Source: The Korea Times
quote: It wont change the fact that Android is conquering the market
quote: While I understand the sarcasm in most of your post the part of Jobs being in heaven I take issue with. He was a greedy person that stole more ideas and tech then anyone in the industry. He is surely rotting in hell for all the wrongs he has done. Apple has lead the way with stealing technology since it was founded. They've never invited anything on their own.
quote: The implication of what you are saying is that Apple has managed to enter, disrupt and economically dominate three existing mature markets in the last decade by merely copying what everyone else was already doing. That's some trick :)
quote: By 1971, one year after enrolling, Wozniak withdrew from the University of California, Berkeley and developed the computer that eventually made him famous. By himself he designed the hardware, circuit board designs, and operating system for the Apple I.
quote: You really can't argue that Apple has been ripping people off when Steve himself openly claims they have been the most prolific thieves of the century, perhaps EVER!
quote: Android juggernaut marches on extending its lead
quote: Remind me - minus all those things why is more units sold a good thing?
quote: So at the moment selling more units apparently does lead to more of better software for the largest platform.
quote: It is funny isn't it. Apparently Android devices selling more than iOS devices is good for some reason that doesn't involve:
quote: none of the handset makers seem to be be able to make any profit doing so, with the exception of Samsung,
quote: Now I assumed you understood economics, but I'll break it down.More units sold=lower prices=better value proposition for users/carriers.
quote: Having the greater market share also means you have control over the direction of the market.
quote: And you're beginning to see Androids effect on the direction of the market- Apple has started to follow Android's lead by integrating features that Android has had (in some cases) for years prior to iOS and creating products that can compete with Android's value proposition (downmarket) to recapture market share.
quote: quote: none of the handset makers seem to be be able to make any profit doing so, with the exception of Samsung,Why do you seem to think this has anything to do with Android, please provide proof instead of supposition.
quote: Greater competition is ultimately good for the market and end users.
quote: Finally I repeat my simple proposition and ask some one to try to refute it. In the new mobile device world having the largest unit sales does not mean that a platform can deliver more profits for device makers or developers, more peripherals, more or better software, or more content. In which case what is the advantage of a platform selling more units?
quote: This would mean more if Android was actually a superior platform, but sadly it isn't.
quote: I have addressed your question and refuted your viewpoint.
quote: No you haven't.
quote: Android handsets do not offer greater value at a lower price than equivalent iPhones.
quote: Android does not allow OEM's to achieve economies of supply and get components cheaper than Apple, quite the opposite actually.
quote: Demand for Apple's products us still very, very high and is rising not falling.
quote: Apple continues to double iPhone sales each year.
quote: Apple's continues to take 75% of the total global phone industry profits.
quote: All surveys of end users show that Apple customers are happier across the board with their products compared to Android customers.
quote: I feel I am debating with an Apple marketing robot.
quote: Yet another novel from the Apple iTool, never fails...Seriously, how much does Apple pay you?
quote: The Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias in which unskilled individuals suffer from illusory superiority, mistakenly rating their ability much higher than average. This bias is attributed to a metacognitive inability of the unskilled to recognize their mistakes.
quote: The photo is misleading - on the Galaxy S, the photographer loaded the Applications menu, but they showed the home screen on the iPhone. Not exactly an honest comparison.
quote: I know this will disappoint the people at Apple, but I think the idea of lots of icons on your desktop is a sign of weakness and inefficiency, less so on a smartphone, but definitely on a computer. Looking at what they've got on the iPhone, I would cull at least half of those icons and put them on another desktop (and why do you need a compass and a map on the same desktop?)What I think you should have is only the ones you actually use on a more or less regular basis on "a desktop" screen, and then most of them don't need to actually be on your "home" desktop.
quote: So when Apple starts to pay UI royalty fees to HP for mocking up a Palm Pilot, this won't seem like such nonsense.
quote: The first PDA was released in 1986 by Psion, the Organizer II. Followed by Psion's Series 3, in 1991, which began to resemble the more familiar PDA style. It also had a full keyboard.  The term PDA was first used on January 7, 1992 by Apple Computer CEO John Sculley at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, referring to the Apple Newton. In 1996, Nokia introduced the first PDA with full mobile phone functionality, the 9000 Communicator, which grew to become the world's best-selling PDA. The Communicator spawned a new category of PDAs: the "PDA phone", now called "smartphone". Another early entrant in this market was Palm, with a line of PDA products which began with the March 1996 Pilot 1000.
quote: "I've always hated litigation and I continue to hate it we just want people to invent their own stuff ( that we can later claim we invented )"
quote: ...that could mean inferior [Apple] product...
quote: Both companies control close to two-thirds of sales and 99 percent of mobile profits, and their cases are built on questionable legal foundations from a technical perspective.