Linked by David Adams on Tue 27th Jul 2010 07:44 UTC
Intel An interesting article at Ars Technica takes a look at some compelling data (the longer-than-normal processor update cycles in Apple's personal computer lineup) and speculates that Apple's enthusiasm for its partnership with Intel might be cooling. Like Apple's soured relationship with once-BFF Google, this may be the result of Intel's increasing activities in the mobile computing space.
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Obvious
by flanque on Tue 27th Jul 2010 08:54 UTC
flanque
Member since:
2005-12-15

I think it's pretty obvious that if a so called friend starts mowing your lawn, then you'll get pissed.

Apple clearly wants the entire mobile market in my view and if Intel do deliver on the promise then they simply become competitors and will unlikely work co-operatively on most things.

It's a reality that Apple needs to come to grips with. Google, Microsoft, Nokia, Intel to mention a few big players, not to mention all the Android-based devices.

No matter what each of us think of these variants of mobile devices, they each have their slice of the pie and I think Apple's share in that pie is going to shrink pretty rapidly over the coming years if not months.

Feature parity isn't far off.

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RE: Obvious
by mrhasbean on Tue 27th Jul 2010 09:17 in reply to "Obvious"
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2006-04-03

Feature parity isn't far off.


Geeks look for features, average users look for simplicity. Everyone else still has a long way to go to offer the simplicity of the overall iPhone experience for the tech challenged user - which just happens to be the majority of the population...

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RE[2]: Obvious
by asdf on Tue 27th Jul 2010 09:22 in reply to "RE: Obvious"
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2009-09-23

Simplicity, of course, is a feature. :-P

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RE[2]: Obvious
by ephracis on Tue 27th Jul 2010 09:32 in reply to "RE: Obvious"
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2007-09-23

Everyone else still has a long way to go to offer the simplicity of the overall iPhone experience for the tech challenged user

No.

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RE[2]: Obvious
by dvhh on Tue 27th Jul 2010 10:35 in reply to "RE: Obvious"
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2006-03-20

the IPhone is not by a long way a simple phone, I would say if user wanted simplicity they would just buy phones not smartphone.
The IPhone succeed because it's a trendy smartphone, and Apple got a very good PR. I think that my crappy normal japanese phone offers more feature than the iphone ( save for the non crappy browser ).

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RE[2]: Obvious
by flanque on Tue 27th Jul 2010 11:49 in reply to "RE: Obvious"
flanque Member since:
2005-12-15

Geeks look for features, average users look for simplicity. Everyone else still has a long way to go to offer the simplicity of the overall iPhone experience for the tech challenged user - which just happens to be the majority of the population...

Simplicity in itself is a feature and the gap is closing. I doubt Apple denies this behind the scenes, even if their Legion of Loyal Fans do.

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RE: Obvious
by Soulbender on Wed 28th Jul 2010 08:49 in reply to "Obvious"
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2005-08-18

I think it's pretty obvious that if a so called friend starts mowing your lawn, then you'll get pissed.


Why? I'd be happy if someone else mowed the lawn. Now, if they start putting up their own lawn furniture and turning it into a croquet feld, well, that's a different matter.

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