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[3]: my 2 cents
by zlynx on Mon 21st Jan 2013 01:53 UTC 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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RE[5]: my 2 cents
by mkone on Mon 21st Jan 2013 18:11 in reply to "RE[4]: my 2 cents"
mkone Member since:
2006-03-14

iPhone noise cancellation was available on the iPhone 4, i.e. one year before the iPhone 4S, therefore 6 months before the Nexus One.

QED.

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