Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Mac Community > Community Discussion > Apple, Industry and Internet Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old May 17, 2013, 10:49 AM   #26
jrswizzle
macrumors 68040
 
jrswizzle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: McKinney, TX
Quote:
Originally Posted by jamezr View Post
Exactly......If you say you don't like the IP5...does that mean you hate Apple? Of course not! The competition between Apple and Samsung is great for us consumers....better products competing for the marketshare......I love it!
If I say Samsung dropped the ball on a specific feature in the GS4....that doesn't mean i hate Samsung....if I say I wish HTC had included a SD card slot on the One.....that doesn't mean I hate HTC...If is say Apple needs to make the next iphone bigger and revamp IOS....that doesn't mean I hate Apple....just means I want better products with the features I want.....
I'm not even speaking about stating your opinions like that.....

It's not that people say "I don't like Apple", its the fact that they follow it up with "and you must be in denial to think they make a decent smartphone" or some variety of that.....

Sad really.
__________________
Apple: iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S
Android: Motorola Moto G
Windows: Nokia Lumia 520
Tablet: iPad mini retina, iPad Air
jrswizzle is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 17, 2013, 11:01 AM   #27
AQUADock
macrumors 6502a
 
AQUADock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by jrswizzle View Post
I'm not even speaking about stating your opinions like that.....

It's not that people say "I don't like Apple", its the fact that they follow it up with "and you must be in denial to think they make a decent smartphone" or some variety of that.....

Sad really.
Unfortunately this is inevitable when something gets very mainstream, i remember when there were people on the internet hating microsoft and windows the same thing is happening to apple now.
__________________
Mac Mini i5 - iPad 2 - GS3
AQUADock is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 17, 2013, 07:11 PM   #28
C0C0A
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: May 2013
Quote:
Originally Posted by onthecouchagain View Post
I personally think Apple is far from demise and/or doom. The worse case scenario is they'll become more niche as their macs have (though, honestly, being in NYC I see more macs than I do anything else), but even that I don't think will happen. Slow as they may be, they'll eventually give people more options with the iPhone, which will either draw people back and/or keep the ones already committed to the iPhone.

But you also can't deny there's a shift in the smartphone market that Apple helped create.
Far from it, but likely to follow in the footsteps of BB. In fact, they are suffering the same missteps as RIM by sitting on their cash cow. It will become exactly like BB, w/ marketshare dwindling to next to nothing, in the end only extremists and fanatics still on iDevices.

Quote:
Originally Posted by jimbo1mcm View Post
They need to get rid of Tim Cook and get a CEO who inspires confidence in the public, confidence to investors and who will move the company from business as usual to a realization that Samsung is a huge threat and do something about it.
They need someone who can inspire with innovation, not someone w/ a background in business. They need to think outside of Apple though. Just look at JCP, just as Ron Johnson ran them into the ground, Tim Cook is doing the exact same.
C0C0A is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 17, 2013, 07:30 PM   #29
SwiftLives
macrumors Demi-God
 
SwiftLives's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Charleston, SC
Send a message via AIM to SwiftLives
Quote:
Originally Posted by C0C0A View Post
They need someone who can inspire with innovation, not someone w/ a background in business. They need to think outside of Apple though. Just look at JCP, just as Ron Johnson ran them into the ground, Tim Cook is doing the exact same.
Except JCP is still losing money. Apple is not. In fact, Q1, Apple made the most money of any company ever in the history of companies making money. That doesn't sound like a company anywhere near death to me.

You keep talking about how Apple has to innovate. The way I see it, They've had 6 revolutionary products in their existence - the Apple II, Macintosh in 1984, the iMac in 1997, the iPod in 2001, the iPhone in 2007, and the iPad in 2010. And they are making money. They make more money than Microsoft - or any of the other PC makers. The iPhone has by far the largest profit share of any handset maker.

Frankly, it looks to me like Apple is doing what they need to be doing.

So what exactly do you think Apple needs to change?
SwiftLives is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 17, 2013, 10:47 PM   #30
Rogifan
macrumors 604
 
Rogifan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Cook is running Apple in to the ground? Please. Can we quit with the ridiculous hyperbole?
__________________
"Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views." - William F. Buckley, Jr.
Rogifan is online now   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 17, 2013, 11:08 PM   #31
maxosx
macrumors 68020
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Southern California
Apples current challenges are a normal part of the major task Tim Cook inherited with the demise of Steve Jobs. I happen to believe that Cook is doing quite well given the global shift in how PC's vs mobile devices have impacted the sector. This being but one small example of many.

Not to mention the unrelenting comparisons to "what Steve would do" and all that useless living in the past. It's a well known fact, that when one individual is revered as Jobs and was the face of the company, once gone, the task of carrying on without a major downturn is nearly impossible.

Apple will be fine, this time next year things will be settled down quite nicely.
maxosx is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 18, 2013, 07:53 AM   #32
tkermit
macrumors 68020
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Quote:
Originally Posted by C0C0A View Post
It will become exactly like BB, w/ marketshare dwindling to next to nothing, in the end only extremists and fanatics still on iDevices.
Will people still call them iSheep?
__________________
___🏃_
tkermit is offline   0 Reply With Quote


Reply
MacRumors Forums > Mac Community > Community Discussion > Apple, Industry and Internet Discussion

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:55 PM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC