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]: Poor Apple
by brichpmr on Wed 23rd Jan 2013 00:33 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Poor Apple"
brichpmr
Member since:
2006-04-22

They are sure lost on me, though I use an iPhone 4 on a daily basis since two or three years ago, due to corporate demands.

I see the screen is now more Android like, but not much else. Oh, it is faster, wow. Improvements must be so subtle that only a jaded Android warrior like you, worn out in the long battle of Android updates will notice. The compulsory iTunes sucks as much as ever, and everything that was wrong, still is.

What was right, still is, but that is not much in the way of improvements, is it? And how come the wonderful Apple updates never brought me turn by turn navigation, and it has had to be Google who brought it to me?

Please, go out to take pictures with. your 10" iPad and come back when you develop some critical sense.



What???? Apple's Maps worked perfectly for me from the get-go on my 4S. Google sucks in comparison. iTunes is a very good database for Mac users...you maybe don't know how to use it to manage multiple devices in your network. Android is like 'Bizarro Superman." Kind of a cheesy one off, imho.

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RE[4]: Poor Apple
by Lobotomik on Wed 23rd Jan 2013 08:57 in reply to "RE[3]: Poor Apple"
Lobotomik Member since:
2006-01-03

Maybe it worked OK because you live in America. Those 3d views work fine, too, if you live in Frisco. If you are in Madrid, it is. POS, from total failures searching for centric streets, to being sent to Venezuela (across the Atlantic ocean, in case you're wondering). And the loss of transit instructions was very real, whether you care or not from your SUV.

Oh, and turn by turn navigation does not work AT ALL in the iPhone 4, because Apple must think that if we are too cheap to upgrade to something newer, they will be too cheap to bother. It is not a matter of horsepower, because turn navigation works fine in far less powerful Android and Nokia devices from the far past.

And what about Siri? It does not work either.

And iTunes is an unmitigated POS. You like it? Fine, choose your poison, but why cant't I avoid it? It is astonishing that it needs so many resources to do so little.And at the same time, it does far too much. Why do I need my music player to be my app shop and ebook librarian? Only so that Apple controls all entries to the phone, to ensure I never skip the pay line.And all that crap about such device is not paired to such other - if you sync now all your data will be erased? You may think to Apple you are a valued customer, but they treat you like a cheapskate, a cash cow, an idiot, and a thief, all at the same time.

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RE[5]: Poor Apple
by brichpmr on Wed 23rd Jan 2013 13:47 in reply to "RE[4]: Poor Apple"
brichpmr Member since:
2006-04-22

Your experience and comments are totally unreal compared with my Apple use case experiences since 1994. Yes, living in America and using iTunes on OSX carry certain advantages; but syncing works flawlessly for me in this ecosystem....not sure what your issues are...fortunately you have other choices.

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