phone-ui-guy wrote: »
I just want them more accurate. Apple's $578M investment is not what I would call scuttlebutt.
The following is what this guy ACTUALLY BELIEVES.
…the difference is that Samsung has competition on Andorid. Apple has no competition on iOS. They have no incentive to deliver anything but the bare minimum needed to keep people buying iPhones. Samsung has to worry about competitors on Android undercutting them. And because of this competition, the customer wins. And Android users end up getting cheaper phones that do more.
suddenly newton wrote: »
And the trolls always spout "Apple needs competition". Just Apple.
"The ever-present rumors that Apple will move from Corning's Gorilla Glass to a new screen covering based on sapphire in its next-generation iPhone..."
The headline is clearly referencing the rumors about what the sapphire will be used for - screens vs. covers for Touch ID or camera lenses - and not, in fact, questioning Apple's interest in the subject.
agreed. If not follow better, at least leapfrog innovate. So far, we got smaller 'phablets' (leading to the iPad Mini), and larger phones (purportedly leading to the iPhone 6H(uge) .
It does the market good to have competent competition from at least 2 sides, as that drives innovation and customer value. This is part of the reason Apple really doesn't care about selling the _MOST_ devices... Even though it thought the competition was going to be RIMM and MS, I think Apple is really happy selling 25-30% of the mobile devices out there, and letting the MS/Android world have 50% and someone else (RIMM/now MS... maybe soon Samsung) have 20-25% , because Apple knows how to integrate value in and get the upper 25% of the spenders. To survive in a market with less profit, you have to innovate, and Apple can then be the 'copier' (or better, 'improve). This also allows the others to 'market test' new features before Apple commits a year product run on them. A Samsung or a Motorola could build one device in it's flock of 20 to have Feature X... When Apple puts a feature in, it's on a device that will sell 100M (if a phone) a year. Best be sure the market is ready for it before introducing it.
OTOH... I truly think that the Apple _MODEL_ of delivering personal mobile devices is something only a few can deliver [Google, MS, and ???], and almost all have failed, due to the compromises it brings to the rest of their revenue model. ITMS/iTunes/FW iPod connections, deals with content providers, getting carriers to become 'dumb pipes' instead of 'customers for handsets', _owning_ security of the device, which now is starting to pave the way to being able to provide 'identity services' which can then lead to mobile payment solutions, e-signatures that are at least 2 factor (fingerprint and device, tied to a valid credit card [itself a reasonable factor, assuming credit card companies are doing some sort of due diligence]), application security, retail services, integration with an desktop OS, etc, etc, etc. This is not about 'creeping featureism' but a well written fugue that builds upon itself when at times you think, 'this is crazy, discordant stuff'.
That's the true innovation here... not designing stand alone features ('let's put a fingerprint scanner in... what's it tied to... err, well,... the phone... sort of)(Sapphire... yeah, jewelry, bling, that will sell)(64bit.... now we can build out a 8GB RAM phone... oh... you mean it will be a battery hog? And not much faster, because none of the apps are 64bit?), but designing to a plan less about hitting profit numbers, but hitting capability numbers.
Part of skating to where the puck will be is to have a play called that says where you want the puck to be in the first place [other than in the goal... that's SuperMite strategy... get puck, skate, shoot], and the discipline to stick to the play, and the wherewithal to do the talent drafting, drills and skills development BEFORE you step out on the ice (LiquidMetal, PA Semi, Authentech, GT Advanced...)
You fanboys suck.
Did Apple invent sapphire? No, I didn't think so.
My future Galaxy phone will also have a sapphire screen. It's just the natural progression of things. Apple is truly a company that has no innovation. If Apple didn't exist, then smartphones would be much more advanced today.
And the finger print scanner on my Samsung phone is just as good as Apple's Touch ID. It may take a few more swipes to get it to work, but that's just because my fingers are often dirty, since I like to give myself hourly self prostate exams. It's not easy being a Fandroid.
And that whole move to 64 bit phones is just an Apple gimmick. 64 bit wont be useful until a few more years from now, when the rest of the world also finally moves to 64 bit. Then me and all other Fandroids out there will be proclaiming how great 64 bit is all of a sudden.
Apple phones are just not worth the money.
Did you know that with the money that I saved on my last Android phone, I was able to take my girlfriend out and treat her to a nice, romantic dinner at Red Lobster? I don't usually spring for such fancy joints, but I wanted to treat her nicely, all 350 pounds of her. I'm supposed to meet her next week for a date at Popeye's, and I'm even thinking about popping the big question to her. We get free WIFI at that Popeye's, so that's another added benefit.
I have to go now, because I really can't stand talking to all of you Apple sheep.
Apple's done a pretty good job of copying UX elements I'd say.
Between this and the news that they are developing a competitor to VR by Oculus or Sony shows that they aren't close to changing their ways.
Maybe one day they'll stop stealing other people's ideas.
AHAHAH nono they'll never change.
Hilarious considering we were just now talking about spec overkill. 1080p displays are not necessary...but 64-bit processors that don't do anything are vital, and worth advertising. Ok.
Yes, they need to stop stealing other people's ideas!
AHAHAH let me laugh, troll.
Learn, instead of using old images that are just wrong and simply show how ignorant of other OSes you are :
solipsismx wrote: »
I honestly wish Apple's competitors would follow Apple more closely so that more products could be made with better care and quality. So far it seems their interest stops being just enough to add an item to a spec sheet without any consideration for making it a better UX. I'd like to see that aspect of Apple copied as 1) it's one thing Apple can't own, and 2) we'll get better products all around.
1 You know nothing of processors
2 At least it works, unlike that shitty heart-rate sensor :
Like every other company on earth, Apple does what's necessary to sell stuff. Sometimes that means saying that the processor is an uninteresting piece of silicon, sometimes it means putting it front and center. Anybody remember Steve's famous "feeds and speeds" rant?
ORLY? What percentage of Apple apps are currently making use of that 64-bit processor?
It's sure not helping with app loading speed. This cheap Android phone can already beat it.
Great sarcasm! Two thumbs up!
I miss alliteration in newspaper article titles.
alliteration always adds an alluring and alluding acceptibility
LOL, this is what it is always like on Apple forums. Patting each other on the back. It's like a cult.