Linked by Kroc Camen on Thu 30th Sep 2010 12:12 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y "I am truly shocked that so many people are being duped by BlackBerry's recent announcement of their tablet, the PlayBook. I have read endless comments from people who are saying they can't wait to get this tablet computer. Well, I think I have some bad news for you folks. There is no evidence that the PlayBook exist as advertised. Why do I say this? I will make it brief..."
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Kroc
Member since:
2005-11-10

Hey, don’t call me an Apple fanboy. My point was that at most times Apple tries to ship things on the day. If it doesn’t, you can bet that Steve Jobs was screaming down the hallways because manufacturing blundered or couldn’t get the job done (white iPhone 4). You know that Steve plans everything to ship the day it’s announced and the only reason it doesn’t is because some third party let them down.

Basically, Steve’s whole attitude to releases is the polar opposite of most other companies who can’t keep their traps shut and mouth off about that which they can’t actually deliver. *cough*Vista*cough*

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dragossh Member since:
2008-12-16

Push notifications would like a talk with you ;)

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Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

Now good example. That was probably pure isolated naïvete on Apple’s part. In working so hard to shape the iPhone into what *they* wanted, they were completely unprepared for the sheer vastness of applications that the real world wanted to write (and thus also the submission guidelines being so disastrous)

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nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26


Basically, Steve’s whole attitude to releases is the polar opposite of most other companies who can’t keep their traps shut and mouth off about that which they can’t actually deliver. *cough*Vista*cough*


*cough*first generation of ipods*cough

Oh and those junky first gen ipods do not work with the latest version of itunes. Supporting even a simple mp3 player for 5 years seems to go against Apple policy. I guess the flip side is that most failed long ago.

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tony Member since:
2005-07-06

"
Basically, Steve’s whole attitude to releases is the polar opposite of most other companies who can’t keep their traps shut and mouth off about that which they can’t actually deliver. *cough*Vista*cough*


*cough*first generation of ipods*cough

Oh and those junky first gen ipods do not work with the latest version of itunes. Supporting even a simple mp3 player for 5 years seems to go against Apple policy. I guess the flip side is that most failed long ago.
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It's been longer than 5 years, just coming up on 9 actually. And most heavily used consumer electronics (get carried in purses, back packs, pockets) don't last more than a couple of years before they're broken.

I actually trained for and ran a Marathon with my 1st gen iPhone. It took several dives (plenty of knarly dents in it) with me on runs, and it kept on ticking. I eventually broke it by stepping on it while it was in my pants on the floor.

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gfolkert Member since:
2008-12-15

Can't you put Rockbox on those things now?

Put that on it and use it like a mass storage device.

http://www.rockbox.org/

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Radio Member since:
2009-06-20

Hey, don’t call me an Apple fanboy.
Now that you have been linked to by Daring fireball, you are ;)

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