Is Apple Is Apple Dying Without Steve?!
Posted 01 June 2012 - 02:13 AM
In order to be the best at innovation you usually have to be first to the market, many of the new features of ios are stolen from Android. I want
my old Apple back, the company that would blow me away with their product releases. It wasn't even just the product design but how the product
could change your life. My first Mac was a iisi which had an 80 mb hard drive and I've never bought anything but Mac computers since. I want to
believe that I'm going to be blown away with their new ivy bridge machines but it's getting hard to get excited after seeing the last 4 products
released by apple. I own them all and Siri is an incompetent assistant, apple tv bored me after an hour, I can't see the difference between retina
iPad and my 2. My iMac is just a desktop computer that is solid but uncapable of being the best in its field for anything other than its exterior
Yes I know that Apple is the top company in the world but for how long if they don't continue to innovate like the top company in the world. All of
these lawsuits make me think that apple is running out of ideas and desperately trying to prevent the others from catching up. It would be nice if
they would continue their old tradition of being so far ahead that you don't have to worry about the competition ever catching up.
and the competitors is catching up,Samsung galaxy s3 reached 9 million pre-orders, Facebook is building its new smartphone with half a dozen of
poached iphone engineers, what's worse, the copyist are everywhere( http://tinyurl.com/84tjrmy ) even on amazon ( http://tinyurl.com/77eenwd) .
SO is Apple Is Apple dying without Steve?!
Posted 01 August 2012 - 06:56 PM
Posted 03 August 2012 - 12:25 AM
Keep in mind that Steve has only really be gone for less than a year, but he was in charge of Apple for about 15 years (during his second tenure). During that 15 years, how many "revolutionary products" did Apple release in that time? I doubt that even if you are really generous, it was not 1 per year. So, less than one year of the "post Jobs" era is not really a good "sample" to judge by.
Of course, there is also the question of what you might call "revolutionary products". Some might call the "Retina" MacBook Pro "revolutionary" (not sure that I do, but some might). Personally, while I really like (and use) a lot of Apple products, I don't consider many of them really "revolutionary" with the exception of the iPad. The iPhone was not really "revolutionary" to me...I could do everything the original iPhone could do years before on my various Treos as well as many things the iPhone could not...although the iPhone could certainly do some things MUCH, MUCH better (i.e. browsing web pages, playing music, etc). While I loved my original iPod, it was not even really all that "revolutionary" to me...there were plenty of MP3 players out there...it just did things a lot better than any other MP3 player (it was WAY easier to use than other MP3 players I had used). It all is a function of one's definition of "revolutionary".
Posted 03 August 2012 - 07:38 AM
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Posted 04 August 2012 - 11:07 AM
As "amusing" as some of Apple's commercial's are, I don't believe that their marketing has gotten to where they are. They simply put out a product that people like. The fact that you have lots of people who went a bought a newer iPhone or iPad after owning an older one tends to undermine the idea that marketing has a big impact. If people have a bad experience with a product, there is generally no amount of marketing that will convince them to buy a new version.
This is not to say that marketing has no effect, but I believe it has much less effect than many people believe/state.
Posted 04 August 2012 - 08:21 PM
At this point, they have enough word of mouth on their products and a great reputation that the advertising probably doesn't matter too much. For instance, have you seen their newest commercials? Even though those aren't very good, I doubt it'll hurt them much, if at all.
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