Linked by David Adams on Tue 25th May 2010 04:07 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Over at Daringfireball this past weekend, John Gruber put words to what many people are thinking about after Google's rush of Android announcements and not-subtle Apple-bashing at this week's I/O conference: "all-out war." I agree with Gruber that a good old-fashioned bitter rivalry could be a great thing for the computing world, and for smartphone/handheld fans in particular.
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Disagree on Apple needing pressure
by wfolta on Tue 25th May 2010 15:41 UTC
wfolta
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2010-05-25

You say that Apple would rest on its laurels with the iPhone if not for Google. Personally, I think the iPhone that's about to come out is the same iPhone that would have come out if Google had never even thought of entering the space. I base this on the iPod, which has no serious competition and which does continue to get useful new features over time.

I really think Apple has the "cannibalize yourself before someone else does" mentality that companies like IBM and Microsoft never had, which means not resting on your laurels.

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