Originally Posted by Clairvoyant129
So when Apple puts in one the fastest mobile GPUs + a respectable CPU and tons of software optimization, they get criticized as being behind the curve. When Samsung does it on their plastic shells, it's a ok.
They are behind the curve, not because of their lack of software optimization or because of lackluster hardware (they still have 1GB of RAM, while the industry standard is now 2GB), but because they have a fully locked ecosystem, no expandable memory, no replaceable battery, and they employ anti-competitive business practices centering around their need to patent troll other companies.
The reason most people hate Apple actually isn't about the phone. It's about the business. I think the issue with the iPhone 5 is that there wasn't a whole lot that changed from the 4S to the 5. They added a few more pixels, but the screen is relatively unchanged. The OS is virtually the same. The look of the phone is almost the same. I'm seeing a lot of "the same" going from the 4S to the 5. Admittedly, Samsung is guilty of many of the same issues with their Galaxy S4. The big change, though, is that they've added connectivity options, sensors, and additional software that makes the phone unique to other phones on the market. Couple that with expandable storage via a Micro-SD card and a replaceable battery, and suddenly it looks like Samsung is remaining innovative while Apple is stagnating.
I think that's what most users see in Apple. The iPhone 5 is a decent phone, but that's about it. Edited by Mad Pistol - 3/27/13 at 9:43am