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Feb 22, 2009, 07:42 PM
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kastenbrust
Feb 22, 2009, 09:21 PM
Article: "What to do when times are bad? Copy something that's working, of course"

http://blogs.nzherald.co.nz/media/blogs/entries/2009/02/23/photo/phones.jpg

Worst copy i've ever seen.

No wonder Apple are so sucessful, multi bullion dollar organisations can't even copy Apples products well

Winni
Feb 22, 2009, 09:30 PM
"You have to hand it to Apple - the company sells its products at a premium to fund extensive R&D to create epoch-shaking products. Then the rest of the world gets to benefit with cheap knock-offs."

Yes, and if Apple were smart enough to license their technology and platform to others, they would own it all. "Divide and rule" - that was the key to the success of the Roman Empire.

NT1440
Feb 22, 2009, 09:33 PM
"You have to hand it to Apple - the company sells its products at a premium to fund extensive R&D to create epoch-shaking products. Then the rest of the world gets to benefit with cheap knock-offs."

Yes, and if Apple were smart enough to license their technology and platform to others, they would own it all. "Divide and rule" - that was the key to the success of the Roman Empire.
You realize apple isnt out to rule the world right? They simply enjoy putting out arguably the best products, and dont like when people imitate.

rockinrocker
Feb 22, 2009, 09:38 PM
Not to mention that most of their good stuff is good cause it's an integrated hardware/software platform.

coolfactor
Feb 23, 2009, 03:14 AM
You realize apple isnt out to rule the world right? They simply enjoy putting out arguably the best products, and dont like when people imitate.

Ditto. More people will begin to realize this over time. You can't have it all and still retain the level of success they are enjoying.

Tenebrous
Feb 23, 2009, 10:43 AM
Ditto. More people will begin to realize this over time. You can't have it all and still retain the level of success they are enjoying.

Yes, you and I and most Apple users get it, but there's always a noisy minority (think: nude anti-war protesters of the computer world) who think that Apple should become Microsoft. They're ever-blind to the fact that Apple puts quality first, quite unlike Microsoft. It's a fundamental difference in outlook and approach, but some are doomed to never understand the obvious. It would suck, frankly, to be that blind; but what's worse is that they choose to be blind on purpose.

nagromme
Feb 23, 2009, 02:15 PM
Yes, and if Apple were smart enough to license their technology and platform to others, they would own it all. "Divide and rule" - that was the key to the success of the Roman Empire.

You realize the Roman Empire failed, right? :p ;)

AlmostThere
Feb 23, 2009, 04:14 PM
Worst copy i've ever seen.

No wonder Apple are so sucessful, multi bullion dollar organisations can't even copy Apples products well

If they aren't actually that similar, copy might not actually be the appropriate word :rolleyes:

The article does fail to point out that, unlike the iPhone, the Android handsets allow you to use mechanisms other than a store to load software and that the Android platform actually allows you to choose a handset the suits your use, something that will only improve, especially with the likes of Motorola on-board. Choice, for better or worse, makes other phones different from the iPhone.