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(C|Net)   Next two iPhones may have been designed under Steve Jobs. I can't imagine what they smell like at this point   (news.cnet.com) divider line 10
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2013-04-02 05:45:26 PM
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InmanRoshi: HeartBurnKid: InmanRoshi: MightyPez: Neo-luddites trying to be clever are so cute

Gosh, the word luddite gets thrown around so casually and flippantly these days.    I'll gladly and openly embrace any advancements in genetics or bioengineering that  have been developed to cure disease and alleviate human suffering.   I'm just not putting your ability to play Words With Friends and tweet about what you ate for dinner into the category of human advancement.

I love it.  I have a computer in my pocket that is more powerful than 90% of the computers I have owned in my lifetime, and you pooh-pooh it because some people play games or use Twitter from theirs.

Never has so much been used to accomplish so astonishingly little.    In fact, when I go to a concert and see more people documenting the event rather than dancing to the music, it seems like it's more of a hindrance to human experience than an advancement.


Sounds to me that your problem isn't with the phones, but with the people.
2013-04-02 03:35:58 PM
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InmanRoshi: MightyPez: Neo-luddites trying to be clever are so cute

Gosh, the word luddite gets thrown around so casually and flippantly these days.    I'll gladly and openly embrace any advancements in genetics or bioengineering that  have been developed to cure disease and alleviate human suffering.   I'm just not putting your ability to play Words With Friends and tweet about what you ate for dinner into the category of human advancement.


I love it.  I have a computer in my pocket that is more powerful than 90% of the computers I have owned in my lifetime, and you pooh-pooh it because some people play games or use Twitter from theirs.
2013-04-02 11:34:19 AM
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Grither: Probably a good amount of android fanboys in here, right? Which phone should I get: HTC One or Samsung Galaxy S4?


I'll bite.

If you are only giving those two choices I'd pick the S4.

My reasoning is that while the build quality of the One is gorgeous, but no removable battery or SD slot are my personal deal breakers. That and HTC's constant changing of their flagship phone and abandonment of updating unless you're rooted of most others gives me pause. The S4 design is uninspired but as with the iPhone their motto has become if it's not broke, don't fix it.

Now if you expand the choices to add the Xperia, Nexus 4, and iPhone 5 my choice remains the same, however with the Xperia you get a rugged water resistant build quality. The Nexus 4 you get a relatively cheap off contact phone (with less storage space, 16GB and no SD card slot) and iPhone if size is a problem. Everything's becoming relatively equal on specs and speed unless you're a tech junkie.

But if you're in no hurry, I'd wait for the Google I/O and Apple shindig.
2013-04-02 11:31:34 AM
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Steve Jobs has now become Tupac Shakur.
2013-04-02 10:10:52 AM
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GreenAdder: MightyPez: Because you don't cannibalize your existing products just to release something new?

So you're saying they're capable of coming out with better tech than what's out right now, and they choose not to.

Or they're lying about Jobs having anything to do with the new phones.

Neither one paints a flattering picture.


Have you ever been to R&D labs for tech companies? Microsoft's is particularly impressive as they have products they are testing that they don't anticipate will be released for 15 years.

The goal of companies isn't to release everything they have. It's to make a profit. Usually that means sitting on technology or products until they think the market will bear them.
2013-04-02 10:08:06 AM
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MightyPez: Because you don't cannibalize your existing products just to release something new?


So you're saying they're capable of coming out with better tech than what's out right now, and they choose not to.

Or they're lying about Jobs having anything to do with the new phones.

Neither one paints a flattering picture.
2013-04-02 10:06:41 AM
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MightyPez: Because you don't cannibalize your existing products just to release something new?


It isn't that.
2013-04-02 10:05:09 AM
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GreenAdder: So if Apple already has two more advanced phones, why aren't they released yet?

"We're waiting for the price of components to come down" is not a valid answer. Apple already knows they could scribble the Apple logo on a brick and sell it for $3,000.


Because you don't cannibalize your existing products just to release something new? I'm pretty sure their yearly product cycle is used to allow an existing phone to cover its R&D and manufacturing costs. Year goes by, healthy profit is made, new product is then released to start cycle over.

Other manufacturers may release several devices at once, but that is usually trying to cater to multiple tiers at once. Low, medium, high end consumers; for example. From what we've seen of Apple's phone strategy  the newest one is considered the latest and greatest and previous models see a price drop to appeal to medium and low demographics.
2013-04-02 10:01:19 AM
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That the felt the need to say this is most telling.
2013-04-02 09:35:48 AM
1 votes:
Like a money press, Johnny. Like a money press.
 
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