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Top message:  If Android makes a new OS... by LibtardExposer   Sep 23, 2012, 8:06 AM

Replying to:  Re: If Android makes a new OS... by T Bone   Sep 23, 2012, 9:50 AM

Re: If Android makes a new OS...

by hepresearch    Sep 25, 2012, 9:53 AM

If you are looking for the power and functionality of a laptop to be crammed into a mobile phone, then yes, the iPhone doesn't measure up at all... not even close. However, if you are just looking for a mobile phone that doubles as an internet browser, music and video player, camera and camcorder, a GPS, and a mobile assistant, and does all of these basic essentials really really smoothly and well in a nice package, then the iPhone is probably your best bet.

Granted, the Android devices sell for cheap... but with the iPhone, Apple's genius is that you are not only paying for the parts and labor to make the device and its software, but also for the future labor that the device will perform on your behalf throughout its lifetime... and labor of that kind sells at a premium these days. While Google continues to try to cram a PC into a mobile phone, and Microsoft backs down from PC's by neutering all future Windows 8+ devices to be like Windows Phone 7 (post-PC era evolution of WinNT), Apple never wasted their time even trying to make something that people hardly ever used to full potential in the first place... now, Apple is far and away in the lead in terms of profits, and in the end it is the money that talks in this economy. That is why everyone else, including Microsoft, is trying to "out-Apple" Apple as we speak.

Sell a PC that fits in the palm of the hand... and the nerd-geeks, like me, tend to listen. Sell something that works well for just about any ordinary person, by keeping it simple and limited, and the masses will buy it in-force. Specs hardly matter. Materials and labor sources hardly matter. Pretty looks are just the icing on the cake... the average consumer will gladly pay the premium price for something that fulfills their needs in a mobile and convenient manner, that looks nice and is a status symbol, and that also does NOT offer them so many extras that they get confused. It is almost as if the iPhone is so great because of what it [intentionally] lacks! The resources not spent on extra functions can then be reallocated to purifying and refining the user experience... and this is also an area where Apple has excelled.

While others compete to build the best superphones ever seen by mankind, Apple just builds the iPhone with the user-experience foremost in their collective corporate mind. Where others are still fighting to impress the spec junkies, Apple has honed in on the real mass market, and has already secured a stable future for quite some time going forward. Android users will never truly understand why Apple fans buy those overpriced under-spec'd iPhones, because why would anyone want a fad phone that isn't the most epically powerful and capable phone to ever hit the market? Apple users will never truly understand why Android fans buy those crazy-spec'd glitchy superphones, because why would anyone want an awesome phone that isn't properly and totally stabilized and "refined"? Essentially, that battle has already been fought... and won...

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