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  • Jan 29th, 2010 @ 6:57pm

    Re: Re: It wouldn't make a difference

    Hey they did get sick of it. They got sick of Microsoft saying this is the only option you have, if you wanted a smart phone for the longest it had to be a windows mobile phone. People got tired of being told they had to be some sort of tech wizard to operate their phones. People got tired of spending hours reading manuals before they could make a phone call. It about the experience. When companies get this they will understand that most of us don't care how things work or how open the OS is. If we buy a device to do a task we want it to do that task and do it well. If you want to sit on the coach read a magazine or a book, play a casuale game, read a digital comic book, watch a movie on a plane... then guess what apple just annocunced the perfect product for that. It's not a general purpose computer it's an appliance. not once did Jobs ever refer to this device as a computer. I'm not upset that my coffee maker can't make toast.

  • Jan 29th, 2010 @ 6:47pm

    Re: Game consoles: economically successful, very closed

    great example.

  • Jan 29th, 2010 @ 3:36pm

    this is a realy dumb argument

    Apple does not approve which apps run on OSX. Why are you comparing Windows to the iPhone platform. You should be comparing iphone OS to Windows Mobile. Windows Mobile has been around for decades and has done very little innovation. so along comes Palm and gives them a wake up call with the treo. I use to be a big Palm fan, but they got lazy stop innovating and continued to put out very boring phones. Then apple bitch slapped them with the iphone. What happens? It forced them to innovate and release a really cool device, the Palm Pre. If it were not for the iphone we would not be seeing so many cool and innovative devices running the new Android OS. I think apple should keep doing what they are doing because it forces companies like Microsoft, Palm and RIM to innovate or die, Which is what should happen in a free market society. Open or close platform? It really doesn't matter because consumers make the finally choice. What apple did was give us a choice where as before we had to just deal with Microsoft. That to me was more restrictive than what you are trying to state in your post. I will be all over this iPad and i will keep my iPhone, Why? because for me no one has anything better.