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#1 User is offline   Macworld 

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 07:30 AM

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  Posted 17 January 2013 - 07:45 AM

The critics that are screaming right now are intellectually lazy. They're throwing temper tantrums instead of looking at the big picture. Like two-year-olds, they don't really know what they want. And they're not happy when they get it, anyway. Apple could unveil a new car and they'd say Apple's days are over because it's just bet its future on an industry it knows nothing about. Not unlike, say, Apple's entrance into the mobile phone industry. I bet that if Apple did unveil a time machine, they'd claim it wasn't fast enough.

Tim Cook is taking exactly the right approach, staying the course, despite distracting expectations swirling around him. Apple is a marvel of human achievement. Why waste the beautiful sight of it by casting your gaze on a group of misbehaving children who have never accomplished anything remotely close to it in concept or scale and don't have the faintest understanding of how something this remarkable operates and grows in the first place?

Dan Pallotta @ Bloomberg

http://www.bloomberg...me-machine.html
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#3 User is offline   StefN 

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  Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:02 AM

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#4 User is offline   StefN 

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  Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:03 AM

I agree that Apple could build a car and still get zapped by Wall Street zombies. Having said that, I really do wish Apple would build an electric vehicle. Cars are about to become CE devices. Apple would do a great job of it. And in the long term, Apple does need a huge industry to disrupt and grow and there aren't many left. Forget TV! Give me my iPlug!
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  Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:56 AM

Wow, I'm really impressed with the Silver Surfer reference.
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  Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:57 AM

Wow, an Apple iCar running OS X with an updated Siri and Maps for voice control and self-driving capability. Just speak the destination and the iCar takes you there in comfort and safety. Yes!

Of course then Samsung will claim it had the idea first.
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  Posted 17 January 2013 - 11:31 AM

"It’s like the Silver Surfer of news events!" LOL

I always figured that if Apple invented a potion that cured cancer, people would complain that it didn't come in grape flavor.
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  Posted 17 January 2013 - 03:12 PM

The laziness of these Samsung pushers is amazing, kind of like Samsung itself.
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  Posted 17 January 2013 - 04:26 PM

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Wow, an Apple iCar running OS X with an updated Siri and Maps for voice control and self-driving capability. Just speak the destination and the iCar takes you there in comfort and safety. Yes! Of course then Samsung will claim it had the idea first.

Samsung probably wants to make a car, but they are waiting for Apple to show them how to do it. They can copy it and claim that there is no other possible way to make a car. Then, if Apple sues them, they'll claim that Apple is stifling innovation.
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#10 User is offline   ingus 

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  Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:57 PM

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Wow, an Apple iCar running OS X with an updated Siri and Maps for voice control and self-driving capability. Just speak the destination and the iCar takes you there in comfort and safety. Yes! Of course then Samsung will claim it had the idea first.

No... but Google did.
http://en.wikipedia...._driverless_car
http://www.google.co...teve-mahan.html
http://www.cnn.com/2...rnia/index.html

This post has been edited by ingus: 17 January 2013 - 10:59 PM

I'm more of a "Woz" guy...
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#11 User is offline   wesley96 

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  Posted 17 January 2013 - 11:05 PM

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Samsung probably wants to make a car, but they are waiting for Apple to show them how to do it.

Actually, Samsung did start to make cars back in 1995. The company was taken over by Renault during the Asian Financial Crisis later on, so it's called Renault Samsung Motors these days.

http://www.renaultsamsungm.com/

Notice the blue Samsung oval at the bottom left of the page?

You have to realize, Samsung makes EVERYTHING. Living in Korea, it's tad scary sometimes.
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  Posted 18 January 2013 - 10:22 AM

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You have to realize, Samsung makes EVERYTHING. Living in Korea, it's tad scary sometimes.


Kind of like Matsu[censored]a in Japan.
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#13 User is offline   BoctorBill 

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  Posted 18 January 2013 - 10:24 AM

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Kind of like Matsu[censored]a in Japan.


Wow, really MacWorld? You censored "Matsush ita" {space intentionally inserted}?

Your algorithm sucks.
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#14 User is offline   josu 

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  Posted 18 January 2013 - 01:55 PM

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Wow, an Apple iCar running OS X with an updated Siri and Maps for voice control and self-driving capability. Just speak the destination and the iCar takes you there in comfort and safety. Yes! Of course then Samsung will claim it had the idea first. Samsung probably wants to make a car, but they are waiting for Apple to show them how to do it. They can copy it and claim that there is no other possible way to make a car. Then, if Apple sues them, they'll claim that Apple is stifling innovation.



Samsung actually made cars untill the Asian financial crisis when all korean chaebols were hard hit and needed to consolidate its business, so they sold their car unit to Renault. The brand is still called Samsung, so certainly there is a Samsung car. Googled, and see it yourself.
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