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Old Jul 16, 2014, 11:29 AM   #51
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To anyone who sided against Apple over here last week, good morning! Hope you had a nice nap. Breakfast is ready.

China is the Wild West when it comes to respect for intellectual property.
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Old Jul 16, 2014, 11:30 AM   #52
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I miss the old days when Apple products were actual surprises when they launched.
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Old Jul 16, 2014, 11:31 AM   #53
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I realize that the don't clone android phones because they don't have to, but I still find it amazing that China is so blatantly ballsy about copying IPhones.
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Old Jul 16, 2014, 11:31 AM   #54
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I miss the old days when Apple products were actual surprises when they launched.
I miss the days when innovation meant more to Apple than a slightly enlarged version of an existing product.
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Old Jul 16, 2014, 11:32 AM   #55
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Seeing they have no qualms to using the Apple logo or other IP, I guess they don't care about the copyright to that Carpenter's song in the promo video.
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Old Jul 16, 2014, 11:33 AM   #56
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Why would anyone want this? Chances are that these companies will disappear within a year, and they'll have no support.
I wouldn't count on that. There is a huge market for knock offs.
People want to have the prestige of looking like they own an iconic brand without having to pay the real price.

Notice the attention to detail of this clone. To the untrained eye it would look like the real thing. I bet if you put the real product next to the copy that most people would have trouble figuring out which was which.
They didn't show making a purchase from the App Store though.

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I miss the days when innovation meant more to Apple than a slightly enlarged version of an existing product.
Getting the software to layout on all the different screen sizes and look good in all form factors is an innovation. Don't forget about the software. Its the biggest part of the user experience.
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Old Jul 16, 2014, 11:33 AM   #57
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The Chinese can copy a phone but they can't copy the English language just "ASK FOR MOR"
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Old Jul 16, 2014, 11:34 AM   #58
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I miss the old days when Apple products were actual surprises when they launched.
You mean like back in 2007?
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Old Jul 16, 2014, 11:35 AM   #59
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In a world where people who love Apple quality hardware and iOS and the ecosystem can buy an Apple phone as they do now.

Also, as Apple make a LOT of profit on hardware.

The majority of people who don't want iOS but prefer the openness of Android, BUT would enjoy the look and build quality of an Apple device.

Then Apple can offer their hardware to both camps, people who want to use iOS and people who want to use Android.

Why would that be such a crazy concept if they make money either way?

Unless you feel that current Apple users would leave iOS as they could get Android, on Apple build hardware.
That's just a bunch of words put together in the blind hope that some or any of it will make sense.
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Old Jul 16, 2014, 11:37 AM   #60
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This really pisses me off. They even copy the Logo and FCC label. A country where something like this is legal is lacking any dignity and totally unpredictable.
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Old Jul 16, 2014, 11:38 AM   #61
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Old Jul 16, 2014, 11:39 AM   #62
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I'm sure we'd all be VERY interested to see just how well an Android based iPhone would sell.

I would hazard a guess it would sell very very well.

Perhaps a future market for Apple as they make so much money from the hardware, why not sell iOS and Android iPhones ?
Two words: DUAL BOOT

My MBA can do it. I wouldn't have bought it otherwise. Now I use OS X almost exclusively but 0.1% of the time when I need windows I NEED windows. There are a few android apps not available on iOS so I keep an old android phone around for those rare need occasions as well. It would be nice to not have to do that.
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Old Jul 16, 2014, 11:41 AM   #63
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To anyone who sided against Apple over here last week, good morning! Hope you had a nice nap. Breakfast is ready.

China is the Wild West when it comes to respect for intellectual property.
Well, as much as United States are the Wild West when it comes to the actual property on a worldwide scale.
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Old Jul 16, 2014, 11:46 AM   #64
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This is why I think the "s" cycle is better with apple, as hyped-up clones based on rumors and chinese knock-offs aren't as prevalent.
This makes no sense. What do the clones have to do with your enjoyment of the actual phone when it comes out?
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Old Jul 16, 2014, 11:47 AM   #65
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I guess they figured out the battery issues
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Old Jul 16, 2014, 11:48 AM   #66
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I miss the old days when Apple products were actual surprises when they launched.

A year ago was the 'old days'?
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Old Jul 16, 2014, 11:49 AM   #67
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I miss the old days when Apple products were actual surprises when they launched.
Those days can come back if you cease visiting a website devoted to rumors and part leaks.

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That's just a bunch of words put together in the blind hope that some or any of it will make sense.
And so was that. You've basically described every thought ever conveyed by any means at all—save for maths. Well, anyway, enough philosophizing for me.
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Old Jul 16, 2014, 11:50 AM   #68
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Hmmm... "GOO"phone... Goo means ***** in my language (Hindi)... Possibly a shitphone in real terms... But, I have never used it so can't really know...
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Old Jul 16, 2014, 11:51 AM   #69
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I miss the old days when Apple products were actual surprises when they launched.
Big time ditto!

I miss the days of being surprised.
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Old Jul 16, 2014, 11:55 AM   #70
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Old Jul 16, 2014, 11:55 AM   #71
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**** me. The Chinese can copy pretty much anything with just a few schematics.
We should send them the schematics of the Death Star... but as if we would be building ours.

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I miss the days of being surprised.
These are the surprises now :s
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Old Jul 16, 2014, 11:56 AM   #72
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Yeah, I don't understand who would pay money for this. Apparently, some people in China.
Those who, unlike us, don't have a lot of disposable money to spend on a fancy case with outdated hardware inside. The chineses are explored workers, even those who works for apple at Foxconn! They don't have enough money to buy an original iPhone!
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Old Jul 16, 2014, 11:57 AM   #73
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I miss the old days when Apple products were actual surprises when they launched.
Why? I wish we would know exactly what was coming out months ahead. Then we could long range plan on what we are going to do, smartphone-wise.
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Old Jul 16, 2014, 12:00 PM   #74
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I'm sure we'd all be VERY interested to see just how well an Android based iPhone would sell.

I would hazard a guess it would sell very very well.

Perhaps a future market for Apple as they make so much money from the hardware, why not sell iOS and Android iPhones ?
I'm not. I'd want it the other way round. I dislike android but prefer a lot of the phones to the iPhone physically.
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Old Jul 16, 2014, 12:02 PM   #75
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8 GB of storage -- am I reading that correctly? This phone is clearly just for people to show off to their friends and is not meant to be a serious phone.
8GB Rom is NOT 8GB of Storage, ROM Is a read only disk (think CD-ROM) that have the crappy software preloaded on it...

they didn't really mention anything about the actual storage.
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