Sources: Apple , , Business Insider
quote: Say what you want about them (and I do) they have the business end of it down. Assuming they finally get with the times and release that larger screen higher res iPhone it will be even larger profits for them.
quote: I dunno... I would think Apple should be spending alot more on R&D as it seems they fall farther and farther behind the tech curve every year. They sprung way ahead of the curve in 2007 and have been in coast mode ever since. Adding minor things that others developed to their own products since then...Like you said in your other post "The problem as I see it is still that the UI still is looking a little dated. iOS 7 didn't really fix this, it just basically offered a reskin that many users weren't fans of. It is clean, but is somewhat lacking features-wise vs. Android v4.4 and Windows Phone 8.1. Also Apple's prices for unsubsidized smartphones are wayyyy too high for many markets outside the U.S."I agree with that only I would word it alot sharper... The UI is a LOT dated and the platform is severely lacking in features compared to the competition. Profits remain high, but that is still a result of past R&D and Apple's total domination from 2007 to 2011. They are enjoying what Windows had in the 90's and early 2000's. Mass profit on little effort... But it doesn't last forever. They will need to come out with something better at some point to simply match the innovation pace of their competitors.
quote: Because, you know, apparently you cant just use an iPhone without showing the world you're a fag.
quote: It's ridiculous we're even having to explain this. In the same way saying something "sucks" doesn't imply oral sex, saying "f*g" doesn't always mean homosexuality. It's like saying something is "gay", it has nothing to do with orientation.Since when were idioms literal? I guess calling someone a douchebag means they're literally a plastic bottle with a nozzle.
quote: I'm gay and am an Android fan - I can't stand Apple. Thanks for the blanket statement that we are all Apple snobs.
quote: My 5s, I have to admit, is better than my Droid Maxx in all areas
quote: Why can't you use it right handed?
quote: but I could write a Bible on what Android does worse than WP or iOS.
quote: So where does Apple put their in-app "back" icon on nearly every one of their apps? You know, the ones everyone says are superior?At the top LEFT of the screen. Meaning that every time I use that "back" icon, my right thumb has to cross over, blocking the screen, to use it. And on a screen that tiny, this is no small gripe.
quote: You sure you know how to work computers?
quote: Using the photo app to share photos or batches of photos via messaging also works.
quote: The UI is faster and scrolling is faster everything is faster on my android. Even my old G s3 runs faster. not in Benchmarking games and things like that but that you are fine and scrolling on web pages is definitely smoother on a galaxy s3 with CyanogenMod then this thing is.
quote: You talk about apps reswizzled for the tablet screen size, Apple hasnt even re-done the UI for it.
quote: If better apps mean less than bigger phones then it doesn't matter.
quote: Three checkboxes, Push, Fetch, Manual, it's all right there.
quote: I know... It amazes me how bad it is. At least for me, it's not as bad as you because the iPad is a far better tablet than the iPhone is a phone, that and I dont have to use it day to day, just when I feel the need... I cringe when I need to help people get their iPhones working because I know I will have to touch it and use it to fix it.
quote: Reclaimer was issued an iPhone 5c for work.
quote: I dunno... I would think Apple should be spending alot more on R&D as it seems they fall farther and farther behind the tech curve every year
quote: Ah right, you mean like Samsung who just released a phone which is slower than the 7 month old iPhone
quote: It might seem smarter to give shareholders $90B versus say, spending $19B on a company with 500 million users (now), but only $20M USD in revenue last year.
quote: I know... It amazes me how bad it is.
quote: Giant loser. That's all I see now when you post now. A full sized 1/2 man. Oh, "how many Bostons can we endure!"
quote: Your definition of "real work" must be very limited if it means Office, or software development. Doctors, Musicians, Airplane Pilots, Automobile manufacturers, all do real work and use iPads because the professional applications.
quote: Musicians....do real work and use iPads because the professional applications.
quote: E.g. Why couldn't a pilot or doctor take their notes/logs on the Galaxy Note 3 versus the iPad?
quote: What I mean is that the majority of computer work tasks are at present easier to do on a PC than a tablet. Even with Office 365 Mobile on iPads/Android the mobile versions still are pretty limited feature wise.As you point out some work tasks CAN be done on a tablet. But I would argue that many of those work tasks would be equally well suited for a large smartphone, which would allow you to cut your device count.
quote: What is happening here? 2 days in a row I agree with Tony, reclaimer has an iPhone 5c, I have an iPad4 (at work),
quote: Some may disagree, but I feel most iPhone and iPad owners are clinging to their devices due to a fondness of the familiar style and core apps, plus a sort investment in the paid apps of the platform.
quote: A split doesnt really change anything but the math.