The new Apple: Lacks innovation, Loves your money

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by NunnOtha, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. NunnOtha macrumors member

    Feb 28, 2011
    Indianapolis, IN
    Show me innovation in any of the latest Apple products and Ill show you a product that did it first and cheaper. I love premium products but IOS feels like Windows 98 compared to other mobile OS's. iPad mini is a joke, Iphone 5 has LTE and a larger screen but still a joke none-the-less to iphone 4s users and shows nothing but greed during a time that consumers don't think on their own. Latest and greatest is Apple's only key to the market and they have unlocked all the doors. **** Apple!
  2. phobic99 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 3, 2008
    There are companies, especially ones that make electronic gadgets, that don't love my money?

    May I ask where?
  3. Appleseeds macrumors regular

    Sep 2, 2012
    Take your money somewhere else then.
  4. johndallas999 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 9, 2008
    I hate smart ass comments like this, you know what he means dude
  5. Rodster macrumors 68040

    May 15, 2007
    It's a different culture at Apple since Steve.
  6. phobic99 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 3, 2008
    Welcome to MacRumors.
  7. Yr Blues macrumors 68020

    Jan 14, 2008
    people give money for things they want

    that's how we reward others
  8. mantan macrumors 68000

    Nov 2, 2009
    All companies love money.

    But Apple has created a rabid fanbase that will buy high margin electronic products and blindly defend they are superior to anything else out there.

    Apple used to innovate. But there is a concerning increase in the amount of minor spec bump updates. Or faster release cycles. Or pretending products don't have issues when they do (suddenly it's ok to admit the iPad 3 was heavy, hot, charged slow, etc)

    I don't fault Apple. It's a great spot to be in. I'm sure the chairman of Exxon is jealous. Exxon makes a nickel and people to apeschit. Yet Apple fans cheer when Apple squeezes every last penny they can out of their fans. (Can't wait for the retina mini that's likely already designed and prepped for a March 2013 release)

    I like Apple products. I own 7 of them currently. But it feels a whole lot more like a cash grab than innovation these days.
  9. NunnOtha thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 28, 2011
    Indianapolis, IN
    My sentiment exactly. I became an apple fan simply based on the fact that their products were fresh, groundbreaking, and premium in every class. I can't say the same about apple since iPhone 4s was introduced. The fact that they know their are fans that gobble up every reiteration of a product, and use this notion to make products that lack innovation but still sell like hotcakes disgust me and really causes me to want to take my money elsewhere.

    Then, to add insult to injury, most people will argue that these products work just as well as the day they bought them and a newer device doesn't change the one you have. This is not true. With every new ios update, expect for that new device of yours to become slightly slower and feature lacking than the latest and greatest. Yes, my Ipad 2 does still work but with ios 6, its definatly not the same iPad i purchased day 1. Apple does this to make your devices seem outdated and after a while, this forces one to upgrade.
  10. Cribbing macrumors newbie

    Sep 12, 2012
    Wow...isn't that a load of bs. I would like you to show me proof that your iPad 2 runs slower on iOS 6 than it did in iOS4. I seriously doubt that apple deliberately made the os run slower on older devices. If anything my iPad 2 runs much faster in iOS 6 than it did in 4.
  11. davey1107 macrumors newbie

    Sep 27, 2011
    #11're angry. Need to eat more fiber?

    'Cause constipation can lead to crankiness.

    Innovation in the past year:

    1. Retina display on iPad. Fantastic, helped Apple continue to dominate tablet market.

    2. The MacBook Pro Retina. Apple has blurred (eliminated?) the line between laptop and desktop. Question of the past 15 years: do I pay for portability at the cost of performance? Question today: what desktop is there that can beat this system?

    3. iPhone 5, lighter, thinner, faster, sold in droves.

    4. Thunderbolt. Yeah, it's new and just beginning to pop up in devices, but this is going to change a lot we haven't even imagined yet.

    5. iPad mini. Not innovative? Just a small version of what you have? Apple lost 25% of the US tablet market last Christmas to machines that were smaller and cheaper. That's about $3 billion in sales. The iPad mini is gonna buy a lot of r&d for future innovation,

    6. New iMacs, Mac mini. Yes, a refresh, but it's at least a little innovative to release a $600 system that outperforms my $3000 Mac Pro...which isn't THAT old.

    So that's this year. Apple has continued to define how you compute at work...on the go. Yeah, these are all improvements on existing products, but the improvements themselves are delivering innovative enhancements that make these machines better.

    But where do they go from there? They own the tablet market (which they created) and they continue to dominate smartphones and MP3 players while gaining ground in the home computer market. But what's the next big thing? Probably integrating home computers and home media centers. Watch this Apple television and/or Apple "cable" box and/or totally different Apple TV will be the next way that this company changes the world.
  12. Hpye macrumors 6502

    Oct 11, 2011
    The new iMac incredibly thin screen never see any company has that
  13. ender78 macrumors 6502

    Jan 9, 2005
    The market is heating up. No one complains when Intel releases new processors in the PC market. As competition increases, the releases of new products get stepped up. All the big players will have to continuously iterate until we consumers tell them enough is enough. Would you prefer they stop innovating? Why limit revisions to one a year. As a consumer, I but the product that meets my needs today. Do you buy a new house every year? Replace your fridge because a new one came out. Gadgets are toys, upgrade them as often as you like.

    I've quickly put together a breakdown of release dates for Samsung's flagship S series of phone, see a pattern.

    Galaxy S1 - June 2010
    Galaxy S2 - May 2011
    Galaxy S3 - June 2012
    Galaxy S4 - Rumoured March 2012
  14. GUCCIMAN macrumors regular

    Mar 9, 2012

    lol.... i can't believe you seriously think a product doesn't show performance degrade as it gets updated software-wise but remains the same hardware-wise. This isn't a special apple condition specific to apple devices... this is common knowledge.

    what of the apps in a few upgrades that require that extra power in the chip to run smoother? If what you're saying is true there would be no need to keep constantly making the internals better with every upgrade as they update the ios :rolleyes:

    Apple doesn't just roll things out to look great and new-:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes: wait a sec- :D:D:D:D:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
  15. nuckinfutz macrumors 603


    Jul 3, 2002
    Middle Earth
    1. Friction Stir Welding - who else is using it.
    2. Plasma Deposition - again who else?
    3. Laminated screens
    4. Fusion Drive
    5. Custom SoC processors that are hand laid out.

    Can you top that mutha******
  16. raccoonboy macrumors 6502a

    Oct 22, 2012
    Have to agree with what you said cause im thinking the same.

    Whats so new about Ipad mini apart from the fact that it is a smaller Ipad 2 and no doubt Ipad mini 2 will be a smaller Ipad 3. Soon people will find idevice less intrigue and go for somthing else cheaper and more exciting.
  17. LUKE484 macrumors newbie

    Oct 16, 2012
  18. nuckinfutz macrumors 603


    Jul 3, 2002
    Middle Earth

    Each person will pick out unique and beneficial features to solve their own set of problems.
  19. ipoddin macrumors 6502a


    Jan 6, 2004
    Los Angeles
    You are delusional.
  20. sinsin07 macrumors 68040

    Mar 28, 2009
    phobic99 has a valid question. The op is trolling. Watch out for low bridge.
  21. adztaylor macrumors 68000

    Aug 20, 2009
    Preston, UK
    Couldn't you have put this I'm one of the other whiney threads? There's plenty of them.
  22. 1member1 macrumors 6502

    Sep 8, 2012
    Innovation ? you can't innovate every year if you want to make money.. sometimes the world is not ready for new devices and you need a roadmap.

    Remember the XP tablet and later the windows 7 tablet that just didn't work out for many years for microsoft. they were innovative right ? they showed us tablet form of their operating system but they could only achieve it in late 2012.

    I still think what apple makes today is one of the best devices in every kind.
    by the way the other companies tried to innovate but they failed. see nexus Q :)
  23. OllyW Moderator


    Staff Member

    Oct 11, 2005
    The Black Country, England
    I was surprised hear Apple are the first electronics company to use it as it isn't a new process. I first saw it demonstrated around 15 years ago.
  24. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

    Feb 4, 2008
    Let me see if I can translate. Ahem.


    Seriously, what do you want each year? Please find a tablet with the resolution of the iPad. I know, you can't. Complain all you want about the iPad mini, but it's pretty good for the price. I'm sure Apple could've made the resolution better, but it was likely more important to have 275,000 apps ready to go instead of segmenting resolution even more.

    If you don't like iPads, don't buy one. If you need to be inspired more, go to church or something.
  25. Dagless macrumors Core


    Jan 18, 2005
    Fighting to stay in the EU
    This isn't Apple's doing. The i5, i7 range work great on mid-range desktop and high-end laptop. Mobile graphics processors are getting better (that said, the best mobile GPU pulls around 7,000 on 3DMark, the best consumer desktop GPU pulls 17,000). There is still a huge difference. Just because Apple don't make powerful desktops any more doesn't mean nobody else does.

    Welcome to the world of computers :).
    My 2011 27" iMac is already outperformed by the new Macbook (although not in graphics performance).

    There does seem to be a shift towards mobile computing. That's where all the innovations currently lie. When I got into Apple (2003ish) it was a really exciting time for MP3 players, for laptops, for desktops. I guess the innovations there are slowing down.

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