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Just because Apple leads doesn't mean everyone is following

0. phoneArena 23 Apr 2012, 17:33 posted on

We are very big proponents of giving credit where it is due, but that also means that we like to set the record straight when a company gets credit for more than it deserves. It's a very tricky line to walk, but one that we find most can't walk properly with Apple more often than any other company...

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posted on 23 Apr 2012, 17:37 19

2. good2great (Posts: 1042; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


great read!

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 18:03 16

13. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2705; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Thanks!

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 18:33 7

28. Mandroid (Posts: 209; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


Crap article was crap.

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 18:41 17

36. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2705; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Does that mean you actually bothered to read it?

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 23:26 9

76. the_s2 (Posts: 239; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


Michael, this reminds me of the trolling that was(maybe still) going on in gsmarena.com on a writer named Prasad. Initially, a few of his apple biased articles caught the attention of droid fanboys, which they exaggerated and they started bashing all the articles written by him altogether, even the articles that were non biased, and in some cases, android sided. Going through your comments, I understand your feelings. And compliments from me, this is the most neutral article I have ever read. Why dont you chill, and just ignore these haters? You are a great writer, and you shouldnt be let down by negative comments. All due respect, I am a droid fanboy, and I am against the ethics and unfair pricing of apple products. Technology is meant to be appreciated , and not bashed out, be it apple or samsung or whoever.

posted on 24 Apr 2012, 07:34 3

103. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


As long as it isn't Ray S writing the article im fine. Now he is biased

posted on 24 Apr 2012, 10:32 3

110. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2705; Member since: 26 May 2011)


People can call me biased all they want as long as they're willing to discuss the points. Mandroid's actions here annoyed me far more than any troll because he came in and attacked my content while flat out saying that he didn't even bother to read the article. That is beyond unacceptable to me.

posted on 25 Apr 2012, 06:12

132. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


I agree. Very nice article. The last line in the article says it all:

"That's just the beautiful circle of innovation."

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 17:38 2

3. joseg81 (Posts: 194; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


do u mean Apple in the title?

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 18:03 5

12. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2705; Member since: 26 May 2011)


sure did. fixed that. sorry.

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 18:26 6

26. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


I keep laughing at UR avatar.... U and
Naithan the sad panda makes me laugh....

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 20:47 2

59. joseg81 (Posts: 194; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


it's the cookie monster zombie :)

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 17:39 6

4. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


who is Apply?

Apply apply with the colorful eye. spell check musta been drinking whiskey and rye.. singing this will be the day that I die.. this will be the day that i dye.

lol, sorry just read the singing quit notice thread. :)

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 17:53 8

8. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


if its apply its a very very rotten apply .-.

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 20:45 5

57. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


so i guess thats not 2-ply then. :)

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 21:46 2

72. corporateJP (Posts: 2431; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


The Microsoft Excel chick is a good singer, plus she could catch it.

Just sayin'...

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 17:44 2

5. ivanko34 (Posts: 617; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)


must be apple not apply

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 17:47 11

6. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


Good concise article, michael. Still trying to squash the fanboy riots, eh? Lets hope it opens some actual discussion up before the usual mudslinging starts.

was that electric car stat real? Does that count the old "wind up" cars they had going for a hot minute? interesting.

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 18:01 6

9. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2705; Member since: 26 May 2011)


as far as PBS told me, that electric car stat was real:
http://www.pbs.org/now/shows/223/electric-car-timeline.html

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 20:46

58. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


neat timeline. They didnt mention wind up cars, so i guess thats part of the car movement. I almost forgot about gasoline crank starters though. lol.
Funny how they credit the invention of the electric starter as a main cause of the death of the electric car. the irony..:)

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 17:50 11

7. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Apple doesn't innovate,it merely pays Samsung
,sharp of LG etc for to use their new technology

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 18:01 15

10. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2705; Member since: 26 May 2011)


So, why doesn't Samsung or LG ever put these components into their own devices before Apple does?

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 18:07 5

15. BattleBrat (Posts: 1476; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


Apple might pay them not to, or contractually obligate them not to.

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 18:08 9

16. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Very logical question!

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 18:13 5

19. GENARAL.LEVY (banned) (Posts: 93; Member since: 17 Apr 2012)


Cause not everyone thinks like Mercedes or BMW.....

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 18:16 4

20. GENARAL.LEVY (banned) (Posts: 93; Member since: 17 Apr 2012)


Only the finest will do... Marque of distinction. Prestige.

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 18:21 11

22. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


my guess would be that samsung lg etc would make more money selling the retina display for example to apple rather than put it in there own product....what i hate is when some articles title is like apple invent retina for ipad when its not true and give no credit to the companies that actually make it.

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 18:22 9

23. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


exactly… apple designs them, but they are far from owning the means of production.. its cheaper and less messy to have sharp, samsung, lg implement it

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 19:27 6

46. jjjsong (Posts: 75; Member since: 27 Dec 2011)


It should be pretty obvious and logical that Apple requested screens of such spec and would like manufacturers such as Samsung, Sharp to make them.

In terms of how it can be achieved, it only makes sense that it's really up to Samsung's or Sharp's technology. I don't think Apple invented anything there.

And it should be obvious that since Apple requested this screen and it is most likely there are contractual terms to make this "technology" exclusive to Apple for a certain amount of time.

This has been my thought since the very beginning. Albeit I don't have any facts to back any of my thoughts up, it seems pretty logical to me.

posted on 23 Apr 2012, 19:44 5

47. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


my guess is that LG got a fat payday to let Apple introduce retina. As far as Samsung, the same probably happened with the hummingbird, though samsung did keep the better GPU version to themselves.

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