Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 4th Oct 2011 19:03 UTC
Apple I'm down with the flu at the moment, so I wasn't really looking forward to doing a detailed write-up of all the awesome stuff Apple was going to show off today. So, Tim Cook, thanks for talking about nothing for almost two hours straight. The only mildly interesting thing is a slightly specbumped iPhone 4, dubbed the iPhone 4S, which has a faster processor and graphics chip, better camera, and a few other improvements here and there to bring it in line with Android phones launched earlier this year. Sadly, Apple insists on the teeny tiny 3.5" screen, which is too small even for my girly fingers (I'm not kidding, I have to buy gloves in women's clothing stores). For the rest, it was a long rundown of iOS5 features we already knew, and improvements to voice recognition - which is something WP7, Android, and every other self-respecting mobile operating system does already anyway. They do claim it will sport a more natural feel to it, but only time will tell how well it'll work outside of pre-recorded and widely tested on-stage demos.
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Comment by _xmv
by _xmv on Tue 4th Oct 2011 23:20 UTC
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this time the 4S won't cut it. its a solid phone but it's nothing *really special*.
The Siri is cool too, but once again, it's not exactly what will make a lot of people buy it.

Right now, Google has all for itself, the fans, the wind, etc.

We should be careful tho, if we do not want to live in a Google world. They control all the modern communication mediums.

- Phone? Check - going to be a monopoly in 5 years at this rate
- Browser? Check - going to be a monopoly in 5 years at this rate
- Search engine? Check - quasi monopoly
- Email? Check - quasi monopoly outside the enterprise world
- Social medias? Check - rising up fast
- Tracking, analysis, advertising, etc? Check - world first by such an immense margin

Be careful when the "not too evil" becomes "slightly evil" and in the late days "absolutely evil" as it always ever happens ;-)

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RE: Comment by _xmv
by kristoph on Tue 4th Oct 2011 23:54 in reply to "Comment by _xmv"
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Apple has the best selling phone world wide, the best selling music player world wide, the best selling laptop world wide and the best selling desktop in the US.

I am pretty sure none of that will change over the next 12 months until iPhone 5.

Personally, I am super excited about Siri. I think it's the dawn of a new age where we'll start talking to our computers (finally).

Perhaps it will be Google who brings us computers we can talk in the end, or Microsoft, but just now Siri looks like the best you can get.

I just hope Apple builds some sort of API for Siri so developers can make apps that can have that interface.

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RE[2]: Comment by _xmv
by JAlexoid on Wed 5th Oct 2011 00:58 in reply to "RE: Comment by _xmv"
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Apple has ... the best selling laptop world wide

Did I fall asleep for 10 years or should I ask you to smoke what you are smoking there... Best selling laptop? They sell about 4mil Macs in total worldwide. No way in hell are they selling more laptops than Dell or HP.

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