omgben, on 28 October 2012 - 15:38, said:
Im just saying what has apple brought to light since the iPad & iOS3/4? nothing. They stole every major new feature from ios5 up from the competitors. Be it the bbm-imessage, or the android-notification, or the multiple top-selling cydia apps they 'freely' incorporated into their iOS. Its not identical as their 2007 launch, c'mon give me a bit of credit here. For the grandpa who looks at the sale ads a photo of iOS6 on an iPhone 5 and a photo of launch IOS on a 2G? Theres one more line of icons in the difference. Unless they used a 2G device they are ignorant to any changes in the interface as the ads dont show software - only hardware... Apple also only did subtle changes, nothing revolutionary or wow factor. theres an icon grid which they copyrighted, theres a launch bar which they copyrighted, theres a rectangle shape with rounded corners they copyrighted... Its like driving a 2003 corolla and a 2013 corolla. 10 years newer but the EXACT same feel. Obviously this is working for them though just like it is with Toyota.
The sheep metaphor is best described in iOS6.. Apple took a perfectly functional mapping app and replaced it with their alpha software for their best iphone release yet, because why? they are dicks and can.. Google didn't say 'don't use our maps' - apple did to the dismay of millions of their adopters.
This is the choice thing I was saying with the walled garden.. Blackberry are also part of this garden too. It left a bad taste in my mouth with iOS just like "youtubes does HD" when Jobs was questioned on mac's stance on HD/bluray, or when Apple decided to brick people who 'pirated' software on the 'mac'-hines. Hell, thinking back to the iPad release - I thought, 'screw that, this is the dumbest idea anyone could ever have. this is going to fall flat on apples face. They are too brazin with their iPhone success' - now like 2/3 years later I just UPGRADED my iPad to a 3. Simple reason, Apple has the apps. My android based tablet can't stream TV, as it don't have a CTV app, or a cityTV app, or a vevo app, or any of the other super glossed well oiled code. Thats the sole reason. I owned a 3G and a 3GS and refuse to go back to the iOS for a phone again. Not one thing is wrong with it (aside from my yawn factors) but I just can't stand the monotonousness of it. Having said that, nokia & blackberry are in the same boat. I require android. Its stubborn, I waste a lot of my life screwing with it, but I love that about it. I can screw with it... With iOS it just works. Nevermind the countless reports that iOS is 'spying' on you which I don't like.
The numbers are the profit to sales ratio, the PROOF of the gouging iSheep eat up. Compared to the nexus 7 which is the best-selling competition, apple 'copied' the smaller tablet design at a seemingly outrageous price. As google drops theirs $30-50 apple releases one thats $130 more costly with fewer features. Example is I seen full iPad3's with a better processor (A5 vs A5x), 2x the resolution and the same amount of storage for $349 on their webstore. I think apple serverly missed the mark on their 7.9" tablet, and a 'refresh' will be coming in less than 6 months, just like the iPad 3, which ****es off the consumer.. Needless to say Im sure the sales numbers will far exceed that of all blackberry and android tablets combined before 2013.
I just keep seeing factors surfacing with Apples method that anger me, and the iSheep are baa'ing all the way to the stable with their crispest $100 bills.