Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 27th Jul 2011 22:09 UTC
Legal Two different graphs. Both happen to be published at Ars Technica, with one of them coming from a different source. Seemingly completely unrelated, but when you ponder the waterfall of recent lawsuit-related news, these two graphs suddenly tell all there is to tell. These two innocent little graphs illustrate why Apple is attacking Android so ferociously.
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lucas_maximus
Member since:
2009-08-18

Hypothetically, why exactly do you think consumer tablets would not have occurred without apple?


Because many other companies tend to "design by commitee" ... whereas Apple don't.

I not saying it definetely wouldn't have happened, however other companies don't do the combination of Design, Marketing and Simplicity of use and don't create a Buzz ...

Apple devices for the most part have a good synergy of form and function. Even on my quite old iBook ... nice little things like having the USB ports in the right place ... make all the difference.

Edited 2011-07-29 06:06 UTC

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Alfman Member since:
2011-01-28

lucas_maximus,

"Because many other companies tend to 'design by commitee' ... whereas Apple don't."

I'm not really sure what you mean here. Do you have examples? My impression that apple is one of the most bureaucratic and controlling employers in existence, though I could be wrong.


No one entity in the world is so important that the world couldn't get by without them. This is a good thing.

I say as long as there's healthy competition, then consumers will be able to find what they want at competitive prices.

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

I'm not really sure what you mean here. Do you have examples? My impression that apple is one of the most bureaucratic and controlling employers in existence, though I could be wrong.


The point is that there is a single vision from Jobs,

http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/blog/2011/may/09/inside-apple-...

The article (which is not yet online) indicates that Apple is driven by Jobs's personality: "the creative process at Apple is one of constantly preparing someone - be it one's boss, boss's boss, or oneself - for a presentation to Jobs," writes Adam Lashinsky, who calls him "a corporate dictator who makes every critical decision - and oddles of seemingly noncritical calls too".


And what happens when you get it wrong at Apple.

Jobs's reputation as a manager who takes no prisoners is reinforced with an anecdote from the time in 2008 when the relaunched MobileMe cloud service had significant outages. Jobs called the MobileMe team together to the Town Hall Auditorium on the campus. "Can anyone tell me what MobileMe is meant to do?" Jobs began. On getting a response describing it, he replied: "So why the f--k doesn't it do that?" A 30-minute tirade followed - and a new person was put in overall charge of the group. (Many of the developers left the group soon afterwards.)

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To understand why Apple does so well and has such good brand loyalty watch to Simon Sinek's Video on Why ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_KHyed_uRc&feature=related

Edited 2011-07-29 08:37 UTC

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