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(Gizmodo)   Sure, Jobs is dead, Apple stock is down, the iPhone 5 and iPad mini were uninspired refreshes, but there's no reason to think that Apple is in....oh......oh no   (gizmodo.com) divider line 153
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2013-04-10 10:13:13 AM  

WillofJ2: OriginalGamer: Also, I'm not some Apple evangelist, I do own an iPad and a MacBook Pro...but also have a dedicated Windows gaming box, and a Linux media server, and an Xbox 360.

It just amuses me how often and how hard people rage on Apple. Just use whatever works for you, and who cares what anyone else uses?

Some of the threads turn into wankfests the likes of which I haven't seen since grade school arguments over SNES vs. Genesis.

it was SNES until sega came out with a better controller, then dreamcast and playstation came out and it was all over


Wait? What? I remember the Genesis controllers being utter shiat and since you only had three buttons, I felt a lot of games were crippled because you had to do these weird diagonal up plus C to pull off some moves. SNES may have had some issues, but they had the 3rd party support and all the classic games that have permeated society were on it.
 
2013-04-10 10:33:50 AM  
Last week I posted something in an Apple thread saying that the iPhone was a "decent device with a loyal following". I was immediately criticized by a few different Apple fanbois as being a "hater". I can only gather it was because I didn't praise the iPhone as the best device ever created by man. There's a difference between pragmatic assessment and hating, and it seems a lot of Apple loyalists can't tell the difference. Though there is irrational Apple hate on the other side, too. Just less of it, I think, because legitimate criticisms of the device seem to be dismissed immediately by all Apple lovers.

Anyhow, now Apple is trying to partner with Yahoo. C'mon. Really? Yahoo? It's not even its own search engine anymore. Sweet Jesus, when does the partnership with Lycos, Jeeves, and Alta Vista take shape?
 
2013-04-10 10:39:02 AM  

StrikitRich: SilentStrider: This headline is bad, and both submitter and the greenlighting admin should feel bad.

I'm still trying to figure out how the iPad Mini, which is still on it's first iteration, is a refresh.


I've got an idea, how about an iPad even smaller than the Mini. And to really blow people's minds we'll make it blue or something. Look how innovative I am.
 
2013-04-10 10:59:37 AM  
I thought Yahoo was basically just for fantasy sports.
 
2013-04-10 11:31:23 AM  

libranoelrose: OriginalGamer: The numbers for last quarter if anyone cares to read:

http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2013/01/23Apple-Reports-Record-Resul ts .html

"47.8 Million iPhones Sold; 22.9 Million iPads Sold"

"The Company posted record quarterly revenue of $54.5 billion..."


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It won't be able to sustain it's business model.


What is Apple's business model and why can't it sustain it?

/ this should be good
 
2013-04-10 11:36:15 AM  

IntertubeUser: Publikwerks: That said, the stuff they cram into the Samsung devices don't seem to be game changing.

How do you figure?  Samsung has been steadily gaining marketshare for several years now.  And if my observation about the Samsung Note at school is remotely close to the truth, what does that say about the direction of Apple's popularity?



LIsten, what I'm saying is that for Apple to be dead, you will need to get people to switch. New users make one device more profitable, but since Apple is currently profitable, it's not going anywhere. Being the biggest company in the world, if they maintain their profit margin, they will be just fine. What you need is to get people to stop buying Apple products and move to Android to then make Apple unprofitable, and therefore, signal the downfall of Apple. To do that, you will need a game changer. You will need something that makes Apple users say "Wow, I need that".
 
2013-04-10 11:48:39 AM  

Mawson of the Antarctic: WillofJ2: OriginalGamer: Also, I'm not some Apple evangelist, I do own an iPad and a MacBook Pro...but also have a dedicated Windows gaming box, and a Linux media server, and an Xbox 360.

It just amuses me how often and how hard people rage on Apple. Just use whatever works for you, and who cares what anyone else uses?

Some of the threads turn into wankfests the likes of which I haven't seen since grade school arguments over SNES vs. Genesis.

it was SNES until sega came out with a better controller, then dreamcast and playstation came out and it was all over

Wait? What? I remember the Genesis controllers being utter shiat and since you only had three buttons, I felt a lot of games were crippled because you had to do these weird diagonal up plus C to pull off some moves. SNES may have had some issues, but they had the 3rd party support and all the classic games that have permeated society were on it.


Sega had some third party mad catz like controllers and some made by them that were basically snes controllers that made it easier to play and i truly loved the games on it, SNES had some of my all time favs side scrolling action, rpgs, simulators and racing games, but there was something about the way the sega handled and some of the unique games on it that i just always preferred
 
2013-04-10 11:52:47 AM  

WillofJ2: Mawson of the Antarctic: WillofJ2: OriginalGamer: Also, I'm not some Apple evangelist, I do own an iPad and a MacBook Pro...but also have a dedicated Windows gaming box, and a Linux media server, and an Xbox 360.

It just amuses me how often and how hard people rage on Apple. Just use whatever works for you, and who cares what anyone else uses?

Some of the threads turn into wankfests the likes of which I haven't seen since grade school arguments over SNES vs. Genesis.

it was SNES until sega came out with a better controller, then dreamcast and playstation came out and it was all over

Wait? What? I remember the Genesis controllers being utter shiat and since you only had three buttons, I felt a lot of games were crippled because you had to do these weird diagonal up plus C to pull off some moves. SNES may have had some issues, but they had the 3rd party support and all the classic games that have permeated society were on it.

Sega had some third party mad catz like controllers and some made by them that were basically snes controllers that made it easier to play and i truly loved the games on it, SNES had some of my all time favs side scrolling action, rpgs, simulators and racing games, but there was something about the way the sega handled and some of the unique games on it that i just always preferred


Co-op comic themed video games, the x-men games on sega were amazing btw
 
2013-04-10 11:56:32 AM  

Gig103: Although the 4S was way more uninspired since it didn't even have the increased screen size.


As the owner of an S III, a screen any larger would be a goddamn tablet.
 
2013-04-10 12:02:08 PM  
Publikwerks:
LIsten, what I'm saying is that for Apple to be dead, you will need to get people to switch. New users make one device more profitable, but since Apple is currently profitable, it's not going anywhere. Being the biggest company in the world, if they maintain their profit margin, they will be just fine. What you need is to get people to stop buying Apple products and move to Android to then make Apple unprofitable, and therefore, signal the downfall of Apple. To do that, you will need a game changer. You will need something that makes Apple users say "Wow, I need that".

But what I'm saying is that there will never be just ONE game changer.  The technology is simply progressing too fast.  Instead, there will be a bunch of smaller features that people will find useful here and there.  I mentioned the Note and the barometer earlier, and those are selling points...to me (I'd call them game changers but, ultimately, each individual user decides what a game changer really is).  The Samsung phones have featured larger screens than the iPhone for a while now, which is really nice for reading; someone might consider that a game changer.

I'm here defending Samsung, but the technology that I'm really lusting after: The full MS Office Suite on a Note-style phablet device.  And I don't give a damned who makes that first.  Hell, I'm up for giving up any digits or organs that I have more than one of to make that happen.
 
2013-04-10 12:24:28 PM  
Frankly I see Apple withering over the next few years unless it makes some significant changes.

I replaced my old first get iPad the other day with a surface (running RT) and so far I am very impressed.  The touch keyboard cover and kickstand are things that are actually very handy on a tablet.  Also USB port!
 
2013-04-10 12:25:44 PM  

Gig103: bingethinker: If the iPhone 5 was an uninspired refresh, so is the Galaxy S4.

Yes, the S4 is also an uninspired refresh, I'm not sure people would argue that the way they argue against an iPhone 5 being one. Although the 4S was way more uninspired since it didn't even have the increased screen size. The difference is that way fewer Android people line up to trade in their perfectly functioning phones for refreshes. And without Steve Jobs at the reigns, Apple buyers are starting to wane as well because he was a modern day P.T. Barnum.


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The S4 has a larger screen, its 5 inches now...
"The Galaxy S4 handset steadily draws from the same design language as the S3, but takes almost every spec to an extreme -- the screen is larger (5 inches), the resolution greater (1080p), the battery capacity higher (2,600mAh), the processor faster (1.9GHz quad-core or 1.6GHz octa-core), and the rear-facing camera stuffed with more megapixels (13, to be exact). "
 
2013-04-10 12:41:15 PM  

moistD: The S4 has a larger screen, its 5 inches now...


Oh. I did not realize, my bad.
 
2013-04-10 01:00:21 PM  

aintnuttintofarkwith: OK OK... Think now, biatches.

How many people do YOU know that have a competing smartphone that WISH they had an iPhone.

Now, compare that to the amount of people that have an iPhone that WISH they had something else.

Be honest, iHater biatches...


Honestly, all of my friends are using Android phones.  Two of them had iPhones but they didn't care for the small screen so they switched to Android when their contracts expired. One other currently has an iPhone that was given to him by his workplace.  His personal phone is Android based.
 
2013-04-10 01:25:09 PM  

IntertubeUser: Publikwerks: That said, the stuff they cram into the Samsung devices don't seem to be game changing.


Really is is Android, but Samsung is the current flagship carrier.
As more smartphones act like a PC, with custom apps, easy file management, and more...
Apple users are feeling more and more limited.

How can you move files around on an Ipad?
Can you move music or movies around your phone without Itunes?
Is it easy?

Android devices can, and easily.
So I can dropbox myself a file, move it out of synch, and then store it on a SD card on the phone.
It is intuitively easy for PC users.
Now ask someone who is not a power apple user to do the same thing on an ipad.

While I load up my phone with movies to watch while on an extended travel trip, my friend has to either buy it through itunes, or jump through hoops. He sees me just download the movies direct from whatever PC they are sitting on.  Meanwhile, he does not know how to turn off itunes Synch and therefore can only move his stuff around with one PC and one iThing connection relationship.

AND the Android phones are all CHEAPER.

I loved my friends iPhones and my daughters iPod Touch.
Until cheaper alternatives allowed the same experience and then some.

My daughter loved her ipod touch. Now she wants a Galaxy S3 used.
I don't even have to worry about a service carrier, as she only uses them wirelessly.

Apple has penned themselves in with a closed, and expensive, system.
Soon the iThings will go the same way as the MacOs items (desktops, laptops).
It will be trending down the same path as all the other Apple products across the decades.
 
2013-04-10 01:27:14 PM  

Bruxellensis: Gig103: Although the 4S was way more uninspired since it didn't even have the increased screen size.

As the owner of an S III, a screen any larger would be a goddamn tablet.


This. And my girlfriends IPhone (whole phone) fits into the screen size of my S3.
She was a DIEHARD Apple fan, she uses my phone all the time now.
 
2013-04-10 01:54:44 PM  
And this is why I bought Yahoo stock when it was really really cheap.

The recent increase in price, however, is obviously due to insider trading. I figure all the good money has been made due to the fact the article was published. I predict a quick bloaty run up then an Indian food power-dump correction.
 
2013-04-10 02:08:41 PM  
Why is this a surprise to anyone?  Years ago, in the heady days of iPhone 3, 4, 4S, and the like (you know, when Steve Jobs was still alive), basic apps for checking on stocks and weather were already powered by Yahoo!

Frankly, I expected some greater tie-up sooner.  I think it's a good move for both companies.

/Android fan
//Nexus 4
///But I have no hatred for Apple products, and I don't get the hate.
 
2013-04-10 02:22:41 PM  

bingethinker: If the iPhone 5 was an uninspired refresh, so is the Galaxy S4. And how can the iPad mini be a "refresh" when they didn't sell one before?


Hmm, let's see:
GS4: slightly larger.  GS3: screen's still larger than i5.
GS4: larger battery.  GS3: smaller than GS4
GS4: IR Port for controlling your TV.
GS4: Near-screen finger detection to use some features if your hands are dirty.
GS3+4: NFC based pairing / sharing for stupidly easy media sharing (i.e. Group Play)

Can you name some things that weren't just updates of earlier software between the 4 S and 5, especially ones that can't be done without extra hardware?

If so, at the very least, the S4/S3 update is less uninspired then the equivalent i series update... and even then, the S3 still had features the i series phones still don't have.
 
2013-04-10 03:07:49 PM  

aintnuttintofarkwith: OK OK... Think now, biatches.

How many people do YOU know that have a competing smartphone that WISH they had an iPhone.

Now, compare that to the amount of people that have an iPhone that WISH they had something else.

Be honest, iHater biatches...


Zero and zero, respectively.  That was even stupider than a typical Youtube comment.  Well done.
 
2013-04-10 03:08:53 PM  
http://appleinsider.com/articles/12/05/03/apple_now_earning_73_of_glo b al_mobile_profits_with_just_88_unit_share
http://bgr.com/2013/03/04/iphone-5-sales-2013-canaccord-359306/
http://www.engadget.com/2013/01/23/apple-announces-q1-2013-earnings/

Yep, Apple is doomed.

All the people who hate Apple and think it is failing need to join a circus.
The contortions and twists you have to go through to arrive at that conclusion are amazing.
 
2013-04-10 03:15:27 PM  

Bruxellensis: Gig103: Although the 4S was way more uninspired since it didn't even have the increased screen size.

As the owner of an S III, a screen any larger would be a goddamn tablet.


Pretty much this.  I really wanted the S III last time I was ready to upgrade.  But there was no way I was carrying that thing around.  Belt clip?  What is this, 2002?  I ended up with a much smaller budget Android smartphone.

/csb
 
2013-04-10 04:01:14 PM  
http://blogs.barrons.com/focusonfunds/2012/04/26/gundlach-says-apples - peaked/

By the way, this guy (Jeff Gundlatch) was right. He started shorting aapl early last year and said they'd fall below $425 in the coming year and he said it in print. They were trading at almost $700 at the time. They hit $423 at some point yesterday. If he has a newsletter you might consider subscribing to it. To everyone who cites profits - that's great. No one said they were going out of business. But stock price is about profit GROWTH, not just profit. Aapl's profit growth has slowed rapidly in the last three years. Great company. But there's way better growth opportunities out there.
 
2013-04-10 04:04:06 PM  

Herr Flick's Revenge: All the people who hate Apple and think it is failing need to join a circus.
The contortions and twists you have to go through to arrive at that conclusion are amazing.


This has been happening since the 1990s. What goes up must come down, so predicting the demise of a very successful company is a sure bet. You can always just say you were off about the timing.
 
2013-04-10 04:12:34 PM  

Gig103: he was a modern day P.T. Barnum.


cdn.3news.co.nz
"Roll up, roll up. Come an get yer luvverly iPhone. I`ve licked every one of them. Only five hundred million left. Be the first to gaze in wonder at the static icons. White is cool. No really, it is! I`m wearing white now!"
 
2013-04-10 04:17:11 PM  

Herr Flick's Revenge: All the people who hate Apple and think it is failing need to join a circus.


I honestly haven't seen anyone claiming aapl will fail. I just want everyone to understand that it's perfectly fine to love your laptop or phone and admit that the stock does not look as attractive as it once did - or even at all under some circumstances. You got the company and you have the stock. Not the same thing. Apple is one of the most successful companies of all time. But the stock of late has been moribund even as the broad market advances. I choose not to overweight a stock when there's much better growth opportunities out there. Call me a hater if you want but I just want to make money. I'd buy Jim Bob's Wholesale Swastikas (JBWS on the big board) if I thought the share price would go up.
 
2013-04-10 04:22:50 PM  

bingethinker: If the iPhone 5 was an uninspired refresh, so is the Galaxy S4. And how can the iPad mini be a "refresh" when they didn't sell one before?

Yes, Jobs is dead. You got one fact right there, so you're above average for the iHater Squad.


How exactly is the Galaxy S4 an uninspired refresh? If true, isn't the Galaxy S3 just a refresh of the S2 and S?

Phone hardware (Samsung) doesn't need to change. The software (Android) is what should be, and is, changing. In the case of the GS4, the whole eye tracking thing is pretty huge and whatever changes Android has for Key Lime Pie will be too.
 
2013-04-10 04:43:43 PM  

ActualFarkal: Maybe I'm wrong here, but Yahoo is still number 4 on the most visited websites in the galaxy according to Alexa.

So either Alexa is a lying liar or Apple is reaching out to the grandmas and plebians who still live on dial-up and still think Yahoo is a thing.

/the entire endeavor is ill-sighted
//my android phone defaults to a yahoo site
///not for lack of trying


Apple's core customer group is the technologically illiterate, so going after AOL and Yahoo integration would indeed be a good thing.
 
2013-04-10 04:49:40 PM  

OriginalGamer: Also, I'm not some Apple evangelist, I do own an iPad and a MacBook Pro...but also have a dedicated Windows gaming box, and a Linux media server, and an Xbox 360.

It just amuses me how often and how hard people rage on Apple. Just use whatever works for you, and who cares what anyone else uses?

Some of the threads turn into wankfests the likes of which I haven't seen since grade school arguments over SNES vs. Genesis.


Response to bolded: because if Apple had their way, no other phone would be allowed to be sold in the USA. They don't want people to have choices.
 
2013-04-10 04:54:22 PM  

Norfolking Chance: If you actually know Apples ways of doing things and not just parroting the same tired talking points you would know Apple always has a back up or two for every outside supplier. When Apple was using PowerPC processors they had OSX running on intel chips, when they used Nvidia graphics they made sure Ati chips worked etc etc.

So they are doing what they have always done and made sure that if they needed or wanted to replace google products quickly they could.

/Apple make tech for non techies
//You may care about MHz and cores, people care about if they can use it


Yeah! They really showed that to the world with Apple Maps. Until they had to publicly apologize and whatnot.
 
2013-04-10 04:55:48 PM  

JohnBigBootay: http://blogs.barrons.com/focusonfunds/2012/04/26/gundlach-says-apples - peaked/

By the way, this guy (Jeff Gundlatch) was right. He started shorting aapl early last year and said they'd fall below $425 in the coming year and he said it in print. They were trading at almost $700 at the time. They hit $423 at some point yesterday. If he has a newsletter you might consider subscribing to it. To everyone who cites profits - that's great. No one said they were going out of business. But stock price is about profit GROWTH, not just profit. Aapl's profit growth has slowed rapidly in the last three years. Great company. But there's way better growth opportunities out there.


AAPL is currently thrashing around and going sideways in the mid 420's to mid 430's as the growth investors get out and the value investors get in.  It may not hit the 700's again anytime soon but I don't think it's a high risk play at this point.  Might not go up in value as fast as some other stocks either.  YMMV
 
2013-04-10 04:57:09 PM  

Publikwerks: IntertubeUser: Apple's best days are behind it.  Samsung crams more things into their smart phones and they aren't trapped by the bizarre, goofy ideals of Jobs.  Case in point...the Note series.  Steve Jobs swore that no Apple product would ever have a stylus.  With that decision, Apple was vulnerable with the college market; I'm seeing more and more Samsung Notes (and Microsoft Surface Pros) on college campuses.

(And, before someone says that it's faster to type than to write...that's true...until you take a college math class.  Or have to draw diagrams.)

The legendary Steve Jobs ego, carried on by less-capable leadership, will be Apple's undoing.

I wouldn't be surprised to see a more accurate stylus on Apple devices. That said, the stuff they cram into the Samsung devices don't seem to be game changing. And to get people to drop the investment in apps and whatnot to change devices, it has to be a game changer.


Apps are free on Android. No cost to switch.

Apple's share is at 20% or so and shrinking.
 
2013-04-10 04:57:13 PM  

JohnBigBootay: I honestly haven't seen anyone claiming aapl will fail.


There's at least two or three in this thread.

/blinded by the hate
 
2013-04-10 05:00:24 PM  

Bullseyed: Apps are free on Android. No cost to switch.


????  I have an Android phone and there's a lot of apps in Play Store that aren't free.
 
2013-04-10 05:08:49 PM  

aintnuttintofarkwith: OK OK... Think now, biatches.

How many people do YOU know that have a competing smartphone that WISH they had an iPhone.

Now, compare that to the amount of people that have an iPhone that WISH they had something else.

Be honest, iHater biatches...


Did Apple hire some more internet posters? I don't remember there being this many foulmouthed childen fanbois on Fark a few months ago...
 
2013-04-10 05:10:40 PM  

thornhill: For example: eye-tracking. It's cool, but solves no problem, nobody is going to make the decision to buy one of their products for it, nobody is going to use it.


Except for every single person who takes a bus, subway or train to work. They need their other hand for holding on and can't necessarily scroll up and down the screen.
 
2013-04-10 05:12:40 PM  

thornhill: And for all the mocking of the iPhone 5 being a refresh, if you've actually ever held it and then compared to previous iPhones, it's immediately clear how much lighter it is and easier to hold.


But Apple claimed they had done the science and 3.5 inches was the perfect size to be held in your hand. Are you calling Steve Jobs a liar?


Also worth noting that "lighter" and "thinner" are attributes of a refresh.


Personally I'd prefer my phone to be heavier and thicker, because that means it has a bigger battery. The Galaxy S4 battery is more than twice the size of the iPhone 5 battery.
 
2013-04-10 05:15:24 PM  

stuhayes2010: Marmilman: OriginalGamer: The numbers for last quarter if anyone cares to read:

http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2013/01/23Apple-Reports-Record-Resul ts .html

"47.8 Million iPhones Sold; 22.9 Million iPads Sold"

"The Company posted record quarterly revenue of $54.5 billion..."


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There is no farking way Apple is worth more than Microsoft and Google combined.

A quick google search:  Microsoft earned 20billion, google 14 billion last quarter.  So, math says Apple is bigger than those two combined.  But don't let math get in the way of your Apple hate rant.


Do you not know the difference between worth, earnings and revenue? The guy you quoted said worth (market capitalization, Apple's stock is vastly overvalued), he was quoting a post that was directly about Apple's revenue and you responded with info about earnings (or profit) for two other companies.

/shakes head
 
2013-04-10 05:41:53 PM  

Irving Maimway: Up next, integrating AOL and Netscape.


I wouldn't mind a Netscape icon on my iPhone. Maybe a Winsock32 icon to sit next to it for fun
 
2013-04-10 06:34:18 PM  

extroverted_suicide: Bruxellensis: Gig103: Although the 4S was way more uninspired since it didn't even have the increased screen size.

As the owner of an S III, a screen any larger would be a goddamn tablet.

Pretty much this.  I really wanted the S III last time I was ready to upgrade.  But there was no way I was carrying that thing around.  Belt clip?  What is this, 2002?  I ended up with a much smaller budget Android smartphone.

/csb


Really? My S3 is perfect in size. Fits easy in the hand and can easily slide in and out of my pocket. I'm not sure how small your pockets are but you don't need a belt clip for the S3
 
2013-04-10 07:09:33 PM  

relaxitsjustme: AAPL is currently thrashing around and going sideways in the mid 420's to mid 430's as the growth investors get out and the value investors get in. It may not hit the 700's again anytime soon but I don't think it's a high risk play at this point. Might not go up in value as fast as some other stocks either. YMMV


It's a fine stock and it's fairly valued. I wouldn't call it cheap yet but I don't think it goes down much from here. Unless they have a bad (for them) quarter. It just boggles my mind how little people understand this shiat. The vast majority of stock trades are done by a farking computer program. The people running those computers just want to make money. Apple hate simply doesn't have a got damn thing to do with it. It's frankly immaterial how many farking billion you made in profit. What's material is which way the trend is slanted. Of late apple's profit growth has been in the wrong direction - that in no way means they aren't profitable. Their profit growth the last three years has been something like 70, 40'ish, then around 11 or something like that - I ain't looking it up, but close enough for these purposes. That's a picture of a big giant money tanker rapidly slowing. they could turn it around but they need a huge product in the pipeline to do it. They're simply finding out what all the giants of the past have already discovered - when you are that farking huge and that farking profitable, at some point it becomes nearly impossible to achieve profit growth. It's entirely predictable and I have no idea why people get so bent out of shape about it. It's. a. stock.
 
2013-04-10 07:26:58 PM  

OriginalGamer: The numbers for last quarter if anyone cares to read:

http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2013/01/23Apple-Reports-Record-Resul ts .html

"47.8 Million iPhones Sold; 22.9 Million iPads Sold"

"The Company posted record quarterly revenue of $54.5 billion..."


At the start of the eighties IBM was bigger than the next fifty computer companies combined. They started the PC era. They dominated the PC market. Then....

Everyone has their day.
 
2013-04-10 07:45:12 PM  

BHShaman: IntertubeUser: Publikwerks: That said, the stuff they cram into the Samsung devices don't seem to be game changing.

Really is is Android, but Samsung is the current flagship carrier.
As more smartphones act like a PC, with custom apps, easy file management, and more...
Apple users are feeling more and more limited.

How can you move files around on an Ipad?
Can you move music or movies around your phone without Itunes?
Is it easy?

Android devices can, and easily.
So I can dropbox myself a file, move it out of synch, and then store it on a SD card on the phone.
It is intuitively easy for PC users.
Now ask someone who is not a power apple user to do the same thing on an ipad.

While I load up my phone with movies to watch while on an extended travel trip, my friend has to either buy it through itunes, or jump through hoops. He sees me just download the movies direct from whatever PC they are sitting on.  Meanwhile, he does not know how to turn off itunes Synch and therefore can only move his stuff around with one PC and one iThing connection relationship.

AND the Android phones are all CHEAPER.

I loved my friends iPhones and my daughters iPod Touch.
Until cheaper alternatives allowed the same experience and then some.

My daughter loved her ipod touch. Now she wants a Galaxy S3 used.
I don't even have to worry about a service carrier, as she only uses them wirelessly.

Apple has penned themselves in with a closed, and expensive, system.
Soon the iThings will go the same way as the MacOs items (desktops, laptops).
It will be trending down the same path as all the other Apple products across the decades.


How I set any song on my HTC one x as my ringtone: Find song. Click Menu. Click Set as ringtone.

How to set a song on an iPhone as ringtone: Buy ringtone from iTunes or carry out five minute long process explained on numerous YouTube videos.
 
2013-04-10 08:15:56 PM  

OriginalGamer: The numbers for last quarter if anyone cares to read:

http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2013/01/23Apple-Reports-Record-Resul ts .html

"47.8 Million iPhones Sold; 22.9 Million iPads Sold"

"The Company posted record quarterly revenue of $54.5 billion..."


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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Innovation
Their current user  base is old enough to remember the last release.  That is how.  Notice how we are all rushing to PT Barnum.com?  Same.  They and possibly yourself are stupid enough assholes to steal unix and then re-invent every device over the past 20 years and then make MS blush at patent trolling.  Yeah, they rock.  Wrong thread.  Just put freebsd or macpup on  a laptop and writeback.
 
2013-04-10 09:03:20 PM  
NEXT UP: Microsoft, in an effort to keep up with Apple's Yahoo efforts, drops Bing and teams with AOL for the new Windows Phone.
 
2013-04-10 10:29:52 PM  
I really don't care.  Apply fanyboyz be annoyin'.
 
2013-04-11 03:04:59 AM  

bingethinker: If the iPhone 5 was an uninspired refresh, so is the Galaxy S4. And how can the iPad mini be a "refresh" when they didn't sell one before?

Yes, Jobs is dead. You got one fact right there, so you're above average for the iHater Squad.


And here you are with that tripe as usual. Do you do anything but bash Android fans and uphold the reality distortion field?
 
2013-04-11 04:39:47 AM  
Apple is first or second to market, dominates for awhile, and fades away.  This will happen again despite their large bank of $$$.
Apple led the microcomputer market -- and then IBM introduced the PC and Apple faded into the education niche.
Apple then came out with Macintosh which dominated the GUI market and desktop publishing market -- and then Microsoft and PC manufacturers took over and Apple sunk again into near obscurity.
Just when Apple was about to die, Saint Steve returned to Apple and pulled six miracles out of his ass -- the iPod, competitive well designed IMacs, OSX, the iPhone, the iPad, and the App Store.
Each of these advantages have been or will be destroyed -- by Amazon, Google, Samsung, and other competitors.  At some point the tech is commoditized, competitors catch up on features, and people will chose by price and whatever their peers are using.  Except for a small percentage, no one will choose to pay the Apple premium any more.
Each of the past successes  were driven by the genius and drive of Steve Jobs (in collaboration with Wozniak, the Mac team, the NeXT team, Ives, and others).
John Cook is no Steve Jobs.    Despite Jobs' hope to leave s legacy, here will be no further miracles from Apple and they will fade away a final time.
 
2013-04-11 10:46:24 AM  

Feepit: log_jammin: ActualFarkal: Yahoo is still number 4 on the most visited websites in the galaxy according to Alexa.

That honestly surprised me.

Website rankings in Alexa by type:

1. Search engines: Google, Yahoo, Bing, Live, Baidu, etc
2. Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Tumblrm, Blogspot
3. Beginning at #35 - What The Internet Is For.

I am genuinely surprised the first pron site was so low in the rankings. o_o


Its because there are so many that no single site has a large market share.
 
2013-04-11 10:47:17 AM  

wholedamnshow: aintnuttintofarkwith: OK OK... Think now, biatches.

How many people do YOU know that have a competing smartphone that WISH they had an iPhone.

Now, compare that to the amount of people that have an iPhone that WISH they had something else.

Be honest, iHater biatches...

I know three people that switched from Android to iPhone
I know at least five that switched from iPhone to Android.
A whole bunch of my coworkers recently either got their first smartphone or are coming off of BlackBerry and they all got a GS3 or a Note 2.


The lesson is most people are morons and think anything other than what they have is better.
 
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