work and don't work properly now, Screen flickering weird images when going in and out of apps and locking and unlocking screen, Apps leaving images on the screen when being moved and not being around on the screen and being unable to make the image go away. It varies from device to device but these are issues that they always seem to forget mentioning when talking about how customizable their phones are and are easily updated with custom roms.
I still think this tablet will be descent for most people and will sell successfully but won't really put much of a dent into iPad sales. Especially since iPad 4 will be on the horizon.
On a side note, I should start buying stock in camping equipment making companies just before Apple product releases. Bet Sales usually spike weeks before.