- 10-27-2012, 09:59 AM #1
The Surface movement has started just like how Microsoft would have liked it. I came across this - http://news.yahoo.com/apple-ipad-sal...3Rpb25z;_ylv=3
However, like some of our members on here, Cook feels the same way and won't stop bashing others who produce better products:
"Cook also opined on Microsoft's new Windows 8-based Surface tablet that will hit stores early on Friday.
"I haven't personally played with the Surface yet, but what we're reading about it, is that it's a fairly compromised, confusing product," he said. "I suppose you could design a car that flies and floats, but I don't think it would do all of those things very well.""
Could WP8 launch just bring the whole movement together with an additional force?
Anyone still doubting how an ecosystem has been raised to take over the world?
They were right, (Apple) World will end in 2012.
Last edited by rockstarzzz; 10-27-2012 at 10:15 AM.
10-27-2012, 10:24 AM #4
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The good thing about the lack of innovation for Apple recently is that it might be a saving grace for Windows Phone 8, as in this coinciding right now might help WP8 get some foothold.
- 10-27-2012, 10:25 AM #5
I was watching Erin Burnett on U.S. CNN News last night and she covered the Surface Tablet. Then she asked viewers to tell her which tablet she should get on her CNN Facebook account. Then I saw a few WP ads for the CNN application.
Last edited by palandri; 10-27-2012 at 10:57 AM. Reason: corrected social media
- 10-27-2012, 10:27 AM #6
Something like Nokia 2-3 years back - perfect example!
- 10-27-2012, 10:50 AM #9
10-27-2012, 10:50 AM #10
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I am not surprised. Given the breakneck speeds of computer innovation currently happening, any company has only a maximum of 5-10 years at the very top before they get pulled back as new innovation uncovers new chinks in their armour.
Apple's issue is that they are now trying to have services, after seeing Google's success with it and MS already having such services as well. However, services don't get polished immediately. It also seems lacks innovation, happy to contend for evolution now. That's not a good sign for a company that redefined 2 product categories.
Google's problem is that despite its vast ecosystem, it lacks control on the ultimate frontier, the desktop. Something it is trying to solve with Chrome OS, I imagine, but it will take time. It also is facing what MS faced in the 90's, the fear that it will be a monopoly too big to stop.
MS's problem is mobile and touch. It has started to catch up in these 2 spaces, but entrenched leaders aren't beaten in catching up, you got to surpass them in various aspects, even new aspects.
Still, it's a good battle, and consumers benefit from innovation.
- 10-27-2012, 10:53 AM #11
Problem with Apple right now is that they are putting design over functionality. If an innovative part won't fit the design of mr Ive it won't go in. Add to that the stagnant development of iOS and we have a sliding slope. I get the feeling Jobs at least was able to resits or hold back the design fanatism of Ive and to some degree be able to get innovation done and design adjusted. Now Ive is king and Cook can just say ' Uhm well, OK..'
With MS no unleashing their ecosystem and being in a position where their OS will basically expose the user to the same experience across all form factors with adjustments and alterations where applicable it is now that the cracks in the Apple Armour will start to show. Apple operates in two eco systems, one for iOS and one for OS X and unless they bring those together the'll be in trouble within two years.
I would be comfortable to predict we'll start getting signals from Apple they are merging iOS and OS X to a shared core early next year. They'll be late, but it will happen.
- 10-27-2012, 12:26 PM #14
I don't believe there is such a thing as "putting design over functionality." Design is creative problem solving to deliver usable functionality.
Apple's "design" is often not design at all, but aesthetics. Aesthetics over functionality is often BAD design, when the functionality is important to the end user.
- 10-27-2012, 12:43 PM #15
It has aesthetics and it just pulls off very well with lack of functions too!
Imagine Nokia 808 pureview being a WP, we would be bashing it for all it looks instead of amazing camera it actually holds. Most likely because Apple would have brainwashed the media explaining how 41MP camera isn't needed till 2016!
- 10-27-2012, 01:05 PM #18
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- 10-27-2012, 04:41 PM #23
Remember, 3G didn't matter on the original iPhone (neither did the ability to run apps). That was for TreoDorks.
Then, iPhone got the App Store, and they became MANDATORY. There's an APP for that! Apps are the center of the universe!
Then, multitasking was a "geek feature that nobody cares about." The Palm Pre was panned for having it. Until iOS got it -- then every OS that didn't have it was "subpar" (I remember WP7 being slammed for not having it by the same people who insisted that it didn't matter less than a year earlier).
Front-facing Skype over 3G was a "stupid battery-draining gimmick," until Apple came out with Facetime -- then it was a "revolutionary feature."
Then, 4G HSPA+28 and/or LTE was a "battery-draining gimmick." Until the iPhone 5 got it, then it was a "must have technology."
iPhone 6 will no doubt deliver NFC, and it will have no more capability than any other ecosystem, but the Apple press will hail it as "NFC done right" and "revolutionary," and iPhone hipsters will beep purchases with their iPhones 18 months after everyone else did it... while insisting that their implementation is "more authentically human" or some such nonsense.