Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 14th Mar 2013 22:17 UTC
Apple Apple's Phil Shiller has been trash-talking Android in the press these past few days - just as Samsung is about to launch its Galaxy S4. "Public, preemptive slamming of a competitor is far outside Apple's PR wheelhouse; it's a dramatic shift for a company used to making news rather than reacting to it. But why is it happening?" The Verge hits the nail on the head: "Cupertino's behavior this week is yet another symptom of Samsung's stratospheric rise in the smartphone market globally, a rise that challenges Apple and has outright stifled Android competitors like HTC and Sony."
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Without Jobs, Apple is doomed to fail
by cmost on Sun 17th Mar 2013 21:41 UTC
cmost
Member since:
2006-07-16

I find Apple's behavior of late laughable at best and destructive at worst. All one needs to do is look to what nearly became of Apple in the late nineties, before Steve Jobs saved it, to see the future. Apple has little in the way of innovation. Compare the tech specs of any Apple product to competitors to see why. Additionally, Apple has a proven track record of suing those who it perceives as threats. It can't handle competition. Without Job's vision or its throngs of waning fan boys who buy its products simply because they sport an Apple logo, Apple can't survive. So while Apple's saber rattling and high profile lawsuits might extend its relevance a few years, ultimately it will resume the downward spiral it was enveloped it in the nineties. This time, it won't be saved by a visionary. I doubt Steve Wozniak is interested in stepping up to the helm. Goodbye Apple.

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someone Member since:
2006-01-12

Yes, but suing was obviously Steve's idea. Just look at how quickly Apple settled with HTC after Steve died. Most people here would probably regard anything Apple made after the first iPhone (and perhaps the Macbook Air) as evolutionary and non-innovative.

Edited 2013-03-17 23:51 UTC

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