Amazon beat Apple today in one area...

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by THEAnonymous, Sep 6, 2012.

  1. THEAnonymous macrumors member

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    Despite the fact Amazon launched 3 new Kindle Fires (Kindle SD, Kindle HD, Kindle with LTE), along with the standard Kindle, it seems like we got very few leaks about these products/ideas. Compare this to Apple, where we practically had every component of the iPhone 5 weeks before the launch, and parts for the iPad mini are also starting to leak out.

    Tim Cook can definitely learn a thing or two about secrecy (among other things) from Amazon.
     
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  3. its93rc macrumors 6502

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    Apple leaks are mainly because they've been making millions of iPhone 5's by now; whereas the Kindle won't ship until November.

    I like the Kindle and I'm thinking of getting one, so don't judge me as a Fanboy (even though I am).
     
  4. THEAnonymous thread starter macrumors member

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    It's actually shipping next week or the week after. So clearly they've been manufacturing these units for a while now.
     
  5. Zarkizon macrumors member

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    I think the reason why there are so many leaks from Apple's suppliers is because of how popular their products are—everyone wants to know about them.

    I don't think I've seen too many people eagerly rubbing their hands together for Amazon's next great kindle.
     
  6. twiggy0 macrumors 6502

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    Ever think maybe no one cares about Amazon? (That's a bit extreme, but Apple is just so much bigger. Maybe in a few years we'll have more and more leaks coming from Amazon's side)
     
  7. malias4 macrumors 6502a

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    Apple leaks maybe come from apple so we know how it ll look like, get dissapointed think of it and then to be like crazy till they release it..:D
     
  8. BFizzzle macrumors 68020

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    haha yeah just add to the hype/get feedback before it comes out. damn you apple
     
  9. Che Castro macrumors 603

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    No leaks from amazon tablets

    Cause no one gives a **** about them
     
  10. appswipe macrumors 6502

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    I know some people just enjoy being angry at any Apple competitor, but this is a pretty impressive product IF you are a fan of Amazon and their services. It's priced very very competitively, a bunch of free Android Amazon store apps that don't suck, VoD (also available on iPad) and the lending library.

    I'm a happy iPad user but that lending library Is a big deal to me because I hate buying books that I only read once. And as an existing Prime user then I'm wasting a benefit by not owning a Kindle. So at these prices then I'm tempted to get a Fire and definitely know a few people who would fit better as a Fire owner than an iPad owner.
     
  11. 3dflyboy1 macrumors 6502

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    Speak for yourself!

    Kindle fire HD looks great. :cool:
     
  12. Technarchy macrumors 603

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    Pretty much. It's not even a conversation piece on a remote level.

    Sure, someone might walk into Best Buy and get one because it's cheap, but I've met no one, literally no one, that gives a rats ass about Amazon tablets.
     

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