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The Truth About How Apple Dominates [Pic]

Hits: 21463 | Rating: (3.1) | Category: Technology | Added by: fancylad
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coolguy94
Male, 18-29, Asia
 3 Posts
Monday, January 21, 2013 10:08:39 PM
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

Linkenberger
Male, 18-29, Canada
 1121 Posts
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 2:14:22 PM
This is a starkingly accurate depiction of Thomas Edison, the man who marketed the lightbulb.

rubbiten
Male, 18-29, Europe
 145 Posts
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 6:30:06 AM
do a search for apple newton and come back and tell me how the first segment of the picture is accurate

jendrian
Male, 18-29, Canada
 2479 Posts
Monday, January 14, 2013 3:39:41 PM
@Solargirl: k!

jendrian
Male, 18-29, Canada
 2479 Posts
Monday, January 14, 2013 3:36:07 PM
__ 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.

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33696 Posts
Monday, January 14, 2013 9:17:43 AM

Star Trek did it first!

MrPeabody
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 1795 Posts
Monday, January 14, 2013 8:51:51 AM
I was joking, of course.



As was 'i'


Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 10534 Posts
Monday, January 14, 2013 8:27:40 AM
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.


LG obviously failed to make those devices fashion accessories, so your counter-argument is invalid.

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 10534 Posts
Monday, January 14, 2013 8:25:30 AM
Actually Apple stole that from the GRiDPad as well.

GRiDPad - GRD
= iPad



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.

Listypoos
Male, 30-39, Europe
 2108 Posts
Monday, January 14, 2013 7:30:49 AM
"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.

greenfreak19
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 48 Posts
Monday, January 14, 2013 7:29:30 AM
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.

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33696 Posts
Monday, January 14, 2013 7:21:20 AM

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.

McGovern1981
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 12719 Posts
Monday, January 14, 2013 7:15:46 AM
Apple dominates?? News to me.

Solargirl
Female, 18-29, Europe
 82 Posts
Monday, January 14, 2013 3:17:51 AM
@ jendrian shhhh, there, there.

Johanvb
Male, 40-49, Europe
 361 Posts
Monday, January 14, 2013 3:03:40 AM
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.

MrPeabody
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 1795 Posts
Monday, January 14, 2013 1:58:00 AM
@Angilion
Oh, wait. They invented 'i'. Apparently.


Actually Apple stole that from the GRiDPad as well.

GRiDPad - GRD
= iPad

jendrian
Male, 18-29, Canada
 2479 Posts
Monday, January 14, 2013 1:49:57 AM
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.

jendrian
Male, 18-29, Canada
 2479 Posts
Monday, January 14, 2013 1:24:04 AM
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.

jendrian
Male, 18-29, Canada
 2479 Posts
Monday, January 14, 2013 1:15:39 AM
@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.

Bakcagain21
Male, 18-29, Europe
 553 Posts
Monday, January 14, 2013 12:52:49 AM
@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.

techgeek07
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 2574 Posts
Monday, January 14, 2013 12:52:17 AM
The Etch a Sketch was introduced in 1960 and remains the best tablet ever invented.

Bakcagain21
Male, 18-29, Europe
 553 Posts
Monday, January 14, 2013 12:47:51 AM
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

jendrian
Male, 18-29, Canada
 2479 Posts
Monday, January 14, 2013 12:47:38 AM
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.

jendrian
Male, 18-29, Canada
 2479 Posts
Monday, January 14, 2013 12:36:50 AM
@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.

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 10534 Posts
Sunday, January 13, 2013 11:29:22 PM
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.

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