Imagination is expensive

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    Article: "What to do when times are bad? Copy something that's working, of course"

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    Worst copy i've ever seen.

    No wonder Apple are so sucessful, multi bullion dollar organisations can't even copy Apples products well
     
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    "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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Not to mention that most of their good stuff is good cause it's an integrated hardware/software platform.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    You realize the Roman Empire failed, right? :p ;)
     
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    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.
     

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