Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 26th Oct 2011 22:24 UTC
Google "As an online discussion about iOS vs. Android grows longer, the probability of someone bringing up this link approaches 1." The argument goes that before the iPhone, Android looked like a BlackBerry clone, and after the iPhone, it suddenly turned into an iOS clone. While this argument, with its pictures, is snappy and easily digestible, it doesn't actually seem to be supported by the facts.
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RE[2]: Myths
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Thu 27th Oct 2011 05:02 UTC in reply to "RE: Myths"
Bill Shooter of Bul
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2006-07-14

I think the reason Jobs became so vindictive is that it felt like the Mac all over again--Microsoft got early access to develop apps ahead of launch.


Oh, God. This is exactly like that. When ever the non Apple device is better, its because it "stole" from Apple. While, as many have pointed out Apple "stole" from others.

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RE[3]: Myths
by Laurence on Thu 27th Oct 2011 07:35 in reply to "RE[2]: Myths"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26


Oh, God. This is exactly like that. When ever the non Apple device is better, its because it "stole" from Apple. While, as many have pointed out Apple "stole" from others.

Indeed, Jobs has admitted this himself: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CW0DUg63lqU

It seems a one ways street with Apple; they're allowed to plagiarise whoever and whenever they like. But if anyone even hints at a similarity to them (such as a tablet shaped like black rectangle), Apple get all pissy.

The hypocrisy is strong in Apple.

Edited 2011-10-27 07:35 UTC

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RE[4]: Myths
by segedunum on Fri 28th Oct 2011 00:20 in reply to "RE[3]: Myths"
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2005-07-06

It seems a one ways street with Apple; they're allowed to plagiarise whoever and whenever they like. But if anyone even hints at a similarity to them (such as a tablet shaped like black rectangle), Apple get all pissy.

That's because it's all Apple have. They got crushed before when the generic PC market completely outstripped them in terms of supply and size so they've got two options - accept it or try and desperately limit the size of Android's supply and market size. Apple can only choose the latter because it's all they know.

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RE[4]: Myths
by kaiwai on Fri 28th Oct 2011 01:32 in reply to "RE[3]: Myths"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

Indeed, Jobs has admitted this himself: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CW0DUg63lqU

It seems a one ways street with Apple; they're allowed to plagiarise whoever and whenever they like. But if anyone even hints at a similarity to them (such as a tablet shaped like black rectangle), Apple get all pissy.

The hypocrisy is strong in Apple.


Wow, way to go taking the video out of context; when he refers to stealing he is talking about 'stealing people' from other companies. The larger part of the quotation is this: Do you steal the idea or do you steal the person who came up with the idea? It is a variation of do you steal the gold eggs or do you steal the whole goose that lays them? I thought it would have been plainly obvious when he starts to talk about Apple employees and their varied backgrounds ranging from Zoologists through to Artists.

How about spending some time LISTENING to the video instead of jumping all around the room excited because you've found a video with an incriminating title but you ignore the content in the actual video.

Edited 2011-10-28 01:34 UTC

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