RexTalionis: I was a long-time iPhone user (having recently switched to an Android device).The only clear advantage the iPhone and other iOS devices have over their Android (and Windows-based) counterparts is that iDevices have phenomenal battery life and power efficiency.Aside from the battery concern, though, iPhones and iOS devices are roughly at parity with Android and Windows devices in terms of hardware.
Dr Dreidel: Makh: People like pretty things and many are swayed by popularity? I never knew.The only way they could play to even more people is if they offered free beer and junk food at the Apple stores.The problem is that "designers" like that aren't interested in functional design as much as they are making a "brand identity". Hopefully, design decisions will be made based on how it looks and fits with a regular user's life (putting fins on it, even if they house bigger chips or an add-on card, is a fail. Not that I think this is possible).Steve Jobs didn't have a fashion degree, and his designs were "simplify, simplify". How does that jive with hiring a "design consultant" whose very job is about complicating design?How many examples of design getting up its own ass do I need to cite (beyond Homer's car of the future) as proof?
Makh: People like pretty things and many are swayed by popularity? I never knew.The only way they could play to even more people is if they offered free beer and junk food at the Apple stores.
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