Originally Posted by HanSomPa Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I'm sorry, but please give credit where credit is due.
I'm sorry but you're just filling holes with baseless accusations... According to you, not only did Apple got amazingly lucky once, but five-six times? That's ridiculous. That's like me saying that every Samsung success has been a fluke too. I can make ridiculous theories about their "timing" as well. Oh you know, Sammy just got lucky with the timing of their Samsung Galaxy smartphone line. In a time where people were looking for alternatives to the iPhone, and formed this huge Apple hate train, Sammy just happened to release a phone with similar quality, shape, and feel as the iPhone while at the same time appeasing the wagons of Apple Haters by putting Samsung instead of the Apple logo on the back. Oh wait, I mean the front right above the screen and near the speaker grill. There's a difference yanno.
Yeah man... that's what your whole post sounds like to me. There were dozens of different PMPs before the iPod and none of them hit the public as hard as the public did. Why? Because Apple correctly predicted the market. They knew where the trend was going, where capabilities of the PC was going, and ultimately, what people wanted. A sleek PMP with a large capacity and easy controls/UI. The first iPod nailed all of those categories and was years ahead of anything the market had at the time. Which is why it became so popular. I remember being in Middle School or something when the iPod fad hit. Every kid had an iPod. Did people have other PMPs? Sure, but nobody ever used CD players and there was definitely an 80% market share for the iPod line.
The iPhone wasn't revolutionary? I'm sorry, but it was. Apple knew where the entire mobile market was going and capitalized on it. They built a robust system and a robust UI for people, because that's what everyone wanted. Why did the smartphones before the iPhone never really sold that well among the general population? How come, aside from the blackberry, people were mostly sporting RAZRs and Samsung camera phones? Can you honestly tell me that that clunky disgusting mess that was everything else was even remotely "passable" for the current modern criterias of a modern smartphone? Hell no, and with good reason. It's also with a good reason that essentially everything that wasn't Android or iOS died by 2012. Be it the original iPhone or iPhone 4, the iOS has remained essentially the same. They set a standard for the feel, look, and function of the modern touchscreen smartphone. Nobody can dispute that fact and to call it a "fluke" or "luck" is just as disgusting as being an Apple fanboy.
MBP? It's not about the MBP, it's all about the MacBook Air. It again redefined the landscape that was the laptop market. It separated the "ultraportables" from simple "laptops" and that's just the pretty truth of it all. Note that rather everything that Apple produced is rather sleek and elegant, which is what most people want.
In fact, those who are completely utilitarian are fairly rare. Most of us have an SGS or iPhones and that's the truth of it all. We don't get some kind of a water proof, shock proof, super secure smartphone variant from Sammy or something? Do we pick clothes mainly for looks or how many pockets they have? Let's be frank with each other, at least 80% of people like good aesthetics and Apple has always hit that nail right on the head.Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
And the iPad? Really? You really think that didn't revolutionize the mobile landscape yet AGAIN? Honestly dude, who are you kidding? How many sales of tablets were there before and after? Is everyone who buys a tablet just an Apple fanboy? Either I buy an iPad because Apple is God or I buy a tablet because it's cheaper(but also because Apple is god and I want to have a tablet like an iPad). What were the sales of tablets before and after the iPad? How many big competitors were there?
If your theory about Apple having good "timing" was true then Apple would be following the trend, but with every new product release it seems that Apple sets the trend, rather than follow it. Of course we all follow trends and nobody truly sets them, but Apple definitely read the waves at the right time and capitalize on the market before anybody else. Besides, nobody even really heard of Apple before the iPod. That product line wasn't build in a day. It's pretty amazing how far Apple has come since 2,000. Forrest Gump should be a billionaire now just from the shares.
Honestly, how many people do you see spreading Apple gospel? Nobody says that a rehash is revolutionary, besides Apple but that's not the point. New products however are. Like the original iPod, iPad, iPhone, Air, MBP Retina, and Mac Pro Retina screens and All-In-Ones. You can't take that away.
The Apple hate in this Forum is frankly annoying and immature. Every company is evil given the chance, your beloved Valve, AMD, Gearbox, and whatever else you can mention. Companies that we hate on the most, other than Apple, usually simply has bad PR. Way to bite the bait and not do any critical thinking, considering this Forum is supposed to be a congregation of people int he top 5% of the tech literate or whatever Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Kay man. Retinas on laptops, Tablets, let's just ignore all the good things that Apple has done for technology in general. Let's just say that Apple hasn't innovated much
on that measuring scale, Google, Samsung, and Microsoft have gone backwards in Innovation.
Hype hasn't fallen. Apple has failed to expand their market and the investors see that. Every year they usually literally made
new markets overnight. The PMPs, the Ultraportables, High PPI screens, Smartphones, Tablets, and I swear to God they must've invented a God like way to communicate with the masses. How come everyone knows what a Macbook is, but nobody knows what the hell a Samsung Series 9 is? Yeah... Apple simply needs to enter a new market once again. I don't even care what it is. They can revolutionize the toilet industry, just make something cool