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[10]: Comment by shmerl
by shmerl on Tue 19th Mar 2013 07:10 UTC in reply to "RE[9]: Comment by shmerl"
shmerl
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They already fell in their pace. Whether they are still falling is less important. Their current pace is low already. I compared the situation to IE above. At some point it was very dominant, and MS simply "relaxed" too much. It wasn't a smart thing to do.

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RE[11]: Comment by shmerl
by Nelson on Tue 19th Mar 2013 07:18 in reply to "RE[10]: Comment by shmerl"
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2005-11-29

They already fell in their pace.


I think Tony Swash makes a convincing argument for why that's not true above.

Do you think Apple is just sitting around making iPhones and iPads instead of working on their next project? I know you think lowly of Apple, but I hope you'd have more faith in them as a basic company than that.

I'm also unsure you hold other companies (Samsung, Motorola, Google, etc.) to such an impossibly high standard.

Even FFOS and Sailfish don't have products on the market yet. So any innovation in this area is hypothetical. You need to execute on the idea.


Whether they are still falling is less important. Their current pace is low already. I compared the situation to IE above. At some point it was very dominant, and MS simply "relaxed" too much. It wasn't a smart thing to do.


I don't think Apple is as stupid as Microsoft was back then. I'll be completely surprised if they don't have multiple disruptive products in the pipeline.

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