Linked by David Adams on Wed 6th Oct 2010 16:51 UTC
Apple Let me tell you, when what you teach and develop every day has the title "Innovation" attached to it, you reach a point where you tire of hearing about Apple. Without question, nearly everyone believes the equation Apple = Innovation is a fundamental truth--akin to the second law of thermodynamics, Boyle's Law, or Moore's Law. But ask these same people if they understand exactly how Apple comes up with their ideas and what approach the company uses to develop blockbuster products--whether it is a fluky phenomenon or based on a repeatable set of governing principles--and you mostly get a dumbfounded stare. This response is what frustrates me most, because people worship what they don't understand.
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Apart from the obvious
by dvhh on Thu 7th Oct 2010 00:13 UTC
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I am not a fan of apple product ( mostly because of the hype and distortion field), and that they are not tweakers oriented product (I agree that it is mostly for the users safety).
They aren't from my point of view great innovator as I(put any chipmaker) or Sony are, in term of technology wise.
But I agree that in most of the case they rarely appear to sacrifice their product design for the price or the sake of backward compatibility, and are clevery advertising for the features of their products. And apparently have reasonable licence price for accessories and and yearly cycle that help their partner to sell more product.
But right now I feel that their design is kinda turning bland, probably because thei product are now popular and you see them everywhere ( it mostly concerns the Iphone), although they are very good in conveying this image of "simple perfection".

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