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Apple ranked world's most innovative company

0. phoneArena posted on 09 Nov 2012, 09:34

After last year it won the title of the world’s most innovative company, this year Apple not only won, but actually widened its lead…

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posted on 09 Nov 2012, 15:29

108. zibbyzib2000 (Posts: 221; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)

@StreetNerd These are from 2011. The iPhone 5 barely came out this year. Durrr :P

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 18:19 4

118. someones4 (Posts: 625; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)

HEY, hey, who said that Apple isn't innovative? They can make the apple logo GLOW!! Which company did that?
They invented the whole new field of patent trolling. Who can do that huh?

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 18:24 1

119. ogy_dogy (Posts: 453; Member since: 29 Jun 2012)

You sir, just made my day. having icons on a phone that date back to the 80s sure is inovative, and i could go on for days...

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 09:37 1

2. mydi.maus (unregistered)

innovation succeed!!!

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 09:54 11

19. TheLibertine (Posts: 484; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)

Well; greedy innovation, that is.

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 09:39 19

3. mozes316 (Posts: 142; Member since: 30 Sep 2011)

Hmm... Who exactly were the voters?

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 09:52 8

17. LionStone (Posts: 841; Member since: 10 Dec 2010)

Hehe, we know who the voters were...baaaaaa...so uh yea of course...only way Apple could win!

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 09:56 12

20. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)

the apple v samsung trial jury :)))

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 10:15 2

29. rawkuss (Posts: 29; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)

Innovation, aka how much you spend on R&D.

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 09:39 6

4. abish1234 (Posts: 51; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)

i didnt know that there is an R&D dept in suing....any way.. congrats apple :P

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 10:06 5

26. Jobes (Posts: 364; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)

By R&D they mean into patent litigation lol not R&D into tech. :)

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 09:39 18

5. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)

That study was done in Cupertino and the respondents knew they would be fired for stating anything to the contrary. Gotta' give it to snApple, though, their P.R. team never sleeps.

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 09:46 5

10. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


posted on 09 Nov 2012, 09:40 7

6. MeoCao (unregistered)

OMG, who is Booz? what is the methodology of the reasearch?

Apple most innovative? ROFL...

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 09:54 5

18. TheMan (Posts: 493; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)

Booz -- well it USED to be -- is an extremely well respected management consulting firm. This makes me wonder if they've slipped a bit.

I also wonder who voted/decided on this ranking.

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 10:32

44. quakan (Posts: 1396; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)

You wonder if they've slipped because it wasn't in favor of what liked?

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 09:42 10

7. febzz88 (Posts: 4; Member since: 17 Jul 2012)

Hmm, you've got to be kidding me, right? I think most respondents answered "which gadget brand do you hear the most?" and clearly not the most innovative company. There have been reports by analysts on how Apple has lacked innovation and hence, the decreased stock price.

Google has a wide range of products and they are not only making gadgets. That is innovative. Google Glass Projects, Google Driver-less Cars, Google Maps, to name a few.

I'm gonna give credits to Samsung and Nokia as well for their great phone designs recently.

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 10:22 5

32. androiddownsouth (Posts: 598; Member since: 02 May 2012)

Totally agree. WTF has Apple done this year that has come close to these innovative ideas and projects that you just listed??? It baffles me to think that people think what Apple has produced this past year is anywhere near what Google has done.

It definitely calls into question who did this and who they talked to to come to this conclusion.

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 11:17 5

56. Deadeye37 (Posts: 185; Member since: 25 Jan 2011)

This report was looking back at 2011. Apple did a decent job of including some new features with iOS 5. I still think that most of the people polled are people who have an iPhone in their pocket.

When the poll for 2012 is released next year, I hope that Google or Samsung jumps to the top since they have brought out a lot of new functionality this year while Apple made a taller phone.

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 11:38 1

66. androiddownsouth (Posts: 598; Member since: 02 May 2012)

Deadeye, your name = your assessment of the situation. +1 to you sir.

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 09:42 7

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

Worlds most innovative company....riiiiight...

Sorry but I don't agree. Apple only deals with PC, mobile. Companies that have their hands in other things get my vote....like Samsung....

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 09:43 6

9. nyamo (Posts: 274; Member since: 19 Mar 2011)

what stats are they using, what demographics was this poll conducted in? all i can do is facepalm over the fail of this

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 09:47 4

11. Skoll (Posts: 15; Member since: 15 Dec 2011)

what a load of bull sh**

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 09:47 6

12. pongkie (Posts: 654; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)

um... there is a typo please replace innovative to litigative

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 09:47 10

13. androiddownsouth (Posts: 598; Member since: 02 May 2012)

This is laughable at best......... The iPhone 4SStretch? Innovative? Really? Are they on drugs? Drug tests all around immediately!

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 09:47 4

14. buggerrer (Posts: 306; Member since: 21 Sep 2011)

Samsung spent 9 Billion US$ on R&D .. how much apple spent?

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 09:49 5

15. deeoh1084 (Posts: 50; Member since: 30 Dec 2009)

i guess suing bunch of companies like Samsung, Motorola and HTC is innovating huh?? i can be innovating as well then i'll just sue bunch of people and companies

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 09:51 6

16. infinitemethod (Posts: 151; Member since: 04 Sep 2012)

Whoever did that study is completely discredited now.

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 09:57 2

21. Googlethis (Posts: 179; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)

I know what happend they sued every one and labeled the paper work under R&D that makes a little more sence now.

posted on 09 Nov 2012, 09:57 4

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

If we take the definition of innovation in context, Apple does strongly fall into this category. However, innovation of a company does NOT always come from ideas of the same company.

Steve Jobs was very clear in quoting Picasso's belief that "Good artists copy, great artists steal". He further states that "Apple has always been shameless in stealing other's great ideas".

What Apple has done, is take many of the ideas of others and capitalized on these ideas. Apple would them market them to the masses as its own.

Essentially, they have been innovative. However, more importantly, This does not equate to "Inventive".

John B.

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