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[2]: my 2 cents
by WereCatf on Sat 19th Jan 2013 05:46 UTC 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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RE[4]: my 2 cents
by JAlexoid on Mon 21st Jan 2013 06:58 in reply to "RE[3]: my 2 cents"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

Never saw it before the iPhone 4S.

Nexus One wants to talk to you, sans the background noise due to Audience Inc's noise cancellation chip.

And Apple started to care only 6 months after Nexus One.

Edited 2013-01-21 06:59 UTC

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