Kiwirob wrote:The removal of the headphone jack will probably mean the end of my relationship with Apple iPhone. Music over Bluetooth sux, wired cans are much better, it's also going to suck the charge out of the battery faster and means you need to carry around another charger. On long haul flights you'll run out of battery and you won't be able to use your headphones instead of the shitty airline supplied junk if you decide to watch a movie. All said and done a real misstep from Apple.
kasimir wrote:I don't expect anything special anymore from Apple and to be frank the last 2 keynotes were a big joke and I am starting to replace all Apple hardware step by step and switching over to Android and Windows...
IMO Apple has become complacent and arrogant. Their success has made them become that and I honestly don't believe that Tim Cook is the right person to lead Apple.
kasimir wrote:Looking at the Galaxy S7 (Edge), I have to admit that that is one great phone and worst of all its around $100-200 cheaper than a similar iphone. Google is innovating like crazy and in certain areas is lightyears ahead of Apple. Last but not least, Microsoft, after Steve Ballmer left and Satya Nadella took over, they became a whole new company and is doing everything much better. I love their idea of the MS Surface Pro and truly believe that is the future of tablet/notebooks with strong capable hybrid operating system.
Apple used to be the company that everyone else wanted to be and others were copying, now they are chasing the competition and copying everybody else. That tells me a lot...
Ken777 wrote:Folks have been saying that for years, including the Job's Years. Apple is still investing Billions in R&D and the next iPhone will see a new processor - delivering a boost in performance. People don't get excited about major technical advances like they used to for desktop computers. In mobile phones it's all about the "looks" but the competition really got caught when Apple released the 64 bit processor for mobile devices and they are still improving those processors.
Ken777 wrote:The S7 appears to be having a battery problem right now so I can see the company reducing their investment in R&D until profits recover.
Ken777 wrote:MS is doing better in some areas and personal preferences so you will decide where you spend your money, but all the competition still is based on the iPhone smart phone that Steve Jobs presented in 2007.. Same with the iPad.
Aesma wrote:PDAphones existed before the iphone, and the word smartphone itself was popularized by Microsoft years before (I owned one, a HTC Canary in 2003). The iPhone mainly brought a sleek design and an ambition to be mainstream.
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