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Apple surpasses tech giants like Google, IBM and Microsoft

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RE: Well deserved!!!!
By michael2k on 5/9/2011 6:12:47 PM , Rating: 1
I fail to see how your criticism isn't equally applied then to Android, Windows Phone 7, Windows, etc.

Apple at least has the decency of supporting their products with multiyear product updates (the longest was 31 months, the shortest 29 months).

RE: Well deserved!!!!
By Bioniccrackmonk on 5/10/2011 1:22:30 PM , Rating: 2
Windows XP has been out for over a decade now and is finally about to be no longer supported.

Windows Phone 7 has been receiving updates but hasn't been out as long as the iPhone/iPod has but has received several updates as well.

Android didn't take years of updates to have a robust set of user friendly functions that you had to jailbreak the iPhones for. I know, I used to own an iPhone and got tired of being limited for something I paid for. Are they available in the current iOS version, yes, but not when Apple said and couldn't be done and yet jailbreakers made it happen.

The iPod Touch 2nd generation and earlier cannot use the newest iOS release, even though there is no difference with the exception of memory size being sold to the 3rd generation Touch. We don't support it anymore, go buy a new one.

The list goes on and on.

RE: Well deserved!!!!
By michael2k on 5/11/2011 9:52:11 AM , Rating: 2
IE 10 is going to be dropping support for Vista despite Vista not being end of life.

Android isn't consistently updated. Look at the Samsung Behold II and never updated beyond Android 1.6, in 2010. At a year old it never received 2.0, much less 2.1 or 2.2!

The iPod touch 2 is in fact drastically different than the 3rd and 4th generation. In any case, the 2nd generation did in fact see iOS4, I'm not certain what you're complaining about. If you didn't know, the 1st and 2nd iPod touches used an older slower ARM6 core, while the 3rd generation used an ARM7 core, and the 4th generation used the Cortex 8 powered A4.

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