Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th Mar 2013 15:51 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Thorsten Heins, BlackBerry's CEO: "Apple did a fantastic job in bringing touch devices to market ... They did a fantastic job with the user interface, they are a design icon. There is a reason why they were so successful, and we actually have to admit this and respect that. History repeats itself again I guess ... the rate of innovation is so high in our industry that if you don't innovate at that speed you can be replaced pretty quickly. The user interface on the iPhone, with all due respect for what this invention was all about is now five years old." Ironic, perhaps, that this comes from a BlackBerry CEO, but that doesn't make him wrong - although I'm sure the usual suspects will claim that it does.
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RE[7]: Comment by shmerl
by Nelson on Tue 19th Mar 2013 06:49 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by shmerl"
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I wouldn't go that far, but if you have concrete examples I'd love to hear them. I think I pointed out a lot of them in the form of Samsung's TouchWiz making stylus on Android palatable and in Siri/Google Now style personal assistants.

Surely if the pace of innovation is so rapid that Apple is being left in the dust, there must be a huge list of software innovations that undoubtedly put iOS at a disadvantage now or in the foreseeable future.

I don't know what's worse, you pushing this notion forward or the even scarier aspect that you might actually start to believe yourself.

Apple created, coined, and proved the current mobile OS ecosystem model. The 70/30 revenue model, the curated app store, the touch interaction models, hell, half of Samsung's form factors since like 2010, has all been Apple.

For every Apple service, you'll find an opposite but terrible S-Something implementation by Samsung.

Samsung is like the modern day megabloks compared to Apple's legos. Sorta kinda like the real thing, but not really, and people notice.

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RE[8]: Comment by shmerl
by shmerl on Tue 19th Mar 2013 06:58 in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by shmerl"
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I don't consider Android innovative enough software wise. Sailfish and Firefox OS are original on the other hand. Also interesting to see how QNX will evolve, it's kind of a dark horse still.

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RE[9]: Comment by shmerl
by Nelson on Tue 19th Mar 2013 07:03 in reply to "RE[8]: Comment by shmerl"
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So I think its safe to say that Apple is hardly falling behind anyone else at the pace of innovation, and even historically is still well within their trend of introducing disruptive market products.

Its also even safer to say this has nothing to do with Apple prioritizing patents over innovation as you implied, with what I hope was a great deal of hyperbole.

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