Will mobile kill Apple computers?
1. rican (Posts: 132; Member since: 02 Jul 2011)
Leading the Charge paragraph should shut all fanboys up for a while, well said PA.
5. stealthd (unregistered)
I wish that were true.
15. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2701; Member since: 26 May 2011)
Looks like that paragraph did such a good job of keeping out the fanboys, there's no one left to discuss the article itself...
2. readingthissh1t (unregistered)
my only problem is that if apple is leading the charge why are they taking competitors to court? Apple steals ideas and call them revolutionary but when an idea is stolen from apple, someone is getting a lawsuit. Everyone wanted a touchscreen phone before the iPhone, the problem was that there were a lot and the os's sucks bawls. Apple may be leading the charge but unless they start spending less time in court and more time innovating, someone else will take the lead. iOS5 and iPhone 5 vs Nexus Prime and Ice Cream Sandwich vs wp7.5 mango and HTC Eternity
3. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2701; Member since: 26 May 2011)
I mean "leading the charge" in that Apple has made the current iterations of smartphones and tablets commercially viable, not so much that they are leading on a feature by feature basis.
7. medalaster1 (unregistered)
Well Apple it is!
8. biophone (Posts: 1923; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)
Please don't let apple remove itself from the pc market no one makes a computer as well built as they do. Anyway a tablet isn't enough for me i need a computer. IOS is cool for the iPhone and i really like it but I don't like lion and if anything I want to see the iPhone become more like a mac rather then a mac for like an iPad.
9. biophone (Posts: 1923; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)
I love how phone arena tried to calm down the fanboy wars with no os is better then another. This just isn't true iOS is better then windows android and rim. Its more secure easier to use doesn't have annoying widgets its perfect. You can't beat perfection :).
10. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)
Well the part you skimmed over is that PA made it clear that the "best" is subjective. To make a statement like yours is only limited to personal preference. Maybe you think not having Android-like functions is the greatest thing but another can think iOS is annoying. With so many OS's that are so similar with their own strengths to be top dog is almost impossible.
12. biophone (Posts: 1923; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)
Im trying to start fanboy wars and you all os good post isnt helping.
11. ilia1986 (unregistered)
The problem is not Apple. The problem are iSheep who buy all Apple products regardless of price and quality, and are absolutely sure that their products are the best in the world. This causes Apple not to invest heavily in innovation and improvement of existing and future products - and in turn - worsens the potential quality of products to users who did buy an Apple product - but expected that it would be significantly improved later on via a software update.
You love apple products? That's fine. There are many reasons to. But there are also many reasons not to. So please do NOT be ignorant by saying that these are the best products in the world. There is no such thing. All it does is causes Apple to believe that because you - and a lot of other people - will buy their products no matter what - there is no need to invest in them on a regular basis software and feature-wise.
16. stealthd (unregistered)
Apple doesn't need phone arena to tell them anything, their sales speak for them selves. Argue about "iSheep" all you want, it's a dead horse, it's based on pure assumption on your part and doesn't lend any credibility to what you're trying to say.
21. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)
Well unfortunately there are not many people that hate Apple products except for the pro-Android anti-Apple coalition which even those may not hate the actual product, they just hate the Apple-way which i guess is so controlling. I don't feel controlled at all & i carry a Android as well and don't see much difference. Its not significant at all yet Androdians make it seem like Android platform is SO much diff. and also superior to iOS. So, let me get this straight...you all hate Apple for their superiority complex but you turn around and pull the same stunt? Nice. What that means is people are crazy. No one on here is getting paid by Apple nor Google so the extreme hatred for either side is pointless.
In other news, Droid3 software in particular is ridiculous. One of the best versions of Blur (if it is that) i've seen. I'd actually prefer this to Sense. Kind of reminds me of Honeycomb.
13. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
Wonder if CHROMEbooks will ever take off in the marketplace?
14. Vittorio (Posts: 4; Member since: 16 Jun 2011)
Ok, the article doesn't get it completely right. While there are shops here in Europe (I live in Spain) where you can get every phone for its full price, doing so it is really unusual.
Carriers do subsidize phones here, even more than in USA. In fact, the "golden spot" for the prices around here is 0€. Zero, that's right. People usually expect that ther carrier give them their next phone for free. If not, you port your line to another carrier (porting offers are really strong around here) and finally get it for free. For the last models you have to pay someting, but for example, I paid 49€ for a Sensation last week. But I could get the iphone 4 for free, as well as the Optimus 3D, or Galaxy S2 for 49€.
Fares are really more expensive than what you have there, though.
17. crazybeast6 (unregistered)
the term 'fanboy' is thrown around way too much in the comments of an apple-related article. i prefer apple computers over windows and i prefer iOS over android but i'm not a fanboy, i just realize who makes the best product which suits my needs. the article summed this point up perfectly in the first paragraph. just because someone prefers OS X to windows doesn't make them a fanboy and just because someone may prefer android to iOS doesn't make them a fandroid. i wish people could just get past that and just pick what ever platform best suits their needs and stop judging others because their needs are different.
20. Vilim (unregistered)
Actually, when most people say "Apple suits my needs", they in fact refer not to needs, but to desires. Because Apple never suited to one's need. That's the whole point of their success - making products as objects of desires - eye candy, noble materials, high-brow design and illusion of exclusivity.
18. aksolanki (Posts: 1; Member since: 22 Jul 2011)
Great article. I wish the conclusion were otherwise, but after being a Mac user for 20 years, and having spent the past two months using OS X Lion. OS X will soon become iOSX. It makes me sad but, in the not too distant future I may be looking for a new desktop OS. The final nail is going to be the loss of the Finder.
19. Vilim (unregistered)
For the first time in 20 years, operating systems and the concept of "personal computer" are changing thanks to Apple's enormous manipulating power. They are using the fact that most users want Internet services and games, but don't want PC (because they have to be IT-literate) - the tablets and smartpones based on idiot-proof intuitive touch-screen operating systems marketed by Apple makes that criteria obsolete - now everyone can use apps and Internet without any knowledge on computers and software. So PC's are becoming obsolete too. They are only needed by power users and professionals. Even Microsoft has begun rewriting its Windows 8 to look like universal tablet/smartphone OS, rather than Windows 7 and all its predecessors in last 20 years. It is very probable that in year or two the separation in markets will occur - one for power users and profesionals (servers, workstations, office computers, based on Unix/Linux or some pro versions of Windows), and one for home users, which will be based on tablets and smartphones that provide Internet services and apps. We also must not forget Google's plan to completely eliminate operating systems on devices and transfer all functions on web and cloud services - which will now in this new tabletsmartphone circumstances probably be integrated with Android platform.