Originally Posted by Zero4549
Last I heard fortune 500 companies care about money, not a single thing else.
If they can bastardize the word "innovation" to mean "rehashed product relaunched for the 6th time but this time it was actually popular and sold really well and since no one remembers the previous version we can spin this off as unique and original" and people will think highly of it, why wouldnt they?
I dont think im better informed than they are. I'm just informed to begin with, with the fact that they couldnt care less about integrity when it doesnt cause a loss in revenue. Of course that may mean I am more informed than SOME users here.
If by "rehashed" you mean taking an idea that was flawed / in its infancy originally, and making it into something that is actually appealing to a consumer, then I agree that Apple have taken ideas that already existed and made them work. However, this is how it is done in the real world. As a company you can't try unproven ideas. You take an existing idea / product that has potential and work with it. Now in the background, yes as a company you do need to work on original ideas. However, these ideas can't be the only bread and butter put on the table by your business.
I find it interesting that people always rip on Apple for just rehashing existing ideas when they turn a blind eye to so many other companies.
You don't see people complaining that Intel is going to rehash Sandy Bridge when they release Ivy Bridge. Or that nVidia and AMD are just going to release a slightly refined version of their current GPU designs.
Do companies release new innovative products? Yes, but it is infrequent and takes time. (New GPU / CPU designs, etc)
On Topic: IMO if Android based tablets want to take on iPad 2 they need to price them a lot less. The 8.9 16GB WiFi tablet needs to be $299.99 and the 10.1 sized one needs to be $349.99.Edited by AtomicFrost - 3/29/11 at 5:24am