Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 7th Oct 2013 20:54 UTC
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Samsung's Galaxy Gear television advertisement bears a resemblance to the original iPhone advertisement.

This made me smile, though:

There is just no shame - or original ideas - in this company at all.

Yeah! Except for display technology. Oh, and except for microprocessor design. And, of course, they are a driving force in memory chip design. Well, yeah, except for all those things from which virtually every computer product today benefits - Apple or otherwise - Samsung has absolutely no innovative ideas at all. What have the Romans done for us, indeed.

I don't care about Samsung any more than I care about other companies, but to shove the company's contributions to technology aside just because you lack the capacity to grasp the kind of more bare metal innovation they do just makes you look like an idiot.

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RE[2]: blind fools
by ezraz on Tue 8th Oct 2013 16:02 UTC in reply to "RE: blind fools"
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"It's a simple software update away for Apple to give all sort of Android-software features, if they want to.

Just because it's easy doesn't mean it's not stealing. Every company in every industry "steal" from the competition, it's just funny how many Apple fans stubbornly insist that Apple doesn't ever do it.

I personally have never said that. I know Apple is inspired by other products. I know they compete in the marketplace with certain features and all that. I know they probably "steal" in many senses of the word, on individual features or details within an overall design.

But I believe, as a user of many technology companies' products, that Apple represents one of the best designers working in the consumer space today. From any country. At almost any price point.

In other market segments, luxury makers try to give their products Apple polish. Look into features like engineering tolerances, flex ratings, drop tests, airflow management, battery design and features, weight distribution, manufacturing consistency, etc etc etc and you will find Apple above other computer companies. They just care more because their primary value in the open marketplace is that they are built better.

Since it's a computer we are talking about, it's software AND hardware that is built. Apple first jumped ahead in hardware in the 70's Apple 2 Woz era, then with the 80's MacOS - their software was admired while their hardware was overpriced and non-standard. That's pre-UNIX, pre-Intel Apple. Now with Unix, iOS, Intel inside, and their leadership in ARM designs, and Jon Ive, Apple has serious strength in all of the above.

Which is why they are now one of the richest companies in the world and just become the most popular brands in the world. And Android is still owned by an advertising company.

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