The Truth About How Apple Dominates [Pic]

Submitted by: fancylad 4 years ago Tech

Why do all the heavy lifting?
There are 78 comments:
Male 3
forget apple,samsung,nokia micromax release canvas 116 phablt 5 inch hd display, quad core, 1.2 ghz 1gbram,sdcard at 12000!!!!!!!!!!!!!!only check this video www.youtube.com/micromax a116 firstlook
0
Reply
Male 1,164
This is a starkingly accurate depiction of Thomas Edison, the man who marketed the lightbulb.
0
Reply
Male 145
do a search for apple newton and come back and tell me how the first segment of the picture is accurate
0
Reply
Male 2,516
@Solargirl: k!
0
Reply
Male 2,516
__ LG obviously failed to make those devices fashion accessories, so your counter-argument is invalid. __

@Angilion: Well the entire line was based on making them fashion accessories. They were [supposed to be"> designed as fashion accessories and they were advertised as fashion accessories. The fact that they failed at it doesn`t mean the argument is invalid. That`s like saying that since fusion reactors have not yet been built, it`s impossible to use them as an example of a nuclear plant.
0
Reply
Male 37,897

Star Trek did it first!
0
Reply
Male 1,920
[quote]I was joking, of course.
[/quote]

As was `i`

0
Reply
Male 12,365
[quote]If making a device a fashion statement was the basis of success, then the LG Prada and the LG Chocolate series would`ve made LG the biggest cellphone maker ever.[/quote]

LG obviously failed to make those devices fashion accessories, so your counter-argument is invalid.
0
Reply
Male 12,365
[quote]Actually Apple stole that from the GRiDPad as well.

GRiDPad - GRD
= iPad[/quote]

I was joking, of course.

Personally, I thought they lifted it from Intel, who were using it at least as far back as 1982 with their i286 CPU.
0
Reply
Male 3,081
"Bought my mum a Samsung Galaxy tab so while I`m abroad so she could skype me. She has never owned a computer before. I was able to help her set it up over the phone (mainly walkng her through intial setup as she was a bit nervous at messing it up, get to the play store and search for skype) without owning one or being there to see what was on screen."

To be fair to Apple, I did something similar the other week where I was able to talk my girlfriend`s friend through setting some things up on her ipad even though not only could I not see what was on her screen, I don`t own an ipad myself and have never used one.... she just read out what she could see on the screen and i used tech experience of other machines to guide her through it. Apple did get the usability thing right on their products for sure.....well most of them, the later editions of itunes are a drating mess.
0
Reply
Male 48
What does it matter if hating something is mainstream or not. If you hate it, you hate it.
And it is so mainstream to call something mainstream.
0
Reply
Male 37,897

Hating APPLE is so mainstream. I recall when Apple was failing and it was fashionable to hate the MicroSoft evil empire.

iPads work great and saying that is not trolling.
0
Reply
Male 14,330
Apple dominates?? News to me.
0
Reply
Female 89
@ jendrian shhhh, there, there.
0
Reply
Male 527
Although not an Apple fanboy due to the cost of the product and their rigid grip on things like the appstore etc. i think Apple has helped the tablet en touch devices enourmously by making them almost foolproof and thus easy to use.
0
Reply
Male 1,920
@Angilion
Oh, wait. They invented `i`. Apparently.


Actually Apple stole that from the GRiDPad as well.

GRiDPad - GRD
= iPad
0
Reply
Male 2,516
oh and by the way, I keep my options open. The day a computer comes out in which I can work my efficiently, I`ll abandon my MacBook, and that will probably move me away from Apple, but that will never change the fact that your precious Android devices are as good as they are today because they were trying to compete with the iPhone. And those are the words of the Android development team, regardless of your feelings towards Apple.
0
Reply
Male 2,516
My mom, for example, who had hated computers and the internet her whole life and didn`t even know how to turn a computer on, became so computer and internet savvy when I relinquished my iPod Touch last year that not only did she make the conscious decision (after reviewing all of her alternatives) to buy a Dell laptop with Windows 7 and an iPhone, but in a matter of weeks she made herself a huge worldwide network of friends that helped her build an NGO that provides legal and medical assistance to low-resources people.

And she will always tell you in every conversation that the iPod was the catalyst: it taught her everything she had been missing, without my input (or anyone else`s for that matter), from the current world of technology.

You will have to excuse my incredulity to your posts when every single poll rates Apple devices as the highest in costumer satisfaction.
0
Reply
Male 2,516
@Bakcagain21: Surely you must be joking. The Prada had absolutely no impact in anyone`s life, much less make any inroads in the course of technology. Most people didn`t even know it existed until it was brought up that it kind of looked like an iPhone prior to 2007.

Android wasn`t even going to have a touch display until after apple released it, in fact, the kernel of Android OS will forever need to rely on software to make touch input lag corrections precisely because they saw the 2007 iPhone presentation and thought: "hey, that looks like a good idea", and changed their plans on what Android was.

And as for your mom`s story all I have to say is: had you gotten her an iOS device, she would`ve figured it all out herself.
0
Reply
Male 560
@jendrian Nope I would say Prada made smartphones what they are today. And Samsung and google with android have introduced waaaayy more features which Apple now offer. Apple with their cult of followers empathise a market, that`s what Apple are best at. Apple products usually have a competitor which has better specs or functionality but just isn`t popular because it doesn`t have th shiny apple logo. I`m sure in ten years time you will say AppleMaps has made mobile maps what they are today on tablets and phones completely ignoring googlemaps.
0
Reply
Male 2,593
The Etch a Sketch was introduced in 1960 and remains the best tablet ever invented.
0
Reply
Male 560
Bought my mum a Samsung Galaxy tab so while I`m abroad so she could skype me. She has never owned a computer before. I was able to help her set it up over the phone (mainly walkng her through intial setup as she was a bit nervous at messing it up, get to the play store and search for skype) without owning one or being there to see what was on screen. Since then she has just played with it and uses it a lot now. Hate hearing people say Apple is so easy to use perfect for people who don`t use computers should try a different tablet they`re all easy. I find Macs annoying they`ve put things down to too few options was working on a group presentation, I worked half as fast on the Mac. But twice as fast as the Mac folk when on my windows laptop. So I will continue not buying Mac
0
Reply
Male 2,516
and as for Apple not inventing anything, yeah I guess apple didn`t invent the "tablet", they invented the iPad, which is like saying Rudolf Diesel didn`t invent the internal combustion engine, he invented the Compresion-Ignition (Diesel) Engine. Rudolf didn`t invent pistons, he didn`t invent heat cycles, neither did he invent any of the particular pieces of the engine itself. But that doesn`t make his invention any less innovative and revolutionary.

Apple, much to the chagrin of anyone who hates their devices, made your smartphones what they are today, and introduced tablets as you know them today. And for that, they deserve credit.
0
Reply
Male 2,516
@Angilion: no, the basis of their success is making devices that people enjoy using, thus recommending them to their friends who in turn buy more devices at the markup Apple`s statistics show "most people will pay". The ad campaigns only go as far as showing people what`s available, but it isn`t until they go and try them at a store, or that they are shown how much they would enjoy owning it that the customer makes the purchase. All of this is painfully obvious by the way Apple stores are laid out, where they are laid out, and the way the customers are treated. The fact that the machines are -undoubtedly- overpriced, is nothing but a byproduct of a society that is willing to pay extra for quality.

If making a device a fashion statement was the basis of success, then the LG Prada and the LG Chocolate series would`ve made LG the biggest cellphone maker ever.
0
Reply
Male 12,365
Apple haven`t invented anything, ever. What they`ve done is make versions of existing things that are easier to use and marketed them as a fashion brand. The fashion branding is the foundation of their success because it enables repeat sales at hugely inflated prices.

Oh, wait. They invented `i`. Apparently.
0
Reply
Male 347
either way, it`s what it took to bring tablets into the market place and drop in price.
0
Reply
Male 878
Moses marketed the first tablets.
0
Reply
Male 2,516
bang, swiftkeys tells it like it is
0
Reply
Male 3,578
an Ipad is not a tablet! its a big PDA
0
Reply
Male 500
Lol. I guess I`d be mad too if I`d done something that FLOPPED and then someone else did it and it was revolutionary. THE REASON that all those other tablets never got recognition is because (for lack of a better word) they sucked.
0
Reply
Male 3,081
whodat6484, the way you`ve just described that makes me want to listen to it.

I like the idea of my musicians plugging into a beer-stained amp behind a wire mesh screen - not sipping a bit of red wine and plugging into a drating ipad.
0
Reply
Male 702
Who f*cking cares?
0
Reply
Male 417
Gene Roddenberry invented the tablet ..
0
Reply
Male 1,920
@earplay
[quote]Apple Newton 1987, before Grid, before Microsoft, before Samsung. Sorry, but Apple was, in fact, first with tablets... I think. Does any know different?[/quote]

Yes the whole world, except for Apple Fanboys knows different.

Let me Google that for you (Sorry Apple didn`t invent Google). According to Wikipedia (Nope Apple didn`t invent Wikipedia either), The Newton started development in 1987, and was finally relesed in 1993. The GRiDPad was released in 1989, meaning it was most likely in development prior to `87 (my guess).

Saying Apple invented Tablets is like saying Henry Ford invented automobiles.
0
Reply
Male 3,909
@jaysingrimm - I wouldn`t say I`m an "analog purist" but myself, and the guys I write & record with prefer it, only going digital when absolutely necessary. I use an old Marshall JCM800 head from the early 80`s I found at a garage sale years ago and refurbished it. For the music I play you can`t beat that, a solid-state amp won`t cut it. I can pick out the "processed sound" and tell if what I`m listening to was made with amp/effects modeling software. (Guitar Rig/Zoom G2/Gearbox) Yeah, it gets digitized for CD & mp3 but I like to keep it pure analog until then. I don`t use many effects so I have no problem lugging my pedalboard around to jam/rehearse/gig/etc. All I use is a Wah, Rotovibe, dirt pedal, EQ, and Analog Delay. So yeah, the only time I ever go digital is because I have to and there`s no other way around it.
0
Reply
Male 505
If I have seen further than other men then it is by standing on the shoulders of giants. Isaac Newton.

No need to reinvent the wheel people, also no need to get complacent.
0
Reply
Male 687
To be fair the only thing Apple excels at ( or at least did) is the operating systems. Take that away and theyr computers suck like the rest of them.
When they released the iPhone one of the major selling points was the almost perfect ui controls.
I own a Windows 8 tablet and an iPad. The Windows 8 one doesn`t register the touch sometimes unlike an iPad that always does.
That`s it...the only difference. All the other things like apps, performance, etc. are the same.
0
Reply
Male 3,285
Gerry master of trolls!
0
Reply
Male 37,897
Sunday, January 13, 2013 7:40:55 AM

iPad is brilliant because of it`s easy use. Got one for my aging mother in law and without any instructions she found wifi connection in her motel, found a restaurant , ordered dinner & had it delivered. The damn thing is so intuitive, so easy, and so versatile.

My computer is in the shop and I`m using my iPad now.
0
Reply
Male 1,104
"No. Apple Newton was in the early 90s. Am I right? My little tribute to Steve Jobs..Think differently. "
------------
i think the campaign slogan was "think different!", which always offended my sense of grammatical correctness. but hey, you need to stick out.
0
Reply
Male 2,619
Steve Jobs was a massive c*nt.
0
Reply
Male 573
I`m sorry but I remember those WinXP based tablets, and they sucked balls.
0
Reply
Male 3,081
cont.

Credit where it`s due..they make stuff that doesn`t look like a pile of poo, but they`ve very rarely `invented` anything...and certainly not tablet pcs, mp3 players, or smart phones.
0
Reply
Male 3,081
"Go back further and you have the first pad. The Apple Newton. Way ahead of it`s time and technology. Score first round although not a good one to Apple. Jobs determined not to go back to it until the technology including tougher touch screen glass came of age. But when he did come back he and his team at Apple usually does got it right! So you may say that Apple was the inventor and perfecter"

you may indeed.... if you were an idiot who was choosing to ignore any of the commercial tablet pc`s already in existence before the newton came out.

It`s odd the amount of people convinced that Apple invented either the tablet pc concept, the smart phone, or the mp3 player... I do like my ipod classic, it does what it says on the tin and holds 160gb of music and family guy vids - but if I was buying again there are several players that do it better now for less money.

Credit where it`s due..they make stuff that doesn`t look like a pile of poo, but they`ve
0
Reply
Male 273
Apple = easy use, nice design but for twice the price.

My gf wanted a new pc laptop : 600€
My mother wanted a mac laptop : 1200€
and the pc one is a bit more powerfull than the mac...
0
Reply
Male 54
I love the fact that all of the tablets behind Bill look like a bunch of chunky crap and then there is Steve is holding up a pure work of art. Apple designs are SOOOoooo cool!
0
Reply
Male 54
Go back further and you have the first pad. The Apple Newton. Way ahead of it`s time and technology. Score first round although not a good one to Apple. Jobs determined not to go back to it until the technology including tougher touch screen glass came of age. But when he did come back he and his team at Apple usually does got it right! So you may say that Apple was the inventor and perfecter
0
Reply
Male 2,343
OK. Thank you for reinforcing my point.
0
Reply
Male 14,775
@jaysingrimm digital audio capture also entails analog to digital conversion.
0
Reply
Male 2,343
Whodat6484: Are you one of those analog purists? Do you still record on tape to preserve the analog sound, denying yourself the usefulness of software? I never understood this. Eventually it`s going to be "digitized" to be put on CD or even further compressed into an MP3 or something right? Personally, I don`t discriminate. I`ll gladly use software or apps alongside hardware. I`ll use analog synths along with modelling. I love the Zoom G2.1u just as much as the Electro Harmonix pedals. I can even plug my guitar into my tablet, thus cutting down the need for a huge pedal board. It all has a place. While I`ll admit it can sometimes be a little tricky to get the mix just right, analog and digital gear can certainly be used together. Don`t limit yourself, it only stunts creativity.

On another note, are games like GTA Vice City, Devil May Cry, and the Walking Dead available on Android? Maybe the "Pro" apps will come to Android...I just don`t want to wait.
0
Reply
Male 2,343
GuySmiley: I agree that laptops and desktops still serve a purpose. Most of the production work I do on a PC (Mac software is not always available for certain programs, and others are notoriously glitchy). I went with apple for my portable devices simply because of the desire to compose while away from the studio. I do mostly electronic music, so it didn`t seem like so much of a stretch for a phone/tablet to find a place in my setup in general. In fact there are several faithful recreations of actual gear used by producers. I actually prefer the iKaossilator app to the KO2, and while I prefer the ESX to the iElectribe, it`s certainly useful when synced alongside the aforementioned iKaossilator. If an MPC is more your thing, guess who just released a new app? Several synthesizer apps have proven to sound great alongside any other analog modelling synths, hardware or software. I can hook a MIDI keyboard up to my tablet to play, and access the editing parameters very easily on the tablet.
0
Reply
Male 1,625
I miss Woz
0
Reply
Male 2,855
who the duck needs a tablet anyways
0
Reply
Male 5,811
Well at least the iPhone was the first with capacitive touch screen...oh wait that was the LG Prada, funny how it looks oddly like an older iPhone...
0
Reply
Male 459
The newton was a horrible piece of crap.
0
Reply
Female 23
No. Apple Newton was in the early 90s. Am I right? My little tribute to Steve Jobs..Think differently. LINK
0
Reply
Male 15
Is anybody else getting sick of people always droning on about how Macs are better than PC`s or PC`s are better than Macs? Look at this guy`s comment:

"Apple products are for people who strive for something.

PC products are for people who do something."

Nobody cares anymore! It`s a machine you watch dratin` youtube videos on. Get over it and find some other menial bullpoo to whine about.
0
Reply
Male 3,445
But yes, I don`t think the maker of this graphic is older than 15.
0
Reply
Male 3,445
The Apple Newton was in the early 90s, if I remember correctly.
0
Reply
Male 121
@MrPeabody Apple Newton 1987, before Grid, before Microsoft, before Samsung. Sorry, but Apple was, in fact, first with tablets... I think. Does any know different?
0
Reply
Male 3,909
@jaysingrimm - Real music is created with instruments, not cellphones & computers.
0
Reply
Male 674
Apple products are for people who strive for something.

PC products are for people who do something.

0
Reply
Male 1,243
jaysingrimm: I think most people prefer to use a computer (laptop) to create videos/music/games than a cumbersome tablet made by anyone at this moment in time. While i have no doubt it will be easier and better in the future, laptops just have more power, more capabilities, and is just all round in general easier to use. I`ve owned mac phones and books, but won`t again (too expensive for the quality of work (poor)). I used hackintosh for a while and i will admit that after i installed imovie on it, it got me started in making videos. But now i use adobe premiere on windows, inside a virtual box running on linux. With that being said, just because you haven`t seen anything you like on android doesn`t mean that nothing will come out for it. A lot of people use android now, and just as their sales have surpassed the iphone, you know their software will in due time. (more devs)
0
Reply
Male 3,631
2012 - sues the designer.
0
Reply
Male 2,343
Everyone knows Moses invented the tablet!

Seriously though, I find it so funny to read all the criticism about Apple from people who have likely never really used one of their products.

When it comes down to it, different devices serve different purposes. If you just want to watch videos and surf the net, then buy an Android or something. If your like me and you use your cellphone and tablet to create music, then buy Apple. Android just doesn`t have the PROFESSIONALLY made apps yet, by companies like Korg, Yamaha and Fender. Every music app I`ve ever tried on Android has been terrible!
0
Reply
Male 554
hahah... LOL@ microsoft
0
Reply
Male 311
Calling Jobs out for copying Gates is drating hilarious.
0
Reply
Male 1,237
They can all thank star trek
0
Reply
Male 4
Isn`t that pretty much how Microsoft marketed Windows?
0
Reply
Male 2,143
Crapple.
0
Reply
Male 1,920
Although the roots of tablet computers go back as far as 1888, GRiD Systems Corporation and Samsung
should be at the top of that pic, not Microsoft.



"The GRiDPad was a touchscreen tablet manufactured for GRiD Systems Corporation by Samsung in 1989. It is regarded as the first tablet computer directed towards consumers. It was so successful it was used even by the United States Army. Jeff Hawkins went on to use the GRiDPad as a predecessor for his best known-invention, the Palm Pilot." - Wikipedia

Also notice that Apple didn`t invent the small `i` either.
0
Reply
Male 3,909
Apple claims damn near everything in hopes that people won`t contest that claim. Case in point, they were attempting to sue Amazon for trademark infringement over Amazon`s "Appstore for Android" because they combined the words "app" and "store" but the case was recently dismissed by the judge.
0
Reply
Male 448
@kja: It is not apple that claims it, it is worse: the apple adepts claim it. A lot of them act like they are in a sect or something like that and can`t even accept that there might be other products that are at a same level as their own toys or let alone be better.
And don`t try to discuss the chronological order in the evolution of tablets/tuchscreen phones etc because apple is the one and the only creator.
0
Reply
Male 1,293
It`s more the Apple fanboys who think Apple invented the tablet. I love my Galaxy Tab 10.1
0
Reply
Male 439
lol- really?

The caveman invented the wheel. Does he get credit for the Model T?
0
Reply
Male 1,045
"The Truth About How Apple Dominates"

Answer: it doesn`t.
0
Reply
Male 123
When did Apple claim they "invented" the tablet?
0
Reply
Male 19,873
Link: The Truth About How Apple Dominates [Pic] [Rate Link] - Why do all the heavy lifting?
0
Reply