quote: why the greatest software company in the world couldn't give us a clear desktop OS upgrade designed for desktops, and a clear OS designed for mobile devices
quote: it sucks now but once we get some upgraded hardware that's not yet released but will be soon it will be great
quote: It worked for Apple which released nice OS on a very crappy hardware in 2007 (the first iPhone) and then 5 years later on a MUCH, MUCH better hardware this OS finally blossomed into something everyone loves, but why?BECAUSE THE iOS HARDWARE IS ORDERS OF MAGNIUTDE BETTER NOW THAN IN 2007!
quote: Attraction is in one universal device you can use for everything.
quote: either the thing will sell in large numbers and be very popular or it won't
quote: quote: Attraction is in one universal device you can use for everything.This is a key point, and I think you exactly express Microsoft's public argument for Surface. Is it right? Obviously only time will tell, either the thing will sell in large numbers and be very popular or it won't.
quote: I can't see what popular question it answers, why tens of million of people are going to be saying 'I must get one of them because finally I can .....'
quote: The whole of the corporate culture at Apple for over two decades has been dominated by just one key strategic aim: protect the brand. The great fear at Apple was that something unforeseen would come along and disrupt the Apple hegemony. That fear was so deep and all pervasive that it meant that when it was clear that the competitor mobile device markets were on the point of exploding in size and value Apple hesitated innovating for far too long and then made a timid defensive move with patent lawsuits.It tried to defend iPhone and the result was the compromise that is iPhone 5. It is painfully clear that the shortcoming of iPhone 5 stem from it trying to do the same job at the same time as the iPhone 4, drive touch based devices and drive down traditional PCs, and the result is that each new product experience, the iPhone 4 and the iPhone 5, are compromised to be the same. It would have been far better to innovate on iOS but Apple, consumed by it's embedded defensive culture of brand and lack of ideas, was worried that Android would disrupt Apple iOS and so it tried disastrously to sue Android manufacturers.Apple are making a truly profound strategic blunder. And that blunder underpins all that is wrong with Apple iPhone 5 and it's the reason that Apple will be declining player of consequence in the mobile device markets.