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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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Turn it on its head
by the_randymon on Sat 19th Jan 2013 20:39 UTC
the_randymon
Member since:
2005-07-06

The article is ostensibly about Apple, but I think it's really a criticism of tech journalists, who lazily keep hoping for something new and exciting for Apple in spite of continually insisting Apple's wellspring of innovation has run dry.

So really, the article is: "Tech journalists keep getting it wrong."

The complainers inhabit this forum, too. Have a look for all the comments that complain that Apple's iOS GUI is stale/outdated. Really? Bored already?

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RE: Turn it on its head
by MOS6510 on Sat 19th Jan 2013 21:21 in reply to "Turn it on its head"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

Strange enough the people who complain about the iPhone are the ones who don't have one. The ones that do have one are quite happy, unlike Android users of which most have given up trying to figure out how it works. Even WP users are happier than Android ones.

I don't think any company should change anything just for change. Why fix something that isn't broken and have your users go through a new learning experience when before they could operate their device with the greatest of ease? Why waste time and energy to replace something that's proven with something that is not?

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RE[2]: Turn it on its head
by TechGeek on Sat 19th Jan 2013 22:18 in reply to "RE: Turn it on its head"
TechGeek Member since:
2006-01-14

Strange enough the people who complain about the iPhone are the ones who don't have one. The ones that do have one are quite happy, unlike Android users of which most have given up trying to figure out how it works. Even WP users are happier than Android ones.

I don't think any company should change anything just for change. Why fix something that isn't broken and have your users go through a new learning experience when before they could operate their device with the greatest of ease? Why waste time and energy to replace something that's proven with something that is not?


Current sales data doesn't support your assumptions. Apple has had to decrease manufacturing and the Nexus 7 outsold iPad in Japan.

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RE[2]: Turn it on its head
by JAlexoid on Mon 21st Jan 2013 07:04 in reply to "RE: Turn it on its head"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

The ones that do have one are quite happy, unlike Android users of which most have given up trying to figure out how it works.


Yes... You keep telling that yourself. Maybe that will make you happier...

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RE[2]: Turn it on its head
by Soulbender on Mon 21st Jan 2013 09:03 in reply to "RE: Turn it on its head"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Strange enough the people who complain about the iPhone are the ones who don't have one.


hey, it's just like how those complaining about Android are those who don't own one.

The ones that do have one are quite happy, unlike Android users of which most have given up trying to figure out how it works.


I have really no idea what you base this assertion on but maybe it's because Android users aren't hipsters with more money than sense who spend all their time in coffee shops fiddling with their iPhone? ;)

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