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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RE: Obvious
by mrhasbean on Tue 27th Jul 2010 09:17 UTC in reply to "Obvious"
mrhasbean
Member since:
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"
ephracis Member since:
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[3]: Obvious
by organgtool on Tue 27th Jul 2010 21:53 in reply to "RE[2]: Obvious"
organgtool Member since:
2010-02-25

Don't disagree with him, I'm sure he knows what he's talking about. I'm positive he has spent extensive time demo'ing every other phone out there, including all flavors of Android and the custom user interfaces on top of it before asserting that the iPhone was the easiest to use.

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RE[2]: Obvious
by dvhh on Tue 27th Jul 2010 10:35 in reply to "RE: Obvious"
dvhh Member since:
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[3]: Obvious
by Kroc on Tue 27th Jul 2010 10:40 in reply to "RE[2]: Obvious"
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

Rubbish. I tried downloading an app for my feature phone yesterday. Conducting street-side surgery is a simpler and less pain-inducing matter. The iPhone wrote eight years of mobile apps out of history because the usability was so night and day.

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RE[3]: Obvious
by Delgarde on Tue 27th Jul 2010 21:32 in reply to "RE[2]: Obvious"
Delgarde Member since:
2008-08-19

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.


Quite right, which is why I have a cheap phone - I can talk to people with it, and send and receive the occasion SMS. For anything more, I have a real computer.

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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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