Linked by David Adams on Tue 22nd Nov 2011 03:49 UTC
Google With the announcement of its new Search app, Google gave iPad users more than just a slick and well-made native search app that bests the experience on any Android tablet. It also managed to squeeze the core elements of Chrome OS into Apple's ecosystem.
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RE[6]: What a stupid article.
by Laurence on Wed 23rd Nov 2011 11:22 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: What a stupid article."
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I'm not sure if you're disagreeing with me or not. I clearly didn't say they were first, I said they were fairly early. And for the portable MP3 player market, they were. I mean, they were competing with devices like the Diamond Rio 500, IIRC. In any case, it was still a tiny market and they quickly dominated it.

Sorry, I should have been more clear.
I was disagreeing when you said that Apple were early to market. I don't think they were. I think they were the 1st to create a desirable consumer device, but that's very different to being early to a market.

When creating a successful product, making it desirable is just as (if not more so) important as being early into the market. Obviously if you're early and desirable, that's a bonus. But I think where Apple excels is sitting back and learning from the failures of others before releasing their own gadgets.

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