szo, on 12 November 2012 - 18:30, said:
Since when did your choice of your phone become a fashion statement. I agree a lot of people buy it for that reason, but a lot of people also buy it for other useful reasons such as because it just works well for them. We've come to a point where specs really don't matter unless they're being taken advantage off. What's the point of quad core or whatever, when there aren't apps or games being written to take advantage of it.
And how are they losing an edge in their market. I agree it's become slow and the design hasn't changed much, but a bigger more complete update will come in due time.
Yeah, so long as they have that $121 billion cash pile in the bank along with the interests receiving on it, they’ll be fine.
The OS has small tiny issues, which can be easily updated if they want to. You really think that they don’t know what widgets are. Heck, they had them way before anyone else. Dashboard and spaces is old news and they can develop something like that for iOS easily. The inter app communication will probably be solved eventually with the release a new iOS with XPC in the SDK. Ive’s back in charge of UI and we might see some improvements or little changes. Most of these issues are cosmetic. iOS isn’t a open playground and thus is a walled garden for security. If Apple feels the pressure, then they can easily fix these issues in a year. The thing is the ecosystem of apps. Android is close, but tablet apps suck. But as Microsoft is learning, it’s harder to convince third party developers to make stuff. iOS is number one priority for almost all startups and mobile developers even though we keep hearing Android taking marketshare.
Even Ebay’s mobile chief admitted that iOS is number 1 priority. Why is iOS still on top for developers? eBay says it still is #1 despite Android’s market share.
Just like OS X is still here with a small marketshare for dedicated users, iOS will be fine too. Revolutions like the original iphone from 2007 don’t happen every year. I’m sure Apple’s cooking something to conquer the next billion dollar market.
The issue with Apple (at least this is what i think) they set a very high standard in the beginning for high end devices and being revolutionary. In the last year or maybe two we are seeing Apple just drag behind other companies and the last releases of iPhone 4s and iPhone 5 didnt really change that much for the iPhone itself.
Now because people expect so much from Apple, the dismantlement is as high and this is the reason people bash them a lot lately.
Yes, they have A LOT of cash and yes they have the main core of users that will always purchase their devices and of course they will keep releasing their iPhones BUT i do see them loose market share in 2013 (actually it already happens) to Android and Windows Phone 8 and hack maybe even BB 10 if they will come up with something good.
I believe that those long crazy lines next to Apple Stores before the release will become shorter and maybe even
disappear at some point.