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2012-09-13 02:33:09 AM  
The talk on the street is that the Feelies were the first choice, but they wanted too much money.
 
2012-09-13 03:36:23 AM  
Who gives a rats gonad. Buy a android and move on from icrap.
 
2012-09-13 03:38:28 AM  
I don't think Apple is the biggest corporation on Earth by a long shot.
 
2012-09-13 04:34:07 AM  
That blog sucks, and the fanboi who wrote it needs to get a life.
 
2012-09-13 08:24:41 AM  
This is what Apple fanboiis really think!

That's a whole lotta douche in one article.
 
2012-09-13 08:26:22 AM  

Confabulat: I don't think Apple is the biggest corporation on Earth by a long shot.


Ahem

i50.tinypic.com
 
2012-09-13 08:26:30 AM  
Apple totally sold out in the 80's. What took these idiots so long to figure it out?
 
2012-09-13 08:35:31 AM  
Wow, I think after reading that I grew a neck beard and suddenly have a thirst for PBR. Hipster douchebag.
 
2012-09-13 08:38:02 AM  
...holy shiat, I scrolled down and the author actually does have a neck beard. And he's a bald fark. The comments in TFA are tearing him a new one.
 
2012-09-13 08:47:38 AM  

FlashHarry: Confabulat: I don't think Apple is the biggest corporation on Earth by a long shot.

Ahem

[i50.tinypic.com image 604x517]


wow who knew. Bigger than GM and ExxonMobile? That's a hell of a lot of iPhones.
 
2012-09-13 08:48:36 AM  
GE I meant. I'm pretty sure lots of things are bigger than GM these days.
 
2012-09-13 08:59:02 AM  

Confabulat: That's a hell of a lot of iPhones.


that's precisely what it is. and ipads - i read somewhere that more ipads were sold last quarter than PCs.
 
2012-09-13 09:11:22 AM  
i2.kym-cdn.com
 
2012-09-13 09:55:59 AM  

FlashHarry: Confabulat: That's a hell of a lot of iPhones.

that's precisely what it is. and ipads - i read somewhere that more ipads were sold last quarter than PCs.


iPhones, actually: "One Apple product, something that didn't exist five years ago, has higher sales than everything Microsoft has to offer. More than Windows, Office, Xbox, Bing, Windows Phone, and every other product that Microsoft has created since 1975. In the quarter ended March 31, 2012, iPhone had sales of $22.7 billion; Microsoft Corporation, $17.4 billion."
 
2012-09-13 09:59:21 AM  
Apple's musical tastes are arguably better than most companies. I've discovered so many neat new artists through Apple or iTunes,

What in the god damn shiat does an artist selling wares on iTunes have to do with Apple's musical tastes? And how does a company have musical tastes?

I want a band that reflects the image of Apple that was cemented in my brain over the last decade, so I don't have to be reminded of the company Apple has become.

He never actually names a band that would meet his criteria.
 
2012-09-13 10:01:02 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: He never actually names a band that would meet his criteria.


You've probably never heard of them, anyway.
 
2012-09-13 10:02:16 AM  

Mugato: ...holy shiat, I scrolled down and the author actually does have a neck beard. And he's a bald fark. The comments in TFA are tearing him a new one.


You might say he's being excoreiated.
 
2012-09-13 10:06:56 AM  
Such a sad sight to see what Dave Grohl has become.

Kurt would roll in his grave if he had to listen to the Poo Pounders.
 
2012-09-13 10:10:48 AM  
All they have to biatch about is the music? How bout the iphone 5... bahahaha look.. now bigger! umm.. thats bout all.. thanks....
 
2012-09-13 10:11:41 AM  

Mugato: ...holy shiat, I scrolled down and the author actually does have a neck beard. And he's a bald fark. The comments in TFA are tearing him a new one.


How is that a neck beard? Looks like a normal beard to me.
 
2012-09-13 10:12:52 AM  
Really? just now realizing that Apple sold out?

/Does he wear Van 501's and Beastie T's?
 
2012-09-13 10:14:47 AM  

FlashHarry: Ahem

i50.tinypic.com


The Saudi state oil corp is probably bigger, though I guess it depends if you count them or not.
 
2012-09-13 10:15:43 AM  
Apple fanboys are a special brand of retarded. Buying overpriced, mass-produced products from a giant corporation doesn't make you edgy or cool or rebellious. It makes you no different than people who pay $500 for a pair of pants because they have some dipshiat's name on them.
 
2012-09-13 10:16:22 AM  
i50.tinypic.com
 
2012-09-13 10:17:29 AM  
I did find it funny that there were adds for the Kindle Fire HD all over their page.
 
2012-09-13 10:19:43 AM  

genepool lifeboat: HotWingConspiracy: He never actually names a band that would meet his criteria.

You've probably never heard of them, anyway.


Very true. They should add a hipster button on itunes that will sort bands by fewest songs sold.
 
2012-09-13 10:21:51 AM  
So the largest company in the world has failed epically by having a band people have heard of play at its press event. Holy crap. If that's all you can find to biatch about then you're as blind as a horses ass. The iphone is a steaming pile. My wife has an iphone 4 and I hate its little electronic guts. It was inferior to my galaxy 1 that was already a year old. Sure it looked pretty, but when it came to actually doing stuff with it, my model-year-old samsung phone had it beat. I'm sure fanbois can thoroughly debunk my analysis with a discussion of superior pixel depth or color palettes or icon and app prettyness but when it comes to having a phone to do real world work that doesn't drop calls constantly and can't be battery-pull rebooted when it's glorious little apps brick it, the iphone sucks butt.
 
2012-09-13 10:22:27 AM  
FTFA: Are they no longer the young rebellious company living on the fringes of mainstream, willing to do something wacky, rebellious, and totally incredible?

We have a winner... especially the part about "living on the fringes of mainstream." When you consider everybody and their grandmother has an iPhone, iPod, iPad, or MacBook, that'll definitely kill any "fringe" aspect.
 
2012-09-13 10:29:50 AM  

Icetech3: All they have to biatch about is the music? How bout the iphone 5... bahahaha look.. now bigger! umm.. thats bout all.. thanks....


All of the parts are different and upgraded. Don't talk out of your ass.
 
2012-09-13 10:31:29 AM  

pag1107: So the largest company in the world has failed epically by having a band people have heard of play at its press event. Holy crap. If that's all you can find to biatch about then you're as blind as a horses ass. The iphone is a steaming pile. My wife has an iphone 4 and I hate its little electronic guts. It was inferior to my galaxy 1 that was already a year old. Sure it looked pretty, but when it came to actually doing stuff with it, my model-year-old samsung phone had it beat. I'm sure fanbois can thoroughly debunk my analysis with a discussion of superior pixel depth or color palettes or icon and app prettyness but when it comes to having a phone to do real world work that doesn't drop calls constantly and can't be battery-pull rebooted when it's glorious little apps brick it, the iphone sucks butt.


I have worked for years with mobiles of all brands, and I can say that you're arguing from ignorance here. You know nothing of which you speak.
 
kab
2012-09-13 10:46:10 AM  
"I want a band that reflects the image of Apple that was cemented in my brain over the last decade"

Maybe next year they'll get Frankie and the Suicide Nets to play a few tunes.
 
2012-09-13 10:47:51 AM  

madden101: We have a winner... especially the part about "living on the fringes of mainstream." When you consider everybody and their grandmother has an iPhone, iPod, iPad, or MacBook, that'll definitely kill any "fringe" aspect.


He should be glad it wasn't whoever the hell is winning American Idol this season.
 
2012-09-13 10:48:22 AM  
1. The author seriously needs to get a life. I find it bizarre that the author apparently bases his self identity off the marketing campaigns of the worlds largest tech corporation. Becuase when I think of the worlds biggest tech company, "hip" "indie" and "rebellious" totally come to mind... wtf?

2. the Foo Fighters rock.
 
2012-09-13 10:48:57 AM  
Stupid-ass hipsters probably would have preferred Yo La Tengo.

/just die already
 
kab
2012-09-13 10:51:29 AM  
And as bad as this writer should feel for his terrible blog, Grohl should feel about 6x worse.

First Blizzcon, and now this? When do you start booking for weddings?
 
2012-09-13 10:54:24 AM  
Since when have Apple or its users been "rebellious"
 
2012-09-13 10:57:23 AM  
I've had a FARK account for a while now and it takes a lot to make me face-palm but... Wow. That blog article. I mean... Well... I guess what I'm trying to say is... Hold on, see... I... Uh...

Is this searing pain I'm experiencing the "Burning-of-the-Stupid" I hear so much about?
 
2012-09-13 11:03:21 AM  

theflatline: Since when have Apple or its users been "rebellious"


onlinesurvey.surveyshack.com

Just look at him, he's hardcore.
I expect he'll be jumping on his Harley and riding it back to the stripclub to show his brothers his latest purchase.
 
kab
2012-09-13 11:04:28 AM  
And the comments are even better:

"Are they Rock Gods? Hells yes they are, one of the few bands left that play their instruments"

This level of willful ignorance makes me wonder what his FARK handle is.
 
2012-09-13 11:06:42 AM  

genepool lifeboat: HotWingConspiracy: He never actually names a band that would meet his criteria.

You've probably never heard of them, anyway.



Bravo!
 
2012-09-13 11:07:32 AM  
It's hard for me to take anything seriously written by a man named Buster Hiney
 
2012-09-13 11:11:11 AM  
Should have went with Nickleback. The entire presentation was basically one big troll, why stop with the entertainment?
 
2012-09-13 11:11:23 AM  

Revek: Who gives a rats gonad. Buy a android and move on from icrap.


Evidently you care, you commented, insist people buy android.
 
2012-09-13 11:12:29 AM  
Wow, the comments after his article are hilarious. Apparently there are a lot of people who think Foo Fighters are some sort of legendary rock badasses, rather than the reality that they're the US version of Nickelback...
 
2012-09-13 11:12:30 AM  
It's the bands they get to play WWDC that really matter.
 
2012-09-13 11:13:23 AM  
KoolerThanJesus:

Such a sad sight to see what Dave Grohl has become.

Kurt would roll in his grave if he had to listen to the Poo Pounders.


One could argue Kurt Cobain killed himself rather than spend the rest of his life as a sellout (or even a self-parody like Mick Jagger after Altamont).

OTOH it's impossible for a big multinational corporation to sell out except by, oh, taking money to endorse the International Socialist Organization.

Come to think of it, since the purpose of a corporation is to make money, they could only "sell out" by giving their workers a decent wage and safe working conditions and by selling their products with a markup just high enough to allow them to keep doing so.

It's the Foo Fighters who are the sellouts.

However, "Poo Pounder" is an anti-gay term like "fudge packer." Please desist from using it.
 
2012-09-13 11:13:41 AM  

jayhawk88: Should have went with Nickleback. The entire presentation was basically one big troll, why stop with the entertainment?


Wow...posted as I was writing up my last comment...but yeah, Foo Fighters...Nickelback...what's the difference?
 
2012-09-13 11:14:41 AM  
Surly U. Jest:

It's the bands they get to play WWDC that really matter.

What about the ones that play Lollapalooza or Burning Man?
 
2012-09-13 11:16:30 AM  

bingethinker: That blog sucks, and the fanboi who wrote it needs to get a life.


Big words from a fanboy.
 
2012-09-13 11:21:42 AM  

kab: And the comments are even better:

"Are they Rock Gods? Hells yes they are, one of the few bands left that play their instruments"

This level of willful ignorance makes me wonder what his FARK handle is.


Lasershurt
 
2012-09-13 11:25:54 AM  
This headline totally makes me want cheesy pasta for lunch.
 
2012-09-13 11:26:11 AM  
Is it just me, or does the guy on the right look like a zombie?!
 
2012-09-13 11:39:35 AM  

pag1107: So the largest company in the world has failed epically by having a band people have heard of play at its press event. Holy crap. If that's all you can find to biatch about then you're as blind as a horses ass. The iphone is a steaming pile. My wife has an iphone 4 and I hate its little electronic guts. It was inferior to my galaxy 1 that was already a year old. Sure it looked pretty, but when it came to actually doing stuff with it, my model-year-old samsung phone had it beat. I'm sure fanbois can thoroughly debunk my analysis with a discussion of superior pixel depth or color palettes or icon and app prettyness but when it comes to having a phone to do real world work that doesn't drop calls constantly and can't be battery-pull rebooted when it's glorious little apps brick it, the iphone sucks butt.


My Galaxy S1 was a total piece of shiat. I would have taken my wife's iPhone 4 over it any day, no hesitation. The S3 I have now is great though.
 
2012-09-13 11:42:03 AM  
While, I'm more of a Queens of the Stone Age guy, Foo Fighters is a good band.

Also, fresh pots.
 
2012-09-13 11:43:22 AM  

MacEnvy: pag1107: So the largest company in the world has failed epically by having a band people have heard of play at its press event. Holy crap. If that's all you can find to biatch about then you're as blind as a horses ass. The iphone is a steaming pile. My wife has an iphone 4 and I hate its little electronic guts. It was inferior to my galaxy 1 that was already a year old. Sure it looked pretty, but when it came to actually doing stuff with it, my model-year-old samsung phone had it beat. I'm sure fanbois can thoroughly debunk my analysis with a discussion of superior pixel depth or color palettes or icon and app prettyness but when it comes to having a phone to do real world work that doesn't drop calls constantly and can't be battery-pull rebooted when it's glorious little apps brick it, the iphone sucks butt.

My Galaxy S1 was a total piece of shiat. I would have taken my wife's iPhone 4 over it any day, no hesitation. The S3 I have now is great though.


My Galaxy S1 had some issues under the hood (data speed, anyone?), but several things made it hands down better than iPhone for me. Swype. Free apps. Rooting ease.
 
2012-09-13 11:43:53 AM  

pag1107: So the largest company in the world has failed epically by having a band people have heard of play at its press event. Holy crap. If that's all you can find to biatch about then you're as blind as a horses ass. The iphone is a steaming pile. My wife has an iphone 4 and I hate its little electronic guts. It was inferior to my galaxy 1 that was already a year old. Sure it looked pretty, but when it came to actually doing stuff with it, my model-year-old samsung phone had it beat. I'm sure fanbois can thoroughly debunk my analysis with a discussion of superior pixel depth or color palettes or icon and app prettyness but when it comes to having a phone to do real world work that doesn't drop calls constantly and can't be battery-pull rebooted when it's glorious little apps brick it, the iphone sucks butt.


Really? Maybe you're just farking retarded?

My phone never drops calls, I only use a hand duo of apps because I don't need them and don't collect worthless things like a digital pack rat, and don't give a shiat about your phone? Mine has been a reliable work phone, good calls in metro areas (Dallas, downtown) non metro (Lancaster) and BFE west easy north Texas. Same for texting.

Data sucks though. I don't use the camera and have found the touch screen adequately responsive when clean, dirty, and in between. Dripping sweat on the screen will bugger it though. Either from fingers or from ears.

I have a 2 year old 4 that has been used and abused.

It's just a hunk of electronics, stop wetting yourself to prove how damn special you are for hating it. It doesn't make you any more special than the people who wet themselves over having one.
 
2012-09-13 11:48:08 AM  

Mugato: ...holy shiat, I scrolled down and the author actually does have a neck beard. And he's a bald fark. The comments in TFA are tearing him a new one.


That's a normal beard.
 
2012-09-13 11:53:49 AM  
It was extremely stupid of me to assume that the article was going to be about how Apple sold out by neglecting to innovate with their newest phone, knowing full well that they would still make a killing anyway.
 
2012-09-13 11:56:10 AM  

kab: And the comments are even better:

"Are they Rock Gods? Hells yes they are, one of the few bands left that play their instruments"

This level of willful ignorance makes me wonder what his FARK handle is.


Well, that person isn't that far off. They're one of the only major bands left that play their instruments. There are plenty of guys underneath the surface that still know how.

/see: The Metal
 
2012-09-13 12:06:08 PM  
Steve Jobs -was- Apple. It failed without him, he came back, it succeeded. Now he's gone again, and you can already see the dust and pebbles falling.
There is not one thing that is "breakthrough" or innovative about the iPhone 5. All they've done is caught up to where Android was 18 months ago. What Apple still has though is marketing and the name. Through just name recognition alone, people believe that they're on the cutting edge, just because it's new.

What is innovative? The LTE? The Galaxy SII was LTE before the iPhone 4S even came out (android is now on the Galaxy S3, which buries the S2 even). The bigger screen? The Dell Streak did that years ago. The resolution isn't even as high now as the leading Android phones. The software is incredibly dated looking. No functionality on the home screen. Just static images.

I'm really surprised you're not on the inside scoop with the talk of the town this year. Read the comments on any iPhone 5 article on the engadgets and gizmodos of the internet. Everyone is talking about: the Nokia Lumia 920, the flagship Windows Phone 8 device.
While Apple is still trying to sell resolution, Nokia has now moved on to refresh rate. The 920 will have wireless charging, whereas the Apple CEO says that wireless charging is "confusing".

Nokia and Android are leading the way, iPhone is now playing catch up. And they're failing at it. Sales will still be strong, but it won't be what it was. Mix in Apple's very unethical business practices, and you have a recipe for a decline of yet another empire.
 
2012-09-13 12:06:49 PM  

Phil Ken Sebben: kab: And the comments are even better:

"Are they Rock Gods? Hells yes they are, one of the few bands left that play their instruments"

This level of willful ignorance makes me wonder what his FARK handle is.

Lasershurt


Who are you?
 
2012-09-13 12:06:57 PM  
I'm a Mac user, an iPhone user, and have used mostly Apple computers since my family bought our first computer, an Apple //c, in 1984. And if I ever met this dude walking down the road, I WOULD pop him in the face, and tell him to STFU, hipster fanboy douchebag. It's a farking computer/ telephone. Use what suits you best, and shut up about it.
 
2012-09-13 12:10:28 PM  

sure haven't: There is not one thing that is "breakthrough" or innovative about the iPhone


FTFY
 
2012-09-13 12:14:15 PM  

sure haven't: The 920 will have wireless charging, whereas the Apple CEO says that wireless charging is "confusing".


Personally I find wireless charging stupid, at least right now. You have to lie your phone still in one spot. That's every bit as useful to me as just plugging it in.

Eventually, I suspect there will be wireless charging systems that work over range, and so it would charge anywhere in your house, or car, for example. That would be useful. Right now, I just can't make myself give a crap.

Still, the Lumia 920 looks awesome, and it's definitely on my shortlist of "phones to play with before my next purchase."
 
2012-09-13 12:21:04 PM  

Confabulat: FlashHarry: Confabulat: I don't think Apple is the biggest corporation on Earth by a long shot.

Ahem

[i50.tinypic.com image 604x517]

wow who knew. Bigger than GM and ExxonMobile? That's a hell of a lot of iPhones.


That's stock market capitalization, not sales.
 
2012-09-13 12:24:23 PM  

pag1107: So the largest company in the world has failed epically by having a band people have heard of play at its press event. Holy crap. If that's all you can find to biatch about then you're as blind as a horses ass. The iphone is a steaming pile. My wife has an iphone 4 and I hate its little electronic guts. It was inferior to my galaxy 1 that was already a year old. Sure it looked pretty, but when it came to actually doing stuff with it, my model-year-old samsung phone had it beat. I'm sure fanbois can thoroughly debunk my analysis with a discussion of superior pixel depth or color palettes or icon and app prettyness but when it comes to having a phone to do real world work that doesn't drop calls constantly and can't be battery-pull rebooted when it's glorious little apps brick it, the iphone sucks butt.


You're late. And you forgot to end your post with "all Apple product owners should kill themselves." Step it up next time.
 
2012-09-13 12:28:09 PM  
After just now finding out what the "upgrades" are, I have this to say:


Apple must think very little of its customer base.
 
2012-09-13 12:33:47 PM  

sure haven't: Steve Jobs -was- Apple. It failed with him, he came back, it succeeded. Now he's gone again, and you can already see the dust and pebbles falling.


FTFY.

They were not a very profitable company until their music player came out. Everything else (revolutionary as it may have been) just tanked.
 
2012-09-13 12:34:35 PM  

sure haven't: Steve Jobs -was- Apple. It failed without him, he came back, it succeeded. Now he's gone again, and you can already see the dust and pebbles falling.
There is not one thing that is "breakthrough" or innovative about the iPhone 5. All they've done is caught up to where Android was 18 months ago. What Apple still has though is marketing and the name. Through just name recognition alone, people believe that they're on the cutting edge, just because it's new.

What is innovative? The LTE? The Galaxy SII was LTE before the iPhone 4S even came out (android is now on the Galaxy S3, which buries the S2 even). The bigger screen? The Dell Streak did that years ago. The resolution isn't even as high now as the leading Android phones. The software is incredibly dated looking. No functionality on the home screen. Just static images.

I'm really surprised you're not on the inside scoop with the talk of the town this year. Read the comments on any iPhone 5 article on the engadgets and gizmodos of the internet. Everyone is talking about: the Nokia Lumia 920, the flagship Windows Phone 8 device.
While Apple is still trying to sell resolution, Nokia has now moved on to refresh rate. The 920 will have wireless charging, whereas the Apple CEO says that wireless charging is "confusing".

Nokia and Android are leading the way, iPhone is now playing catch up. And they're failing at it. Sales will still be strong, but it won't be what it was. Mix in Apple's very unethical business practices, and you have a recipe for a decline of yet another empire.


See, I don't WANT a huge farking brick of a phone. I want something that fits in my hand and pocket comfortably. The giant 5" screen things are a step back, in my opinion. And the widgets on the home screen? My wife uses an android phone. I don't remember the model, exactly, but it's a higher- end, well- rated Motorola, and it annoys me. I like being able to hit a button, go to the home screen, and tap the app I want to use, without digging around. If I want the functionality that the widgets provide, I'll pull down notification center. It stays out of the way until I want it. I also like not needing to charge my phone twice a day. My wife and I use our phones about equally, and while I have battery remaining when I plug my phone in for the night, she has to swap out her battery with the extra one she carries around. I still get all day out of the original battery in my 2 year old iPhone 4. That's not to say Apple does everything right. For example, I like to keep everything on my phone, including pictures. So a memory card slot would be nice.
But my point is this: some of the things your Android does that the iPhone doesn't aren't necessarily better- they're different ways of doing things. Like I've said before, I'll use what I like, you use what you like, and we'll all be happy.

Another thing: people that biatch about fragility regarding the iPhone 4 and 4S also need to shut up. Why would you purchase ANY $300 device to carry around and NOT put it in a case? I'm an auto mechanic. And I'm clumsy. My phone gets dropped on concrete, used with oily fingers, gets crap sprayed at it, tumbles down stairs, and generally abused every single day. It's in a simple Otterbox Commuter series case (their thinner one) and has no cracks or other signs of damage. Prior to my first iPhone, a 3, I never had a phone make it more than a year. The 3 finally broke for good RIGHT before the 4 came out- I had to fix it a couple times in the last 6 months, and yes I did so myself-(so it made it 2 years,) and my 4 is going strong- I opened it up once to clean out a bunch of dirt, lint, and crap that was muffling the sound, etc- (2 years again)
 
2012-09-13 12:44:19 PM  
I've been saying for years that Apple is Microsoft in a Radiohead shirt. I think Cult of Mac is just now realizing that.
 
2012-09-13 12:46:34 PM  
This article has that , "Oh my God, we need another article, quick, somebody, write something!" feel to it.
 
2012-09-13 12:49:11 PM  

Alphakronik: After just now finding out what the "upgrades" are, I have this to say:


Apple must think very little of its customer base.


Explain?
 
2012-09-13 12:51:58 PM  

Greek: See, I don't WANT a huge farking brick of a phone. I want something that fits in my hand and pocket comfortably. The giant 5" screen things are a step back, in my opinion.


www.htc.com

This is my phone. 4.3" screen. Still kicks ass.

The beautiful thing about Android is that, whatever you want, somebody makes it. Want a gigantor phone? You got it. Want something a little more pocketable? You got it. Want something with a hard keyboard? You got it. Want a phone with two screens? You got it. Want a phone that powers a tablet shell? You got it.

Greek: Another thing: people that biatch about fragility regarding the iPhone 4 and 4S also need to shut up. Why would you purchase ANY $300 device to carry around and NOT put it in a case?


Give me a break. Sure, if durability is important, there are always options to improve it, but that doesn't change the fact that having a glass back was a really farking stupid design decision that was made for purely aesthetic reasons and resulted in a whole lot of headaches.
 
ecl
2012-09-13 12:53:09 PM  
Crapple.
 
2012-09-13 12:53:33 PM  

Greek: See, I don't WANT a huge farking brick of a phone. I want something that fits in my hand and pocket comfortably. The giant 5" screen things are a step back, in my opinion. And the widgets on the home screen? My wife uses an android phone. I don't remember the model, exactly, but it's a higher- end, well- rated Motorola, and it annoys me. I like being able to hit a button, go to the home screen, and tap the app I want to use, without digging around. If I want the functionality that the widgets provide, I'll pull down notification center. It stays out of the way until I want it. I also like not needing to charge my phone twice a day. My wife and I use our phones about equally, and while I have battery remaining when I plug my phone in for the night, she has to swap out her battery with the extra one she carries around. I still get all day out of the original battery in my 2 year old iPhone 4. That's not to say Apple does everything right. For example, I like to keep everything on my phone, including pictures. So a memory card slot would be nice.
But my point is this: some of the things your Android does that the iPhone doesn't aren't necessarily better- they're different ways of doing things. Like I've said before, I'll use what I like, you use what you like, and we'll all be happy.


I'm more addressing the passing of an era, and the fact that people don't realize that Apple is behind now. I couldn't care less who uses what. It just bothers me to see articles in USA Today or whatever saying how they nailed it, and how it's so innovative, etc.
 
2012-09-13 12:58:57 PM  

FlashHarry: Confabulat: I don't think Apple is the biggest corporation on Earth by a long shot.

Ahem

[i50.tinypic.com image 604x517]


Did someone seriously just use market capitalization as a definition of "biggest corporation"?
 
2012-09-13 01:06:59 PM  
This reminds me of some douchebag who complained when the iPod (the old white ones) went USB and how it meant that "all these filthy Windows users" were going to infest his "private club".

I buy some Apple products because I like them. Not because they define my social status or give me the illusion of being in some club. But I'm not a fanboy of anything.
 
2012-09-13 01:16:29 PM  

HeartBurnKid: The beautiful thing about Android is that, whatever you want, somebody makes it. Want a gigantor phone? You got it. Want something a little more pocketable? You got it. Want something with a hard keyboard? You got it. Want a phone with two screens? You got it. Want a phone that powers a tablet shell? You got it.


That's all great. You can get any type of Android phone you want. But if you get the hardkeyboard, do you then make fun of the one's who don't? I mean, your point seems to be that one can get whatever he or she wants. But what if her or she simply wants an Apple? Why make fun of them any more that you would make fun of someone who got a Samsung instead of an HTC? What if I want a closed system because I like knowing that every app I download has been vetted by Apple? What if I like the iPhone because it does everything that *I* need a phone to do for *my* needs? Why hate on that? I couldn't care any less what type of phone you use. I really couldn't. Why do the Android users seem to care so much about what other people use?

/and yes, the guy in the article was a douche. But of course there are no douche Android users, are there?
 
2012-09-13 01:16:46 PM  
Regardless of all of our differing opinions on Apple, I think we can all agree that the author of this is a twat of epic proportions.
 
2012-09-13 01:19:59 PM  

sure haven't: It just bothers me to see articles in USA Today or whatever saying how they nailed it, and how it's so innovative, etc.


Why? What difference does it make to you? Are you on some global mission to spare the world from (what you believe) are exaggerated press claims? Or does it worry you that someone might read it and then think that you are using an inferior phone and that would make you feel bad? I'd really like to hear why you care so much.
 
2012-09-13 01:20:39 PM  
I'm a VirginMobile user, with the LG Optimus. It's getting a few years old...

So I can get one of:
3G HTC One - $160
3/4G HTC Evo - $240
3G iPhone 16GB 4GS (who the fark names these things?) $650

Nope, not getting an iPhone any time soon.
 
2012-09-13 01:23:15 PM  

fortheloveofgod: sure haven't: It just bothers me to see articles in USA Today or whatever saying how they nailed it, and how it's so innovative, etc.

Why? What difference does it make to you? Are you on some global mission to spare the world from (what you believe) are exaggerated press claims? Or does it worry you that someone might read it and then think that you are using an inferior phone and that would make you feel bad? I'd really like to hear why you care so much.


Because it means people are being incredibly stupid, and that bothers. And it should bother you too.

That and I really dislike Apple's business ethics. They're a terrible company and don't deserve the accolades they get.
 
2012-09-13 01:25:49 PM  

Confabulat: FlashHarry: Confabulat: I don't think Apple is the biggest corporation on Earth by a long shot.

Ahem

[i50.tinypic.com image 604x517]

wow who knew. Bigger than GM and ExxonMobile? That's a hell of a lot of iPhones.


Idiots, as if stock price had anything to do with the size and reach of a coporation, lmao
 
2012-09-13 01:30:54 PM  

sure haven't: fortheloveofgod: sure haven't: It just bothers me to see articles in USA Today or whatever saying how they nailed it, and how it's so innovative, etc.

Why? What difference does it make to you? Are you on some global mission to spare the world from (what you believe) are exaggerated press claims? Or does it worry you that someone might read it and then think that you are using an inferior phone and that would make you feel bad? I'd really like to hear why you care so much.

Because it means people are being incredibly stupid, and that bothers. And it should bother you too.

That and I really dislike Apple's business ethics. They're a terrible company and don't deserve the accolades they get.


It's paying $300 for a pair of name brand jeans that don't fit you well. We're glad and all that you're happy with it but kinda think you're an idiot for it too.
 
2012-09-13 01:31:38 PM  

CygnusDarius: While, I'm more of a Queens of the Stone Age guy, Foo Fighters is a good band.

Also, fresh pots.


I miss Kyuss though... good laid-back rock with a heavy edge, for when I needed the occasional break from thrash. If Queens would have thrown a bit more edge into their riffs I'd have stayed on board probably.
 
2012-09-13 01:53:46 PM  
Was this satire? There is no way a real human being actually has thoughts like that.
 
2012-09-13 01:54:08 PM  

HotWingConspiracy: Apple's musical tastes are arguably better than most companies. I've discovered so many neat new artists through Apple or iTunes,

What in the god damn shiat does an artist selling wares on iTunes have to do with Apple's musical tastes? And how does a company have musical tastes?

I want a band that reflects the image of Apple that was cemented in my brain over the last decade, so I don't have to be reminded of the company Apple has become.

He never actually names a band that would meet his criteria.


Well, he could have, but you've probably never heard of them.
 
2012-09-13 01:54:22 PM  

sure haven't: The 920 will have wireless charging, whereas the Apple CEO says that wireless charging is "confusing".


I picture Phil Schiller holding a phone, looking at a charging pad, scratching his head, licking the pad, tapping the phone on it, then screaming like a monkey and sh*tting on the thing. IT'S TOO HARD!!! GAAAHHH!!!

The truth is they needed to hold something back to justify the inevitable updated version in 2013.
 
2012-09-13 01:57:04 PM  

Greek: And the widgets on the home screen? My wife uses an android phone. I don't remember the model, exactly, but it's a higher- end, well- rated Motorola, and it annoys me. I like being able to hit a button, go to the home screen, and tap the app I want to use, without digging around. If I want the functionality that the widgets provide, I'll pull down notification center.


Then take the widgets off your home screen and drop app icons there. Duh...

I mean really? REALLY?
 
2012-09-13 02:00:58 PM  

fortheloveofgod: HeartBurnKid: The beautiful thing about Android is that, whatever you want, somebody makes it. Want a gigantor phone? You got it. Want something a little more pocketable? You got it. Want something with a hard keyboard? You got it. Want a phone with two screens? You got it. Want a phone that powers a tablet shell? You got it.

That's all great. You can get any type of Android phone you want. But if you get the hardkeyboard, do you then make fun of the one's who don't? I mean, your point seems to be that one can get whatever he or she wants. But what if her or she simply wants an Apple? Why make fun of them any more that you would make fun of someone who got a Samsung instead of an HTC? What if I want a closed system because I like knowing that every app I download has been vetted by Apple? What if I like the iPhone because it does everything that *I* need a phone to do for *my* needs? Why hate on that? I couldn't care any less what type of phone you use. I really couldn't. Why do the Android users seem to care so much about what other people use?

/and yes, the guy in the article was a douche. But of course there are no douche Android users, are there?


If you like the iPhone, then go right ahead and buy yourself an iPhone. I'm not going to hate on you for that. I'm just tired of seeing people like you hate on everything that isn't an iPhone, and hating on people who simply dislike certain aspects of the iPhone (like you did with your ranting about people who dislike its fragility).
 
2012-09-13 02:10:42 PM  

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: Greek: And the widgets on the home screen? My wife uses an android phone. I don't remember the model, exactly, but it's a higher- end, well- rated Motorola, and it annoys me. I like being able to hit a button, go to the home screen, and tap the app I want to use, without digging around. If I want the functionality that the widgets provide, I'll pull down notification center.

Then take the widgets off your home screen and drop app icons there. Duh...

I mean really? REALLY?


Yeah I didn't know where he was going with that. The first thing I did was fix the widgets on my phone to what I liked.
 
2012-09-13 02:14:40 PM  

UrCa: sure haven't: fortheloveofgod: sure haven't: It just bothers me to see articles in USA Today or whatever saying how they nailed it, and how it's so innovative, etc.

Why? What difference does it make to you? Are you on some global mission to spare the world from (what you believe) are exaggerated press claims? Or does it worry you that someone might read it and then think that you are using an inferior phone and that would make you feel bad? I'd really like to hear why you care so much.

Because it means people are being incredibly stupid, and that bothers. And it should bother you too.

That and I really dislike Apple's business ethics. They're a terrible company and don't deserve the accolades they get.

It's paying $300 for a pair of name brand jeans that don't fit you well. We're glad and all that you're happy with it but kinda think you're an idiot for it too.



He thinks they fit him well. That's all that should matter to him.
I love my Galaxy Note. It's perfect for me. My girlfriend thinks it's an idiotically large phone. I don't care :)

I'm grateful that Apple and Google are competing so hard. Gives everyone a better product as long as they don't try to sue eachother into oblivion and just try to R&D more!
 
2012-09-13 02:29:17 PM  
The biggest money-maker for Apple is the accessories they sell for their products. This is precisely the reason why they changed the power port on the new iPhone5 so they resell all the shiat people already have for their iPhone4s.
 
2012-09-13 02:42:31 PM  

HeartBurnKid: If you like the iPhone, then go right ahead and buy yourself an iPhone. I'm not going to hate on you for that. I'm just tired of seeing people like you hate on everything that isn't an iPhone, and hating on people who simply dislike certain aspects of the iPhone (like you did with your ranting about people who dislike its fragility).


Pre-emptive counter-hate? Dicy territory, that.
 
2012-09-13 02:59:19 PM  
I thin that is the hipsterest douchbagy hipsterishness in all of hipsterism right there. 

Those are all real words - you've probably never heard of them.
 
2012-09-13 03:00:25 PM  

Ed Grubermann: This reminds me of some douchebag who complained when the iPod (the old white ones) went USB and how it meant that "all these filthy Windows users" were going to infest his "private club".

I buy some Apple products because I like them. Not because they define my social status or give me the illusion of being in some club. But I'm not a fanboy of anything.


Apple users did similar things when Instagram was made available for Android... All the more reason I enjoy mocking them.
 
2012-09-13 03:03:36 PM  

Greek: And the widgets on the home screen? My wife uses an android phone. I don't remember the model, exactly, but it's a higher- end, well- rated Motorola, and it annoys me. I like being able to hit a button, go to the home screen, and tap the app I want to use, without digging around.


Open the app drawer, long press on the app, drag it to the desktop to make a short cut, quit your biatching. :D
 
2012-09-13 03:04:34 PM  

mjones73: Greek: And the widgets on the home screen? My wife uses an android phone. I don't remember the model, exactly, but it's a higher- end, well- rated Motorola, and it annoys me. I like being able to hit a button, go to the home screen, and tap the app I want to use, without digging around.

Open the app drawer, long press on the app, drag it to the desktop to make a short cut, quit your biatching. :D


Oh and if her phone has ICS, drag the shortcut onto another one and you get a folder automagically.
 
2012-09-13 03:18:01 PM  

UrCa: It's paying $300 for a pair of name brand jeans that don't fit you well. We're glad and all that you're happy with it but kinda think you're an idiot for it too.


Kind of a bad analogy, because the iPhone fits me very well.
 
2012-09-13 03:22:13 PM  

sure haven't: fortheloveofgod: sure haven't: It just bothers me to see articles in USA Today or whatever saying how they nailed it, and how it's so innovative, etc.

Why? What difference does it make to you? Are you on some global mission to spare the world from (what you believe) are exaggerated press claims? Or does it worry you that someone might read it and then think that you are using an inferior phone and that would make you feel bad? I'd really like to hear why you care so much.

Because it means people are being incredibly stupid, and that bothers. And it should bother you too.

That and I really dislike Apple's business ethics. They're a terrible company and don't deserve the accolades they get.


I thought according to Farkers, ALL companies are terrible? If people being stupid bother you so much, your life must suck from all the worry, as pretty much all of the general population are stupid.
 
2012-09-13 03:27:40 PM  

HeartBurnKid: fortheloveofgod: HeartBurnKid: The beautiful thing about Android is that, whatever you want, somebody makes it. Want a gigantor phone? You got it. Want something a little more pocketable? You got it. Want something with a hard keyboard? You got it. Want a phone with two screens? You got it. Want a phone that powers a tablet shell? You got it.

That's all great. You can get any type of Android phone you want. But if you get the hardkeyboard, do you then make fun of the one's who don't? I mean, your point seems to be that one can get whatever he or she wants. But what if her or she simply wants an Apple? Why make fun of them any more that you would make fun of someone who got a Samsung instead of an HTC? What if I want a closed system because I like knowing that every app I download has been vetted by Apple? What if I like the iPhone because it does everything that *I* need a phone to do for *my* needs? Why hate on that? I couldn't care any less what type of phone you use. I really couldn't. Why do the Android users seem to care so much about what other people use?

/and yes, the guy in the article was a douche. But of course there are no douche Android users, are there?

If you like the iPhone, then go right ahead and buy yourself an iPhone. I'm not going to hate on you for that. I'm just tired of seeing people like you hate on everything that isn't an iPhone, and hating on people who simply dislike certain aspects of the iPhone (like you did with your ranting about people who dislike its fragility).


I'm pretty sure you are confusing me with someone else. I haven't hated on anything, nor did I make any rants about people disliking fragility.
 
2012-09-13 03:32:59 PM  

fortheloveofgod: HeartBurnKid: fortheloveofgod: HeartBurnKid: The beautiful thing about Android is that, whatever you want, somebody makes it. Want a gigantor phone? You got it. Want something a little more pocketable? You got it. Want something with a hard keyboard? You got it. Want a phone with two screens? You got it. Want a phone that powers a tablet shell? You got it.

That's all great. You can get any type of Android phone you want. But if you get the hardkeyboard, do you then make fun of the one's who don't? I mean, your point seems to be that one can get whatever he or she wants. But what if her or she simply wants an Apple? Why make fun of them any more that you would make fun of someone who got a Samsung instead of an HTC? What if I want a closed system because I like knowing that every app I download has been vetted by Apple? What if I like the iPhone because it does everything that *I* need a phone to do for *my* needs? Why hate on that? I couldn't care any less what type of phone you use. I really couldn't. Why do the Android users seem to care so much about what other people use?

/and yes, the guy in the article was a douche. But of course there are no douche Android users, are there?

If you like the iPhone, then go right ahead and buy yourself an iPhone. I'm not going to hate on you for that. I'm just tired of seeing people like you hate on everything that isn't an iPhone, and hating on people who simply dislike certain aspects of the iPhone (like you did with your ranting about people who dislike its fragility).

I'm pretty sure you are confusing me with someone else. I haven't hated on anything, nor did I make any rants about people disliking fragility.


Indeed I did; I confused you with Greek, the author of the post I was replying to. Sorry.
 
2012-09-13 03:36:25 PM  

theflatline: Since when have Apple or its users been "rebellious"


This.
 
2012-09-13 03:44:09 PM  

LasersHurt: Icetech3: All they have to biatch about is the music? How bout the iphone 5... bahahaha look.. now bigger! umm.. thats bout all.. thanks....

All of the parts are different and upgraded. Don't talk out of your ass.


This may be true, but in the end it's still just a smartphone. Android, iphone, whatever. Getting stoked over a smartphone in late 2012 is the same as getting stoked over a refrigerator.
 
2012-09-13 03:47:34 PM  
I have a motorla defy, a 2 year old android phone. It is waterproof, has been in the pool, and the lake. Has gorilla glass, and a 32 gig memory chip in it. I bought it off of ebay for 150 bucks a year ago, new.

I put ICS on it, and now I run Jellybean just fine. Also takes Panoramic pics, even underwater...

www.motorola.com
 
2012-09-13 03:51:17 PM  

extroverted_suicide: LasersHurt: Icetech3: All they have to biatch about is the music? How bout the iphone 5... bahahaha look.. now bigger! umm.. thats bout all.. thanks....

All of the parts are different and upgraded. Don't talk out of your ass.

This may be true, but in the end it's still just a smartphone. Android, iphone, whatever. Getting stoked over a smartphone in late 2012 is the same as getting stoked over a refrigerator.


I work for ATT and let me tell you, no one is excited about the 5, because it is a mediocre upgrade.

Still has an 8 mega pixel camera, panoramic shots, well android did it before. Even my old defy can do it. And there was an app for the other iphones to do it. Like Siri, nothing apple created, just something they absorbed.

The only real difference is the slightly larger screen and case and the claimed battery life.

The s3 is the better product and bang for the buck.
 
2012-09-13 03:51:47 PM  

HotWingConspiracy: SacriliciousBeerSwiller: Greek: And the widgets on the home screen? My wife uses an android phone. I don't remember the model, exactly, but it's a higher- end, well- rated Motorola, and it annoys me. I like being able to hit a button, go to the home screen, and tap the app I want to use, without digging around. If I want the functionality that the widgets provide, I'll pull down notification center.

Then take the widgets off your home screen and drop app icons there. Duh...

I mean really? REALLY?

Yeah I didn't know where he was going with that. The first thing I did was fix the widgets on my phone to what I liked.


Exactly...you can do whatever the hell you want with it. My S3 home screen is EMPTY save for the bottom bar. Because dammit, I like it that way. And it's mind numbingly simple and intuitive to do this. But It's like these iPeople want Apple to tell them what to like, and have been living that way for so long that they find customization is evil and confusing.
 
2012-09-13 03:53:34 PM  

Alphakronik: After just now finding out what the "upgrades" are, I have this to say:


Apple must think very little of its customer base.


I imagine they think no more or less of their customers than the cliff does of its lemmings. They don't currently need to worry about their customers; they will throw their money at Apple no matter what right now. But they are definitely slipping and can only coast on their name for so long. There are devices at market right now that are already iphone 5 killers, and more are coming soon. I sincerely doubt Apple gets a free pass in 8 months when they come out with the iphone 6 (now in different colors!).
 
2012-09-13 03:54:36 PM  

LasersHurt: Icetech3: All they have to biatch about is the music? How bout the iphone 5... bahahaha look.. now bigger! umm.. thats bout all.. thanks....

All of the parts are different and upgraded. Don't talk out of your ass.


And yet, it does nothing new.
 
2012-09-13 03:59:52 PM  

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: LasersHurt: Icetech3: All they have to biatch about is the music? How bout the iphone 5... bahahaha look.. now bigger! umm.. thats bout all.. thanks....

All of the parts are different and upgraded. Don't talk out of your ass.

And yet, it does nothing new.


All I was commenting on was his silly notion that the only difference is that it's bigger.
 
2012-09-13 04:02:51 PM  

extroverted_suicide: LasersHurt: Icetech3: All they have to biatch about is the music? How bout the iphone 5... bahahaha look.. now bigger! umm.. thats bout all.. thanks....

All of the parts are different and upgraded. Don't talk out of your ass.

This may be true, but in the end it's still just a smartphone. Android, iphone, whatever. Getting stoked over a smartphone in late 2012 is the same as getting stoked over a refrigerator.


I wish I was young and jaded enough for that. But the phones they are releasing trump computers I had not as a wee child, but well into my schooling years. 5 years of innovation has created a breed of tiny personal computers that go everywhere with you that are nothing short of wondrous.

They are not "like a refrigerator." Appreciate what you have.
 
2012-09-13 04:20:04 PM  
At least it wasn't Nickelback.
 
2012-09-13 04:29:10 PM  

LasersHurt: They are not "like a refrigerator." Appreciate what you have.


That's not the point being made. The point is more about how technology hits a point where it's hard to innovate more than what you have.

Look at cars. There's a huge difference between a car from 1950 and 1960, but the difference between 2000 and 2012 is tiny. You'll get maybe an extra mile per gallon and an iPod socket.

The iPhone 5 isn't just a not very interesting upgrade, it marks the point where you'll probably never be able to have an interesting, news-worthy upgrade of a phone. Phones will improve, but the days when people were itching for their contracts to expire so they could get the next phone are probably over.
 
2012-09-13 04:45:54 PM  

Revek: Who gives a rats gonad. Buy a android and move on from icrap.


Once they finally have the audio input lag for guitars fixed I will, they are a lot better now than a few years ago but still have a ways to go.

I know I know, Android is better at everything so just pretend i didn't post this.
 
2012-09-13 04:50:47 PM  

Russky: Revek: Who gives a rats gonad. Buy a android and move on from icrap.

Once they finally have the audio input lag for guitars fixed I will, they are a lot better now than a few years ago but still have a ways to go.

I know I know, Android is better at everything so just pretend i didn't post this.


Why would you do that?

No go get a real phone, kid.
 
2012-09-13 04:59:39 PM  

Rent Party: Russky: Revek: Who gives a rats gonad. Buy a android and move on from icrap.

Once they finally have the audio input lag for guitars fixed I will, they are a lot better now than a few years ago but still have a ways to go.

I know I know, Android is better at everything so just pretend i didn't post this.

Why would you do that?

No go get a real phone, kid.


I actually was playing around with one of those the other day, kind of cool but i like having the ability to do multi track recording and mess around writing songs, hence something like garageband or amplitude is actually a pretty cool tool. I don't need anything fancy because i don't pretend to be good, it's just for me and to have fun. The ability to slow down tracks without losing the pitch in amplitude is pretty kick ass for learning stuff as well.

So anyways when i bought that stuff the audio input lag on an android phone was something like 14 times as high as the ipad/iphone lag. Pretty crazy for a 'real' phone huh?

The sad part is i could buy the tablet, cables, multi track recorder and everything else for a fraction of the cost that my old 4 track tascam recorder cost me when i actually was a kid.
 
2012-09-13 05:02:00 PM  
I'm still trying to get my head around the "Apple products = rebellious" statement.
 
2012-09-13 05:07:30 PM  
i especially loved the Chromebook ads at the bottom of TFA.
 
2012-09-13 05:36:18 PM  
I'm just dumbfounded that the culture wars have broken down to cell phones (among other googaws) I'm not nearly as passionate about anything I can't shoot, f**k, or ride.
 
2012-09-13 05:37:04 PM  

Russky: Rent Party: Russky: Revek: Who gives a rats gonad. Buy a android and move on from icrap.

Once they finally have the audio input lag for guitars fixed I will, they are a lot better now than a few years ago but still have a ways to go.

I know I know, Android is better at everything so just pretend i didn't post this.

Why would you do that?

No go get a real phone, kid.

I actually was playing around with one of those the other day, kind of cool but i like having the ability to do multi track recording and mess around writing songs, hence something like garageband or amplitude is actually a pretty cool tool.


Tascam DP-8

I own one of these, and it's farking fantastic. As a bonus, if you ever do want to do something a bit more complicated, you can.

So you can still get your real phone.
 
2012-09-13 05:47:45 PM  

farkeruk: LasersHurt: They are not "like a refrigerator." Appreciate what you have.

That's not the point being made. The point is more about how technology hits a point where it's hard to innovate more than what you have.

Look at cars. There's a huge difference between a car from 1950 and 1960, but the difference between 2000 and 2012 is tiny. You'll get maybe an extra mile per gallon and an iPod socket.

The iPhone 5 isn't just a not very interesting upgrade, it marks the point where you'll probably never be able to have an interesting, news-worthy upgrade of a phone. Phones will improve, but the days when people were itching for their contracts to expire so they could get the next phone are probably over.


You're both right. Today's smart phones, apple and otherwise, are incredible. But the shine has come off the newer versions as the market has matured. Not very long ago I was the guy waiting with baited breath for the newest release and keeping vigil for firmware upgrades, etc. then all the sudden two/three years pass and I've gone to the same place I am with desktops and laptops and tablets. I like to have relatively current shiat - but somewhere in the high middle range is just fine. Getting the latest chip, phone, or OS upgrade has reached a point of vastly diminishing returns relative to cost. Year old units are much better value and I can't think of a single thing of substance I'd be adding to go out and get the latest greatest release.
 
2012-09-13 05:51:20 PM  

Toy_Cop: The biggest money-maker for Apple is the accessories they sell for their products. This is precisely the reason why they changed the power port on the new iPhone5 so they resell all the shiat people already have for their iPhone4s.


Nah, I'd be willing to bet it's iTunes/App Store. They're making a killing and all they have to do is keep the infrastructure intact. No real development cost either. You have a ton of people throwing software and music at you along with 30% of their sales just because you're there.

As for the port, I stand by my theory. With each new release of a product, apple has to either 1) Remove a commonly accepted feature: optical drive, VGA w/o a dongle, Ethernet port, etc. 2) Make something smaller just because they can. The iPhone already has what, like 4 buttons and a single port? Short of ditching volume control, the only way they can out-spartan themselves is to make the port smaller. "Ooh, look how cutting edge and minimalist our design is!"
 
2012-09-13 05:54:43 PM  

Russky: Once they finally have the audio input lag for guitars fixed I will,


It's fixed in 4.1. So when are you getting your Nexus?
 
2012-09-13 06:27:01 PM  

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: Wow...posted as I was writing up my last comment...but yeah, Foo Fighters...Nickelback...what's the difference?


Dave Grohl gave a shiat about music once while Nickleback have been about being rock stars from day 1.
 
2012-09-13 07:39:02 PM  
Not owning a smart phone. Not missing it. Give apple credit for making a market where people feel they need something they don't.
 
2012-09-13 10:11:04 PM  

JohnnyApocalypse: Not owning a smart phone. Not missing it. Give apple credit for making a market where people feel they need something they don't.


I don't NEED my smartphone (I have an Android) but I damn sure ENJOY my smartphone. It's great taking it on a bike ride and then watching my course back through Google Earth. It's great always having music. It's great having a PS1 and SNES emulator with me everywhere I go. It's just a pocket full of entertainment.

I don't much use the "phone" part, but the rest of it is excellent.

Not having one in no way makes you superior.
 
2012-09-13 11:55:13 PM  

FlashHarry: Confabulat: I don't think Apple is the biggest corporation on Earth by a long shot.

Ahem


Market cap isn't really the same as size.
 
2012-09-14 12:58:30 AM  

Icetech3: All they have to biatch about is the music? How bout the iphone 5... bahahaha look.. now bigger! umm.. thats bout all.. thanks....


It's bigger but at 4" is still smaller than the competition. Rather pathetic really.
 
2012-09-14 01:07:32 AM  
I need the highest spec'd phone to remain superior to the rest of you plebes.....my angry birds high score and panoramic duckface photos depend on this!!! I swap out phones every six months and will swap out a phone sooner if a higher spec'd model comes along. I carry a blackberry, android, iphone, windows phone, and three laptops running linux, osx, and windows. I use these computers and phones to run the latest gaming emulators, index erotic films, and manage multiple facebook and myspace accounts. I am very important, and my social networks depend on me to be a tastemaker and trendsetter in the social space. I spend a great deal of time managing widgets and custom screen-savers as this is a necessity to stay fashionable. I am a power user, the average user probably should stick to an old school flip phone and leave the heavy lifting to the technoratti such as myself. I won't even hang out with someone unless they are rocking a quad core android phone or are flaunting the latest golden master release of ios 6.

Arguing over which platform is a silly waste of time, you should be leveraging the architecture of all the platforms. While you are arguing about which platform is the best, I have already organized two flash mobs, updated my facebook status, simultaneously posted to three fark threads under four different alts, and checked in as mayor of two bars in my town (foursquare), I have also twittered, netflixed, evernoted, dropboxed, and kindled.
 
2012-09-14 03:14:39 AM  
styckx:

Was this satire? There is no way a real human being actually has thoughts like that.

People also argue vocipherously about which electronic telephone is better. People are not only stupid, they're weird.

What's this about bands that don't play their instruments? I quit giving a damn about popular music when Kurt Cobain killed himself, but I still recall being pleased when Pearl Jam & Neil Young had their instruments plugged in on the Video Music Awards. And now bands don't play their instruments? Isn't that what "band" means?
 
2012-09-14 03:16:17 AM  
Joe Peanut:

I'm still trying to get my head around the "Apple products = rebellious" statement.

People quit thinking for themselves during the Carter administration.
 
2012-09-14 04:44:17 AM  
Logged in purely to be added to the list of people who would stand in line to repeatedly punch the pretentious tool of an author in the sack.

My blood pressure actually went up to around the same levels as it does when arguing with creationists. What an assclown. If you are reading this, please remove yourself from society or at the very least seek sterility treatment.
 
2012-09-14 05:57:07 AM  
Apple rebellious? Sure if rebellious is designing hardware interfaces that retards can understand.
He was right though about Microsoft, they would get Ryan Seacrest.
 
2012-09-14 07:48:47 AM  
What's interesting about this story is just how much vitriol there is. Try imagining them writing something in this tone with Steve Jobs (pbuh) was in charge.

Me, I think the Cult is over. The spiritual leader is dead. From him and Woz, Apple was born. If he said that the web was better than apps, they were. If he then created an app store, it was then good. If he used IBM PowerPC chips for years, that was good and Intel chips were bad, until he said that Intel chips were good, at which point, they were.

Note how hiring Coldplay was brushed aside. "Steve hired them when they were still out there, on the rebellious edge, like him and us". Except that he didn't. They did a Keynote in 2010, long after they were big. The writer is simply believing that Steve Jobs could do no wrong, even if that requires rewriting history.
 
2012-09-14 09:16:02 AM  

LasersHurt: SacriliciousBeerSwiller: LasersHurt: Icetech3: All they have to biatch about is the music? How bout the iphone 5... bahahaha look.. now bigger! umm.. thats bout all.. thanks....

All of the parts are different and upgraded. Don't talk out of your ass.

And yet, it does nothing new.

All I was commenting on was his silly notion that the only difference is that it's bigger.


From the perspective of the average user, that is the only noticeable difference. You think Ned from accounting is going to notice that Angry Birds loads a quarter of a second faster?
 
2012-09-14 09:18:06 AM  

farkeruk: Note how hiring Coldplay was brushed aside. "Steve hired them when they were still out there, on the rebellious edge, like him and us". Except that he didn't. They did a Keynote in 2010, long after they were big. The writer is simply believing that Steve Jobs could do no wrong, even if that requires rewriting history.


Wow. Coldplay was never rebellious of edgy in the first place. Like, ever.
 
2012-09-14 09:52:13 AM  

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: LasersHurt: SacriliciousBeerSwiller: LasersHurt: Icetech3: All they have to biatch about is the music? How bout the iphone 5... bahahaha look.. now bigger! umm.. thats bout all.. thanks....

All of the parts are different and upgraded. Don't talk out of your ass.

And yet, it does nothing new.

All I was commenting on was his silly notion that the only difference is that it's bigger.

From the perspective of the average user, that is the only noticeable difference. You think Ned from accounting is going to notice that Angry Birds loads a quarter of a second faster?


The "perception of the average user" is irrelevant when you're talking about objective reality.
 
2012-09-14 10:14:22 AM  

farkeruk: LasersHurt: They are not "like a refrigerator." Appreciate what you have.

That's not the point being made. The point is more about how technology hits a point where it's hard to innovate more than what you have.

Look at cars. There's a huge difference between a car from 1950 and 1960, but the difference between 2000 and 2012 is tiny. You'll get maybe an extra mile per gallon and an iPod socket.

The iPhone 5 isn't just a not very interesting upgrade, it marks the point where you'll probably never be able to have an interesting, news-worthy upgrade of a phone. Phones will improve, but the days when people were itching for their contracts to expire so they could get the next phone are probably over.


Actually neither of those was the point I was trying to make, which means I did a terrible job of making it.

Lasershurt, my first computer was a PC Jr. with 512KB RAM, housed in two bolt-on, foot-long cases. But I was a boss because I had 16 colors and 3 channel sound, my friends (those who actually had computers, at least) had 4 colors and the internal beeper. Farkeruk, good points. But I wasn't trying to say anything so in depth. My point was simply that smartphones are nearly ubiquitous these days. I may be misremembering, but I could swear I saw a reputable website reporting that something like 60% of Americans have some type of smartphone right now. I am not saying the technology is not amazing compared to computers of 20 or even 10 years ago; what I am saying is that so many people have them now, it's kind of silly to treat them as some sort of status symbol, bicker and argue about which one is better and which one "sucks," or stand in line for 6 hours to get one. The market has reached a maturity point wherein these devices are no more than common tools at this point.
 
2012-09-14 10:49:54 AM  
Appreciate what you have.

imageshack.us
 
2012-09-14 12:59:01 PM  
"Apple-esque"? Damn that is retarded.
 
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