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Apple at risk of losing its cool, says Wozniak

0. phoneArena posted on 20 Feb 2013, 15:05

Apple is in danger of losing its cool, according to co-founder Steve Wozniak, who says that he would welcome the release of the rumored Apple iWatch which would put all off the functions of an Apple iPhone and Apple iPad on a wristwatch; Wozniak also predicts that Windows Phone will gain "critical mass" but that BlackBerry will have to switch to the Android OS...

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posted on 20 Feb 2013, 15:07 58

1. ZeroCide (Posts: 785; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)

At Risk??? Appple lost its cool along time ago!

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 15:56 22

11. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1236; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)

for me Apple lost its cool with the launch of the iphone 4s and its later products...same stuff being repeated three times with no change....time to nut up Apple

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 17:26 2

19. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)

I typically buy my electronic devices after a long, thorough review. IMO, electronics devices are money sink-holes.

I decided to buy my 32GB iPad Mini the moment I picked it up at the Apple Store. That device made my iPad 2 look heavy. The iPad Mini also came with Siri and voice dictation that was lacking in the iPad 2. All my apps transfer to the iPad Mini, which was nice.

The iPad Mini fits inside my jacket pocket and it's HUGE display puts the Samsung Note and other phablets to shame. After the iPad mini, it doesn't make sense for me to buy a smartphone with a large display.

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 17:47 10

21. joey_sfb (Posts: 6601; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)

My samsung galaxy tab 7.7 put my ipad 3 to shame, it receive call, text, while i work on a spreadsheet and browser the web for information. I never have to carry a phone and an ipad again.

One device for all my computing needs, plus movie and gaming during lunch break.

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 03:26

53. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


I was talking about display SIZE. iPad Mini has so much display area versus a phablet.

Now, you want us to believe the galaxy tab 7.7 display size puts the iPad 3's display size to shame.

Oh please and go troll somewhere else.

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 18:03

67. joey_sfb (Posts: 6601; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)

Don't like your own Medicine!? Shocking!! LOL!!

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 07:50

61. ashisharbola (Posts: 62; Member since: 20 Oct 2012)

hahaha lol :P

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 19:01 6

27. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

I have a serious question:

What did you think about phones with bigger screens....before the iPad Mini?

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 03:15 1

51. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)

I bought the Moto Triumph on VM (it has a 4.1" screen) and cost $300 out the door. I wanted to test the bigger screen against my iPod Touch 4G's 3.5" screen.

When the Nexus 4 came out, I was ready to replace my Moto Triumph. However, the iPad Mini changed all that.

My thoughts about bigger screens is that it make sense if you just want to carry one device. Today, I bring my 4G mobile hotspot with my iPad Mini if I know I am going somewhere with no or slow Wifi.

I and data-centric so voice or text has little value for me. My friends prefer e-mails over text so the iPad Mini makes the most sense for me. I am keeping the Moto Triumph since it only cost me $25 a month.

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 03:41 1

54. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)

One more thing, the Nexus 4 was hard to get. If I had to get cell phone today, it will probably be the LG Optimus L9 for $200 at Wal-Mart on t-mobile with 5 GB of 4G data for $30 a month.

To answer your question, about 4.5" to 4.7" would be about the biggest display size I would buy if the iPad Mini didn't come out.

Today's phablets would not appeal to me. Even 5" phone would be too big.

I have no problems buying an android handset and after seeing the collapse in resale value on my Moto Triumph, I am going to spend as least as possible since that hand set would also not hold its value.

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 19:45 7

32. Aeires (unregistered)

Sounds like someone is trying to justify the tiny 3.5" screen they've had to settle with (4" if you finally upgraded to the iP5). Sounds seriously like buyer's remorse.

Simple truth is you won't carry a tablet with you everywhere, but likely will a phone.

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 03:18

52. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)

Aeries, you make dumb comments.

I have an android handset. I never owned an iPhone so I don't have buyer's remorse.

As for android devices, they don't hold their value as well as Apple products. My Moto Triumph is practically worthless. My iPod Touch 4G 32G that I bought about a year earlier than the Triumph has much better resale value.

Do us a favor and don't make dumb comments because you make dumb assumptions.

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 07:28 2

58. Aeires (unregistered)

I'd never have guessed you owned anything but Apple the way you vehemently defend them.

You should look at your own comments about being dumb. Still laughing at your Walmart comment below.

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 08:28 2

63. WWThinker (Posts: 55; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)

Ardent1, you must have too much money and don't know how to put them to good use! In truth, for $429 (32GB iPad mini), you can buy a Barnes & Nobles of either 7" HD (1440x900) or the 8.9" HD+ (1920x1280). Both offer much higher resolution than the crippled 7.9" iPad mini (1024x768). With the 7" Nook HD, you shall have US$200 left to pay for a 32GB microSD card for ~US$24, a cover for less than US$50, and at least US$120 to spare. Further, the 7" Nook HD give you a true wide-screen movie watching experience, the ability to see everything on any website (HTML5, Flash support). iPad mini always either chops off the left and right portion of the screen when you are viewing the new Hobbit movie or Titanic, or gives you a very thick upper and lower black strips. Further, the pocket of most raincoat or jacket is not big enough for iPad min, but no such problem with the 7" Nook HD. If you already plan to use a carrying bag for the 8" iPad mini, the bag is certainly big enough for the 8.9" Nook HD+ and then you are still left with US$80 to spare after the cover and the 16GB uSD card. In fact, with the Nook HD or HD+, you can buy a few of the 16GB microSD cards and store into each card different movies or books. With iPad mini, you really have to make hard decision to pre-store some, but not all, of the media contents desired.

So, why would you want to pay so much more for a piece of out-dated hardware, and subject yourself to the lacking capabilities (no true wide-screen movie watching, no uSD for user friendliness, no Flash support)? Are you nuts, or you simply have too much money to throw away? Why don't you just buy a Nook HD or HD+ (better featured and spec'ed than iPad mini) and pay for a field trip for your children or relatives?

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 15:14 1

65. lolioslol (banned) (Posts: 182; Member since: 10 Dec 2012)

The mini is not a phablet, retard, therefore your comparrison to the Note II sucks.

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 20:52

41. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)

Apple ceased being cool when they launched the imac

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 22:12 3

42. gmracer1 (Posts: 646; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)

Amen to that, brotha!

Hell, IMO, Apple never had the 'cool' factor--it was morel like a 'hype' factor.

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 00:43

47. Ameliahunter (Posts: 26; Member since: 15 Jan 2013)

Apple lost its cool when it released the iPhone 4S with stupid Siri, and then the iPhone 5... Both phones are not competitive, no matter what Apple's devoted fans say.

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 15:09 3

2. gallitoking (Posts: 4721; Member since: 17 May 2011)

How can Woz know about being cool.. as far as I remember he has never been cool to begin with.

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 15:19 29

4. Tsoliades (Posts: 228; Member since: 22 Dec 2012)

Woz has ALWAYS been cool.

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 19:38

31. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)

Making irrelevant statements about the company you founded isn't cool.

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 20:46 13

39. Slammer (Posts: 1515; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)

"Making irrelevant statements about the company you founded isn't cool."

Well, If anyone knows best about Apple, don't you think it would be Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak? Jobs is gone and Woz is showing concern for Apple. I don't find this irrelevant. He maybe a little off the wall, but he does speak relevancy. He isn't saying Apple is dead, but he does bring up points worth listening to.

Let me ask you a question Myx. Just how serious are you about Apple anyway? You purchasing Apple products and cheerleading for it doesn't guaranty viable support. All it does is show that you brush issues under the carpet and care nothing about the essentials of retaining company integrity as it slowly loses trust.

Woz is concerned, Wallstreet is concerned, many iphone supporters are becoming concerned and YOU should be concerned as well. I'm not saying you have to like another OS platform. I'm merely suggesting that recognizing certain issues constitutes responsible support for a product you love.

John B.

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 15:43 28

7. tedkord (Posts: 14121; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)

Woz is the epitome of cool. Again, without Woz, Steve Jobs would have been a mildly successful used car salesman.

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 19:13 6

28. suyatisuyaminggat (Posts: 3; Member since: 20 Feb 2013)

I think steve would be snake oil salesman... Lol
Or maybe become a monk and the next dalai lama (based on his interest in religion and able to have so many shheeeeppp)

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 15:54 5

10. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1236; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)

dude do you onow even what cool is?
Woz is pretty cool...you not so much

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 17:01 6

16. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)

Wonder where's your clone myxpyxtyx .. who calls him "nutty" ... without him there would have been no Apple to begin with so he definitely knows more about being cool. Without him SJ would be a real estate agent at best ...

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 19:19

29. gallitoking (Posts: 4721; Member since: 17 May 2011)

ok you are confusing what cool means.. and he is not cool ok.,.. Woz is smart but he is not cool I know is hard for you to understand but try to keep up...

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 20:18 5

36. parkwaydr (Posts: 572; Member since: 07 Sep 2011)

Says the guy who can't even type.......

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 19:48 8

34. Aeires (unregistered)

If Woz said Android sucked you and Mxy would be saying he's the coolest person on the planet. Hypocrites, both of you.

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 22:17

44. quakan (Posts: 1398; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)

Well if he said Android wasn't cool, you all would slam him. Sounds like the pot calling the kettle black.

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