Can Apple ever be doomed again?
Posted 15 January 2013 - 04:43 AM
Posted 16 January 2013 - 07:31 AM
The lesson of GE is that it is possible for a corporations's lifetime to be indefinite.
Posted 16 January 2013 - 07:44 AM
Your cited article spends more time bashing the iPhone than it does praising Android. Let's just say that it lacks confidence. The article says that Apple is being "killed" by specs. I can't imagine buying any piece of tech based solely upon specs. You say your screen is bigger. I say that mine is big enough and that bigger would actually be a negative. I have a retort for most of the "advantages" of any Android phone. I won't bore you.
This article boils down to: Consumers and developers will soon wake up and fall in love with Android. Bye bye, Apple.
Posted 16 January 2013 - 07:52 AM
Why would anyone want a tablet with a bunch of blown-up phone apps?
Posted 19 January 2013 - 06:50 AM
Here's the difference between Cook and Jobs - and what makes Apple vulnerable. Jobs understood it was ALL about the end user experience -whether it was your experience in the retail environment - your experience with the support team - whether it was easy or difficult to understand the interface on the DVD drive - or the apps on the iPhone. It was the experience. And they didn't cut prices to make sales. They kept up the quality of the experience. Cook doesn't get that. So they retail experience has slipped, support is watered down, user interface are more getting some software developers jollies than what the end user moves through - I think they are very vulnerable.
It ISN'T just the hardware - it's your ENTIRE experience with Apple that matters.
Good = up. Bad = down.
Posted 19 January 2013 - 10:04 PM
Yup. And so have MS's customers - they aren't buying!
Only to those who don't use it. It's changed plenty over the years - just not wholesale changes every seven to ten years like MS with windows, but a steady stream of incremental changes over time.
All I can say about Windows 8 is it's really nice once you load classicshell.sourceforge.net on it.
Posted 27 January 2013 - 09:04 AM
First there was a great deal of anticipation about the iPhone 5 and we got... the iPhone 4Gs. I had a 3Gs and got over my disappointment, deciding to wait until the 5 was finally released. When it was released... blah. Since the iPhone 5 was entirely uninspiring, I switched to a Samsung Galaxy S3 and was delighted. It is, IMO, better than the iPhone in almost every way. In San Francisco the day before Christmas I watched hordes of people with their little Apple box phones and had to laugh... what were they thinking?
The new iMac came out and I wanted to buy one for my wife until I realized that the only cool thing about it is how thin it is, and who cares? It's worth giving up an optical drive for *that*? On a desktop? I decided to buy her the older 27" iMac, but Apple took them off the market when they announced the new model, then delivered over a month late. The new iMac is nice, but I prefer my older model.
What else? A smaller iPad... yawn.
And Apple is still Apple, ruling their world with an iron hand. Configuration and compatibility? Forget about it. It's Apple's way or nothing. And how about Apple removing the popular 500px app from the App Store because it could possibly used to download nude images? How does everyone feel about that kind of control?
Yeah, Apple has plenty of cash. So does Microsoft, and who cares about them anymore? I don't know if Apple is doomed, but I do know they are in decline and not customer-friendly. They need to do something major to turn it around, and with Jobs gone I don't see that happening.