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I think Apple innovated in 2007 and then forgot about it.
 
Unrivalled in litigation
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Unfortunately, I don't agree with Tim. Apple has let themselves fall behind since iOS 4 and Android has surpassed them on feature set. 

If they don't hit the ball out of the park this cycle, Android will definitely move past them in both hardware and software.
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Maybe when Jobs was around.  Not so sure they're unrivalled in innovation now. Google is way ahead of the game
 
Google has come a long way just within this year with Google Now and their content library growing. Google Now and even photo sphere are very innovative.
 
Whatever peoples feelings about Apple products, I think the one innovation they can definitely be credited with was being able to make the "geeky" into "cool"..... 20 years ago would anyone have thought a piece of tech would be seen as a "trendy" and must have thing to have sticking out of your back pocket?

The Apple logo and name have achieved what I wouldn't have believed possible in the world of tech and you can see by the way people are willing to camp outside stores for products that to the "cool crowd" an apple logo is as important as the latest nike air shoes or whatever else passes for trendy these days. 
 
I wanted to find out what the buzz is all about with Galaxy Note 2, so I went ahead and bought one. I returned it in one week and I'm back with my iPhone 5. I guess to each his own. There's nothing quite like an Apple. The rest are just wannabes. 
 
Apple innovates towards a target audience, and they do it very well. Those that don't like Apple are not part of that target audience.
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Ah.. Slow news day huh?
Tell me something.. Where do you get your kindling for that special Fanboy fire you like to keep stoked.. Do you buy it in or go gather it yourself?
 
What? I expected CEO's to be completely trustworthy! Such blatant lies....
 
It's better than the Zdnet article which dismissed a rumour about MS Office on Desktop Linux which didn't exist in the first place.... The rumour as I saw it was that Office was coming to Android and thats still in the ether.

"Aliens eat the elderly - Do you agree?"

A "do you agree" post is always a great why to bring in people to post who are silly enough not to notice they are being brought in......hang on a minute....DOH!
 
Tim what rock did you live under? I absolutely thought future tech would be "cool" 20 years ago just as tech then was cool! as uncool as it may appear to be by today's standard. What I can't believe is what sheeple Americans have all become protecting a specific brand and shunning any other as inferior? They love this as anyone knows the lack of competition only ensures Crapple will keep lining their pockets with your money. 
 
"Tim what rock did you live under? I absolutely thought future tech would be "cool" 20 years ago just as tech then was cool! "

Oh tech was always going to be cool with social networking/game et al...anyone who ran or was involved with a BBS could see that...what I was referring to was the Apple logo and tech itself..... Look at the iphone in its peak.....there were smartphones - which were great.....then you had one with a Apple logo.... how popular was that logo alone.

"What I can't believe is what sheeple Americans have all become protecting a specific brand and shunning any other as inferior? "

And that can be applied over every single product and it all comes down to opinion.  I could consider anyone running Windows in the home to be a sheep because I run Linux, does that make me correct? I don't think so....

Second thoughts lets label all Linux users sheep because they don't run BSD or say, Lazarus..... or everyone with a DE because they should be using the terminal instead.
 
Iphone 3G was a great idea but they have not been innovative since then 
 
+Assal Ali and maybe the overpricing was one of the things which make it so desirable......like the Tifany jewellery where you pay 10x what you should.. 
 
+Jared Friesen
I have the iPhone 3G and the 5. I can tell the difference in a heartbeat. If that isn't what you call "innovation", then I'm sorry for you. I cannot keep down my 5 and pick up the 3. So, you probably don't know what you're talking about. 
 
Of course Apple is unrivaled in innovation.  The problem is that these days their innovation seems to be primarily in legal arguments instead of technology.  I suppose he is saying this in response to the WOZ's comments about apple having fallen behind Android.
 
The best things in life aren't always what sell the most. How many Bentleys are out there on the streets?
 
I say this as an Android user (Samsung S3) but is it a fair comment to say Apple has "fallen behind Android", when Apple controls its own OS and hardware and Android can be purchased on multiple devices from a plethora of manufacturers?  
 
In d past, I wud have agreed with this statement. But not now.
 
+Lion Fisile A very true comment... Sticking in the world of tech the Atari Jaguar was probably a very good example.....a very well specc'd machine, far ahead of anything in the market at the time.....never really took off....  Betamax and VHS - another good example.....Not sure how much it can be applied to an iPhone as there are many pros and con's for either Android or Apple.
 
My Android phone just told me my package arrived at home. I've never seen an iPhone do that.
 
I just received a text from my wife telling me my dinners ready.... Ive never seen an iPhone do that... ;)
 
Apple has taken all the fun and hack ability out of their products.

That's why no innovation.
 
No. They do a good job of polishing the experience of something substantially made by others but they rarely do any real technological innovation. They immovate, not innovate.
 
Once upon a time perhaps, but not anymore. They are absolutely unrivaled in litigation, though.
 
LOL .. yeah, they innovated themselves out of market share.. back to niche apple you go.. enjoy your exclusive status lol
 
INNOVATE, NOT LITIGAGTE. They need to TRULY focus on INNOVATION, instead of lawsuits.. They have been surpassed in the cell phone hame. And the ipad is going to be next... 
 
Apple did innovate the letter "i" apparently...... make a product and stick the letter "i" infront of its name when you market it....see what happens.... ;)
 
Tim. U are correct.. They DID innovate. "Did" being the operative word. I just feel like current products in the wireless world are becoming stagnant. 
 
They are unrivaled in experience and elegance for sure...innovative not as much as they used to be. You really can't be the experience of iOS devices. BTW I am no iSheep, I use a Nexus 4 and Windows computer...but I do recognize a good ux when I see one.
 
The only thing Apple has is the ability to sue other innovating companies.
 
no...when the iphone was launched it was quite something...still remain the same seven years later. talk about imnovation!
 
+Haithem Obeidi I certainly think its personal choice.  Apple whilst people may have issues with its actions or its price, or the fact it's marketplace is tight, they do make good products.  I refuse to believe that people in their millions would go out and buy an Apple product in this day and age of tech diversity if they were soooo bad....  And people forget, Apple is in total control of its hardware/OS, whereas Android is over many devices and manufacturers....despite this (and whatever sales stats for Android v Apple) they are doing damn well in the total sales department...without a doubt and with a significant handicap.

If Android wasn't about then I'd be very happy with an Apple phone and since my wife loves her Apple products I cannot find fault in any of them as far as she is concerned.

This all puts me in mind of the ST/Amiga wars of the late 80's and 90's.....both damn good machines, both with pro's and con's.......

Mind you I had an Amiga, so the Amiga was better!!! ;)

Back on topic, I think the innovation now comes more from the software side rather than the hardware.....the only "innovation" hardware wise I can recall of late is the airbag for a dropped phone.....I think in terms of current requirements and already existing features, hardware wise for innovation now, we are merely looking at faster, lower power consumption and more miniaturization (in terms of components, not screen size)
 
I get the feeling that Apple is the kind of place where everyone pats each other on the back congratulating each other on the work they do, which translates to just minor details that no one really cares about in the real world.
 
I would say Google in the software department. If you ask me, iOS needs work. 
 
Apple is lagging behind. They haven't innovated since the very early iPhone days. Btw, I'm writing this on my nexus 4, with CyanogenMod 10.1 nightly and Franco Kernel r72 using SwiftKey Flow Beta. If that was a mouthful, welcome to the infinite options android gives you. Stop limiting yourself on Apple products. 
 
I agree with your comment.. But let's not forget one thing. Apple doesnt
make phones, nor pads.. They merely come up with a silod design and have
companies like SAMSUNG. LG, make the innard components, screens etx. and
then Manufactured in China..
 
Personally, I would like Apple's design on my galaxy s3, and Google's pure Android. And maybe a quad core, and I would be set for about 5 years.
 
I think everyone can agree on one point...... With the words "Do you agree" Cnet have created a big discussion on this G+ thread... Now thats innovation!
 
You got to be kidding...price is the only driving factor of Apple...and fad...neither of which are appealing to anyone...especially when Adroid and Google rival Apple on every single platform and beat Apple on price any day....yeah yea yea I'm on an iMac now...but what a mistake...it will be my daughter's....for whatever reason...she gets it...I do not...Lastly...Apple will be blown away in the next wave...in the aftermath of TV's demise...the Google TV and all of its counterparts have no equal in Apple...what will Apple do, make a more expensive TV?  Don't think so...Amazon has the market on Cloud, seconded by Microsoft and Google...nice try Apple you are being lapped as we speak.
 
I agree with Tim. And while browsing through a lot of comments I could see that what Apple has done to the definition of Innovation. Every time you can not expect a path breaking product which revolutionizes the product / service. A small augmentation is also an innovation. Lots of people talk about growth of Android. Have you ever considered trying one of the lower end phones running Android. Just try it... And please please please don't go by just the numbers. Android's biggest contribution is due to lower end phones. Overall if you see, the total of all good HTC/Samsung/Motorola/Sony phones would be much lesser than the iOS phones. And Please don't compare Android with Apple phones. They are two different things. If you want to compare. Compare Samsung Vs Apple or HTC vs Apple or Android Vs iOS . I am not saying no company would ever surpass Apple. But, the unnecessary criticism of Apple is not a good thing. They make good things for us and we need to appreciate their endeavor for providing some of the best products available in the market. I hope I didn't hurt anyone's sentiments. 
 
I'd agree in that the future is not certain with the plethora of competition...

".price is the only driving factor of Apple...and fad...neither of which are appealing to anyone"

Well they are certainly appealing to a "few" people.  Rightly or wrongly, fad or not, there's still a hell of a lot of consumers buying them.  Will that change? Of course it will and in 10 years time there will probably be something else other than Android too, nothing stays forever and brand loyalty I think is disappearing from the tech world.

But don't ever be so clear on your predictions.....just look back at history....SNES - Massive hit, N64 lost out to PSX.  PS2 massive, Xbox not so... 360 took the limelight over PS3...

Remember Myspace? What happened there? The one prediction you can make in the tech world is that you can't predict it very well.....and today's Facebook could very well be tomorrows AOL.
 
Tim Cook is in denial! He better keep the marketing machine in tact cause the OS and hardware are stale!! I think their commercial with the orchestra and conductor is totally hilarious!!
 
+Yale Doggolino Can I just ask (and please this is not a setup to flame) what it is that is stale... Lets take the latest iPhone and put it next to say my Samsung S3... What exactly is stale about the iphone in comparison?  I often see this remark.

I am not sure if people expect Apple to produce something amazing every release and if the latest iphone doesn't have a personalized transporter or a romulan disruptor built in then its stale...yet android seems to be free of such comments....

Comparing the feature set of my old HTC "Desire" (putting aside the hardware failures) I cannot really see anything gained from my S3 over it...sure its faster, smoother and has more storage capacity, but feature wise I'm doing exactly what I did with the HTC..... I could level stale at Android on that basis.
 
apple lost it's cool factor to more innovative companies like Samsung and others...
 
Apple innovativeness in the Mobile Phone world stopped at Siri. In the tablet market it stopped at the original iPad. Adding Siri to the iPad didn't reinnovate it nor re-invent it because Siri proved to be not as spectacular as it went on. The Mac line is and has always been solid in my opinion (this coming from a Android user). Apple TV... only good paired with another expensive Apple Product.

So what now Apple? If you go into the HDTV market you'll get hit with Patent lawsuits because I'm sure low-end companies like Westinghouse or decent companies like Vizio would loooooove to take some of your money and slapping Siri on a TV isn't innovative nor will it ever be.

Maybe the iCar? Slap Siri on that I bet the human fatality rate will sky rocket due to Maps/Siri barking out incorrect directions or the driver fighting with Siri for switching to the wrong station.

I think Apple is going to hit the wall if they haven't already. iPhone 5s/6.... really? The only smart thing you could do is bring back the original connection and dump the entire lightning connection.

Google, Samsung, and Microsoft has the Mobile Market. Stay in the PC world.
 
Compared to my nexus 4 you are behind my friend guess you better "cook" up some better recipes.
 
Ansser this, What can the iPhone do that an ANDROID CANNOT DO? To me, for a brief moment in 2007 - 2008, had an advantage. apple put all of th eggs in one basket. They gambled correctly that's smart phones will be a non qwerty keybored phone.. Th ey puy alot of money into parts and quality, because Jobs knew they could sell it at a steep price of over 500 bucks.. He was correct.. It took the market 2yeara to catch up. Yhe reason they caught up so fast was because of ANDROID... Android took a page out of windows playbook. Basically, they are using the power of the bridge. They have your software running in about 30 major companies worldwide. That's called an ecosystem folks. Now the developers can focus on making the hardware improved and also innovation, where as in the past they had a burden of doing the phone the software and everything else and that was too much. With the collaboration of Android the manufacturer can really focus on making innovation. Fit example. The ULTRAPIXEL camera that HTC is coming out with... That's innovation In my book 
 
Ansser this, What can the iPhone do that an ANDROID CANNOT DO? To me, for a brief moment in 2007 - 2008, had an advantage. apple put all of th eggs in one basket. They gambled correctly that's smart phones will be a non qwerty keybored phone.. Th ey puy alot of money into parts and quality, because Jobs knew they could sell it at a steep price of over 500 bucks.. He was correct.. It took the market 2yeara to catch up. Yhe reason they caught up so fast was because of ANDROID... Android took a page out of windows playbook. Basically, they are using the power of the bridge. They have your software running in about 30 major companies worldwide. That's called an ecosystem folks. Now the developers can focus on making the hardware improved and also innovation, where as in the past they had a burden of doing the phone the software and everything else and that was too much. With the collaboration of Android the manufacturer can really focus on making innovation. Fit example. The ULTRAPIXEL camera that HTC is coming out with... That's innovation In my book 
 
" What can the iPhone do that an ANDROID CANNOT DO?"

And the question can be reversed (remember we are talking about the mainstream consumer who drives the large sales figures.)

I'd say (like I said before) that it comes down to what remains of brand loyalty, the current "deal" which your carrier offers or even merely a preference of style either the green robot or the apple....I think though stale for either product is wrong since if you look at feature sets in terms of the requirements of the mainstream consumer, both are much of a muchness for want of better words.
 
iPhone 3gs was the last best smartphone. Since the 4, they have been falling behind each generation. I feel people buy into Apple beleiving if they pay the extra they are getting better, when reality they are paying more to get less. Tim Cook wants you to beleive you are getting the best to make people who buy Apple feel confident in their purchase. But fortunately more people are reilizing Apple is no longer the king of the smartphones and unless Apple adjusts their prices or truely innovates, they will continue to fall.
 
Unrivaled in law suits and copying other people's ideas. That's so Apple!
 
Nope. Couldn't be further from the truth. They are not only greatly behind with a seriously outdated OS (don't even use my iOS devices anymore) but they seem to be in denial about the competition. Nexus 4/7 don't get any more elegant from a software side (don't have a nexus 10 to compare. Hardware on nexus 4 I also take over any iOS phone I've seen to date).
 
Apple posts are like steak to hungry people.
 
Apple does a great job on its products. If you don't like closed, don't buy it. Google does a good job too. If you like open, get Google. 
 
Apple, do yourself a massive favor and re-create an iSteve.  This machine should make decisions for Apple Inc as Steve Jobs once did.  Do this and your future is certain, otherwise your fall will be long and painful for all of your investors.
 
Apple and android are the new coke and Pepsi. As a happy nexus 4 user I will never purchase a apple product this phone is awesome and has blown away every phone in the quadrant test.


 
+Tim W you are on your own. Do you have any friends that can back u up?
 
+Gabriel Cornejo  On my own? Not sure I understand which point you are referring to. Regardless of the fact I don't have an iPhone and chose Android (S3) you cannot possibly suggest that Apple hasn't and isn't shifting huge numbers of units.... I don't care if Android has sold more, I am talking Apple currently....and it is shifting units.

As for features (if that is what you meant) can you tell us what feature the mainstream consumer (the people who make these massive sales figures) don't have on iPhone that they do on Android (or vice versa)....nobody seems able to answer that...

Maybe if you could elaborate on what you meant? :)
 
In my opinion the top 5 innovators are:
1. Sony
2. Google
3. LG
4. Samsung
5. HTC
 
Apple once was the lead innovator...but they've fallen too many steps.  They in many ways have become the IBM they used to bash on a regular basis.
 
Google isn't ahead of shit. The android phone makers are. Google has little if nothing to do with it. 
 
Think auto sector... At one point a long time ago.American auto manufacturers made reliable well built vehicles.Now I wouldn't touch them with a ten foot pole...
 
If you call packaging up someone elses ideas &calling it yours,then yeah they inovated!

 
+clifton stillman That's how apple got its start look at the many ideas it stole from microsoft when they first started same thing is going on now.
 
+Lion Fisile Nope.  I'm serious.  Opened my phone and the notification popped up in Google Now or cards or whatever you want to call it.  Anyway it was pretty cool.  And the package was there when I got home.
 
+Al Fleagle
I hate to burst your bubble, but what you just mentioned isn't a rocket science. Welcome to the 21st century my friend. 
 
Instead of throwing the word innovate around like a monkey tossing shit, let's play a game. Is apple innovative?

Innovate: create or invent, can not be a "borrowed" idea or a mix of other products, just pure unimagined creativity.

Name one thing.... go.
 
Dude, who are you talking to? Have you forgotten to take your meds again?
 
I don't think an excuse counts as innovative, though I could see apple claiming to have invented them. Try again.
 
Your question has no validity and is hereby rendered null and void. Court dismissed. 🔨
 
Litigation over innovation. Apple-style. Considering apple sells itself on the premise of innovation (see above article) as a loyal fan, who "totally agrees", I'm just asking that you introduce me to these innovations.
 
Chances are, you request what you request for because you have already made up your mind that what you request for is non existent. So, if you are so convinced with your premise, why bother people with useless questions? Go by what you already hold as TRUTH and we all will be happy ever after as you hold your peace.
I bid thee farewell. 
 
Apple will eventually be like IBM or Xerox, just an old company. 
 
+Leslie Johnson Positive had a chance to get a free ipod nano and touch and did not want either.  Not giving apple any money for them to go around and sue everyone else.
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