Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 19th Jul 2013 15:23 UTC
Humor "Surprise, surprise, a certain Korean company copies more of Apple's product design. When Apple launched the iPad mini in October 2012, Apple explained the design: the almost 8" screen size and thin border allow one-handed use. Now, the new 8" Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 has the same border design as the iPad mini." From what I can only assume is the The Onion of technology reporting. I love humour like this on a lazy Friday afternoon.
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Price, and state of the art
by Lobotomik on Sat 20th Jul 2013 17:28 UTC
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Oh, please, neither Apple nor Samsung are responsible for thin bezels!

It is obvious that dead space is undesirable in your handheld device - the most compact your device is, with the same size screen, the better.

Now, ultra thin bezel, ultra high resolution, ultra low consumption or ultra highbrightness LCD SCREENS are bound to be more expensive than, say, cheaper screens. Apple selling at sky high prices can afford to BUY those screens earlier than no name chinese tablet makers. But they buy them from a manufacturer who sells them in the open market, be it Toshiba, LG, or maybe even Samsung.

Like Mercedes comes up with cars with Bosch ABS and airbags, and Hyundai follows suite later. It is Bosch who innovated! Only, Mercedes could afford it earlier.

Using expensive components that are commercially available might make you a luxury brand, not an innovation powerhouse. Apple is only a luxury brand. They did innovation (mixed with healthy copying) in the past, but now they do polishing and branding (and a healthy dose of copying, too). Like Mercedes. That's fine, if you want it and can afford it, but let's not be carried away with admiration.

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