Sources: The Daily Beast, PC World
quote: My bet is that Tony, TakinYourPoints, and the other "Apple can do no wrong and their products are superior to all, no matter what" crowd will just not post here. They will just pick up again in the next article...
quote: My bet is that Tony, TakinYourPoints, and the other "Apple can do no wrong and their products are superior to all, no matter what"
quote: Wow it's so great to be famous ;)
quote: I take offense to that!
quote: Wow it's so great to be infamous ;)
quote: Don't mean to put a thorn in your side, but how are OS sales and Enterprise market share going for you? :)
quote: The iPhone 4S will outsell all other handsets this quarter and next quarter. And the one after that.
quote: The third best selling handset will be the iPhone 3GS.
quote: Nice try. But the 3GS isn't being "sold", it's being given away with a contract.
quote: Considering it's the only (new) smartphone Apple offers, and probably will be for the next 12'ish months, that's not as an impressive statement as you make it out to be if you think about it.
quote: In this business we all know or know of Woz. Co-founder of Apple, lover of pie; every December 24 he rides around the world giving toys to all the good little boys and girls of the world.OMG DID YOU KNOW HE PREFERS ANDROID!Only, he doesn't really.As I wrote yesterday, Woz, in a nifty hat trick, worked with Steve Jobs, obviously, with Andy Rubin, creator of Android and took money from the folks who brought you Windows Mobile.Woz is also the patron saint of computer engineers.All of which makes him highly unique and -- and this should surprise none of you -- not in any way reflective of any market. Which makes it two bits fun and one bit annoying to read all the breathless WOZ CHOOSES ANDROID posts that have rocketed around the web these past few days.Essentially, here's what Woz said recently of Android v iPhone:“My primary phone is the iPhone,” Woz says. “I love the beauty of it. But I wish it did all the things my Android does, I really do.”Woz says voice commands work better on Android. Android’s built-in navigation system, where the phone acts like a GPS system, is another advantage, he says.Android phones aren’t as simple to use as the iPhone, but they’re not that much more complicated, and “if you’re willing to do the work to understand it a little bit, well I hate to say it, but there’s more available in some ways,” Woz says.The Father Time of personal computing uses the iPhone as his primary device. But he wishes it offered some of the things Android does. In particular, built-in navigation and better working voice commands.Of that a thousand linkbait pages were launched.In my experience, Siri is significantly better than Google voice commands and iPhone has no equivalent to Google Android's built-in turn-by-turn navigation. Of course, since we carry our smartphones with us everywhere, only a poseur would not want a "beautiful" device and, frankly, while I can appreciate how a tiny minority of minds out there would appreicate the challenge of a phone that requires you be "willing to do the work to understand it", only the dumb would consider that a valid selling point in a global market.Woz does say that battery life on (his) Android is superior. This has been so different from my experience that I honestly don't know what to make of it. I wonder if Woz has distinct use cases for his iPhone and his Android?In other words, it's a wash. Except, since Apple iPhone is beating Google Android on every single metric that matters to a public company, any positive news of Android probably is a win for Android.So I suppose I can understand how Android fans would be heartened by Woz's kind, if couched, statement.
quote: The iPhone is the least frightening thing. For that kind of person who is scared of complexity, well, here's a phone that is simple to use and does what you need it to do.
quote: WTF is a primite widget? Hell Google doesn't even know what that is LOL!
quote: There are plenty of 3rd party manufactures of the so called "Proprietary cables". Oh and check the link below.http://store.apple.com/us/product/MA591G/B?fnode=M...20 bucks and it's yours
quote: Limited – Well yea sorta (for the short time) but with Adobe ceasing development on mobile flash what really is the limit?
quote: BTW how many times have your had to replace your cell phone battery?
quote: It's exactly the opposite for me: iPhone scares the crap out of me. I don't want to use iTunes, really dislike DRM, don't want proprietary Apple cables at $50 a pop, want to be able to replace the battery when it weakens, to install a memory card etc. etc. IMO there is nothing 'simple' about the iPhone. In fact, it's a bigger PITA to use it than an Android phone. With my Android, I just connect it to the PC via standard Micro USB - and it works just like an ordinary flash drive. I can receive and send files over Bluetooth etc. Even more, AFAIK it's not possible to install even a primite widget on an iPhone. So, in no way it's a simple and phone. Bloated? Yes. Limited? You bet. Impractical due to it's tiny screen size, it's fragility and shiny back designed to collect fingerprints? Sure.
quote: I never understood the "App" argument either. Who wants a light saber app? Fish bowl app? Pet hamster app?
quote: Wozniak noted that Android has more advantages if "you're willing to do the work to understand it a little bit.
quote: That's not what it is... Windows has more options and more control, and is also open to any developer or hardware maker to create and ship product for. Its not that its harder... Its harder for those that are non-technical, yes.
quote: Obtuse? Clearly you havent used anything since the almost 11 years old WinXP. Win7 is awesome. I personally find it alot easier to deal with than OSX. Your opinion is your opinion, but you cant say anything concrete about the interface. You are right though, if its too hard for you, you should use a Mac.ANd is that really the idea you have in your head about Windows users? We just sit around and "brag about how we've conquered" windows interface? LOL. Check yourself man... The entire world runs off windows, including the factories that make Mac's. The planning, the prodtion control, purchasing, logistics, reverse logistics, accounting and every other facet of the business runs off Windows PC's and servers. Lets see Apple accomplish anything close to that.
quote: There's also better ways to create shortcuts and speed up tasks than simply to use keyboard shortcuts like a crutch. Gestures, interface layers. You have to remember Ctrl-Alt-C; I just swipe three fingers to the side and have a calculator, and a dictionary, and Wikipedia, and...
quote: My Galaxy Nexus gets good battery life, but it's also the HSPA+ version
quote: "My primary phone is the iPhone," said Wozniak. "I love the beauty of it. But I wish it did all the things my Android does, I really do."
quote: This guy is just another number engineer that got lucky with Apple.
quote: the gui is almost outdated compare to Apple