Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th Mar 2013 15:51 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Thorsten Heins, BlackBerry's CEO: "Apple did a fantastic job in bringing touch devices to market ... They did a fantastic job with the user interface, they are a design icon. There is a reason why they were so successful, and we actually have to admit this and respect that. History repeats itself again I guess ... the rate of innovation is so high in our industry that if you don't innovate at that speed you can be replaced pretty quickly. The user interface on the iPhone, with all due respect for what this invention was all about is now five years old." Ironic, perhaps, that this comes from a BlackBerry CEO, but that doesn't make him wrong - although I'm sure the usual suspects will claim that it does.
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RE[2]: Comment by shmerl
by cdude on Mon 18th Mar 2013 23:29 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by shmerl"
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> Period

That was Apple with Jobs. Past. That's the central point. Can they keep on to invent, to build new products opposed to products they invented and build before with Jobs?

Having lots of money on bank may keep you running for a while but it doesn't automatically give you a place among the top players in sold products in the future. Just see what happened with IBM or what happens now with Microsoft and both of them where strong monopolists unlike Apple. Things can change and they can change fast.

> "Apple is only using patents because they can't innovate"

But that's the central question. Can they successful innovate without Jobs? We only see patent-wars innovations, no new product innovations for a longer time now while competition is accelerating and improving there products.

Customers don't buy your law-suites, they buy your products. Apple seems to beet on the wrong thing.

Edited 2013-03-18 23:32 UTC

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