Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 14th Mar 2013 22:17 UTC
Apple Apple's Phil Shiller has been trash-talking Android in the press these past few days - just as Samsung is about to launch its Galaxy S4. "Public, preemptive slamming of a competitor is far outside Apple's PR wheelhouse; it's a dramatic shift for a company used to making news rather than reacting to it. But why is it happening?" The Verge hits the nail on the head: "Cupertino's behavior this week is yet another symptom of Samsung's stratospheric rise in the smartphone market globally, a rise that challenges Apple and has outright stifled Android competitors like HTC and Sony."
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I wouldn't exactly call the iPad an 'innovative' product. All it was, was a natural second path for the iPhone to take for people who wanted to run applications instead of talk. It was not much more than an iPhone with a bigger screen, typically no cellular radio, and otherwise slightly tweaked specifications.

It was an iOS-ified take on traditional portable systems of similar uses and form factors that were produced many years before Apple ever even decided to change their name and focus on non-general-purpose computers. Tablet computers have been around for a much longer time than the iPhone.

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