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I think he meant in the "new" sectors (aka tablets) they make stuff that looks good and is easy to use and snatch up the market share before people have a chance to try competition because they cant imagine something better than the ipad/iphone.
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At least South Korea will always have PC.

I will never leave my PC for a Mac Apple thing, nasty!
    
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I agree with this idea when it comes to mobile devices. I couldn't care less about how much memory or how fast the processor in my phone is. As long as it does what I want with a smooth interface, I'm content. When it comes to computers, the hardware specs are more closely related to my user experience, so the details matter to me.
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Let me decode the Apple BS encryption: "The future is, where we sell 3-4 year old technology for an even more inflated price! Trying to justify it with some pseudo BS called customer experience with the Apple stamp of approval that all the fanboys are going to eat up, because they're asshats. Wait, we already do that, hahahaha *wink*"

I'm guessing that was 99.9% accurate.
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post #176 of 377
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Originally Posted by VulcanDragon View Post
Good god...so much cluelessness in this thread. One side arguing that sliced bread is best because it's easier for someone to eat, the other side arguing that it sucks because it's not a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Why do so many OCN members have trouble objectively discussing Apple (or Android) without it turning into a fanboy e-peen you-suck-and-I-don't argument? Do we have some sort of zombie virus here that turns people into complete idiots whenever they see certain infectious keywords?


You and a few others successfuly extracted the point of the article. It's not about Apple being "better", or about selectively choosing when specs are worth discussing, or any of that stuff. It's about Apple being the first tech company to essentially start downplaying tech specs as the primary driver for technology buys.

Others have said this too...but this isn't the point. No one is debating that tech innovation and advancements are any less important to Apple products than other products. Apple's assertion is that, at some point (and they apparently believe we have reached this point), the end customer no longer really cares about that stuff. Features and functionality trump the tech stuff than enable features and functionality
This, this, this, this, this, this... Finally someone with common sense. It's not really about apple being better it's about the way users now see a ''good'' product. I wish I could rep you Vulcan.

Let's take for example the Xoom and the iPad 2 they have SIMILAR specs and i'd even say that the Xoom is better spec-wise BUT software-wise Apple has the lead FOR NOW because android 3.0 is brand new and still needs some work because it's not ''perfect'' (i'm not saying iOS is perfect either but it has been fixed upgraded etc.) that's why I think that for now Apple has an advantage.

What the article is actually saying is that even if you have a six-core tablet with 12gb of ram and tri-sli gtx 580 but you are running an os that doesn't take the potential of the hardware then the hardware specs are useless.

That is why apple is not always the first hardware-wise, but they have been able to optimize their software to make it work better with their hardware.

Smartphones
Apple=Android

Tablets
Apple>Android

but again I think that next year android 3.0 will have the time to be polished and apple will have some real competition like they now have with the smartphones
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Originally Posted by -iceblade^ View Post
i'm starting to notice this. Apple gloss over tech specs and seem to make the product fun to use and simple, while the competiton will use tech specs to their advantage. different strokes for different folks
Yeah, all the specs in the world don't mean squat if there's hardly any quality apps for the device. Outside of computer geeks tweaking it, 99% of people have no use for it without hundreds of thousands of apps to choose from.

A 15" quad core MBP @ $1500 isn't something competitors can compete with. It's not just the fact that it doesn't run Wincrap, it's competitive in pricing.
Edited by PoopaScoopa - 3/5/11 at 11:02am
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A 15" quad core MBP @ $1500 isn't something competitors can compete with. It's not just the fact that it doesn't run Wincrap, it's competitive in pricing.
Its $1800 and the Envy 14.5 and 15.6 are perfect examples that they can. People were getting 1600x900 Envys for under $900... 9 months ago.
post #179 of 377
Apple saw what I had been considering would happen to computers at some point. Our hardware is so advanced we don't have applications that can utilize it to its full potential, so they settle for lesser specs that can run these programs just as well.

Notice I'm not talking about gaming here, but basic every-day functions like browsing, listening to music and photo/video editing.
post #180 of 377
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Originally Posted by hypertripo View Post
This, this, this, this, this, this... Finally someone with common sense. It's not really about apple being better it's about the way users now see a ''good'' product. I wish I could rep you Vulcan.

Let's take for example the Xoom and the iPad 2 they have SIMILAR specs and i'd even say that the Xoom is better spec-wise BUT software-wise Apple has the lead FOR NOW because android 3.0 is brand new and still needs some work because it's not ''perfect'' (i'm not saying iOS is perfect either but it has been fixed upgraded etc.) that's why I think that for now Apple has an advantage.

What the article is actually saying is that even if you have a six-core tablet with 12gb of ram and tri-sli gtx 580 but you are running an os that doesn't take the potential of the hardware then the hardware specs are useless.

That is why apple is not always the first hardware-wise, but they have been able to optimize their software to make it work better with their hardware.

Smartphones
Apple=Android

Tablets
Apple>Android

but again I think that next year android 3.0 will have the time to be polished and apple will have some real competition like they now have with the smartphones
As much as I dislike the idea behind Apple's products, I can admit that I've never seen such a smooth UI on anything else. It baffles me sometimes how some of these superphones can't even switch home pages without jerking or lagging and yet iOS can. It is annoying because I definitely prefer the openness of Android, but would love the smoothness that is iOS.
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