cpsro wrote: »
I hate to think how the 5.5" model will look in a suit pocket and would buy a 4" iPhone 6 instead if it had NFC and OIS. It seems moderately questionable that the 4" size did not receive an update to include NFC at least.
that is funny, and the stream was a hot mess... you have to give it to them for the fast turn around
Clearly they were planning some kind of a fast response in advance. They still suck monkey brains.
How is being a complete douche a viable sales strategy for a manufacturer?
I'd say that somewhat depends on whether it crashed because of traffic wildly exceeding estimations of demand or some technical stumble that wasn't traffic related?
leesmith wrote: »
They're bashing Apple so their existing users don't leave them.
bobborries wrote: »
Samsung's only recourse is to make an even bigger phone, and that would be ridiculous.
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Samsung Mega @ 6.3" I believe. They'll go bigger, don't worry.
I agree with others that Apple should just add cellular calling capability to the iPad Mini and cut them off at the pass.
Obviously Apple is extremely embarrassed and upset about the livestream. Especially since it was the first stream I can EVER recall where they heavily advertised beforehand and WANTED people to watch- with a countdown timer and everything. And you can be sure heads rolled. But you know what? Shit happens, especially when something is live. It's impossible to plan for everything, and when a **** up happens, there's not much time to diagnose and fix.
But there's no permanent damage done- it was just the stream. The actual event went off without a single hitch, and you can now watch 1080P versions of the keynote. There wasn't massive fuckups on stage that are saved for perpetuity, like in previous events. One thing you can be sure of is that whatever happened, Apple learned from it and that specific issue will never happen again. It's not that big of a deal, and besides some frustration, nobody was hurt.
I love it.
Appleinsider loved the "I'm a PC/I'm a Mac" bashing of Microsoft. They can dish it out but they can't take it.
I hope it works for Samsung as well as it worked for Apple. Apple deserves a little comeuppance.
But the latest reveal was pretty ho-hum, so they don't need to be taunted too harshly.
By insulting Apple customers (and supporters - many of us through the lean times of the 90s), Samsung are also insulting and alienating some of their own user base. I bought a couple of things from Samsung a few years ago (I'll leave comments about quality), however, the recent behaviour of Samsung as a bunch of pirates have made me resolve to never buy anything from them ever again.
They have thus lost many potential customers.
The "I'm a Mac" ads were original (not mimicry), clever, and reflected widely held public sentiment that was felt about the massively dominant marketshare and profitability leader who seemed very little concerned about addressing their current customer's concerns, most notably around the Vista release, legacy of BSOD, security issues, and bland mediocre products that filled the PC marketplace at the time. Apple also made it very clear in their original (not copycat) ads that they were offering a "better" solution than what the WIntel near monopoly offered. The dynamic between Apple and the infantile company from South Korea is entirely different. It's pathetic that the Korean Kopycat has extended its cloning hysteria to include copying Apple commercials. Is there anything they will not copy? What's next, their own "spaceship" campus?
In reality the witty (not contrived) "I'm a Mac" ads had very little to do with Apple's explosive growth. Desktop Mac marketshare has only increased modestly. The iPod, iPhone, iPad, and iTunes were the rocket fuel that propelled Apple way above the dark cloud. So if the Clonasaurus Rex is truly going to "make it work" like it did for Apple then they must bring something totally new and unique to market that catches Apple and all other current competitors completely off-guard. The ball's in their court so lets see what they can do. Time for the Dumbfounded Duplicator to walk the talk.
It's about as immature as the "I told you so" trolls infesting one recent forum thread.