quote: Because Tony Swash posted it. Check his posting history and you will see the light.
quote: You pay as much for a high end iPhone with Android but get slower hardware
quote: weak developer support and app selection,
quote: and in most cases you're stuck in a two year contract with a phone that will either get updated OS versions six months late, or not at all (hi Samsung).
quote: Carriers love Android because it forces hardware turnover to get new hardware, disgusting.
quote: With tablets it's even worse, the best hardware with the Tegra 3 is slower than the nearly year-old A5 in the iPad 2, and developer support for tablets is almost non-existent there.
quote: developer support for tablets is almost non-existent there.
quote: I like getting good hardware with lots of great applications so I can actually use it. I get that with Windows and OS X, and with mobile devices I get it with iOS. Dismissing a platform simply because Apple makes it while ignoring the overwhelming positives that it has is very strange to me.
quote: PC enthusiast I totally understand and am 100% behind
quote: You're not.
quote: The majority of your post is denial, particularly when it comes to app selection. Android development has stalled over the last year and has completely flatlined on tablets while it continues to accelerate on iOS. Here are some hard statistics: http://blog.flurry.com/bid/79061/App-Developers-Be...
quote: Another interesting statistic: Crossplatform mobile developers make $0.24 on Android for every dollar they make on iOS. This is before we get into issues of OS, marketplace, and hardware fragmentation.Neither are problems with iOS or WP7, and it's why the person I know who hates Android the most works for a major mobile developer. The Android platform is a headache given the return.
quote: Microsoft, the largest software company in the world, has nearly two dozen full featured applications for iOS. In just the last month they released Skydrive and an official XBox Live application for iOS. Microsoft Office for iPad will be out this year. The best you can get from them for Android are simple front ends for Bing and MSN.
quote: Then there of course is the issue of having applications that actually take advantage of this faster hardware, but we already addressed that above. One more hurdle.The platform just doesn't present a good value, not unless they're $200 like the Kindle Fire. I also understand wanting a larger screen or keyboard in a phone, but for me personally it isn't worth the tradeoff in performance, developer support, and manufacturer support with updates.
quote: Haha, you think that just because I believe Android is a second rate platform? Ok, cool bro.Off to play more of the DOTA 2 beta with some friends. Bye.- Posted from my self-assembled Windows 7 i7 desktop with 256GB SSD and SLI video.
quote: Maybe "PC enthusiast" = gamer, to you?
quote: you can SSH with an iPhone or iPad as well
quote: You can also build your own Macintosh from scratch
quote: Considering all the megalomaniaism and xenophobiaism that goes on at DailyTech, I'd think that they'd be celebrating the triumph of American technology and design over the Korean, et al. I'd think that they'd be angry when other companies basically rip off Apple/American products. Jobs spent years perfecting the first iPhone. Samsung just looked at the iPhone and figured out how to capture its success. If it had been a Chinese company, I'm sure they'd be singing a different tune.
quote: I am FULLY aware of "Hackintosh", that still, is not a Mac....
quote: Another perspective:Apple's products are significantly overpriced vs Google's.Apple's products are significantly overpriced vs Microsoft's.Apple's iPads are significantly overpriced vs Windows PCs.All iOS devices cannot do what a computer can.
quote: Complete straw man argument. What has market share got to do with what I said?
quote: I said their products are overpriced. They have products with one defining spec. All the rest of it about customer support, quality, no crashes are all just myths. Myths I fell for buying a Mac and an iPad, thinking that was what I was paying extra for. The iPad is woefully unstable. I had two Mac HW failures. Their CS was shit, just repeatedly mindless stuff from their training handbook.
quote: Turns out the price premium is mostly for their bottom line. Oh and the in-store decor.Gucci sales are increasing. Prada sales are increasing. (Because of China)Does that suddenly make Gucci or Prada somehow respectable or admirable?Not in my books. Not for Gucci, Prada. And not for Apple.
quote: To get some perspective on what is happening consider this: In this past quarter, Apple sold 37 million iPhones, 15 million iPads, just over 5 million Macs and around 7 million iPod Touches. That's nearly 67 million computer devices in 3 months. Around 60 million of those devices run an operating system, iOS, that is just five years old. The top 5 "PC" companies, including HP, Dell, Lenovo, Acer Group and Asus, sell approximately 60 million PCs per quarter combined.
quote: Sorry to hear about your woes - perhaps you need to upgrade your IT skills :)
quote: Oh dear... you started the comparison. Because it is a device it is OK to overprice? Is that your logic?
quote: iWorks is a far cry from Office. iWorks is a little better than MS Works.MacOSX is cheap because you pay for it in HW (and lower specs).
quote: Sensible arguments please. Yes they are making money. But because of good marketing and branding.
quote: nobody can beat iPad or Macbook Air on price without comprising on quality
quote: If you really think that... all that can be explained as being the result of just 'marketing and and branding'
quote: Branding is a big deal for Apple but it is definitely not the only reason for their success.
quote: I have yet to find a comparable Windows laptop...
quote: blah, blah, To you though, I'm a sheep, because I made a choice, blah, blah
quote: That statement is at the very least misleading. Manufacturers can "compromise" in a number of areas that don't affect "quality". For instance, I'm perfectly happy to have a plastic shell and a TFT screen on my laptop if that means I save $600 - $700. To you that may be "compromising on quality" to me and many others it's "stuff that I don't want to pay $600 for".
quote: nobody can beat the iPad on price without comprising on quality
quote: Apple is still driving down software prices and has established a new inexpensive model for phone and tablet apps and that is a kick in the nuts for companies that only essentially make money from software, such as Microsoft
quote: Either way Microsoft's old software pricing system, the system that underpins it's core revenue streams, is fucked
quote: So what? Apple is still driving down software prices and has established a new inexpensive model for phone and tablet apps and that is a kick in the nuts for companies that only essentially make money from software, such as Microsoft. In order to keep Office the industry standard it has been in the past Microsoft has to either sell an iOS version (in which case it will have to enter the low price ecosystem of iOS apps with a low price version of Office) or lower it's OS and Office pricing norms for the tablet version of Windows 8 so that OEMs manage to set a competitive price for Windows 8 tablets and thus sell so many that it can compete with iPad sales. Either way Microsoft's old software pricing system, the system that underpins it's core revenue streams, is fucked. Nice one Apple.