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Apple will have some big shoes to fill with that statement

Apple yesterday may have announced its intentions to buy Beats Music and Beats Electronics for $3 billion, but that development should pale in comparison to what Apple has in store for the rest of 2014. Eddy Cue, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services, was on hand at the inaugural Code Conference mainly to talk about the Beats deal, but couldn’t help but talk a little about the future.
 
Later this year, we've got the best product pipeline that I've seen in my 25 years at Apple, said Cue.
 
It’s hard to tell that’s just the usual bravado that comes from Apple executives or part of the reality distortion field (or maybe a little of both), but that’s a tall order for the company to be able to deliver. We already know that a 4.7” iPhone 6 is the works for a release later this year (along with a 5.5” model next year), but that isn’t exactly anything revolutionary – it’s iterative.


Apple SVP Eddy Cue
 
Likewise, the yearly refreshes of iPads isn’t anything to get too excited about as we’ll likely just see Touch ID along with A8 processors added to the mix.
 
Re/code’s Walt Mossberg last month likened Apple’s last few years of iterative updates to a movie studio:
 
Studios release blockbuster franchise movies every few years, and then try to live off a series of sequels until the next big, successful franchise.
 
Looked at in this way, your almost-new iPhone 5s and iPad Air are mere sequels, iterations of Apple blockbusters that rocked the world when they first appeared… But sequel time is almost up. It’s time for a new franchise. And it had better be desirable, logical and elegant.
 
So perhaps Cue is pointing more towards enhancements to iOS 8, which are rumored to open up a vast ecosystem for home automation with “Smart Home.” iOS 8 is also rumored to take a big leap into the health monitoring market.
 
And we definitely can’t forget about the lingering rumors concerning the iWatch. That would mark the company’s first new mobile hardware category since the original iPad was introduced back in 2010.

Sources: Re/code [1], [2]



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By tayb on 5/29/2014 2:56:20 PM , Rating: 3
I certainly hope they release something neat and unique. Right now the smartphone market is incredibly boring. It's been several years since I have been excited by a product launch. Everything is just basic iterative improvements.

Like it or not Apple is a huge player in this space, especially in the premium American market. I'm tired of annual iterative updates by Apple and Samsung. I want something new. Water resistance and finger print scanners aren't new and they aren't exciting, at all.

I see no reason to upgrade my phone or tablet. I don't need a faster CPU or more indiscernible pixels. I need an actual compelling reason, and hopefully Apple delivers that and pushes the market forward. The S5 certainly didn't. Though I have no reason to expect the iPhone 6 will either...




By Reclaimer77 on 5/29/2014 4:30:59 PM , Rating: 1
Apple is playing catch-up with everyone else, yet you still have this belief that they are needed to push the market forward or even have that ability anymore.

quote:
I want something new.


Like?


By retrospooty on 5/29/2014 8:29:37 PM , Rating: 2
Lol... I remember that..Still I think Apple would go circle if anything.


By retrospooty on 5/30/2014 12:13:05 AM , Rating: 2
Coming from one of the most venomous biased extreme fanboys ever your post means zero. Go Apple though.


By JackBurton on 5/30/2014 10:23:08 AM , Rating: 2
lol, pot meet kettle.


By Reclaimer77 on 5/30/2014 11:18:15 AM , Rating: 2
Instead of insulting me, it should have been quite easy for you to prove me wrong by providing me examples.

Come on, hit me with it, I want to know. What has Apple done since 2007 that could even remotely be construed as innovative and market-leading?

And please, we've had 64bit CPU's for years now. Apple putting one in a phone is NOT new or innovative in any way.


By retrospooty on 5/30/2014 11:21:28 AM , Rating: 2
I asked him that same question... This is what he put. LOL

Resurrection of the tablet market with the iPad.
IMessage seamless switching between SMS and data which almost eliminates the need to have a separate SMS plan.
AirPlay, groundbreaking way to stream music/video wirelessly without quality loss.
ITunes Match, removing the computer as the hub of music/movie syncing
FaceTime audio seamless integration, enabling ALL iOS 7 devices to make and receive calls anywhere in the world NATIVELY.
Touch ID, innovative way to integrate fingerprint verification NATURALLY.

OMG, that is so hilarious.


By Reclaimer77 on 5/31/2014 7:40:25 AM , Rating: 2
What the....THOSE are his idea of groundbreaking innovations? Those aren't ANY kinds of innovations at all!!

So Apple is the first to "seamlessly integrate" software? Just..HAHAHAH


By JackBurton on 5/31/2014 11:35:49 AM , Rating: 1
I think I see the problem here, you two nerds aren't smart enough to recognize true innovation if it slapped you in the face. Instead you dismiss everything and pretend they're no big deal when the rest of the world thinks otherwise. If you can't see how huge seamless switching between SMS and data is, you 2 are are dumber than I thought.

I find it also hilarious that you keep claiming Android has surpassed iOS when Android has never had ONE innovative feature. As a matter of fact, there isn't one compelling reason to switch to Android other than price and wanting to look like a moron walking around with a tablet size phone to your head.

The fact is, Android has only surpassed Apple in ONE thing, that is volume of sales. And that is because they flood the market with junk phones. If you like quantity, Android is a great option. If you want quality, it is Apple, all day long. I'm sorry to break it to you, but that the reality.

But keep parroting Android has surpassed Apple in innovation, maybe some day you'll believe it. :)


By rlandess on 5/31/2014 2:27:32 PM , Rating: 2
As hard as it is to say, I'll throw my lot in with reclaimer on this one. For one the list is bogus.

For instance:

quote:
Resurrection of the tablet market with the iPad.


The tablet market had not died, there was a slow but steady growth in devices and sales before the iPad. That being sais, no one had really touched the consumer market for tablets yet with the exception of Android device makers. The experience Apple had making the iPod touch led Apple to enter the tablet market having already developed a supply chain for the parts needed to manufacture an affordable modern tablet device. The iPad is absolutely an iterative developement. They extended an existing product line into a market already being developed by other companies.

quote:
IMessage seamless switching between SMS and data which almost eliminates the need to have a separate SMS plan.


It's a little heavy handed to say it's groundbreaking. It's a good messenger. Can't say it revolutionized the act of messaging. Not like AIM or ICQ in the 90s. It's more like Jabber, enabling bridging of multiple messaging formats.

quote:
AirPlay, groundbreaking way to stream music/video wirelessly without quality loss.


"Groundbreaking" There it goes again. It's good, that is, you don't have to think about using it. But that technology has existed before. DLNA allowed for these funtions, to push content from one device to another. VLC would allow you to play media from one device to another. It's good but it's not original to them so how can you say it's groundbreaking. It's streamlined for sure. It's easy. It's even good.

quote:
FaceTime audio seamless integration, enabling ALL iOS 7 devices to make and receive calls anywhere in the world NATIVELY.


There were already so many ways to do this why did you even post it. Why is NATIVELY capitalized?

quote:
Touch ID, innovative way to integrate fingerprint verification NATURALLY


Again it's existed on other platforms. Ever use a Thinkpad with a fingerprint reader? The idea was already there. They just crammed it into a phone and made it pretty.

Pretty, trendy, easy to use, streamlined, and well-built are all good words to use when describing an Apple product. But groundbreaking is a word they put into their consumers mouths. I think it's either a poor use of the word or an indicator that the state of the world is such that good marketing and a decent (although derivative) product are considered the pinnacle of achievement.

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I find it also hilarious that you keep claiming Android has surpassed iOS when Android has never had ONE innovative feature.


Maybe it's just me but I don't get the feeling that Adroid is marketed as being completely original. But I'll give them one thing, they created a platform that allows people to deeply customize the appearance and performance of their OS and create apps that can be run on an enormous variety of devices across a large number of manufacturers. That's surely something that you can't say they stole from Apple. Right? And even if they did who cares. All ideas are derivative, nothing is created out of a vacuum. I think most android users are apathetic about whether they appear to have chosen the most innovative or stylish platform. Personally I chose what left the most money in my pocket; and maybe because vanity should be embarrassing.


By loganonics on 5/31/2014 7:36:02 PM , Rating: 2
so electronics are just iterations of the first closed circuit and cars are just iterations of a horse.

glad to see we agree nobody revolutionizes anymore huh


By rlandess on 6/1/2014 11:04:33 AM , Rating: 3
It's not that nobody revolutionizes, it's just that for profit companies don't revolutionize - at least not often. Revolution is not always good for the bottom line, it's better to bring technology in small steps, iterative changes that get people to fork over $$$ over and over. Like an iPod, a smaller ipod, and iPod with video, an iPod you can touch, then a giant iPod that does everything.

I'm probably just projecting my own issues with people saying that Apple invents technology.

I'll agree that Apple brings cool ideas to the masses in a format the average person can wrap their head around without their brain melting. But I don't think that is revolutionary. Diamond was probably more revolutionary with the Rio 32mb in '98. It was more or less the first commercially successful mp3 player to be able to carry a short playlist.

It may not be a household name but Rio helped prove that there was a market to be had in digital players. The next generation of digital audio players focused on internal hard drives to increase storage capacity.

maybe it's a personal difference in how we define define the word revolution. I think creating a product that does something novel is more revolutionary than seeing a product achieve some success, making you own version, and marketing it to the masses.

Being a household name isn't the same as being revolutionary.


By retrospooty on 5/31/2014 8:34:09 PM , Rating: 2
You are right of course, but you are talking Jackburton, an angry uneducated troll with an e-peen complex.


By retrospooty on 5/31/2014 8:42:36 PM , Rating: 2
LOL, you are a funny little man.

Funny, angry, ignorant, delusional, nasty, uneducated... You have it all man. All the qualities that make comment sections like this fun. Not a single thing you said is correct, but I had fun reading it.

"The fact is, Android has only surpassed Apple in ONE thing,that is volume of sales "

It's been a while, but since it will piss you off, I think I will post a nice list of things you cant get on IOS that you can on Android, since

- Larger Screens
- Higher resolution screens
- Higher PPI
- Better Edge to Edge display (no giant iBezel)
- Micro SD card
- Removable batteries
- NFC
- 802.11ac
- Mini HDMI port
- Doesn't support standard Exchange Activesync security features like auto remove and remote device wipe
- Can set default apps
- Far better keyboards (still no 5th row or alt long press mappings on IOS kb)
- Standardized Back button
- Better Notifications
- Better Voice search (Google Now > Siri)
- Better Mapping software
- Widgets
- Live wallpaper
- Plays HD content without downscaling
- Greater than 5x4 icons - (cant have more even on the retina iPad)
- Multi user support
- Multi Window support
- pop up browser(in a window)
- Wireless charging
- Eye scrolling
- Waterproof models
- Air gestures
- Active stylus support
- Better OS
- Better UI
- Micro USB
- Plug and play as a flash drive to copy files
- Flexibility in OS (Tons of Custom ROM's, etc)
- Flexibility in hardware (qwerty models, waterproof models, removable batteries, larger models, smaller models, high end models, mid range models, cheap models)

Some in severe denial will balk at items on this list, but its not about the individual things that THEY may not need, again, its about flexibility to support thing that others DO need. Its a HUGE list that demands respect.


By TheSlamma on 6/1/2014 1:06:56 AM , Rating: 3
better OS?

really an OS that needs double the cores and double the ram only to struggle after you own the phone for 12 months. My personal 4S still runs great for me, my S3 I have from work is a DOG


By retrospooty on 6/1/2014 1:13:54 AM , Rating: 2
Uhh... You pick one thing from a huge list, and that would be Sambloat, not the OS. Samsung bloatwarevis atrocious. Android clean runs great on a dual core. Even the lowly Moto E runs faster than the S5.


By TheSlamma on 6/1/2014 8:53:14 AM , Rating: 2
They took up 30% of the market share, yes I'm going to mention them. Then Google needs to put quality control requirements on their resellers out of box experience.


By retrospooty on 6/1/2014 12:00:52 PM , Rating: 2
Totally agreed, Samsungs horribly slow bloated ROMs make the whole platform look bad. It takes a bit of time to root and kill off the bloat on a Samsung device, so if you want speed and arent comfortable rooting it, Sammy is a bad choice.

But still, that is a result of Samsungs decisions, not the OS. Definitely something to becaware of and a potential pitfall.


By retrospooty on 6/1/2014 3:07:36 PM , Rating: 4
Are you talking to yourself again trollboy? You just did a 3fer and said absolutely nothing of value as usual.


By macca007 on 5/30/2014 9:32:22 PM , Rating: 2
Fact is they are right!
I switched from iphone to galaxy note 2 as the iphones that were out at the time had absolutely nothing worth upgrading to, Faster cpu which every other new phone receives anyway.
Note 2 on the other hand gave me larger screen,more storage,bigger battery,s-pen,nfc etc etc

Apple needs something worth while before I would consider switching back to them, slightly larger screen which is still behind everyone else is not good enough, Also useless features such as fingerprint scanner does nothing for actually usage of the phone.


By BladeVenom on 5/29/2014 5:43:03 PM , Rating: 5
Apple fans don't know what they want until Apple tells them.


By retrospooty on 5/30/2014 12:12:13 AM , Rating: 2
Ya, like notifications in general, multitasking, drop down notification menus, the task switching UI, the flat look and feel, larger screens, 4G, smartphones in general... Oh wait. That is the opposite of what you meant. Those are just a few of the things Apple copies from its competitors.


By kamiller422 on 5/30/2014 1:18:00 AM , Rating: 2
You forgot copy/paste. Another feature Apple was late to.


By JackBurton on 5/30/2014 9:58:26 AM , Rating: 1
Oh, you mean the notification that was developed by Apple's jailbreak community? Is that the notification you're talking about?

As far as the rest of the list, are you seriously pointing out dumb evolutionary upgrades as rip offs? You guys are just dense and desperate to defend your hack mobile OS, Android. None of those feature were anything close to groundbreaking, and definitely not something a rational person would consider as being unique and locked down to any particular manufacturer. Sorry. Why don't you try again.


By retrospooty on 5/30/2014 10:10:06 AM , Rating: 2
"Oh, you mean the notification that was developed by Apple's jailbreak community? Is that the notification you're talking about?"

No, I am talking about the one that Android came out with and improved upon with the dropdown menus. The one Apple copied from Google. But that is just one of many things.

"As far as the rest of the list, are you seriously pointing out dumb evolutionary upgrades as rip offs?"

Then why is Apple copying them if they are so dumb?

Look, I am not saying copying is a bad thing, all companies do it, that is how all companies operate and always have. I am just posting against your goofy notion that Apple is copied and doesn't copy themselves... Of course Apple did a groundbreaking product in 2007. A great step forward at a perfect time. Since then, nada. They are following, not leading. They followed to 3g, 4g, larger screens, the items above, and many many other features... Furthermore they are behind in many MANY missing features they simply don't have at all that the competition does have.

The point is clear, Apple hasn't done anything worthwhile in 7 years. You can continue to "pat them on the back" all you want, but the competition has passed them by and isn't slowing down. I think that is what bothers you and incites your anger isn't it?


By retrospooty on 5/30/2014 11:12:00 AM , Rating: 2
"you don't have any problems with companies copying because you know Samsung has been ripping off Apple from the get go"

First off, I dont give a rats arse about Samsung. I wont buy it at all unless they stop the Sambloat. My point is all companies copy, and Apple does it too, and they do it "shamelessly" to quote Steve Jobs. Stop being a hypocrite is all I am saying.

"I'm not calling the OPTION dumb, I'm calling YOU dumb for claiming small changes as unique and in the same category as ripping off groundbreaking/game changing unique features"

ROFLMAO! That is priceless. Seriously buddy, you need to take Apple off the pedestal you have them up on. Let's look at this.

- Resurrection of the tablet market with the iPad.

They put IOS on a bigger screen. A great money making product for sure, but hardly "innovating"

- IMessage seamless switching between SMS and data which almost eliminates the need to have a separate SMS plan.

You mean the one they are in hot water for because it is locking people in when they leave? Nicely done...

- the rest

Talk about things of minor importance.

Look, you like Apple obviously, and it works for you. Great. Enjoy it. You can stay in your Apple world if you want, but when posting you should at least be aware of what you dont know... Which is is everything the rest of the tech world is doing. The competition has far surpassed your precious.

Seriously, take Apple off the pedestal. They are a company, not anything more or less.


By The Von Matrices on 5/29/2014 10:46:51 PM , Rating: 2
One thing that gets overlooked is Apple's recent moves in the music market.

There are plenty of rumors of Apple having a new focus on high quality audio including releasing 24-bit/96kHz ALAC versions of everything on iTunes. The Beats purchase makes perfect sense in this regard. Most analysts focused on Apple getting the Beats streaming service, but importantly they now have a source of higher quality headphones. I won't dispute that there are better headphones out there than Beats, but you need good headphones to be able to distinguish lossy and lossless audio, and Beats headphones are better than iPod earbuds. That's why lossless audio has not caught on for the mass market; people listen to lossless audio through cheap earbuds and can't tell the difference from lossy audio so they see no reason to buy it.

If Apple controls the entire audio chain, from lossless music distribution to high quality DACs in their phones to high quality headphones, people will finally notice the difference that lossless audio makes and will be willing to pay more for it (or at least buy Apple products in order to be able to acquire and play it).

I would expect such an announcement coming soon.


By someguy123 on 5/30/2014 12:20:19 AM , Rating: 2
I can see them moving into 24/96 files, but mainly so they can get more money out of the "audiophile" crowd. Only study I've seen where people were able to even perceive the differences between 16/44 and 24/96 was by the AES, and even then only professional engineers could pick it out at very high volumes. At normal-loud listening levels even professionals could not tell the difference.

There's a thing to be said about having archival audio for editing or recompression, but for regular listening lossless is pointless and drains battery. Also, beats products are not even close to high quality. They are decent if you don't factor in the price and if you enjoy lots of bass, but wearing a beats headset while listening to lossless audio is just the perfect caricature of the retarded consumer whore. Only things missing are a tube amp and an audioquest diamond cable to protect against distortion and airborne computer viruses.


By The Von Matrices on 5/30/2014 3:49:50 PM , Rating: 2
Apple has a great opportunity to become the premiere vendor for high quality music. Apple can sell it for a higher price and maybe even convince people to re-buy existing music.

I agree with you that 24/96 has questionable value over 16/44.1, but compressed 16/44.1 versus lossless 16/44.1 is a noticeable difference. If Apple makes 24/96 the only lossless option then it will be noticeably better than lossy 16/44.1 even if it's no better than lossless 16/44.1.


By macca007 on 5/30/2014 9:40:29 PM , Rating: 2
This could be interesting for once.
I just bought a new car which happens to have a decent bose system in it, Most of my music is over 128kbps but still sounds average.
I would be willing to pay a bit more for clarity in my music collection. I have all this top audio gear(stereo,headphones,pc,home theatre,car) but may as well have bought cheap gear as the music quality is just crap to notice much of a difference.


headline fail...
By kattanna on 5/29/2014 11:52:32 AM , Rating: 2
I took the articles headline to mean.. that in 25 years from now.. apple will be launching their best product line




By fteoath64 on 5/29/2014 11:08:17 PM , Rating: 2
They are running out of time while competitors are churning out very good products at even more competitive prices every quarter. The increase in Android shipments are relentless and shows no signs of slowing. While iPad is doing pretty well, the iPhone seems to get stale rather quickly in terms of technology it contains. Granted it has the most number of software in the AppStore but the competition already has the momentum and gunning for specific innovations like LG's laser rangefinder, Moto-X voice processor etc. The lead in superphones from Android is getting wider and I am sure Apple is not happy about it. Sueing does nothing to stop this, only innovating will keep pace and useful powerful software will take leadership in some areas. Apple needs to step up the effort as it is not seen to be innovating for some time. The standard product evolution of hardware and form-factor has been the norm for the past 3 years.




They've got you!
By splatter85 on 5/31/2014 2:29:51 AM , Rating: 2
Apple and Google have you right where they want you!

The only thing left for smartphones is to integrate every electronic device in your house, into your phone.

They will release it feature by feature, update by update, and you'll buy it every single year when it comes out. They're running businesses here, and they are rocking it. Because no one else is bringing to the table what they have in mind. Apple is doing it with this next gen, "home automation."




Minor Correction...
By EasyC on 5/29/2014 11:47:43 AM , Rating: 1
quote:
We're launching our best patent abuse pipeline in 25 years.


It was a hard one to catch, I fixed it for you.




Yawn
By mike66 on 5/29/14, Rating: -1
RE: Yawn
By Shark Tek on 5/29/14, Rating: -1
RE: Yawn
By peterrushkin on 5/29/2014 11:40:40 AM , Rating: 2
He's not wrong. Not sure why he got downvoted. Look around, the change is happening.

I was at my attorneys office yesterday. I have an aging 3GS which I havent moved over yet. I was running very low on battery. So I asked if anyone had an iphone charger.

Guess what, not anyone at the floor had an iphone. Not one! The receptionist who was very lovely lol. She said that 2 years ago, everyone had an iphone. Now everyone had 'droid as she put it. Why? The bigger screens and browsing experience for her.

The tide already turned. Sadly its too late for apple. I'm just waiting for an sdcard to come through the mail, so i can rom my own 'droid before I switch over.


RE: Yawn
By xti on 5/29/2014 1:09:18 PM , Rating: 1
is apple aware of this amazing study???


RE: Yawn
By Cheesew1z69 on 5/29/2014 11:49:07 AM , Rating: 2
The phones aren't that much smaller than a 4+in Android. Portability is a ignorant comment.


RE: Yawn
By invidious on 5/29/2014 1:13:11 PM , Rating: 2
Don't underestimate how tight these hipsters' jeans are nowadays...


RE: Yawn
By Cheesew1z69 on 5/29/2014 8:08:10 PM , Rating: 2
So true...


RE: Yawn
By Nutzo on 5/29/2014 11:37:30 AM , Rating: 3
They've been busy copying thier competitors products, (watch, larger screen, home automation, etc). These will all be released and decalred as new and revolutionally products.

Apple will then sue everyone who brought the products out before them.


RE: Yawn
By mike66 on 5/29/2014 11:48:03 AM , Rating: 2
quote:
Apple will then sue everyone who brought the products out before them


There won't be any truly new products from apple anymore Steve's dead.


RE: Yawn
By peterrushkin on 5/29/2014 12:07:19 PM , Rating: 2
He's available for consultation through seances :)


RE: Yawn
By Argon18 on 5/29/2014 1:36:19 PM , Rating: 2
Do you think the iSeance app will be available on Android? Doubtful.


RE: Yawn
By saarek on 5/29/2014 1:56:38 PM , Rating: 2
What Apple is often best at is looking at a decent idea that has been poorly executed and then they release the device that defines that product category.

The Mac, iPod, iPhone & iPad all did this, then their competition follows the direction that Apple has set and are successful too.

I, for one, look forward to Apply redefining another category so that the competition can rip it off wholesale and sell it to the masses at a cheap price.


RE: Yawn
By JackBurton on 5/29/14, Rating: 0
RE: Yawn
By retrospooty on 5/30/2014 12:24:04 AM , Rating: 1
"I find it hilarious when these morons walk around with a tablet size phone to their head"

But when Apple does their 4.7 and 5.5 inch phone it will look soooo coooool, you know it.

"Android phones will ALWAYS play second fiddle to Apple"

Ya, it hurts to be second fiddle to Apple. What a rough trend. http://imgur.com/xnKgT2K

"NO ONE looks to Android for innovation"

Apple sure does with all the things they copy from it lately. No denying that... Since 2007 Apple hasn't done much of anything original and yo know it.

"Enjoy your second rate phone though"

Sorry, cant. My G2 kicks the iPhone's arse in every way. You sound like such an uneducated douchebage with every post. Welcome back though, I haven't had a good laugh at your expense in a while. You have a great ability to miss all logic and objectivity on a consistent basis... I love it. LOL


RE: Yawn
By JackBurton on 5/30/2014 10:21:23 AM , Rating: 1
quote:
But when Apple does their 4.7 and 5.5 inch phone it will look soooo coooool, you know it.


Wrong. Can't stand stupid oversized phones. If Apple comes out with a larger phone, I'll let the Android large phone boneheads pick it up and I'll take the standard size version.

quote:
Ya, it hurts to be second fiddle to Apple. What a rough trend. http://imgur.com/xnKgT2


Hey, I heard Walmart is the dominate force in retail brick and mortar stores. Maybe those sales numbers also translate into quality and innovation in your eyes. But hey, maybe that's where you shop for your Android phones. :)

quote:
Apple sure does with all the things they copy from it lately. No denying that... Since 2007 Apple hasn't done much of anything original and yo know it.


lol, you really do have your head buried in the sand. If you think Apple hasn't done anything groundbreaking since 2007, you are just another clueless anti-Apple drone.

quote:
Sorry, cant. My G2 kicks the iPhone's arse in every way. You sound like such an uneducated douchebage with every post. Welcome back though, I haven't had a good laugh at your expense in a while. You have a great ability to miss all logic and objectivity on a consistent basis... I love it. LOL


I always get a chuckle at you Android boneheads, and how truly clueless you are about Apple products. It's like you have ADD and shiny things distract you. Apple's biggest game changers happen under the hood. Unfortunately, Android fans are too dumb to realize that.


RE: Yawn
By retrospooty on 5/30/2014 10:35:35 AM , Rating: 2
"Hey, I heard Walmart is the dominate force in retail brick and mortar stores. Maybe those sales numbers also translate into quality and innovation in your eyes"

The #'s speak to flexibility... The point wasn't that quantity is quality, the low end is low for sure, but the high end is higher than Apple high end by a large margin. It was said against your goofy notion that only Apple innovates. There is an entire world full of companies other than Apple. YOu chould check it out. You might learn alot and at least not be such a raging Apple fanboy/tool.

"you really do have your head buried in the sand. If you think Apple hasn't done anything groundbreaking since 2007"

Care to enlighten me on what major things they have done since then? Tiny minor incremental upgrades while the competition passed them by. Hey, but "I have the retina" right?


RE: Yawn
By JackBurton on 5/30/2014 3:42:14 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
The #'s speak to flexibility... The point wasn't that quantity is quality, the low end is low for sure, but the high end is higher than Apple high end by a large margin. It was said against your goofy notion that only Apple innovates. There is an entire world full of companies other than Apple. YOu chould check it out. You might learn alot and at least not be such a raging Apple fanboy/tool.


The numbers speak of volume that's it. It says nothing about innovation, which Android devices have never had an innovative feature. Yes, there is an entire world full of companies...following Apple's every move. Even a hint of a rumor of a new device sets the ball in motion and has the world full of companies scrambling to get ahead of Apple. As usual.

And it's hard to accuse someone of being a fanboy when you yourself are the top 2 anti-Apple trolls. On top of that, you having no idea what you're talking about when it comes to Apple products. You just blindly go along parroting nonsense among your other anti-Apple troll cohorts. The ironic thing is, anti-Apple trolls seems to have more interest in Apple articles than Apple fans do. You can tell because you can always be counted on to comment on ANYTHING Apple related on DailyTech.


RE: Yawn
By retrospooty on 5/30/2014 4:06:10 PM , Rating: 2
"And it's hard to accuse someone of being a fanboy when you yourself are the top 2 anti-Apple trolls. On top of that, you having no idea what you're talking about when it comes to Apple products. "

I touch Apple products on an almost daily basis. I have an iPad 4 here at my desk right now. Gorgeous screen, great battery life, great app selection, horribly dated featureless OS. Other than the OS it's great though.

" Even a hint of a rumor of a new device sets the ball in motion and has the world full of companies scrambling to get ahead of Apple"

Like I said, you need to stop putting Apple on a pedestal. It's a company, not soemthing to worship you nitwit. I repeat. There is an entire world full of companies other than Apple. YOu chould check it out. You might learn alot and at least not be such a raging Apple fanboy/tool.


RE: Yawn
By JackBurton on 5/30/2014 8:55:57 PM , Rating: 2
"I touch Apple products on an almost daily basis. I have an iPad 4 here at my desk right now. Gorgeous screen, great battery life, great app selection, horribly dated featureless OS. Other than the OS it's great though."

lol, you obviously just look at it, and don't do much else with it. Let me guess, you're an IT guy that has to support them. I have a little news flash for you, you are not as technical as you think you are. The features I mentioned aren't normally used in a corporate environment, and people that "think" they are technical often miss those subtle yet highly innovative features Why? Because it's not some distracting dumb gimmick...often found on Android phones. The real innovation from Apple is under the hood. But dumb techs normally miss things like that. :)

"Like I said, you need to stop putting Apple on a pedestal. It's a company, not soemthing to worship you nitwit. I repeat. There is an entire world full of companies other than Apple. YOu chould check it out. You might learn alot and at least not be such a raging Apple fanboy/tool."

There is a difference between putting a company on a pedestal and giving credit where credit is due. You are so blinded by you hate, you can't see the huge shifts in the market due to Apple's innovations. Android has also made huge shifts in the market, there is no denying it. They've provide cheap quality smart phones for the masses. But that's really not innovative, is it.

No raging going on here. That's your department.


RE: Yawn
By retrospooty on 5/30/2014 10:12:18 PM , Rating: 2
Ummm, ok Jack. Like I am the one that comes back every few weeks spitting venom over a company. All you do here is post for Apple. I post on all subjects , you have an agenda here, not me. I dont hate Apple , I do hate tools like you that come in on only Apple articles and angrily defend them against any and all opinions. If I seem angry its in reaction to your attack and insult anyone that isnt nice to Apple 100 % of the time style... Seriously, get a life and stop worshiping a company. Get some objectivity and perspective on this. Its a company.


RE: Yawn
By JackBurton on 5/31/2014 11:39:23 AM , Rating: 2
Please cut the sh!t. EVERY SINGLE Apple article that comes out you post the same anti-Apple BS. I just come in to balance the heavily anti-Apple slant you try and project with BS misinformation. It's as simple as that.


RE: Yawn
By retrospooty on 5/31/2014 11:59:59 AM , Rating: 2
LOL... OK dude whatever you want to think.

Look, Apple is a company. One of many companies that has contributed to today's tech as a whole. They don't stand out, nor to they get lost in the shuffle. They are just one of many. Thank them for their contribution by buying their products if they suit your needs and remove them from
"god" status please. You are just way overboard.

The fact that you think a company is either in need of or deserves you coming here to "balance" things and defend them speaks volumes. Give it a rest.


“And I don't know why [Apple is] acting like it’s superior. I don't even get it. What are they trying to say?” -- Bill Gates on the Mac ads














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