Is the iPad in trouble with the latest Samsung offerings?

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by zipur, Apr 30, 2013.

  1. zipur macrumors 6502a


    Mar 3, 2011
    The great state of Texas
  2. blueroom macrumors 603


    Feb 15, 2009
    Toronto, Canada
    Great hardware, it'll be used by Apple eventually if there's a market.

    Problem with Samsung much like Sony is they have fantastic hardware engineers but their software is way behind or dependent on outside sources. Almost seems like an afterthought.

    They're also stuck in the sell em new hardware and little if any support for last years model.
  3. ditzy macrumors 68000


    Sep 28, 2007
    When this is an actual shipping product Apple have something to be worried about. Until then not so much.
  4. DesertEagle macrumors 6502a


    Jan 10, 2012
    /home @
    Wouldn't surprise me. My next tablet might well be a Samsung, and I doubt I'm the only iPad owner who thinks this way.
  5. TimUSCA macrumors 6502a


    Mar 17, 2006
    Aiken, SC
    How are they in trouble? Apple doesn't make screens or any other technology that's in their devices... they just know when to use the right technologies to make the best devices. If flexible displays hit the market and are something worth using, you'll see it in iOS devices too.
  6. bri1212 macrumors 6502

    Feb 1, 2008
    After looking at the video, I can't help but wonder what your getting excited about. As someone who has seen and used the previous Samsung offerings, which seem to stutter every time I pick them up. It is hard to get excited about Flex anything, when they can't seem to even support the products they are offering now.
  7. Batavian macrumors 6502


    Mar 10, 2011
    Love the shills in the audience clapping. Very Apple like.
  8. tazz3 macrumors regular

    Apr 26, 2013
    ipad will allways be the peoples choice for tablets
  9. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2008
    Silicon Valley
    Agreed. In today's market, you need more than just great hardware. There must also be a software fabric and services and content to tie everything together. In this regard, Apple excels. Nothing alone can match the combined offerings of iCloud, iTunes, etc.

    Aristotle once said the whole is greater than the sum of it parts. Apple is more than just iTunes or just iPhone or just iPad. It's everything that works together.
  10. Boomish69 macrumors 6502


    Sep 13, 2012
    I wish that was the case I think Apple is now way behind Google Cloud services, I have to manually make sure my iPad, iPhone and my Mac sync together properly even then it's not everything. With Chrome and Android it's only 1 sign in and they are all synced, I saw my friend setup his and I must admit I did wish mine did all that. I have to use Chrome now for browser syncing and WTF is up with not being able to sync mail rules!
  11. raccoonboy macrumors 6502a

    Oct 22, 2012
    Ipad still have people choice for Tablet, of course. But i think people are starting to fall for those little s pen to use for drawing and note taking as well.

    I dont think the problem with Samsung is the software part but its because they use so much PR budget that is almost double of what apple and htc combined. As result, the quality of their handset is low, built with cheap plastic. U know, i would prefer a glass back/front mediocre spec phone than a superb spec cover with all plastic.
  12. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2008
    Silicon Valley
    Yea, there's definitely room for improvement on both. Google cloud services doesn't have anything like iTunes Match. But Google has more fine tune controls versus iCloud which is very invisible. And etc. This is good because Apple and Google are pressuring the other to do better.
  13. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    iPad had the benefit of being the first successful tablet, at some point Apple's competitors would find a combination of design, features and price that would effectively compete.
  14. 62tele macrumors 6502a

    Apr 11, 2010
    Get a clue. Apple has been doing R&D and design using flexible and curved displays for several years. This isn't new.

    Here's betting Apple design team does okay in this area.

    Regarding iPad, look at consumer preferences and wish lists...people want iPads as their first choice.

    Apple has stronger competition but it doesn't mean they're in trouble.
  15. ThatsMeRight macrumors 68020

    Sep 12, 2009
    No, because these displays are bought by companies like Apple. It's not like Samsung developed this technology exclusively for themselves.

    In fact, Samsung is really 'split up' in lots of small companies. The folks working on this display, may have no contact at all with the folks working on the Galaxy phones or tablets. The Galaxy folks have to buy these screens from the display folks - and they get little to no priority over other companies like Apple or HTC.

    Also, what they show you in the video "phone to tablet" (one single device) and such, do not exist yet.
  16. DMH3006 macrumors regular

    Jun 16, 2011
    Really?Enabled iCloud on my iPad and iPhone,everything synced except for apps obviously,messages,contacts,photos and safari.
  17. jreuschl macrumors 6502

    Dec 31, 2008
  18. MonkeySee.... macrumors 68040


    Sep 24, 2010
    iCloud syncs all of the above? Did I miss read your post? :confused:
  19. DMH3006 macrumors regular

    Jun 16, 2011
    I meant to say it synced messages,contacts,photos and safari and did not sync apps.
  20. bursthead macrumors 6502


    Apr 9, 2010
    I'm guessing you have never heard of google play. It was out before itunes match. I think it's alot better than itunes match in execution and the ability to take my music anywhere I go. I had a ton off issues with itunes match destroying my entire library. I had songs that I have never even owned added to my library.
  21. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

    Feb 4, 2008
    If Samsung's crack at Android even remotely resembles the crappy Internet features on my TV, I can't believe people would actually choose a Galaxy. Thankfully I'm pretty sure the phones are more user friendly than my TV.
  22. MonkeySee.... macrumors 68040


    Sep 24, 2010
    oh right. :)

    Well Apple does allow auto download on apps and some apps include iCloud sync. Needs to happen on more though. Especially games.
  23. DMH3006 macrumors regular

    Jun 16, 2011
    Developers need to implement it but i think Apple was changing how the syncing works so not a lot of developers have done it yet.
  24. charlituna macrumors G3


    Jun 11, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    They are taking about a display that could very possibly end up in Apple products.

    So there's no need to step up anything.
  25. snowcrash macrumors regular


    May 30, 2011
    Boston MA, USA
    That commercial was cheesy as hell but damn I want that thing the last guy snaps out.

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