It becomes overkill when you literally cannot see a difference. That's why televisions, for example, above SHV shouldn't ever be made; there's no point; humans can't see beyond that.
So... Apple is happy to see 200 million plus sales a year go to its competitors...
Thank you for the most stupid answer of the day.
Why does building a bigger phone sacrifice Apple's brand? I'm sure Ive could design a larger phone that would blow any HTC or Samsung design out of the water.
Even if Apple garnered an extra 10 million sales a quarter with a larger phone it would be worth it. All it would take is for 6% of Apple's customers to shift to Android because they want a larger phone and 6% of Android's customers to shift to Apple because they want iOS but in a bigger format. Personally I think the shift from Android would be more like 10-12% for a larger iOS phone.
Funny, I gave the same answer to you a while back and you had exactly the opposite reply... something to the effect that Apple can always increase its quantity numbers.
Of course it matters that it looks good. We already know that Android works suitably enough for well over 200 million people to buy an Android phone every year and if it actually looks good then it just gives people even more reason to buy one.
Thanks for pretending that in THAT post I said anything about the effect of appearance, specifically on purchases…
This is fun. I don't even have to HAVE another side of whatever argument this is, since you're apparently just making it up for me.
I can play that game...
Who knows more about Apple's business and design of systems? Apple (including Ive) or you?
So... if Apple brings out a larger phone then let's go back to this conversation.
But you have to realize, 4.7" and 720p looks pretty crappy to me. I've seen those large screen Android phones and I can make out the pixels pretty clear as day (like the Galaxy S III) -- something that I can't do with my iPhone 5. For Android phones with large screen sizes, 1080p is the next logical step.
Going with something in between those two resolutions doesn't make sense.
No, what you asked was how does this phone up the ante.
I think it's fairly obvious that it ups the ante of larger phones by appearance alone and I was saying that I didn't expect you to give them credit for that.
Hell, as mentioned previously, we already know that hundreds of millions of people are satisfied enough with the Android phone OS that they continue to increase sales every year.
As I stated a few posts up, I can make out the pixels on large screen android phones with 720p displays. 1080p displays (should) alleviate that.
If this thing has the horsepower to run the display, has decent battery life, and isn't a lagfest, more power to them. I'm not going to sit here and bitch them out for going that route.
i thought this was a place for conversation - but i see it gets immature quickly here on AI - if you don't love everything apple does. (and as I said earlier - I've been using Macs for the last 15 years exclusively).
I think you make valid points here. However, this thing has a next generation quad-core ARM design running at 1.7GHz coupled with 2GB of RAM. For comparison, the iPhone 5 is dual-core, ~1GHz I believe with 1GB of RAM. It definitely has the horsepower. Also, it has a 2300 mAh battery compared to 1440 mAh for the iPhone 5. Qualcomm is also touting a lot of power savings with this new design and the ability to throttle or turn off cores. It's also 28nm versus 32nm for the A6.
I'm not saying that it will be perfect (no smartphone is), but I'm willing to give them benefit... for now.
I just get annoyed when people talk in absolutes
Actually, I can name two more fantastic apps that you will never get on iOS. Tasker and Cyberus. Tasker was the reason why I left iOS because it allowed me to have complete control over my phone based on geographical position and that was 3 years ago.
As for iTunes, can you browse iTunes on the web and buy things without actually having to install it? I have tried and I cannot do it. With Google play, I can surf iOS at work, buy apps and then remotely install them on whatever device I want (Nexus 7, Galaxy Nexus, etc..). Very cool feature and I do not need to install and constantly updated a piece of software to do it (like iTunes seems to do).
So you've given up on them and are satisfied to let all 200+ million people per year use another OS.
Hmmm... not the way I'd do business and you can be damn sure not the way that Tim Cook does business either.
Who are VZW and ATT, and why should I care? In what way do they determine the success or failure of this phone in the global marketplace?
Is there a specific HTC model the iPhone 5 reminds you of? I don't think this new HTC phone is a complete iPhone 5 ripoff (some would argue it looks Iike the new Blackberry) but aluminum with what appears to be chamfered edges does seem to take cues from the 5.
Is there any evidence for this whatsoever? In a real live device?
Tegra 3 did this. Did Tegra 3 devices end up being the longest lasting devices in the market?
If it is really useful, why doesn't Intel do this in their mobile processors?