Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 2nd Apr 2013 17:35 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Ian G. Clifton: "Early on, iOS did a lot to push mobile devices forward and helped set bars in a lot of areas for other platforms to meet. Unfortunately, iOS has not changed much lately and in some ways hurts Android when used as the 'golden standard' due to its limitations. A lot of the harm isn't realized by consumers, but Android developers encounter it constantly when something has to be done 'the iOS way' or an Android feature is not even considered because iOS cannot do the same."
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RE[5]: There's a reason
by moondevil on Wed 3rd Apr 2013 06:29 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: There's a reason"
moondevil
Member since:
2005-07-08

The thing is that there are many old timers like myself (using computers since 1986), that remember the old Apple and how it performed without Steve.

Contrary to all the hipster kids that love Apple, we know how proprietary it was, the crazy prices only possible for rich families, how they failed (twice) to develop in-house a successor to Mac OS and so on.

Many of those things happened while Steve was away.

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RE[6]: There's a reason
by Brunis on Wed 3rd Apr 2013 07:56 in reply to "RE[5]: There's a reason"
Brunis Member since:
2005-11-01

The thing is that there are many old timers like myself (using computers since 1986), that remember the old Apple and how it performed without Steve.

Contrary to all the hipster kids that love Apple, we know how proprietary it was, the crazy prices only possible for rich families, how they failed (twice) to develop in-house a successor to Mac OS and so on.

Many of those things happened while Steve was away.


I knew it would come back to this after Steve passed away, i just didn't expect the impact to be so huge and happen so fast. Seems they are running around like headless chickens without him. I recommended my friends to sell their Apple stock immediately after he passed and the ones that listened are glad they did.

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RE[6]: There's a reason
by Nelson on Wed 3rd Apr 2013 15:40 in reply to "RE[5]: There's a reason"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29


Many of those things happened while Steve was away.


But that doesn't mean they'll happen because he's gone now. The motivating factors behind Apple's missteps of the past have likely been removed from the company under SJs watch.

Steve Jobs left the ship in the right direction, and in many ways, their current situation is a lot more secure than it was the last time Steve Jobs left.

That, and the characters running the show today at Apple are the same ones who basically ran it while he was sick.

To me its not a given that Apple will falter without Steve, its just used by others to exaggerate a point.

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