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Apple is looking to pile on with a Galaxy S III ban, despite that phone not being involved in the case.
South Korean analyst: Samsung "may lack in innovation, but right now, no one can beat Samsung in playing catch-up"

Source: The New York Times

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RE: Good luck Apple...
By Jeffk464 on 9/4/2012 2:45:45 PM , Rating: 2
"In many ways, there's not the biggest world of difference most users will care about between the iPhone and and given current Android phone EXCEPT most notably the screen size."

Screen size is MAJOR when it comes to the smartphone experience.

RE: Good luck Apple...
By Jeffk464 on 9/4/2012 2:46:59 PM , Rating: 2
and why can't apple do like samsung and offer different size phones to match costumer preferences?

RE: Good luck Apple...
By tamalero on 9/4/2012 4:48:32 PM , Rating: 2
a) Costs
b) Apple mantra is "people should adapt to us, we do not adapt to their tastes".

RE: Good luck Apple...
By NellyFromMA on 9/4/2012 5:00:20 PM , Rating: 2
I'm not saying Apple shouldn't, in fact I think they should... That's my point in a way ...

And yeah, screen size is a huge factor in UX. I guess that's my point...

RE: Good luck Apple...
By Samus on 9/5/2012 1:33:52 AM , Rating: 2
Have you used an iPhone recently? It still feels like the same product they launched 5 years ago. Last time I checked, BBOS has had more UI changes than IOS in the past few years and that is ridiculous. Sure, you can argue Apple's UI is great so no improvement is neccessary, but the fact they haven't IMPROVED ANYTHING in FIVE GOD DAMN YEARS totally lacks innovation. I'm sure they could do something, like at least add a pull-down menu or SMS notifications....ohh wait, they copied those from Android!

RE: Good luck Apple...
By NellyFromMA on 9/5/2012 10:00:16 AM , Rating: 2
Yeah. A coworker hereis a bit oh a phone fanatic and often switches between premium Androids and the latest iPhone at a given point although he's just moved off the 4s to an S3.

We also got the 'new' iPad the other days for in-the-field demos and what not with the 4g modem (I presume?) in it. It's really heavy for a tablet and without a case it's basically destined to hit the pavement. That in itself I think turns of the casual user. Not sure if the Wi-Fi only device is less heavy or not.

As far as the OS in general, it's just what Joe Generic needs to feel like they are tech saavy... 5 years ago...

It's very dated feeling. I don't know if Steve Jobs would really allow that to have happened on his watch. The hi-res display didn't even really impress me as much as I thought it was going to. Maybe if the OS leveraged the display more it might not have felt that way.. idk but I agree with you on that.

Who knows how fickle the consumers are. I'm betting in Apple's case quite fickle if they don't receive a stunning upgrade sometime in the next 1.5-2 years

RE: Good luck Apple...
By Aloonatic on 9/6/2012 3:11:36 AM , Rating: 2
They might be able to do that now, as phones are so powerful, but I think that a big part of Apples initial success was how smooth and pleasant to use the iPhone was as it rotated and zoomed in and out neatly and smoothly.

A big part of how nice it was to use was probably down to a fixed screen size with a resolution that worked well for it. When you start adding the option for different screen resolutions, you are bound to lose something in the quality of experience unless you are very careful or have a lot of power available.

RE: Good luck Apple...
By GotThumbs on 9/4/2012 2:47:46 PM , Rating: 2
Seems there are lots of one dimensional views here.

People have overlooked the other important factors...such as Apples ecosystem. Try using your freedom of choice when purchasing content for your phone. Android you have the Google "Play" store, Amazon, plus many others (see below). Where can you get apps for your IProducts...only ONE PLACE. For the idiots out does protect them from bad apps...most of the time. But for those who have a brain....but still have an give up your freedom of choice when you bought your first IProduct.

6 other places to get Android Apps:

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