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(CNN)   Tech news postulates that Apple is losing its cool. This is not a repeat of every year since 1984   ( cnn.com) divider line
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2013-02-22 11:29:09 AM  
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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.

Well, they could do that.  And then 2 years after that Samsung would make a giant-sized DSLR with a stylus.
2013-02-22 05:35:12 PM  
1 vote:

Aside from selling 10 million phablets,
selling things is innovation?  it took 10 months to sell 10 million galaxy notes, meanwhile apple sold 47 million iphones last quarter alone.  apple is innovating!

segmented curved phone screen, the curved OLED monitor,
concept only, let me know when they get it to production.  as of now it's vaporware.

 washing machine that lets your phone know the load is done, etc. etc.
putting wifi in your washer is innovation?  i'm not sure you know what innovation is, but keep trying.
2013-02-22 03:36:43 PM  
1 vote:

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.

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At least Samsung products don't attempt to prey on weak people's desire for ease of use and "safety." They recognize that the internet is a man's business, and that men are willing to take on the risks of virii and blue screens of death. For that, AFAIC, they could spend $12 trillion a year on marketing and not have to be called to account for it.
2013-02-22 03:27:15 PM  
1 vote:

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?
2013-02-22 02:16:47 PM  
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2013-02-22 12:28:35 PM  
1 vote:

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.

Stop harshing his vibe, old man.

Don't you have a pair of white leather shoes and a plane ticket to Boca Raton to be buying?
2013-02-22 12:20:49 PM  
1 vote:

RexTalionis: The iPhone user became decidedly less cool when it became the phone that your parents want.

Well, aren't you the little rebel?
2013-02-22 11:20:17 AM  
1 vote:

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.

I'd buy that if the average person put in any sort of thought or research into figuring out the best product for them instead of just what's on TV the most.
2013-02-22 10:59:29 AM  
1 vote:
I read that headline as "Tech news prostitutes to Apple again."
2013-02-22 10:53:52 AM  
1 vote:
Sorry, but this article doesn't use the word "beleaguered" anywhere.
2013-02-22 10:41:53 AM  
1 vote:

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.

I was honestly considering an iPhone, but when I held it side by side with the other phones on the market, I just could not do it.  The main reason I stuck with Android was because of screen size.  To me at least, the iPhone screen is comically small by comparison to most of the other offerings out there running Android or Windows OSs.  I ended up getting the Note 2 and love it.  I will not go back to something smaller.
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