Apple's "Let's talk iPhone" event video posted, how did CEO Tim Cook fare?
0. phoneArena 04 Oct 2011, 17:33 posted on
Well, there wasn't a "one more thing..." or any other iconic phrase coming out of the first major keynote that CEO Tim Cook had to endure instead of Steve Jobs, but it all went like a dress rehearsal and a team effort...
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1. jogutier (Posts: 324; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)
Just like Apple was suppose to fare. Horrible! GameOver!
11. Shangri-La (Posts: 61; Member since: 04 Oct 2011)
"Do you smelling what Tim is Cooking?!?!"
Well, this time Tim is Cooked.
47. Stoli89 (Posts: 333; Member since: 28 Jun 2010)
He got a ton of money up front...so he must be well done.
53. jogutier (Posts: 324; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)
My favorite is how Apple talked about their profit margin. Basically, telling all Apple fanboys thank you for not wanting more out of your phones, but just to buy by brand. LOL! Nexus Prime, please save me from the despair. Drooooooid!
16. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2018; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)
Apple will loyal fanboys over this.. so glad I switch to android,;-)
2. notsteve (unregistered)
not able to lure iMedia and iSheep
42. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)
um thanks for ur valuable input… jk… but personally i think tim cook as a speaker handled it pretty well, and a lot of excitement was generated… personally i am disappointed with no iphone 5… i will still get the 4s because gosh knows i f i dont like it i can sell it on craigslsit and get two of my choice of windows/android… i really hope, as one rumor stated, that apple will not release an iphone 5 in january though…
3. bucky (Posts: 1901; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
The phone was not the upgrade people anticipated but you would be very naive to think its game over.
4. andro. (Posts: 1986; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)
did his best to avoid a disaster but it still happened lol!!
5. pongkie (Posts: 508; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)
Steve's magic is gone. Tim blew this one. Steve can make anything epic
6. Yeeee (Posts: 190; Member since: 02 Aug 2011)
Alright apple redeem yourself.
Redesign to make curved back, 4 inch screen, lte.
Too bad they are to dumb to
43. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)
haha they are to dumb to… their "dumbness" has made them the most valuable company in america… even though i am disappointed i will trust apple that they know what their doing because they have proven to me that they always do…
7. BarneyDroid (Posts: 35; Member since: 01 Sep 2011)
For what Tim Cook had to work with, he did a pretty good job. Not saying much BC he pretty much let the entire world down...Actually Phil Schiller let everyone down
8. truth181 (unregistered)
its funny to see how these android lovers pay more attention to apple stuff than android hahaha
15. Yeeee (Posts: 190; Member since: 02 Aug 2011)
its cuz this phone cant even compare to android phones anymore and 2 years ago it was the best
46. AKm007 (Posts: 108; Member since: 06 Sep 2011)
its funny how these apple lovers think the iphone 4S is the greatest smartphone of all time. They should pay more attention to android.
9. darkkjedii (Posts: 14728; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
I expected a much different device than what we got. No screen increase, no redesign,no extra colors,no LTE/wimax,jus more storage,slightly better camera,and processor. I jus bought the gs2 on ATT,and won't be getting an iPhone 4s. I'm disappointed in apple for this one,still love my iPad 2 though.
10. Anti-Fanboy (Posts: 38; Member since: 28 Sep 2011)
Im starting to think steve left because he didnt like the new iphone. lol probably not but just a theory
12. BarneyDroid (Posts: 35; Member since: 01 Sep 2011)
That ipod nano thing was really cool....right.... guys... er...
13. taco51 (unregistered)
Steve retired because of this event. He didnt have the kahunas to stand there and bs the crowd with the 4s
20. iHateCrapple (Posts: 734; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)
I agree 100%
He squeezed out his last magical iTurd and bounced before anyone (at the time) noticed! He still looks like the genius!
14. DROIDX0430 (Posts: 460; Member since: 24 Nov 2010)
Steve retired so he can own the nexus prime...or bionic...or vigor..orrazr....or gs2.....
17. ZayZay (Posts: 571; Member since: 26 Feb 2011)
iI ithink ihe idid ia ipretty ibad ijobs. iThe iphone iis iforever ilame ithanks ito ihim.
18. Corpsemaker (Posts: 63; Member since: 10 Jul 2010)
Who the f**k cares how a person does talking? I don't care if its Steve Jobs or Obama on stage. As long as they announce what they are suppose to, the world will not end because Jobs isn't up there.
19. nb2six (Posts: 298; Member since: 27 Apr 2011)
Apple will never again have the iconic figure that Steve Jobs was for the company. The man could make you think that a rock was the greatest thing ever and you need to have it ASAP!! I don't care what people think as far as OS goes or features offered. You cannot contend that the man was a marketing genius!
The bad thing about him stepping down is that Tim Cook, or whomever takes over in the future will always be under his shadow thus resulting in them always being looked at to acheive something greater, when in fact, it cannot be attained.
21. Muahua (unregistered)
Anyone notice how there was much less cheering than usual? Seems like Cook doesn't have the magic that Jobs had.
22. biophone (Posts: 1900; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)
Look we can't expect him to be steve jobs but he presented the device very clearly. I am happy with that.
23. Muahua (unregistered)
Quite true. But it was still pretty disappointing. Not because of Tim because it was quite well presented, but it just wasn't the phone people really expected. I mean, sure it's an improvement, but it took them how long to show all this? Everyone expected a much better device.
24. toystore (unregistered)
Don't blaim Team, Steve give up because old Apple can not cachup with young Andoird.......
25. toystore (unregistered)
Instead of showing new phone Tim was showing old number and icon
26. Nasir (unregistered)
Now we know, why has apple been suing Samsung for Galaxy S2 and Galaxy Tab. They knew, they were about to bring out some poor s**t and Samsung's technology and devices were already way ahead of it.
27. shelley.bevacqua (Posts: 80; Member since: 27 Aug 2011)
If only Android would keep it's state of the art OS stuffed into the
shell of an Apple device but allow for a 4 inch screen. Android phones
are just too darn big but I love the the OS and edge they have.
I am hoping the Nexus Prime isn't too monsterous of a phone.
33. Sniggly (Posts: 7253; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
There are plenty of Android phones out there with shells barely any bigger than the iPhone. Even a 4 inch screen isn't that bad. My Atrix is about the size of an iPhone, as a matter of fact.
50. iHateCrapple (Posts: 734; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)
The gangster cowboy avatar suited you better I think...
52. Sniggly (Posts: 7253; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Aww, really? I made this one in Photoshop. I was hoping people would like it. :(
28. Auhwa82 (unregistered)
Let's say good bye iPhone 4s
29. shelley.bevacqua (Posts: 80; Member since: 27 Aug 2011)
The dual core A5 chip is runs on dual 1 gh cores versus Android's
4g 1.5 gh cores. Come on Apple !
30. Mr.Mr.Upgrade (Posts: 425; Member since: 30 Aug 2011)
Well the fat lady song, good bye apple fans
32. vuvuzela (Posts: 1; Member since: 03 Oct 2011)
I think about someone told "That is reason Apple suit SS ! "...may be it right !
34. Sniggly (Posts: 7253; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
It's okay, it catches the iPhone up for the next couple of months, but it will soon be relegated to the same status that the iPhone 4 was knocked into at the beginning of the year. Even faster depending on the release of ICS.
I have no doubt that the iPhone will sell. People like Taco are numerous in this world. And at this point Apple is second only to God in earnings (or so they claim). But this is not the phone that will kill Android. It probably won't even make a dent.
38. biophone (Posts: 1900; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)
The next iphone should be a bigger leap.
41. Sniggly (Posts: 7253; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
The next iPhone had BETTER be a bigger leap, lol.
35. intos (unregistered)
ok now the area is clear... apple helps me a lot to take a decision about witch phone to buy... and the iphone 4s is the total failure product and clearly message for me and many people that this company thinks that every product they will make we will go like a sheeps to buy....so..... f*ck you apple ! You make o lot of your consumers disappoint !!! well done !!!
36. DROIDX0430 (Posts: 460; Member since: 24 Nov 2010)
Question for siri...the just thought of voice recognition on the new iphones...ask siri where isbthe iphone5 and see what she says... instead of that scripted how is the weather today....siri says...u will need a umbrella....where is the iphone5...siri is thinking...siri is thinking...eating up the battery...dual core a5 getting hot.....next year....maybe
37. Tre-Nitty (Posts: 462; Member since: 16 Nov 2010)
Let's see, the phone supposedly sucks so bad but yet you guys (android fanatics)are doing exactly what apple wants, talking about it. Hate all you want but this will be by far the biggest selling phone this year. Think about it, ppl will buy it for their mothers and fathers and tell them how great siri is and have ppl hooked.They will market it and it'll sell like hotcakes. Apple will not fold and the only ppl who are disappointed are the idiots who listened to what rumors an iphone 5 was supposed to have. You think the average consumer isn't gonna buy this phone. Sprint's customers are gonna eat it up, especially with unlimited data still available.
40. BarneyDroid (Posts: 35; Member since: 01 Sep 2011)
Siri is cool but how often are you really going to use it? I used the voice program on my phone for all of about the first month that I had it. Not because it didn't work, but because it was more practical to use the screen to navigate. Take a look at your typical day, can you really use this? Driving in the car with your radio on??? willing to bet it has a hard time with that...using it to text a buddy while in class or at work... not gonna fly...my phone has the weather available on a swipe of the screen...
44. georgekos (unregistered)
what happent with the i phone 5 ???????????
45. razgank (unregistered)
Well first I have to say that 98% of the comments here are completely off topic.
Second, I'd like to point out that Android and iOS don't really compete with one another, people don't go for an "Android" phone, they go for an HTC, Samsung, Motorola, etc... so what's all this crap you "droidboys" are talking about? On that same note, the iPhone sells WAY more than any of those brands combining ALL their phones (as if HTC had 1 phone, and Samsung as well, etc).
Third, I'd like to say that Tim Cook really looked like Steve Jobs up there, but the key difference was that Cook didn't take the initiative to show off the new product. The real disappointment was that there was no overhaul to the iPhone, and guess what... the 3GS still sells more than all those BIG ass Androids that you girls are bitching about, so there's no reason the 4S won't do the same thing. That being said, I do think the lifespan of the 4S will be a short one, expect if I were Apple I'd have the iPhone 5 ready by june.
Fourth and last, let me be the one to remind you all that no one believed in the idea of the iPod, no one believed in the touch screen the first iPhone had, no one believed in the iPhone 4 because of dropped calls, and NO ONE in this blog believes Siri will be a game changer. I put my money on Siri being the next leap forward on a phone.
Thanks for reading,
48. Stoli89 (Posts: 333; Member since: 28 Jun 2010)
Actually, Apple was ready to release the iPhone 5 yesterday...but Tim's dog peed on it.