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An interesting read...are the competitors doing it wrong?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Byron View Post
    I think part of the article is correct. Google, for instance, follows Apple around like a lost puppy dog, although they never seem to get it correct often. Of course they wil sell more phones, there are many more different types/makers of the phones, which sell and are used by most cell companies around the world. The first google phone bombed, the first google TV bombed and looks like the second one will too. Eventually they get the produce right by throwing enough money at it, and cash they do have. But is that the sort of company you would want to use and support?
    Um what? Apple tv the first bombed, second less of a bomb, it's funny cause no matter what apple releases it's NEVER considered a bomb, even if it is. Mind y'all apple does have the uperhand in MOBILE computing, but it only holds 10 percent of computers worldwide! PC is around 60 I believe, so no no one is worried. Apple makes great products but they are def not prefect not even close! But people will say it! The article most def is an apple fanboy and not looking at the whole picture! Thinly thing the post is right on is apple makes there products very easy to use. And that's why simpletons are satisfied!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Byron View Post
    I think part of the article is correct. Google, for instance, follows Apple around like a lost puppy dog, although they never seem to get it correct often. Of course they wil sell more phones, there are many more different types/makers of the phones, which sell and are used by most cell companies around the world. The first google phone bombed, the first google TV bombed and looks like the second one will too. Eventually they get the produce right by throwing enough money at it, and cash they do have. But is that the sort of company you would want to use and support?
    Please explain how Google follows Apple around like a lost puppy dog.

    You mean by releasing better and more functional products after Apple has already released a similar but less functional product.

    If that's the case, than I guess you could say Ferrari follows around Ford like a lost puppy dog because they both make cars, but Ford was on the market first. LOL.

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    I prefer the Android OS over iOS for its functionality and customization, but during the past year of owning my Android phone, I wished it was an iPhone only because of the apps. In general, most companies release a "mobile app" on the iPhone while ignoring Android. For example, I waited months and months for a Chase Mobile app, while there was one already available on iPhone.

    Also I think that part of the reason that Android is taking over the iPhone is due to availability. The iPhone was AT&T only, while Android was on Verizon, Sprint, AT&T... not to mention there are so many different makes and models using the OS. Many people simply hate AT&T's coverage, so they go to Verizon and get and Android because they simply want a similar smartphone experience. I know that's what I did.

    But with the iPhone coming to Verizon now, I think a lot of people will be switching either from AT&T to Verizon, or from Android to iPhone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deckyon View Post
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    But there is a huge market of consumers who can't stand Apple products because they are locked down.
    I really dont think this market is as large as you think it is. It may be the most vocal, but not big enough for Apple to cater to completely - or else things would not be as locked down.
    I didn't say Apple should cater to it. I said "Why shouldn't the other companies capitalize off of it? And you're wrong about the size. Just remember...I am always right. It's easier to just agree with me.

    Nate ;o)

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    Quote Originally Posted by nateccnn View Post
    But there is a huge market of consumers who can't stand Apple products because they are locked down. So why not capitalize on those who would never buy an Apple product?

    And that would be another way to look at it.

    Nate
    exactly. That is why I no longer own any iPods and why my iPad will be replaced by android or playbook.

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    Very interesting read indeed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nateccnn View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by deckyon View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by nateccnn View Post
    But there is a huge market of consumers who can't stand Apple products because they are locked down.
    I really dont think this market is as large as you think it is. It may be the most vocal, but not big enough for Apple to cater to completely - or else things would not be as locked down.
    I didn't say Apple should cater to it. I said "Why shouldn't the other companies capitalize off of it? And you're wrong about the size. Just remember...I am always right. It's easier to just agree with me.

    Nate ;o)
    I think he's right and you're wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deckyon View Post
    I really dont think this market is as large as you think it is. It may be the most vocal, but not big enough for Apple to cater to completely - or else things would not be as locked down.
    I think the market is very large - this sort of thing is why Apple is only 10% of the computer market. However, Apple's share of the market has been predicated on the concept of ease-of-use/lack of technological know-how. The deal is the box does what it does, and you don't open the box.

    While people in general want their systems unlocked, want more options, Apple's customers do not. One of their competitors will come out with something less elegant but more functional and configurable, and the market will re-distribute along the usual lines.
    You had your entire life to prepare for today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gellio View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by deckyon View Post

    I really dont think this market is as large as you think it is. It may be the most vocal, but not big enough for Apple to cater to completely - or else things would not be as locked down.
    I didn't say Apple should cater to it. I said "Why shouldn't the other companies capitalize off of it? And you're wrong about the size. Just remember...I am always right. It's easier to just agree with me.

    Nate ;o)
    I think he's right and you're wrong.
    Damn...I thought for sure that kind of attitude would make me fit in. Guess I'll just go back to trying to upload photos through iTunes. It acts like a darned PC.

    Nate

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    Dislike the emotive use of words such as lockdown walled garden etc., as everything operates within restraints. For some the restraints are more onerous than to others..

    It's really a philosophical division regarding freedom and control. The trouble is computers are based on control. A bit is either on or off, not maybe.
    Apple has chosen a degree of control to avoid problems and create ease of use. But it's a decision is based on several decades of experience and the limitations of the particular hardware.
    For most of us that's fine, if we don't move we won't feel our chains.
    For the free spirits theres always jailbreaking and android

    Just as I'm capable of holding conflicting and contradictory views on many things, so too can these forums and the tablet world.


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