Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 23rd Jun 2013 18:39 UTC
Apple "Apple's new iOS 7, which the company unveiled last week at its Worldwide Developer Conference, says a lot about the future of mobile devices because Apple owns the future of mobile devices." If you're an Apple fanatic, you're going to love this article. If you're not an Apple fanatic, you'll be shaking your head in disbelief that the once great AppleInsider runs stuff like this these days. Hey, there's always MacRumors - the last great bastion of proper Apple rumour reporting.
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customer bias
by SonicMetalMan on Mon 24th Jun 2013 18:20 UTC
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The real issue here is that the media outlets are only taking advantage of our own bias so that they do not have to do any actual investigative reporting.

Let's face it, all the various mobile platforms have strengths and weaknesses. The platform you pick SHOULD be based solely on "best fit" criteria for your needs but for most of us this rarely happens. Humans are too easily distracted by "pretty shiny things" and therefore don't always make rational decisions based on needs. We are far too visual for that.

When using a Brand X mobile OS, can you honestly say that you could not use Brand B just as effectively? We've been brainwashed to not even consider the alternative.

The good folks at Apple, AppleInsider, and even MacRumours need to remember that Apple did not invent the touch-screen smartphone. Apple only made it more user-friendly for the masses.

Technology evolves and our expectations evolve with it. Most of us just keep drinking the Kool-aid dished out by our favorite hardware provider and fawn over their latest offerings like it's all that there is.

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