Brutally honest marketing campaigns... What a novel idea!
Imagine Microsoft claiming their share of the smartphone spotlight with a campaign that goes "Hey, what about us?"
Or a HP campaign that goes "Now you see it, now you don't. How's that for magical?"
Or JOO JOO's campaign: "Our tablet is just as pretty as Apple's"
Likewise . . . Apple could use the same slogan for home computing devices: "Hey, what about us?"
And with OSX, Apple could also use the slogan: "Now you see it, now you don't. How's that for magical?"
And Apple could do very similarly with the JOO JOO slogan: Maybe "Our tablet looks cool . . . yeah, it . . . it looks cool."
Every company has their fair share of the bad stuff . . . no need to get defensive.
Apple fan says: "Every company has their fair share of the bad stuff"
Quackadilly's analysis: Just another insecure fanboi "defending" his cult at his leader's command.
Quackadilly says: "Every company has their fair share of the bad stuff"
Quackadilly's analysis: If I said so, that's the way it is. (Did I just agree with an Apple "fanboi"?}
Pretty lame attempt at a witty response . . .
Let me show you the correct scenario:
Non Apple fanbois say: "Retina display? Marketing jargon"
Apple fanboi says: "You're just jealous, [negative stuff about non-Apple products]"
Non Apple fanbois say: [negative stuff about Apple products]
Apple fanboi says: [Random nonsense]
Have you ever tried proving your point instead of attacking everyone else who has different beliefs than you? You might see more positive responses from others.
Are you saying specs are valid now? Now that Apple FINALLY has some?
Expect to see more hardware comparisons in the future . . .
You agreed with my point in your previous post. Why would I continue trying to prove it?
As for positive responses, I'm not a politician, I don't need them. I'd rather get negative votes from people whose beliefs I challenge than get approval by pandering to the majority's opinion.
Your disappointment stems from my NOT trying to DISPROVE negative claims of Apple's marketing tactics. Why would I? Even you agree that everyone else does it, and while that doesn't make it right in an ideal world, some things are the way they are and in my opinion anyway, not worth trying to change someone's opinion about.
Case in point, iPhone 4's screen resolution. It is what it is and for most people iPhone 4 is going to offer one of the best displays they've ever seen.
FYI, I haven't said anything negative about anybody's product. If you feel otherwise, maybe the words you're reading are tainted by your preconceived belief that I am pro- this or anti- that.
We live in a technical world and specifications too are what they are, cold and hard. No major manufacturers would risk falsifying or embellishing laboratory verifiable fact.
Specifications, however, don't always translate into a directly proportional level of user experience. That's something we have all experienced. Marketing firms know that and use that disconnect between fact and past experience to their advantage.
As tecchies, we're "smarter" than that because we look at and understand the raw specifications, right? Know what? Firms trying to sell to tecchies know about that too and use it to their advantage.
So find the toy that best suits you, and use it to your full enjoyment until it gets obsoleted by the next greatest toy that comes along, probably within hours of unboxing your latest pride and joy.