Linked by Yoni on Fri 18th Jan 2013 21:56 UTC
Apple "Never mind the fact that the iPod turned the entire music industry on its head. Never mind the fact that most successful notebooks today resemble designs first popularized by Apple. Never mind the fact that the blueprint of the modern day smartphone remains the original iPhone. Never mind the fact that competitors are scrambling wildly to copy the success and design of the iPad. Forget all of these things, because when it comes to Apple, the 'what have you done for me lately?' mentality reigns supreme."
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RE: my 2 cents
by grat on Sat 19th Jan 2013 05:39 UTC in reply to "my 2 cents"
grat
Member since:
2006-02-02

Saw an ad this week for the iPhone 5 where Apple was implying that they originated the concept of noise canceling via external microphone.

Pretty sure that concept dates back to around 2008. No wonder Samsung has been pounding the "it's already here" drum.

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RE[2]: my 2 cents
by WereCatf on Sat 19th Jan 2013 05:46 in reply to "RE: my 2 cents"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

Pretty sure that concept dates back to around 2008.


Only if you add the "on a mobile-phone" to it. Noise-cancellation via one or more extraneous microphones has been around for decades otherwise.

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RE[3]: my 2 cents
by zlynx on Mon 21st Jan 2013 01:53 in reply to "RE[2]: my 2 cents"
zlynx Member since:
2005-07-20

Then why were mobile phones not doing a good job at it if the tech was available?

Apple includes some specialized hardware for sound field processing in the iPhone 4S for Siri and suddenly every Samsung device starts including it too. Never saw it before the iPhone 4S.

But no, it wasn't actually new. It was just a darn good idea that no one apparently bothered to use.

"Our speaker phone mode sounds like crap. Why not fix it?"

"Oh no one cares about that and it would cost money."

Well Apple does it and suddenly people care?

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