Linked by Yoni on Fri 18th Jan 2013 21:56 UTC
Apple "Never mind the fact that the iPod turned the entire music industry on its head. Never mind the fact that most successful notebooks today resemble designs first popularized by Apple. Never mind the fact that the blueprint of the modern day smartphone remains the original iPhone. Never mind the fact that competitors are scrambling wildly to copy the success and design of the iPad. Forget all of these things, because when it comes to Apple, the 'what have you done for me lately?' mentality reigns supreme."
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by yester64 on Sun 20th Jan 2013 19:18 UTC
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I am not sure how i should feel about the topic. Should i feel sorry for Apple?
Or does the world not pay enough due to Apple as the greatest company on earth?
Apple was always a company that charged a high price on little innovation.
There OS was not that great till X. Multitasking was not really a standard till then. As an Ex-Amiga user i thought always what the hype about Apple was. Commodores Amiga system was already way ahead.
I do think that Apple is a company that can sell hardware very well and make it appear as something different. The software is easy to understand and even people that are not nerds can operate a computer.
Maybe because of Apple Smartphones are better with better interfaces that lets people work with ease and worry about other things.
For myself i would never buy an Apple product since they are too expensive for me and i am not one of the rest of us.
Right now i do own a Nexus 4 and i am glad that i bought it. Very easy to use and no problems.
But i don't think there is a double standard. There is no throne where a company can rest on its laurels and shield itself from competition.
Also the main claim on this article seems to be the fact of copy. Companies always copy from each other. You can check any other field and you will see copies all around you.
What counts is what people like and like to use. If people love to buy Apple products, thats fine. In a sense it is a useless discussion. Or it is a discussion because of Apple.

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