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iPad 3: which rumored feature do you want the most?

0. phoneArena 06 Mar 2012, 08:49 posted on

Ladies and gentlemen, the latest and greatest iPad is going to be unveiled at the Apple event tomorrow, and the anticipation in the air can be cut through with a butter knife...

This is a discussion for a news. To read the whole news, click here

posted on 06 Mar 2012, 08:55 14

1. JBz007 (Posts: 62; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


Where's the option hoping Apple won't sue everyone who looks at the iPad 3 wrong. That would be a nice feature...

posted on 06 Mar 2012, 09:04 8

2. oddmanout (Posts: 435; Member since: 22 May 2009)


I'm thinking to myself and if a higher resolution is the best thing to offer, I don't think I'll make the upgrade from iPad 2 to iPad 3. Maybe it's just me but these "rumored features" all seem too natural. I'd expect nothing less than everything in that poll.

posted on 06 Mar 2012, 09:06 1

3. ddxmms (Posts: 145; Member since: 09 Feb 2012)


the first two options together will make it awesome..

posted on 06 Mar 2012, 09:31

10. oddmanout (Posts: 435; Member since: 22 May 2009)


True, but they have to make a product that can compete and do more than the competition can for a whole year. The TPrime almost does the same in a nice package and that's before mentioning the competition down the road.

posted on 06 Mar 2012, 09:08 8

4. remixfa (Posts: 13909; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


Where's the option to "Make the ipad3 ethically, without slave labor"

I'd check that.

Hell, I'd buy an ipad3 if they could prove by a REAL independent company that it was made 100% ethically. I'd buy one just to say thanks for starting to give a damn about humanity.

For shame people.. for shame.

posted on 06 Mar 2012, 09:22 2

7. PAPINYC (Posts: 2283; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


Oh the horrorrrrr.

BTW, the correct spelling is ethiCally; always cApiTaliZe a consonant that succeeds a lower-case "i".

posted on 06 Mar 2012, 09:31 2

9. remixfa (Posts: 13909; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


spelling police.. oh my! good thing i wasnt turning this in for a grade huh?

geesh.

posted on 06 Mar 2012, 09:33 4

11. remixfa (Posts: 13909; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


durk, who dares post before I can edit!! lol.

what i was trying to make it say was

"good thing i wasnt turning this in for an iGrade, huh?"

I dont drink the apple flavored kool-aid, sorry :)

posted on 06 Mar 2012, 09:35 1

13. PAPINYC (Posts: 2283; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


No need to apologiZe...lol (iMean iLol)

posted on 06 Mar 2012, 09:43 3

14. ayephoner (Posts: 837; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)


you think any tech products are made outside of such practices?

posted on 06 Mar 2012, 10:40 1

31. remixfa (Posts: 13909; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


YES.
Granted Foxconn and companies like them make the bulk of the products. Other companies take a more ethical route.. and yes, most of them were forced to, so change doesnt happen for free. Samsung is an example of that. They do most of their main mobile products in house. Their employees get paid more than foxconn peeps, they have health benefits and vacation/sick days and no forced 24-36 hr shifts like apple-foxconn workers.. Granted it may not be up to "american standards", but thats not what I'm looking for. Very few countries get the types of benefits we get here.
Im looking for humane. Apple-foxconn is not humane.

posted on 06 Mar 2012, 11:32 3

34. ayephoner (Posts: 837; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)


foxconn makes a majority of electronics on earth and for a ton of manufacturers. and foxconn is not the only one with such practices.

samsung may have vastly better conditions, but i assure you they use some components from other companies and some of those companies use questionable labor practices.

i agree its awful, but to act like buying an ipad is bad and buying some other tablet is good is naive.

posted on 06 Mar 2012, 13:15

38. remixfa (Posts: 13909; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


whats worse... taking some sort of stand or throwing your hands in the air and saying 'oh well' and helping it continue?

posted on 06 Mar 2012, 16:35 2

45. Contreramanjaro (Posts: 153; Member since: 04 Dec 2011)


I agree with you remixfa however you can go ahead and plan not to buy an Apple product for years I think. This is also true for other companies such as, and this hurts my soul, Asus. The main problem is that no one gives a s**t. The small amount of people that do give s**ts have done great jobs for their numbers.

The only ones that can change the practices are the consumers. Yes, not buying an iPad will send a message. Apple is big enough and important enough that they are the leader to follow. The one thing someone like Apple, who finds success through customer trust and loyalty over technical innovation, cannot afford to lose is their customers.

How innovative is the iPad really? Its specs are not that impressive, even if all the rumors proved to be true. Really they aren't. People tend to compare the iPads to $300 tablets instead of $800 tablets. Why is this? Because Apple has a name people can trust. You expect an Apple product to be high quality and that's why you'll drop more money on it. I know. (Typed on MacBook Pro)

Sure other companies are not any better, but other companies aren't sitting on piles of money with $500+ shares. We expect successful companies to give back, like General Motors after the bail out or BP after the oil spill.

If you buy this product, you are telling Apple you will buy it anyways. You are telling them that as long as they get the product to you, you will feed from their hand unquestioning. Maybe it's worth it to you. You have a responsibility to vote in your government and you vote with your money for corporations. Sure, we can't expect Ron Paul to win, but I don't think that's the plan. Perhaps the plan is to get popular enough just to tell your message so people cannot ignore it so easily.

tl:dr You vote with your wallet. Even if it's only one vote, maybe it is enough to influence the others.

posted on 06 Mar 2012, 19:39

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


i really dont think it is an apple thing… how can u expect apple to switch operations out of china and into the US, where they will not be able to make money? cause honestly try as they might (not saying they are) but american corporations are not going to fix the problem in china-- they will eventually fix themselves…

and the ipad is pretty darn innovative… it kinda created the consumer tablet market… u cant just say oh its brand name and marketing.. there has to be a fantastic product to back it up… and instead of spending money on unnecessary tech specs that most people dont care about, apple creates a sturdy and captivating product… u cant say apple created a huge tablet sector on loyalty…

and i think giving back is more of a personal thing than a corporate thing… people like bill gates are extremely generous, but he doesn't give up Microsoft's funds, its his own… additionally, i dont think bp was extremely charitable until after the oil spill-- which was to right a wrongdoing and save their company…

posted on 06 Mar 2012, 19:52

51. remixfa (Posts: 13909; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


i feel like ive explained this 1000 times.. because i have

its not an "apple" thing, its a mass problem. Apple happens to be the biggest and the worst of the foxconn suppliers.. by foxcon's own words. by foxconn's words, the major suppliers set the working conditions and the wages as part of the supply contracts they have. apple makes 70% per iphone/pad, foxconn makes 2% on the contract. if foxconn wants to raise wages they have to renegotiate the terms with apple or whomever the customer is.

Are the jobs coming back to america? doubtful. Could they? yes, quite easily. Would it create a mass hike in product prices? very unlikely. most of the impact woud be absorbed by apple. they would make a 55% margin per device instead of 70%. Samsung, qualcomm, Ti, Moto, and even Nokia have or had manufacturing operations in the US. Samsung is opening new factories in texas for their chips.

Am I trying to bring the jobs back to america? NO. Thats not my goal. That would be a dream come true, but right now I'm fighting for the first step, ethical conditions in the products we buy. Who orders from foxconn? nearly everyone. Are conditions equal at foxconn factories? No. Apple's ipad factory in chenzen gives workers an average of around 60-70 cents an hour.. MS's Xbox factory gives them about 1.30 an hour. Neither are good. The mass suicide attempt was at the Xbox factory a few months ago.
Am I boycotting just Apple? No.. that would be too easy. Im also boycotting brands I actually use like MS, dell @ foxconn (they manufactur outside of foxcon as well), Asus, and dozens of other brands. It sucks, because I am a first in line customer for the last 2 Xbox's and I had planned on being a first night customer for the next Xbox.. which I wont be doing now.

If its made at foxconn, i wont buy it. I am trying to get others to do the same. A very minor sacrifice in the electronic toys of our lives can force a drastic improvement in thousands of peoples lives over seas. If enough people loudly proclaim a foxconn boycot, things will change. On just some very minor bad publicity both Apple and MS raised the rates at their factories (and it still sucks). What do you think would happen if a large group of people kept the press on them and didnt donate their dollars to them? Things would change.

posted on 06 Mar 2012, 20:39

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


did i ask you? but since u must… here goes…

i fully agree that conditions are bad… but honestly i dont think americans should scarfice their businesses when the chinese people cant figure it out… let them revolt! it would be better for america in the long run… and i dont own very many products made at foxconn either save for my mac cause it is very wrong what happens… but it is not up to america or american companies to determine it… do you think china would stick up for us? and ya i would like to say we are a "better" society too and help… but we cant afford to always be the policeman of the world

posted on 06 Mar 2012, 20:46

54. Contreramanjaro (Posts: 153; Member since: 04 Dec 2011)


Don't put words in my... keyboard. Nowhere did I say to move operations to the US. They did create their tablet sector on loyalty. Introduce iPhone (yes, very innovative) build on that popularity. Every iPad owner I know has an iPhone and/or Mac. Of course there are others that go against the mold but these are generalizations.

Also, sure it was Gates and not Microsoft but Microsoft is not as profitable as Apple. Apple is sitting on huge sums of cash. At this point it's safe to say their profit margins are greater than what they need to be.

I have my own feelings about this idea. It is not within my patience to explain the whole situation but I base my ideas on history. Think Upton Sinclair, the American child labor disputes and so many more. You seem intelligent enough Lucas777, and I say this not to demean you but to hopefully direct you, no problem has ever fixed itself. It is based on the people who will do whatever it takes. The Montgomery Bus Boycott worked out.

Also, corporations are absolutely persons now (Citizens United).
American corporations also led to the modern Chinese labor laws.
If you are American, you must remember that you have rights as well as obligations to govern yourself. If you do not, someone else will, and they will do it for their own profit.

No disrespect, just something I'm quite outspoken about.

posted on 06 Mar 2012, 21:26

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


my bad.. i normally assume people want to bring jobs to the us.

there is no "need to be" product margins… if we truly follow our capitalist system (which we should) then everything works itself out-- people get jobs and other people make money…

i think i portrayed my "fix itself" wrong… i agree that leadership needs to come.. but i dont think it comes from foreign intervention.. when britain faced the industrial revolution, they worked themselves out gradually over time nobody came in and forced it on them.. others such as Russia overcame their difficulties and are on the track to work themselves out… i just dont think its for foreign intervention

as you said, i have rights and obligations to myself and my country… not to the chinese… i mean its really a horrible thing to have to do, but i just dont see america as able to help china… they certainly dont help us in many respects… I think the best solution would be to imply the gradual change towards a stable, democratic nation where there is not corruption… as the chinese make more money, they will become more educated and eventually realize what their country has come to on a mass scale… its a pattern in history so i think it will happen again

and this is the internet comments section! i would never be offended.. possibly annoyed though haha

posted on 06 Mar 2012, 21:45

58. Contreramanjaro (Posts: 153; Member since: 04 Dec 2011)


Ah yes. I see where you are coming from and now I will propose an agree to disagree sort of thing since this has strayed quite a bit from the subject potential iPad 3 features. Cheers. Sam

posted on 06 Mar 2012, 22:47

61. remixfa (Posts: 13909; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


comparing china and brittain are apples and oranges. Brittish people had and have a lot more rights than Chinese people. Brittish people dont get murdered in the streets for speakin against the government.

America is actually a prime culprit for Chinese labor. Our companies and government have worked with their government to find "mutually beneficial " agreements for labor. Sweat shops and slave labor were the agreement they came up with. That whole "American's dont want to pay more" mentality is what has allowed this to be swept under the rug for so long. Yea, just about every other country is helping screw the workers too, but America is by far the largest consumer in the world... so in that respect, we have control over world wide working conditions. If America said No More and actually meant it.., the rest of the world would change with it.

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 00:01

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


and if we said no more, we would tank our economy even farther and the global balance would literally have to reset itself… so sacrifice the global economy for china? no--- they need to gradually sort themselves out

and britain at the time was (is?-idk grammar) quite comparable to china… workers made barely enough to survive--they even passed laws the make life more miserable in order to "spur the workers to work"… socialists were barred from government but eventually, as can be seen right now, all is well… but Britain did it on their own.. they didnt (and couldnt) depend upon anyone else

posted on 06 Mar 2012, 09:09 3

5. PAPINYC (Posts: 2283; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


iWant an easy ApplicAtor and pull string for easy iRemoval and iDisposAl.

posted on 06 Mar 2012, 09:15

6. protozeloz (Posts: 5378; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


I voted screen and camera .

posted on 06 Mar 2012, 09:30 2

8. PAPINYC (Posts: 2283; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


ThiS survey is iBogus, we should be able to vote for all or there should be a sixth voting option, "All of the above"!

posted on 06 Mar 2012, 09:34 3

12. remixfa (Posts: 13909; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


Also, hey.. your missing another button

"app compatibility with the new resolution"

until apps are made to run with the higher resolution, they are going to be crap. good luck with that. :)

posted on 06 Mar 2012, 10:01 2

19. oddmanout (Posts: 435; Member since: 22 May 2009)


Can you imagine the hassle with iPhone apps that are enlarged on a screen that big with a resolution that high. Instead of 2x you'll have to 4x or 16x lol.

posted on 06 Mar 2012, 10:03 1

20. remixfa (Posts: 13909; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


lol, they will either be pixelated to all hell from the zoom, or they will stay in their natural aspect and be in a tiny box on the screen.

people dont think about that when they get all excited. lol

posted on 06 Mar 2012, 09:45 2

15. Virile (Posts: 38; Member since: 01 Mar 2012)


It funny how people bash Apple for the "Poor Working Conditions" when half the stuff we use everyday come from the same type of chinese sweat shops.

posted on 06 Mar 2012, 09:53 1

18. remixfa (Posts: 13909; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


its funny how people just willingly accept that their products are made with the blood of slaves, since "everybody is doing it".

Not everyone.

And it doesnt make it right. The only way to stop it is to stop buying products made in that manner. Does it severely limit your product options? Yes. But if everyone had the willpower to do it for a year or 2, then manufacturers would get the hint and improve conditions or face going out of business.

Or you can just go along and keep buying those super high profit margin devices knowing that just a little bit of action could have improved & saved thousands of people's lives. Join Gallito in the "its not in my house so i dont care" mentality.

posted on 06 Mar 2012, 11:35 2

35. ayephoner (Posts: 837; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)


if i really thought you felt this way, i would aplaud you.

but, i know you've been trolling apple and i product articles on pa for years. you've just started singing the sound practices tunes here lately. its just a new way for you to troll.

posted on 06 Mar 2012, 13:19

39. remixfa (Posts: 13909; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


amazing that i "troll" this opinion all day every day in real life. And if u actually read my opinions i also give Ms the samw level of bs as well as on the nexus tablet discussion i said i would not buy it if Asus manufactured it through foxconn, as that would be hippocritical.

who's trolling?

posted on 06 Mar 2012, 13:56 1

41. ayephoner (Posts: 837; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)


please.

how many ways and for how long did you bash apple before you knew about or mentioned working conditions?

why do you have posts in countless apple articles? you dont come in to them to do ANYTHING but troll (and you are one of dozens).

you guys know the day before an apple keynote that there are going to be dozens of apple articles on pa. yet, you come here anyways and post multiple times in nearly every article with what you think are witty comments.

how does it not get old?

posted on 06 Mar 2012, 14:51

44. remixfa (Posts: 13909; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


so because we didn't used to know about the extent of the foxconn tragedy until recently, my opinion on it is less valid? were you born with knowledge of everything or did u learn over time? what a crazy argument .

no you have a personal issue with me and tried to call me out as a hippocrit ... and when u realized that wasn't true u just changed your argument.

I post on all articles I see fit as does every one else including u. ive seen u on many articles that didn't involve apple. like normal you have no merit to your argument.

now give me the credit for my conviction about not buying foxconn products you promised and move on.

posted on 06 Mar 2012, 17:01 1

47. ayephoner (Posts: 837; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)


no, you dolt. its because you have a history of hating on apple for their every move that this does not seem like sincere concern, but just another reason to hate. i'll never buy your claims to the contrary.

my only personal issue with you is your trolling.

i have no problem with where you post, but with apple articles, you're never on topic. this article for instance is about the new features of the ipad3, but you come in and post trollish comments about foxconn.

get over yourself. get over apple being a very smart, successful company with very good, successful products that uses standard business practices. i agree that they are questionable or even bad, but they are NOT unique.

posted on 06 Mar 2012, 17:38

48. remixfa (Posts: 13909; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


it asked what feature I'd like to see. I gave an honest and valid response.

I would actually buy an iPad as a way of saying thanks for changing their practices... but that wont happen.

you I nuts always forget that I defend and attack any company that deserves it. u don't care when I call out Samsung for cheating I/O scores or when I chastise MS for their foxconn practices, or HTC for releasing the same phone over n over again... no.. u only specifically care when I dare speak out against apple. I don't remember u Patting me on the back when I defended apple against android nuts and got called an I shaep.

its completely hipocritical.

btw the only way to change people's minds are to stay in their face with the reality of what's going on. so yea I. going to take an opportunity to continue the fight against foxconn when it arises.. on apple, MS, Asus, or any of a dozen others.

remind me how much u like or don't like it on any of the threads I've brought up other companies.. I don't see ur replies on a single one.

posted on 06 Mar 2012, 18:17 1

49. ayephoner (Posts: 837; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)


im hardly an i nut. i dont currently own any apple product and have only ever owned a single iphone 3g.

and im still not buying a word of it. how do explain your constant trolling of apple articles prior to your knowledge of foxconn?

if you do critique others, im sure its in a much more reasonable, appropriate manor.

this is just a new flavor of your trolling. nothing more.

posted on 06 Mar 2012, 20:02

52. remixfa (Posts: 13909; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


well, instead of arguing with me about it, round and round in circles, go find other threads and find out. I am respectful until attacked unless what you say is just so ridiculous that i cant help but poke fun at you. Is that really any different than anyone else? No, its not.

your issue with me is still some personal thing. Thats on you, not me. Dont hold me to a standard you cant hold yourself or anyone else to.

TOP 10 REASONS: For Prior trolling of articles about apple:
1) responding to rediculous ifanatic claims with facts
2) responding to rediculous ifanatic claims with sarchasm and humor.
3) steve jobs was an a-hole and deserved it, yet i was one that was calling for respect when he died when few were giving it.
4) i completely disagree with apple's business practices
5) i completely disagree with apple's constant lawsuits for BS. when they have something real to sue about, fine.. when its a napkin drawing, its BS.
6) honestly, some of you ifanatics are on another planet, and its fun just to poke the hornets nest every once and a while.
7) i am constantly called out, even before i post a single thing on the thread, which just makes me want to post.. talk to your iphone buddies about that one.
8) on the occasions where apple did something i agree with, i gave them credit...like FINALLY allowing money to be donated to charity through the company after Jobs died.
9) because i wanted something fruity
10) it was harder than i thought to get to 10, so lets just say.. because i wanted to.

lol

posted on 06 Mar 2012, 22:19

59. ayephoner (Posts: 837; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)


its too funny you cant get it through your thick skull that im not a fan of apple.

i just wish the comments section could be held to relevant discussion of each article. rather, we get drivel spewed from die hard fandroids that is motivated by an inferiority complex based distaste for an average electronics company with above average success.

and the way you guys cheer these efforts is even worse than the initial idiocy (see comment 57).

posted on 06 Mar 2012, 22:47

60. ayephoner (Posts: 837; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)


also, a couple facts for you to ponder:

samsung also uses foxconn (as do most others)

apple has initiated an assessment of work conditions at foxconn.

this is not a one sided issue.

posted on 06 Mar 2012, 22:52

62. remixfa (Posts: 13909; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


really, yet you constantly only side with apple and call any one that disagrees with you a fandroid. yea, you are a sheaple in denial.

couple of actual facts for you to ponder.

Samsung makes their high end phones and tablets in house. Galaxy line and Tab are made in samsung factories... where workers get slightly better pay, but with benefits, actual rights, and vacation/sick leave.

apple has hired a PR firm disguised as an indipendant body to assess conditions at apple. If you payed attention intstead of making blind statements, u would know this to be true. Do some research on that "independant company" and you will learn that it is a shell company made by Nike and some of the worst offenders in the world to do "inspections" that make the working conditions look better. They only inspect "donating members" factories... and for some reason rarely find major things wrong... go figure.

who said it was one sided? u arent listening to a damn thing. you are just blind post replying. the only person making it one sided is u.

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 05:57

64. ayephoner (Posts: 837; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)


i dont constantly side with apple. you are delusional. i call out fandroid trolling, which if you ever have the ability to look with an objective eye, you would see runs rampant on this site. i actually criticize apple a good deal, but in relevant articles.

can you link some of this cushy samsung work conditions? all ive ever read is that their conditions are similar and that they use foxconn for a decent amount of their products.

you have no idea what will come of these assessments. sure others have come up with less than they should. your assumption that these will be the same just shines the light on your bias even more (not that it was needed).

how have you said anything but this is one sided? you make claims that apple directly controls the labor conditions in china and could solve these issues on their own. how am i not listening or posting blindly? devote some intellect to your posts, please.

posted on 06 Mar 2012, 21:28

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


lol way to call it out.. haha

posted on 06 Mar 2012, 09:49 2

16. good2great (Posts: 1039; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


i finally (iMean iFinally) started laughing at PAPiNYC's comments...lol i couldnt help it... dude is funny...lol

i think i get it now... before i was wondering why all the hate and bashing... but now i see you guys dont HATE apple in a angry (they need to go out of business) way its more of a HATE due to disappointment... we all expected their products to grow as technology did similar to what android is doing... but apple continues to take those small steps and fans praise the products like they are the most current in technology when theyre not (is why yall call them iSh$$p)...

am i right? lol if so, i can accept that and laugh more at the creative hate comments than feeling weird about them...

posted on 06 Mar 2012, 09:49 4

17. ayephoner (Posts: 837; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)


im actually most excited about the missing home button and if they put a gesture area on the capacitive area or build more gestures into iOS.

posted on 06 Mar 2012, 16:41

46. Contreramanjaro (Posts: 153; Member since: 04 Dec 2011)


Yes, I think we can expect Lion-like gestures for that. 4 fingers up for open apps and pinch with 3+1 fingers for launchpad.

posted on 06 Mar 2012, 10:08 1

21. jmoita2 (Posts: 930; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)


How about a self destruct button???

posted on 06 Mar 2012, 10:09

22. skymitch89 (Posts: 1063; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)


If I were to be "eagerly awaiting" the next iPad, I more than likely would be looking forward to a higher resolution display, some form of 4G, and maybe a larger battery.

posted on 06 Mar 2012, 10:13 4

23. davecann2 (Posts: 460; Member since: 15 Mar 2011)


Everyone is expecting Apple to revolutionize every product they make every year. Apple already revolutionized the smart phone and the tablet before Android OS even knew what a smart phone was. What Apple is doing now is keeping current with technology and adding a few cool (new) features that are both useable and functional. To me this is a good thing, Stop expecting Apple to redefine a product every year and start accepting that they make great products as-is. They’re competitive and relevant in many ways than not.

posted on 06 Mar 2012, 10:22

24. ilia1986 (unregistered)


If it could run Android...

posted on 06 Mar 2012, 10:39

30. tward291 (Posts: 559; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)


revolutionized through media as the products they put out were already in use. All apple did was make it more well known through one hell of a marketing campaign. Ill give them credit on that they do make a nice product. People tend tto think that apple is the first at everything they do which i great for them.

posted on 06 Mar 2012, 10:42

32. PhoneCritic (Posts: 357; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


@davecann2

I don't think that is what everyone is so upset about. What I think is the main point is that Apple buyers belive that Apple invented or introduced these great new features.

Case in point - my Samsung Skyrocket comes in the color White (which is a color I like on my mobile devices) every iPhone user I meet immediately thinks I have a iPhone and upon further inspection tell me "oh Samsung and other manufactures are copying Apple because they have a Phone in White" and refuse to belive that prior to Apple entering the Phone market manufactures like LG, Nokia, Samsung, Motorola etc.. all had phones in multiiple colors including white. ( I loved my white LG Chocolate). This goes for other features like Voice command, Slide to unlock ( I can't belive apple got a patent for this!!!< thank God it was over turned> since earlier phones had this feature way before)

Notification bar ( c'mon really?) Front facing camera, Dual core processors, etc..

If most Apple users (general masses) were a bit more educated on tech then they would be aware that Apple did not invent most of the technology but Marketed/enhanced what was alredy there.

As a Tech lover, and a former iPhone 4 user, I was not so much incline to belive everything the Apple marketing team wanted me to belive. I am a tech agnostic. I belive in whatever tech can get the Job done.

I choose Android because it allows me to customise aspects of the Os that I need to get my Job in the feild done. iOS did not allow that. I have no hate towards iOS just the fustration with people who belive everything the Apple Marketing team tells them
( I also have a problem with people who belive everthing the Google marketing team tells them).

posted on 06 Mar 2012, 12:03 1

36. davecann2 (Posts: 460; Member since: 15 Mar 2011)


@PhoneCritic,

I respect your opinion and agree to some extent.

I don’t believe apple invented these features. I simply stated that they revolutionized them. I agree that a lot of Apples features were already existing but lets face it... until Apple made them functional they were simply a gimmick. No one care about live wallpapers and unusable weather widgets.

When it comes to the hardware… why bother with duel core/ quad core if the software couldn’t utilize the performance until recently. Apple has it right on the money… Devices are just now starting to incorporate a better chip sets to utilize the performance needs of the apps (that were non-existent until now).

I like Android and many of the feature it offers that Apple doesn’t. Its simply a matter of preference… not quality.

posted on 06 Mar 2012, 10:47

33. rhinoceros (Posts: 33; Member since: 01 Mar 2012)


LTE and FLASH are deal breakers... I'll wait for next Galaxy Tab

posted on 06 Mar 2012, 12:52

37. PhoneCritic (Posts: 357; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


@davecann2

I conceed your point if what you meant by "revolutionized" was Apple's Marketing Prowess then yes, they did get it right and I think we agree that was the main Key to their great success. They made the smartphone smart and appealing to everyone ( I can't say that weather widgets were unusable because HTC really knocked it out of the park with their sense interface widgets before anyone else - even Apple).

The only other OS at that time that was close to ios was windows CE and I would wager that we agree Win mobile was just too bloated and unusable as a smart phone OS at that point.

Yes, In the end it is a matter of prefrence as well as what works for you. If iOS or Android is your choice then it's your choice. Thats what is great about our freedom. All opinions are respected.

posted on 06 Mar 2012, 13:43

40. rcrider4 (Posts: 118; Member since: 14 Nov 2011)


I'm surprised the camera is voted for less than the battery. My iPad 2's battery lasts forever, but the camera is horrible. I would gladly take a better camera over a bigger battery

posted on 06 Mar 2012, 14:15

42. dcgore (Posts: 206; Member since: 24 Feb 2012)


To clean my house.

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