Apple CEO: We 'Fell Short' On Maps
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I can already hear the clamouring Google fanboys lining up and champing at the bit to take a crack at Apple over this. If a company whom you dislike is successful, and you continually verbally assault them for their success, and continually call those who buy those products "sheep", then what sense is there in doubling down and hitting them harder over their apology and admission of fault? Would it not be better to acknowledge their honesty, even if you think this is the only honest thing they've done, and applaud them for it even for just a minute?
If you teach a hamster to walk on two legs by setting up a system that delivers an electric shock every time it uses all four, what emotional condition do you think the hamster will be in once it has learned to walk on just its hind legs? On the other hand, in what emotional condition will the one that you used rewards and treats to teach the same behavior to be?
This is a fundamental behavioral principle, and it can apply to people, corporations, governments, and entire nations just as well as it applies to other creatures. Apple is a corporation that some people here attack hardcore, and Apple owners are people just like the rest of us (and NOT "sheep"). So, do you want to help solve the problem by being kinder and forgiving, or would you prefer to have your own fun by making it worse?
You got a point but neither side is better than the other. iPhone users behave in exactly the same way, sometimes even worse.
You can't blame Android users or users other platforms for becoming frustrated. The iPhone is the most overrated smartphone there is. The media obsesses over it, most celebrities own one, it's infused in pop culture, etc. Anytime Apple provides a feature that was available on Android for years, it's suddenly major news and innovative. Notification bar? Android had it for years. 4" screen? The Samsung Vibrant had it in 2010 but suddenly when Apple does it, it's the holy grail of phone screens.
Android users don't line up days in advance in front of their respective carriers store to be among the first to own the latest Android handset. I'm sorry but that behavior in itself is ten times more idiotic than anything I've heard out of Android users on the internet.
You are right though. It's a personal preference. People choose which product is best for them. Well most do. Many just go with the status quo and just buy a product because everyone else has it without doing any research on what else is out there. That is what frustrates me personally.
If you actually used Android... No, not a cheap MetroPCS or Cricket phone, I'm talking about a high end $199 Android phone from a major carrier and you decided that Android wasn't for you and switched to iPhone, I'd accept that. Because at least you tried it. I owned the iPhone 4. There's no denying it's a good product. So is the iPhone 5. Personally iOS grew long in the tooth for me and I found Android was the better platform for my needs. Yes I criticize Apple and iOS on a regular basis but at least I actually used their products.