"There's iPhone and then there's everything else," says Apple in response to Samsung Galaxy S 4 unveiling
posted by Alan F. / Mar 16, 2013, 7:48 PM
There's iPhone and then there's everything else". You might have heard Apple iPhone fans say that they like the device because "it just works". Apple alludes to this by saying that people love the iPhone because it lets them do so many things so easily. Apple then brags about the eight straight JD Power and Associates awards it has won for customer satisfaction. That means the Apple iPhone has won every year since its first launch in 2007.
Apple then compares the craftsmanship of the Apple iPhone to a finely crafted watch and goes through some of the features of the device including its battery life, and the Retina display. Yes, while Apple says that you can't find a Retina display anywhere but on an Apple device, that is not because of the screen itself. You see, Apple coined the term. The 326ppi pixel density on the Apple iPhone 5 is surpassed by many Android models including the industry leading pixel density of 468ppi on the HTC One.
In addition to discussing the 4G LTE connectivity on the Apple iPhone 5, the new page mentions how the top three cameras used for photos displayed on flickr are the Apple iPhone 5 (#3), Apple iPhone 4 (#2) and Apple iPhone 4S (#1). Apple even takes a pot-shot at Android with the comment that "Because Apple makes both the hardware and the software, iOS features are designed to work perfectly with iPhone features like the Retina display, gyro, and accelerometer."
The idea of the web page is for the public to once again associate a top-of-the-line smartphone with the Apple iPhone name. In the past, Apple perhaps did not feel as threatened as they do now. In fact, this very moment just might be the most vulnerable that the iPhone has been since it's launch in June 2007. Samsung expects 100 million units of its new flagship to sell in the coming year. That has to be putting pressure on Apple executives in Cuppertino.
source: Apple, 9to5Mac via RedmondPie
- Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
- Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
- Processor Apple A6, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
- Storage 64 GB
- Battery 1440 mAh(8h 3G talk time)
- Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
- Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1900 MHz
- Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 2600 mAh(17h 3G talk time)
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I vouch apple is getting scared. There's been a lot of innovation in the market lately... if ya know what I mean lol.
posted on Mar 16, 2013, 8:05 PM 51
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But here's the thing, manufacturer skins kind of take away the need for updates. Those custom UI's add features to stock Android, so even if some Android users get dropped for support, most don't mind much or were looking to get a new phone anyways. I'm sure most Galaxy S3 users on 4.1 wouldn't mind much if the 4.2 update took longer to happen; because they know they still have more features than the Nexus owners with 4.2. However, I do think the update from 4.0 to 4.1 should be mandatory on all phones with over 512 MB of RAM. It's a basic update that actually increases performance and adds a few useful features that wouldn't take long at all to implement into the software. Most manufacturers have already or plan to update their device with over 512 MB of RAM to 4.1 except for HTC and their 2011 devices, which is kind of sad.
posted on Mar 17, 2013, 5:45 PM 1
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@Mxyzptlk: Let's say there is no innovation so far from Samsung, HTC, LG, Sony, Motorola and Asus in phones and tablet market. Could you please tell me a single feature or piece of technology which Apple has invented? A fair advice to you 'Mxyzptlk' please don't comment like a 2 years old kid on each and every post. You need to show a little maturity and some respect to real innovation. You know what I mean if you know a little bit of technology and also stop being a marketing guy for a company which doesn't show respect to other companies.
posted on Mar 16, 2013, 11:33 PM 20
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The only thing I was disappointed about the S4 was with how little the design changed from the S3. As far as innovation, they had Smart Scroll & Pause, IR Blaster so it can act as a remote, the ability to record with both front & back cameras simultaneously. I don't know, sounds pretty innovative to me.
posted on Mar 17, 2013, 9:20 AM 7
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