Endive Wombat: I would like to see apple take a stab at the DSLR market. I mean really, you've only got 2 choices when it comes to cameras - Nikon and Canon. In reflecting back on their track record over the last say 10 years, I think that they could do it well.Although everything from the raw file formats, to the connectors, to the types of memory cards it uses, to tripod mounts will all be proprietary, unique, and unnecessarily expensive.
shiate: Carth: shiate: Marine1: They need somethin', that's for sure. Apple hasn't done anything innovative in quite a while.hmm, ok, i'll bite. what has samsung done that's innovative?convinced people that "phablet" is a real product?heh. and they say that apple is all about marketing. see samsung's $~12B marketing spending vs. apple's $1B.[www.asymco.com image 850x322]
shiate: Marine1: They need somethin', that's for sure. Apple hasn't done anything innovative in quite a while.hmm, ok, i'll bite. what has samsung done that's innovative?
Ed Grubermann: tbhouston: as someone that use to work retail, i would push apple on anyone under 14 and anyone over 40 because i knew they would be able to use the device, wouldn't return it and would think they are being edgey and cool...those are not the cool age brackets*pssst* Adults don't give a shiat about being "cool". We already know we're not.
RexTalionis: The iPhone user became decidedly less cool when it became the phone that your parents want.
theurge14: For the last farking time, it's not about "being cool". It's about having something that works exceptionally well. Yes, there are always the handful of idiots who really do think it's just about a status symbol, but the rest of us are glad to use a product that doesn't suck balls in some major way. Brand loyalty is built up over time when the whole "doesn't suck balls" thing is discovered to be true for a number of different products.These "tech reporters" who write click-gathering articles like this aren't getting it. "Cool factor" is not only factor here, or even the major one. Otherwise all the products listed would've been chucked away and rejected by people long ago. iPods have been around for 12 years now. iPhone has been around for 6 and more or less looks about the same. The current Macbook form factor has been around for about 7 years. Same with the iMac line. "Cool factor" doesn't apply to that sort of timeline.
Tom_Slick: The real reason, no completely new products, no compelling reason to upgrade the iPhone, and changing the nearly decade old proprietary connector to a different proprietary connecter.
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