Has Apple changed in the one year since Steve Jobs passed away?
0. phoneArena 05 Oct 2012, 07:02 posted on
On this day, we mark exactly one year since probably the most influential person in tech, Apple’s head Steve Jobs passed away…
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28. eisenbricher (Posts: 972; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)
Exactly. Desparation drives anyone crazy. No one to blame here..
31. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)
iDisAgree, Apple has changed a great deal, par example, it used to be that Apple's iPhone releases would always be accompanied by not more than one defect per refresh. Unfortunately, as Apple moves forward without Steve Jobs, their iPhone 5 "refresh" is riDDled with iDefects, e.g.,
1. MisguiDing Maps
2. Lavenderly Hued photos (very feminine, great for Metrosexuals)
3. Screeching lines across their virtual keyboard (a real iSore)
4. Dings, bangs, scrapes and bruises fresh out-of-the-iBox
5. ETC, still waiting on more iDefects to be discovered.
It's a shame what's happened to Apple, really it is.
34. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
Usually after new smartphone release you can check YouTube and find customers complaints about one or two main problems. But when I have searched for "iPhone 5 Problems" in YouTube and Google, I was SHOCKED, I have found so much people complaining about so much different iPhone 5 problems. Not one or two main problems but DOZENS of different problems! Maybe it is just me, but I have never before saw so much complaints about such big amount of different problems for one single smartphone after so short time after release!
There is a bunch of different screen problems like a flickering, bad screen sensitivity, even yellow marks on the screen or flashing.
There is bunch of complaints about antenna problems.
There is complaints about Ambient Light Sensor problems.
There is complaints about various sound problems.
There is complaints about purple tints in pictures.
There is complaints about iPhone 5 scratches out of the box.
There is complaints about WiFi problems.
There is complaints about keyboard problems.
There is even a problem called "Light Leak".
And so on and on...
And I'm even not talking about iOS 6 or Apple Maps problems...
And you know what is the most pathetic in this case, that Apple already knew about some of these problems even before release. For example about build quality problems they knew even before release but they just dont care about that...
"Foxconn Worker Claims New iPhone 5 is Poorly Made"
And you know what Apple's response is the same as always: "IT IS NORMAL!"
Purple tints on Apple iPhone 5 pictures is the camera's normal behavior or iPhone 5 scratches out of the box are also normal...
And everyone who don't believe what I say about all these problems and or think that I'm just trolling, just go to YouTube and search for "iPhone 5 Problems" also you can find many complains on Google, just Google for it! ;)
And please don't say that I'm trolling because:
1) It is my opinion.
2) It is based on real customers complaints out of the internet.
3) It is based on many articles in different web sites.
So it is not fake story created by me!
5. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)
Apple has changed indeed. Apple products aren't revolutionary like it used to be. It's just an incremental update
10. andro. (Posts: 1986; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)
Lets face it they are charging even more for the new iphone 5 and its charger adapters,they are still trying to ban any product better than theirs. They are still causing trouble with only giving one year warranties in europe,and the iphone 5 has launched with small changes and a host of faults to which their ifans were told every phone scratchs in the box and purple photos are normal. Apple has changed indeed,its gotten worse
16. Aeires (unregistered)
Only in their security doesn't exist anymore. Every year there was leaked images but none were ever true. This year, we all knew the iPhone5 months before it was revealed.
Other than that, same company, new level. New level of lawsuits, new level of overpricing, and new level of marketing.
20. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
"New level of lawsuits, new level of overpricing, and new level of marketing."
And new level of problems for single device.
19. whysoserious (Posts: 317; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)
Yes, it's gotten from bad to super bad.
21. Reverence (Posts: 224; Member since: 16 Jul 2012)
Apple might be the same without Steve.......he was man who was determined to bring change nd brought change in the whole electronic world..he focused on designs nd always changed designed where as now apple does not do that...iphone,ipod,ipad,imac,macbook air,macbook air changed everything!
25. eisenbricher (Posts: 972; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)
I don't think Apple's background has changed, but indeed Apple's 'face' has had some serious hits landed on it.
26. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
Umm.. Apple hasnt "shocked the world" since 2007. Theyve just been riding the wave ever since. And the wave is crashing on the beach.
36. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
In my opinion Apple is the same pathetic company. The only one difference that Apple now is going down.
37. tedkord (Posts: 6830; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
The mea culpa over the maps application does that Apple has changed. During Jobs' tenure, he talks have blamed everyone but Apple, and claimed that all maps applications have the same issue.
However, they haven't changed enough, as evidenced by the continued litigate instead of innovate strategy.
38. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)
I don't know which Samsung ad was a failure but Nokia did apologise for the ad fiasco. Apple didn't even bother to address the iphone 5 problems except the maps one. And in which way the iphone 5 trumps the S3? I'd like to know everything else than the android authority drop test and the first IP5 benchmark that appeared.
40. BigBoss10 (Posts: 251; Member since: 31 Aug 2012)
If Steve Job were here iPhone 5 would be very different!!!
46. darkkjedii (Posts: 14764; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
He ip5 was the last device he had hands on time with n development. Read up or shut up
42. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)
This was meant as a reply to apple conspiracy. Wonder how it was posted here.
43. darkkjedii (Posts: 14764; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
I think apple is in a very sound position at the time, their future path is bright but they can also falter so they need to b careful. Apples portfolio is super strong, and they're a popular company with a huge brand. Competition is heating up though. Samsung Htc and Nokia r making big time devices, so apple had better step it up. Apple is no more pathetic or low down than any other company that's ever or ever will exist. Apple practices big business n a very capitalistic world. All huge companies have questionable business practices folks. All of them, but people give a pass to the companies they like. Ya know turn a blind eye so to speak.
48. ilia1986 (unregistered)
Apple post jobs is much less focused on innovation - and much more focused on lawsuits. Seriously, Tim should just turn it into a lawyer's company.
67. ilia1986 (unregistered)
Yeah. Specializing on patent trolling.
49. tokuzumi (Posts: 519; Member since: 27 Aug 2009)
Apple might not have changed from a product standpoint, but as a culture, they have changed quite a bit. Apple actually publically apologized for Apple Maps. Jobs would have never apologized for anything. Jobs could have used the n-word when speaking about some inner city kids, and would have not even flinched at the backlash. I think we might find that Apple will actually license patents to other OEMs. Not allow iOS on other devices, but allow companies like Motorola, HTC, Samsung, etc, to use their tech on those devices. Tim Cook is a much better publically facing CEO than Jobs ever was. He doesn't have the vision Jobs had, but I think he's doing a good job.
Just so you know, I'm a Galaxy Nexus user, and don't own an Apple product of any variety (I'm sure I'll get flamed, so I wanted to add this as an FYI).
60. Sniggly (Posts: 7253; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
If there was evidence that Apple was slowing down or stopping patent litigation, I would say they've completely changed. However, that is not the case.
68. ilia1986 (unregistered)
As a matter of fact it got much much worse. I don't recall Jobs suing MS for every little feature they copied in Windows Vista\7 from the Mac..
65. letgomyeggroll (Posts: 138; Member since: 13 Jun 2012)
Oh yes they have, since then they have more law suites file against their competitors and even their supplier !!!!!!!!! I said they feel threaten enough to find a needle in a hay stack to bring it up to court. Let's see where it goes when most of the cases will get drop. And the stock will go back down. And the company that engineer and makes their products will finally turn their back on them as they deserve it. Like right now they have to employee a team to fix their map issues, and that just the beginning as they will have to hire more engineers in the near future.
92. webOSlove (unregistered)
I personally disliked him. Steve was a bit selfish and had a dictator like hold on the company. but he DID change the mobile world. But i like companies who try to improve on the features they already HAVE, not try to play catch up with everyone else. the only company ive seen do that is HP/Palm, but we know how that went...
But anyway, Apple is a mean, selfish envious company. but i appreciate those who work there because they are good people trying to do good things.