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Don't pretend the iPhone was the first phone with a fingerprint scanner or a voice assistant or a metal body. Apple just managed to get all these things right. 

 

Never mind about metal body and fp scanner, Apple was the first manufacturer on the entire planet who got the concept of a smart phone right. And they did it at the first attempt.

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Yes, I have seen this on the iPad, which displays the full "desktop" version of the site. If I touch some empty region of the page and release before the iPad registers a long press or scroll, the touch is converted to a click and it opens some ad. If this is intentional, I find it vile, nasty web site etiquette. The kind of web programming that belongs on porn sites and link farms.

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post #43 of 72
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Never mind about metal body and fp scanner, Apple was the first manufacturer on the entire planet who got the concept of a smart phone right. And they did it at the first attempt.

...the iPhone 1.0 was hardly a smartphone...

 

edit: eh...I guess at the time it definitely was....but not for the features, for the experience.

 

but it was a game changer without a doubt and without it smartphones would probably be 3-5 years behind where they are today.

 

Or the BenQ black box would've come to fruition :-(


Edited by AnAmazingThing - 4/28/14 at 6:19pm
post #44 of 72
I hope one day Apple releases the iPhone in the 4G/5G iPod nano colours. I'd really love an orange iPhone.
post #45 of 72
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Nokia have been doing colour on their smartphones well for a number of years now and Windows Phone uses colour from a system perspective a lot more coherently than iOS.  There's no scope for "Apple invented colour" here.

I quite like the ad, reminds me of Pleasantville, the weird ad is pretty cool too.


P.S. the iPhone 5 wasn't sold in a Space Grey version, it was Black and Slate IIRC.
The opposite is true.
Micrsoft's system colors are just horrible
post #46 of 72
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The opposite is true.
Micrsoft's system colors are just horrible

you can't support that claim...he can at least attempt to support his...yours is purely 100% objective.

 

Also I take it you're completely unfamiliar with Windows Phone if you took that as an attack on Apple. The way Windows Phone utilizes colors is system wide...so if you choose a theme it reflects in almost all aspects of the phone. Not just a wallpaper.

post #47 of 72
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Not the days to hate Microsoft. These are the days to hate Google and embrace Microsoft.

/* But do not buy any Microsoft product. */

If the fight is between Apple and Microsoft - Apple is ours.

If the fight is between Google and Apple - Apple is ours.

If the fight is between MS and Google - MS is ours.

IF the fight is between Samsung and Google - Google is ours.

:) 


Exactly so, Chandra... ..but one more Q...  ...I'd like to see you edit this to add Amazon into this hierarchy of enemies of enemies, friends of enemies, etc...

 

...In any case, glad not everyone's fighting the last war and realizes who's gunning for both Apple and MS.. 

...unlike the guy below...

...who also missed that you realized that when the row is between Samsung and Google you DID pick "innovative, amazing Google [which they are kinda, least when they're not sitting in Apple's board room on false pretenses running back and gearing up a phone xeroxing platform to steal the iPhone's thunder, cough, cough]. 


C'mon Tyler, MS is pretty chastened, Ballmer's gone, the whole vibe has changed.  Yes they were the worst company on the planet for 15 years, but get over it, now they're only terrible.

 

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Anybody who chooses Microsoft over Google has as much flavor as a dirt sandwich.

Google and Apple are both amazing, innovative companies that are contributing to the better of humanity.

Microsoft is and always was a soul sucking leech that deserves to die. Watching it die slowly over the next decade will be quite entertaining.

Samsung makes good microwaves. 

 

I'd buy a Samsung microwave. Or oil tanker if I needed one, LoL (or whatever heavy industrial stuff they make, e.g.), but in no way would I support their phones or tabs.  And they are heavy-handed to beat the band, almost 1990's Gates Microsoftian in fact.

 

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That is such a terrible commercial.

 

Women will be attracted to you, middle-aged men will envy you, your kids will love you.  and you're "not like everyone" else.  Subtle, right?  Not so much.   Blechh.  (And I like their good cam phones.  Very impressed playing with an Ikon the other day at a Verizon store.)

 

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I think the girl in the bar was using her Phablet! Looks like a size for the Samsung S6, a 13" touchscreen phablet. Because bigger is better!?!


Actually, likely a Lumia 2520 tab, right...??

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post #48 of 72

The Apple Ads are much nicer.

They actually show the actual product throughout the Ad.

post #49 of 72
Microsoft could have shaved 60 seconds off that video and still got their point across.
post #50 of 72
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The opposite is true.
Micrsoft's system colors are just horrible

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Originally Posted by AnAmazingThing View Post

you can't support that claim...he can at least attempt to support his...yours is purely 100% objective.

Also I take it you're completely unfamiliar with Windows Phone if you took that as an attack on Apple. The way Windows Phone utilizes colors is system wide...so if you choose a theme it reflects in almost all aspects of the phone. Not just a wallpaper.
Sure I can. Have you ever used an iphone? I'd advise you use it for 1 week, you'll be hooked for the rest of your life. You'll probably even kick yourself for not having tried sooner.
post #51 of 72

Perhaps I need to reiterate for the benefit of the masses

 

THE AD IS NOT ABOUT COLOR

 

The hashtag #morecolorful is the keyword used to represent Microsoft's partnership with Nokia

 

https://twitter.com/search?q=%23morecolorful

 

Meaning WINDOWS PHONES have gotten more colorful

 

The ad is about being unique, which you may or may not have noticed by READING THE TITLE

 

In fact, this ad is very similar to Apple's own "1984" ad

 

And don't argue against Windows Phone being unique because such a venture is pointless

 

The color difference is mainly to draw attention to the Windows Phone user, as well as to display the fact that Nokia phones are indeed colorful, but COLOR IS NOT THE POINT

post #52 of 72
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Sure I can. Have you ever used an iphone? I'd advise you use it for 1 week, you'll be hooked for the rest of your life. You'll probably even kick yourself for not having tried sooner.

Yes...I have...I've used many, had one for a few weeks while waiting between my POS and a Nexus 4, I currently own an iPod touch 5th gen, and yea...the iPhone isn't a mystery, it is designed to be NOT a mystery...I don't even know what your comment has to do with anything. I am not an iOS fan, sure, but I am not an iOS hater...nor am I a stranger to iOS.

 

Point is Windows Phone utilizes it's colors better than iOS does due to how it implements them system wide. You somehow took that as "hurrr durrr iOS sucks WP FOREVA!!!" and got defensive as hell.

post #53 of 72
Yellow jacket with a red hat is Fugly. I don't see too many people, let alone men, dressing like that with a yellow phone.

Is it s pre-requisite to produce a Microsoft ad to be color blind and have poor taste? Just checking.


I'm wondering If Angela is going to have an impact on how the Apple Store employees are going to be dressed, with her coming from Burberry and being in charge now.
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Exactly so, Chandra... ..but one more Q...  ...I'd like to see you edit this to add Amazon into this hierarchy of enemies of enemies, friends of enemies, etc...

 

...In any case, glad not everyone's fighting the last war and realizes who's gunning for both Apple and MS.. 

...unlike the guy below...

...who also missed that you realized that when the row is between Samsung and Google you DID pick "innovative, amazing Google [which they are kinda, least when they're not sitting in Apple's board room on false pretenses running back and gearing up a phone xeroxing platform to steal the iPhone's thunder, cough, cough]. 


C'mon Tyler, MS is pretty chastened, Ballmer's gone, the whole vibe has changed.  Yes they were the worst company on the planet for 15 years, but get over it, now they're only terrible.

 

:-D

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I'd buy a Samsung microwave. Or oil tanker if I needed one, LoL (or whatever heavy industrial stuff they make, e.g.), but in no way would I support their phones or tabs.  And they are heavy-handed to beat the band, almost 1990's Gates Microsoftian in fact.

 

 

Women will be attracted to you, middle-aged men will envy you, your kids will love you.  and you're "not like everyone" else.  Subtle, right?  Not so much.   Blechh.  (And I like their good cam phones.  Very impressed playing with an Ikon the other day at a Verizon store.)

 


Actually, likely a Lumia 2520 tab, right...??

 

I didn't say Google made good phones. I would never buy an Android. They're clumsy. They're ugly. They're retrograde. They are the equivalent of Microsoft software. 

 

If you are really concerned about stealing of proprietary Apple technology and blatant rip offs, then Microsoft should be your #1 enemy. They have mimicked Apple since their existence. Even their website is now a copy of Apple- white simple backgrounds, thin, tall typeface. Simplicity. And the "Aero" interface of Windows 7? It's like Courtney Love singing a cover of Ella Fitzgerald (a big ol' mess). 

 

Google is going in a lot of directions that I wish Apple would take. Like self driving cars. Google Fiber. Investing a quarter billion dollars in SolarCity. Building huge wind farms on the east coast (I realize that Apple is powering their stores and servers with renewable energy, which is awesome. But Apple could reinvent renewable energy if they focused enough R&D).

When Apple announced that they may get into medical devices, I fell asleep half way through reading it. It's great technology, but it's not sexy. Or fun. I want that fun anticipation back. I don't want Apple to turn into the DuPont of tech. An Apple voice network that is truly digital (no static) and is bounced off of satellites and WiFi uninterrupted to compete with and destroy the barbarian cellular carriers- now that would be something to look forward to. 

The 3D holographic patents reported a few days ago gives me hope, though!


Edited by tyler82 - 4/28/14 at 9:27pm
post #55 of 72
Bill Gates' is and his business model is back but now goes by the name Satya Nadella.
post #56 of 72
I thought the ad was about being different. Hence pointing out features like being able to use the phone with gloves.

If there is a comparison of people doing colour on phones though it really is Nokias thing. Ever since WP7 came out Nokias phones have been colourful. If you see a bright yellow phone you know its the Nokia with the high res camera just by the colour.
post #57 of 72
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For Microsoft to start off with a commercial that only makes mention of color, at a time when color is strongly associated with iPhone 5c due to ubiquitous advertising, is the point here. Nokia never had a big business based on selling bright colors. It mostly sold cheap phones (ASP of around $40!) and tried to market its higher end Lumias as having nice cameras. That didn't work very well.

 

Part of Nokia's early success in the late 90s was due to its range of colorful Xpress-on shells. Nokia has a long history of using and promoting bold colors. Perhaps Nokia's advertising never reached your shores in those pre-YouTube days?

post #58 of 72
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...Are you saying you need to use gloves to use a Lumia?

Because...well that's just not true

At all

Are you sure ? Have you tried personally ?

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post #59 of 72
Could they pick a creepier guy to go around creepily staring at people while wearing bright yellow earphones?

I think this commercial does more harm than good.
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post #61 of 72
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Are you sure ? Have you tried personally ?

Umm, yes I have

 

I've played around with several Lumia phones (520, 925, 521) and all of them worked just fine without gloves.

 

I think whoever wrote that comment misunderstood the fact that Lumia phones CAN be used with gloves because of their sensitive screen option, but gloves are necessary for the use of the device. That would just be ridiculous.

post #62 of 72
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If you are really concerned about stealing of proprietary Apple technology and blatant rip offs, then Microsoft should be your #1 enemy. They have mimicked Apple since their existence. Even their website is now a copy of Apple- white simple backgrounds, thin, tall typeface. Simplicity. And the "Aero" interface of Windows 7? It's like Courtney Love singing a cover of Ella Fitzgerald (a big ol' mess). 

Does Apple have a trademark on simplicity? Last I checked, Windows Phone was the one with the simple, square UI, and has been since WP7 in 2010, years before Apples own simple, non-skeuomorphic iOS7 was released.

 

And I'm pretty sure the website ripoff is the other way around

 

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Apple's website in 2013

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Microsoft's website in 2013

Apple's website today

post #63 of 72
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Does Apple have a trademark on simplicity? Last I checked, Windows Phone was the one with the simple, square UI, and has been since WP7 in 2010, years before Apples own simple, non-skeuomorphic iOS7 was released.

And I'm pretty sure the website ripoff is the other way around

apple-2013.jpg.png
Apple's website in 2013
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Microsoft's website in 2013


Apple's website today

They all look different. Which is why it's odd dude brought it up.
post #64 of 72
Originally Posted by Emes View Post
And I'm pretty sure the website ripoff is the other way around

 

In what capacity?

post #65 of 72
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Originally Posted by Crowley View Post
 

Nokia have been doing colour on their smartphones well for a number of years now and Windows Phone uses colour from a system perspective a lot more coherently than iOS.  There's no scope for "Apple invented colour" here.

 

I quite like the ad, reminds me of Pleasantville, the weird ad is pretty cool too.

 

 

P.S. the iPhone 5 wasn't sold in a Space Grey version, it was Black and Slate IIRC.

To all intents and purposes, Apple did invent colour for technology, so you're wrong on that count.

 

The ad was terrible, so if you 'quite liked it', you clearly have no taste, which doesn't surprise me from a troll.

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post #66 of 72
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They all look different. Which is why it's odd dude brought it up.

The screen-wide news rectangle, the smaller ones containing other products at the bottom, and even using sharp-cornered shapes as opposed to their previous use of round-cornered ones on Apple's website all look very similar to Microsoft's homepage

post #67 of 72
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In what capacity?

I thought this would be clear, sorry

 

Apple website post 2k13 looks very similar to Microsoft's

post #68 of 72
Originally Posted by Emes View Post
I thought this would be clear, sorry

 

Apple website post 2k13 looks very similar to Microsoft's

 

Yes, I get your implication, I just don’t see it.

post #69 of 72
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Yes, I get your implication, I just don’t see it.

 

 

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The screen-wide news rectangle, the smaller ones containing other products at the bottom, and even using sharp-cornered shapes as opposed to their previous use of round-cornered ones on Apple's website all look very similar to Microsoft's homepage

post #70 of 72

I just noticed this, I wonder if Apple is reading this thread and trying to get the jump on the color conscious competition... :lol:

 

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I just noticed this, I wonder if Apple is reading this thread and trying to get the jump on the color conscious competition... lol.gif



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Originally Posted by Macky the Macky View Post
Wave and say, "Hi Jony!"

 

Bet he listens to Barenaked Ladies while browsing. ;)

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