Apple ranked world's most innovative company
posted by Victor H. / Nov 09, 2012, 9:34 AM
With $2.4 billion spent for research and development, Apple is far from being the company that spends most. Samsung, Microsoft, Nokia and Google all outspent the company from Cupertino. Yet, 70% of the respondents for the study preferred to name Apple as the one where innovation happens. In comparison, Google that ranked second for innovation got only 43% of the votes.
Looking from a purely financial perspective, tech continues to lead among other industries in terms of R&D investments. Samsung spend a whopping $9 billion in R&D with its wide profile, and Microsoft was a close runner up.
One important thing to note is that this is a rating for 2011, not 2012. Check out below all the interesting statistics showing who spends how much in innovation.
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iPhone 5 innovating product? joke of the day :')
posted on Nov 09, 2012, 9:37 AM 108
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I needed a good laugh today and this is the funniest thing I've ever heard in a while.
posted on Nov 09, 2012, 10:04 AM 78
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Innovation and apple is a oxymoron... and only a moron thinks apple stands for innovation! lol! with like 5 products and 4 of them just varying sizes of the same product, apple is a 1 trick pony and that pony is tired, broke down and just plain old
posted on Nov 09, 2012, 12:48 PM 12
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Ahh man, seems the Apple fanboys just dont get it. Not calling you one, just saying.... 2007, 2008, maybe. 2011, 2012? No. Just being honest and rationale about it. What has Apple done in 2011 or 2012 that was soo much more innovative than any other company....in the world? This article isnt talking about all time....its about a specific year...I mentioned before....in 2012 I woulda named Google before Apple.
posted on Nov 09, 2012, 1:24 PM 7
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You know what...I forgot about the iPhone 4. So 2007-2008 and 2010. I cant really say anything they did on the desktop side was innovative. The iPad? Ok will give them that too. The iPhone 4 and iPad....was 2010. I'm pretty sure other companies out innovated them in 2011, 2012. Basically what this article is saying is that the ppl polled dont think anyone else was as innovative or more innovative than Apple in 2011, 2012. That is flat out false...
posted on Nov 09, 2012, 1:56 PM 1
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I really hope that you're actually a person with an awesome sense of humor and all you do around here is to pocking some fun, just for the sake of a few laughs... The greatest innovation of the new iphone was an extra row of icons! Really? You may find that it is not useful but the note II s pen functionality, or the pureview cameras, seems to me much more groundbreaking and interesting for the future of tech development than a brand new and fresh extra row for your fancy icons... You may not like it but this isn't even a matter of opinion, it's a fact!
posted on Nov 09, 2012, 11:13 AM 12
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I don't really know of any company (outside of GooPhone) trying to copy them. Samsung is going its own way, and quite successfully I might add, Microsoft is doing pretty compelling stuff, and Nokia's offering the most innovative production phone in the last 5 years with the Lumia 920, as well as the very innovative 808 PureView. Heck, even LG, ZTE, and Huawei are doing things apple isn't.l
posted on Nov 09, 2012, 11:22 AM 6
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Once again, when Google and Apple both release their version of Google's Project Glass, who are you going to say is copying who? When Apple releases a native application like Photo Sphere, are you going to call Apple out on copying Google? Is adding panorama mode to your phone years after the competition innovating? What about adding a drop-down notification bar after the competition? Is that innovating?
posted on Nov 09, 2012, 1:01 PM 7
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apple didn't spend anything in innovation close enough to MS , SAM , NOK .....yet they are no.1 innovaters !!!! what were ppl drunk when they did the poll ??.....& this is 2011 ..makes me laugh ...we will see in 2012...
posted on Nov 09, 2012, 11:18 AM 8
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The trouble is that most of the people in management and executive positions chose to use the iPhone because that has been the growing trend for the past 6 years since the iPod grew into the iPhone. I suspect that trend to continue for the next 2 years till people realize that there are better options available. Just like Microsoft has dominated in the PC sector for over a decade and now with tablets and mobile work spaces their dominance is starting to fade so will Apple and their monopoly over the mobile market space.
posted on Nov 09, 2012, 12:28 PM 2
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I mean I really dont get who releases this kind of garbage to the press...REALLY? Apple...Most Innovative! I use Sammy by the way but how can a mobile company be termed most innovative? What about advancements in genetic engineering, bionic augmentations, etc which revolutionize the lives of the less fortunate and handicapped in such a way that they become more capable than us naturally fit humans???!!!!! I mean the above is just an example and there are a lot of things on earth which is innovative (mobile tech included) but I just dont see how a phone / mobile device can be termed most innovative...PERIOD! Maybe in the future when you can project 3d real-time holograms from your phone it can be justified but at this time a device that I use in my life for downloading apps and angry birds isnt definitely the most innovative and neither is the company making them!
posted on Nov 09, 2012, 5:21 PM 3
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Exactly why I am not even thinking twice about this article. Look at companys like Honda who have robots who can run, jump, dance, carry a conversation, do tasks by command play catch. (and these are just very simple tasks for people but for a robot to be turned on and have no further human control is amazing) And that is just one small field, add in the hydro technology they are putting into cars etc. Then their is the medical field and once you put all of these things into perspective. Then you can see how useless this "Poll" really is.
posted on Nov 09, 2012, 7:34 PM 2
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wouldn't this just be a popularity contest then...seems like a wonky way to conduct a survey. Actual innovation comes from other companies, where as apple uses their "developement" money to acquire those companies and says they came up with it...dumb
posted on Nov 09, 2012, 10:23 AM 10
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We patent, we sue We laugh at you (Samsung, Nokia...) We tear, you stare Cause we are but true That's not right but we know There are endless sh€€ps that follow. That's innovation from us to you.
posted on Nov 09, 2012, 10:24 AM 12
The company is not becoming more innovative and is certainly not the most innovative, unfortunatley some people are just becoming dumber due to drugs, inbreeding, and poor public education. I love my Note 2 and pity the poor saps that back up Apple so passionately.
posted on Nov 09, 2012, 3:24 PM 1
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