Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 19th Sep 2013 22:25 UTC
Apple

Great interview with Apple's executives.

When Apple got into the mobile business, it was Nokia’s world. The Finnish company was considered something of a miracle worker. "I'm old enough to remember when Nokia had margins of 25 percent, and there was absolutely no way they were going to be dislodged from their leadership position," says Kuittinen of research firm Alekstra. Says Cook, "I think [Nokia] is a reminder to everyone in business that you have to keep innovating and that to not innovate is to die."

Quite true. If a fingerprint scanner and a 64bit ARM chip are innovation, time will tell, but for now, Apple is surely still atop of its game. The amazing load of iOS 7 application updates and the rapid adoption of Apple's latest is testament to that.

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Rapid adoption
by darknexus on Thu 19th Sep 2013 23:03 UTC
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I'd say the rapid adoption of iOS 7 has a lot to do with the fact that, if you have any iPhone manufactured within the past three years, you actually can update. No messing around, no OEM delays, no carrier buggery or refusal to give you an update. I dare say new versions of Android would have that adoption rate too, if only everyone had a Nexus or Google Play edition device. Too bad OEMs are still allowed to fuck with it, as they were back in the Windows Mobile and Symbian days. That's one thing I do love about iOS despite everything, I must say.

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