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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RE: Price, and state of the art
by unclefester on Mon 22nd Jul 2013 05:16 UTC in reply to "Price, and state of the art "
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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.


Mercedes is genuine innovator - they introduced crumple zones, inertia reel seatbelts, anti-burst door locks and hundreds of other safety innovations. In the vast majority of cases these innovations were developed in conjunction with partner companies using Mercedes funding. MB has always allowed competitors to access their safety patents at no cost after a short delay.

Mercedes is first and foremost an engineering company. MB requires senior managers to be PhD qualified mechanical engineers. A marketing or finance executive would never become CEO of MB. MB has never been a "luxury" car company (MB Cars are are well engineered - not luxurious. Even the most expensive S-Class models are quite spartan). Their main business is making trucks, buses and commercial vehicles.

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