Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 20th Jun 2007 09:26 UTC, submitted by TB
Internet & Networking "Apple's Safari is making its way to the Windows platform with the serious intention of making a dent in the market. As brilliant as the people are at Apple, I can't help but laugh at their, to put it politely, delusion. Before I ramble on too much, here are my five reasons why Safari will fail on the Windows platform." My take: Safari on Windows isn't here to take over the Windows browsing market. It's here for the iPhone.
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by Wintermute on Wed 20th Jun 2007 11:00 UTC in reply to "RE"
Wintermute
Member since:
2005-07-30

With Apple arrogant is the correct word to use. They think that just because a product is made by Apple it will become a success. Isn't that that the definition of arrogant?

I mean look at the Apple TV, it sucks as a set-top box. You can only use iTunes to stream stuff and they didn't add support for MPEG4 ASP, let alone a plugin framework to let you run whatever codec/container you want.

Even the iPhone, it's all fluff. No 3G support, no real SDK, just shitty mini-apps (like people on this site mentioned: when you code Skype in AJAX then you get to call this these scriplets applications). For anyone but an Apple fanboy or someone clueless about technology, the iPhone is simply an over priced feature phone.

This is called arrogance...

You'd describe them as innovative, but most people tend to be more sceptical than your average Apple fan. So what kind of innovation are we seeing from Apple?

Time machine? WOw, now I can buy an external HD. iPhone? Damn $500 for a feature phone! Apple TV/ love the Xvid support and in built torrent support! Spaces? Shit I've never seen anything like that on any platform!

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by milles21 on Wed 20th Jun 2007 13:48 in reply to "RE"
milles21 Member since:
2006-11-08

Why is this 500.00 such a big thing is it me that only remembers that some carriers offered the blackberry for 500.00 dollars. Seems to me that everyone is overly critical of Apple. there are no current phones on the market that currently do what the iphone does and that is including crappy AJAX features you are referring too. The storage again not a phone on the market that offers 4GB-8GB. Google Maps, with the ease of use of the apple iphone. Email yes other phones have this but we are talking complete package. and currently the iphone has it.

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by Adam S on Wed 20th Jun 2007 14:00 in reply to "RE"
Adam S Member since:
2005-04-01

With Apple arrogant is the correct word to use. They think that just because a product is made by Apple it will become a success.


BUNK! That's YOUR bias. Apple FANS support Apple and believe their products will become successful. Apple has never said that they think that since it's an Apple product, it will be a success. You do NOT know what they think.

Every company ought to ONLY release a product if they think it's going to be a success, don't you agree? It would be ridiculous if companies released something they thought was going to be a failure.

Your post shows a distinct dislike for Apple (and arguably, Apple fans).

As far as Apple is concerned in this overly-semantic discussion, this is "confidence", plain and simple. I really hope you get modded down - your post is not insightful, it's just biased.

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by Moochman on Wed 20th Jun 2007 20:46 in reply to "RE"
Moochman Member since:
2005-07-06

For anyone but an Apple fanboy or someone clueless about technology, the iPhone is simply an over priced feature phone.

You seem to be forgetting that Apple's success is not due to simple fanboyism, but rather the fact that they make intuitive, easy-to-use interfaces to their hardware and software, which make life easier for the common man. No amount of features or specifications on a competing product can make up for that factor. The simplicity factor.

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