Hey, Samsung, here’s one for free: use bluetooth instead of infrared for your TV set, so I can control it from whatever device I want, whichever room I might be in. (Apple may do the same, by the way…)
How does Apple know it launched a successful new iPhone?
If yesterday its customers looked at their iPhone 4S and were very happy with it, while today they look at the same device and say it’s still good but old.
24 hour value change.
What’s wrong with [this news](http://appleinsider.com/articles/12/09/21/german_court_rules_samsung_motorola_do_not_infringe_on_apple_touch_event_patent), Samsung losing again against Apple, this time in Germany?
Absolutely nothing and that’s the best part: people should expect Samsung to keep losing trial after trial against Apple or whichever company they decide to steal from.
Let’s start by saying that Apple’s new Maps are mediocre and when compared to Google Maps, they are a far cry.
Two things are going to happen:
- Google will launch their own Maps app and most of the third party apps will link to that app as well. The bright side is Google Maps will keep iPhone users satisfied while gathering the same amount of data from them.
- Apple Maps need time to accumulate data; it’s a hard task but it was worth betting on the huge iOS base Apple has in the market to (anonymously) share traffic, position and real routes for a larger database.
In the end, Google keeps its dominant position in Maps competition, Apple gets a chance to develop a good service while Apple customers get the best of the two services. That’s a win-win-win situation.
Even if not releasing a Maps app may look like a strategic move to Google, they simply cannot risk relying only on Android to monetize on Maps.
Beside suffering iOS users from Apple switching to their own Maps, here is Google, suffering even more for not being able to monetize its Maps on iOS high spenders.
Actually it would be just a coincidence for both devices to be at $299; the price comparison doesn’t really matter when different parts of the brain are working in parallel.
I have already bought a $499 iPhone and a $499 iPad. What was I thinking paying the same money for a bigger device? Maybe different functionality?
Which brings us to a more probable $349 for the new iPad Mini / Air.
I don’t know why but Apple won again against Samsung, this time in a trial brought by Samsung against Apple.
There should be a conspiracy, as it’s crystal clear Apple copied Samsung in its latest iPhone model that’s selling like hell for the last 15 hours…
The strange metamorphosis an iPhone goes through is that, at some point in its life, it becomes a Samsung and it starts pleasing “a lot more people” than as a mere iPhone. It’s like Samsung hired Apple for 1bln a year.
How does it feel to be comfortable and pleased with your ripoff while being deeply disappointed with the original?
I felt that Apple has finished redefining the terms “magic” and “extraordinary” with last year’s iPhone launch; I felt they need to stop calling their products *extraordinary* and *magic* as it became tautological; “Apple is building magical products” is, long now, a common sense for everybody.
So they stopped shouting and I feel they did the right thing; they’ve grown up.
Ferrari is not shouting that they’re building extraordinary cars and this doesn’t make a Ferrari less extraordinary. They just show their new car.
The same with Apple; they’ve just showed their new iPhone.