Originally Posted by Slurpy
Funny, being "paid by the word" is the thing that comes to mind every single time I read one of your posts. It's the only reason I can think of that you would spend to much time and thousands of posts on a website dedicated a company and products that you so vehemently despise.
The only thing that I (and the other real adults here) "despise", are people who hide behind personal attacks whenever they're insecure about their "facts". If you have a good counterargument, just give it.
Oh, and thanks for the enlightenment about Apple's motives. Because, clearly, Apple, one of the largest and most successful companies on the planet, would decisions like this, that have tens of billions of dollars at stake, on such a childish notion as "revenge".
Yes, clearly Apple never had a CEO who would say something as childish as threatening to throw away everything his company ever made, just to get even with his competitors...
"I will spend my last dying breath if I need to, and I will spend every penny of Apple's $40 billion in the bank, to right this wrong."
I do agree with those who also brought up the idea of greater secrecy by using a different company, although of course the moment something hits the market, it can be reverse engineered. So the secrecy is only good for a few months at most. Compared to the need for mass production of quality parts, it's not a great trade-off.
Originally Posted by digitalclips Is it the same guy that's on MacRumors?
Yes, I'm the same guy who's been posting online for over thirty years under my own name, and have a rep for freely sharing rare facts, excellent research, and discussions without attacking others.
(You can tell who the cowards and internet bullies are around here. They take advantage of my usually turning the other cheek, by constantly throwing insults at me. Just makes them look bad.)
edit: Yep it is I checked. I see he has 20 years working on touch screens and then iPhone / iPad come along ... could explain his animosity!
On the contrary, I've stated many times that I was very glad that the iPhone came out, as it made my experience extra valuable. I'd started with capacitive screens in 1992 and had been doing standalone HTML apps since 1995 or so. After Apple, suddenly I was in big demand, and was very involved in early 2007 development and information efforts.
I did the first realistic iPhone entry rewrites in Wikipedia (prior to that, people had written silly things like the idea that it was zoom top UI with windows into a huge world of pages).
For that group, I wrote and posted the first graphical analysis of the iPhone touch UI, explaining exactly why certain things were where they were, and what size. I helped multiple developers to have their web apps ready when the iPhone went on sale. This was long before Apple posted their own such guide.
Because of my posts in that group, I was invited to speak at major Apple gatherings around the world, by their sponsors (I had to turn them down due to health reasons). There are other things I did do for iOS, but cannot talk about yet.
So no, I'm not anti-Apple, I'm pro more information and debate, which riles some people.
Edited by KDarling - 4/13/13 at 6:48pm