Originally Posted by CaptainChaos
Do you just make assumptions and run with them? If TouchID is a success, it wont show that apple came up with a completely new idea, it'll show that such a solution could be great if it's correctly implemented. If other companies follow suit and add fingerprint sensors, something the HTC One Max has long been rumored to include (pre touchid), that'll simply be a smart business decision not copying. We would live in a very boring tech world if companies weren't inspired by each other, sometimes it gets close to copying but as a consumer are we really going to complain about more well rounded choices when it comes to picking a device? I for one hope TouchID proves to be a success and we begin to see similar implementations by other companies, and at that point I hope Apple don't go around saying "we did it first" but instead "we did it right".
I'm well aware that companies borrow, but whenever it's Apple, it's considered blatant copying, not innovative, etc etc. If it's Samsung, it's the opposite. Like the other guy said, it's a double standard. I merely explained why.
And for your last statement, that is EXACTLY what Apple is saying.
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-09-19/cook-ive-and-federighi-on-the-new-iphone-and-apples-once-and-future-strategy#p2Edited by Gigatel - 9/21/13 at 6:31pm
The line against Apple is that its pace of innovation is off, but Ive and Federighi dismiss that. The two are keen to point out not just new features, but also the deep layers of integration that went into each one. Of the 5S’s fingerprint scanner, Ive says, “there are so many problems that had to be solved to enable one big idea.” Without mentioning competitors (Samsung), it’s clear the two executives think some of what passes for innovation is illusory at best. “We didn’t start opportunistically with 10 bits of technology that we could try to find a use for to add to our features list,” Ive says.
Federighi jumps in: “New? New is easy. Right is hard.”