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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RE: Comment by aligatro
by Adam S on Fri 20th Sep 2013 14:15 UTC in reply to "Comment by aligatro"
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Stupid comments like this piss me off, seriously. I mean, what sort of pompous-assed ego do you have to have to post a comment that snide about the devices that are going to sell more than any other phone device in history? What it says, unquestionably, is that you're an elitist and that what you value is definitively not representative of the masses. Stupid or not, your view is not very common.

This is almost the same as someone trolling a Windows release article about how the sheep use Windows but should be using Linux.

Benchmarks now show the iPhone 5s running iOS 7 is faster than the "cutting-edge" Android devices running quad-cores. In other words, Apple invests in its software and hardware as a bundle, but Android users tend to use disparate, single-stack apps and more often than not, hardware that manufacturers care so little about that they stop supporting it within one calendar year. The still lure people in with gimmicks like 3D cameras or water-resistant chassis or a big speaker. Is that innovation? No thanks, I'll take the tight experience every time over that nonsense. FYI: I own a Galaxy Nexus and a BB10. I'm not on the latest BB10 and the Nexus takes literally months to get firmware updates. That's the non-Apple experience.

I'm sorry if this is harsh, but I'm so effing tired of this "Apple doesn't innovate" shit. This is a technology site and Apple is setting the bar for the mobile experience. If you want to post stupid drivel like this, please go to reddit.

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