Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 4th Oct 2011 19:03 UTC
Apple I'm down with the flu at the moment, so I wasn't really looking forward to doing a detailed write-up of all the awesome stuff Apple was going to show off today. So, Tim Cook, thanks for talking about nothing for almost two hours straight. The only mildly interesting thing is a slightly specbumped iPhone 4, dubbed the iPhone 4S, which has a faster processor and graphics chip, better camera, and a few other improvements here and there to bring it in line with Android phones launched earlier this year. Sadly, Apple insists on the teeny tiny 3.5" screen, which is too small even for my girly fingers (I'm not kidding, I have to buy gloves in women's clothing stores). For the rest, it was a long rundown of iOS5 features we already knew, and improvements to voice recognition - which is something WP7, Android, and every other self-respecting mobile operating system does already anyway. They do claim it will sport a more natural feel to it, but only time will tell how well it'll work outside of pre-recorded and widely tested on-stage demos.
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by _xmv on Tue 4th Oct 2011 23:20 UTC
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this time the 4S won't cut it. its a solid phone but it's nothing *really special*.
The Siri is cool too, but once again, it's not exactly what will make a lot of people buy it.

Right now, Google has all for itself, the fans, the wind, etc.

We should be careful tho, if we do not want to live in a Google world. They control all the modern communication mediums.

- Phone? Check - going to be a monopoly in 5 years at this rate
- Browser? Check - going to be a monopoly in 5 years at this rate
- Search engine? Check - quasi monopoly
- Email? Check - quasi monopoly outside the enterprise world
- Social medias? Check - rising up fast
- Tracking, analysis, advertising, etc? Check - world first by such an immense margin

Be careful when the "not too evil" becomes "slightly evil" and in the late days "absolutely evil" as it always ever happens ;-)

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