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07-04-2012, 04:42 PM #21
07-04-2012, 05:08 PM #22Do I need to open the spyware/malware/trojan/worms,virus argument? We could go around forever on this topic alone. My Mac is virus free and I don't have to perform every other day updates like Windows users have to. I don't have to purchase or even download free software to keep my computer clean. It just works.
And whining about price
07-04-2012, 05:36 PM #23
07-04-2012, 05:47 PM #24BECAUSE obviously Apple is doing something right. No company is perfect, but if there's a product I like, it won't stop me from buying it.
07-04-2012, 08:10 PM #25
I agree, the lawsuits are crazy. However, Apple has the power and it's patents. It's an American based company and they hold the cards, and the patents.
With that said, I was looking forward to the new iPhone as I bought a Galaxy S2 last year after owning every rendition of iPhone thus far - and I was ready to go back with the new iPhone. I bought a Galaxy Nexus a few days ago just because no contract and out of curiosity, and rooted and put JellyBean on it. I'll just say this, nothing Apple nor Google has done thus far to their OS over the last few years comes close to the improvement in the user experience that JellyBean does.. All I can say is, Wow. Google got it right. Finally. I will still probably buy the iPhone, I'm anxious to see what they've come up with - but Android made a huge leap forward.
07-04-2012, 08:30 PM #26
One thing that Android definitely lacks is a solid UX experience which I'm hoping they'd fix. The fragmentation should be dealt with the same way Microsoft did with Windows 8. If only these tech giants would start innovating instead of suing -sigh-
But to sum things up Google may be the future, not Apple. (Yes I'm an Apple fanboy, but I have to give major kudos to Android for their recent efforts)
07-04-2012, 08:46 PM #27
Really Naked Farrie
You are so wrong, I was a huge Microsoft, anything but Apple guy. Since buying my first iPhone, then a iMac, a MacBook Pro, 2 iPads and 3 MacBook Airs I will never go back. Sure Apple costs more, you get what you pay for. My Apple PC's do more, faster and more reliable than any regular PC. And guess what, no blue screen of death. I've had Windows phones, android phones, will never go back to inferior products again. Apple has done nothing wrong, in fact they just are doing the same thing Samsung is doing to them. I also like supporting an American company, sure they are built somewhere else due to unions here, but the profits are American.
But what you will but get your facts straight.
07-05-2012, 07:29 AM #28
Educate yourself on some patent law before going off on such a pointless rant.
07-05-2012, 07:38 AM #29
07-05-2012, 08:08 AM #30
I think a lot of people have had some good points on this forum both for and against apple and android. I use to be a Microsoft user back in the day and switched to Apple when the first iPhone came out. It seemed easier compatibility wise to use all Apple products. I loved the ease of the iPhone. What really has gotten to me is the constant keep up of jailbreaks and modes to use a the iPhone the way I like and to personalize it. Not that I have to use a jailbreak but it does have its benefits. I like being able to change things my way. I think Apple is starting to hurt its self by just sueing every one it doesn't want to compete with. Yes, I understand patent lawsuits and agree you shouldn't rip off ideas...having said that it goes both ways. I think Apple will start running into problems once they want to change the current design and specs of the iPhone. I say this because they have sued everyone on the size, shape, and system aspecs of the iPhone. For Apple this could be a huge problem in the future. Imagine not ever being able to make the iPhone larger or a different shape due to others who would say Apple is now copying their shape or ideas. I think the problem Apple is finding, is that their once dominate OS system (with the help of jailbreak community) is starting to be surpased or at least caught up too by the Android OS. Without great change in the iPhone, many tech savy people are starting to look at other phones. I for once have gone to the new Galaxy S3 just to see the difference and have to say I like the Android OS as well as iOS. Both have their draw backs to be honest...who knows though I might like the iPhone better when it comes out but seems like the iPhone would have to change alot to catch up.
07-05-2012, 09:40 AM #31
07-05-2012, 11:21 AM #32
I could find you a car with more performance than a Ferrari for less money. Which are you likely to prefer?
07-05-2012, 12:04 PM #33
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07-05-2012, 12:07 PM #34
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07-05-2012, 01:22 PM #36
To side with you though, Sony Vegas Pro and After Effects are much better than Final Cut Pro anyways. It's all about preferences.
07-05-2012, 01:36 PM #37
Ok here we go...
First YES Macs get viruses, I wish people would get out of that my Mac can't get a virus mentality because u very much can.
Second my windows computer has not gotten a virus yet because I dont do anything shady on it.
Third it's a fact apple is in a losing battle with competitors and are getting granted patents that they shouldn't cuz most of em wasn't even their idea they just stole it and claimed it.
Lastly I love my iPhone and my iMac. But doesn't mean I don't look at other products and must say Windows is making a comeback and Google really is innovating with Android, all I'm saying is the iPhone 5 better be amazing cuz if not I foresee some major changes happening.
07-05-2012, 01:39 PM #38
07-05-2012, 02:18 PM #39
Funny no one ever seems to mention that OSX is based from Linux. It's also available for free on Apple's website. It's fragmented into a large number of files, and buried deep on the site...but it's there. Their hardware is average to above-average quality stuff. It's of the same quality that PCs are, costing half of what Apple charges for them. Obviously, it's not of the same quality as budget PCs are. I've been building and repairing computers for about 10 years now, and have good experience seeing what's inside of them.
There's really not that much difference between Windows 7/8, OSX or Linux. If someone feels like paying more for what is perceived to be a luxury brand...more power to you! You're really only paying for a name. It's the same with clothes, musical instruments, foods, etc.
For the people who complain that Windows isn't as stable as OSX. You should learn how to clean your computer of the pre-installed crap that comes on it. That's the cost of paying less. Apple does a great job with their controlled ecosystem, but it also causes some limitations. To each their own. I have XP, Vista, and Win7 machines that run very smoothly. I'm also savvy with that stuff though.
As for smartphones, I've had Blackberry, iPhones, and Androids. I actually thought the BB was the most reliable, with the best signal of all of them. Unfortunately, they didn't innovate and were left behind. Something I see for Apple if they don't step up their game as well (or buy another company that already has, and strip the features away from existing customers *cough cough Siri*). I'm eagerly looking at the Windows 8 phones and tablets. They seem to be full of great promise!
And the patent of “Universal interface for retrieval of information in a computer system.” seems a little too vague, as most computers and phones have had this function for years. then again, they got patents on the most generic looking things you possibly could. Patent reform is the only real answer here.
07-05-2012, 05:47 PM #40