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Everyone, it seems, is tweeting about the new Galaxy S4. Ordinarily, that would be great for Samsung. But, in this case, some of the most high-profile tweets are originating from...
04-30-2013, 05:05 PM #1
Tennis Icon Serves Up Some Galaxy S4 Love From His iPhone
Everyone, it seems, is tweeting about the new Galaxy S4. Ordinarily, that would be great for Samsung. But, in this case, some of the most high-profile tweets are originating from iPhones.
Triggering a tidal wave of snide comments and jabs, Spanish tennis superstar David Ferrer tweeted his followers (all 350,000 of them) on Tuesday to praise Samsung's new flagship smartphone. The message might have kept the focus of social media users on the new Samsung phone if not for the ironic reality that Ferrer posted the tweet from his Apple iPhone.
The Huffington Post (Spanish edition) subsequently published a comprehensive follow-up on the matter. Although Ferror quickly pulled down the tweet and its "via Twitter from iPhone" designation, the PR damage was done.
Perhaps Alicia Keys, who infamously resumed tweeting from her iPhone after announcing a new "exclusive" relationship with BlackBerry, will give Ferror a call (on one of his competing devices) to swap embarrassing smartphone war stories.
Source: Huffington Post (via Apple Insider)
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04-30-2013, 05:42 PM #2
04-30-2013, 06:14 PM #3
yeah, apple is going downhill...
04-30-2013, 06:56 PM #4
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04-30-2013, 07:32 PM #5
Who can blame them!! WOULD YOU GIVE UP YOUR IPHONE for anyone???? I think NOT ;-)
04-30-2013, 08:07 PM #6
04-30-2013, 08:43 PM #7
Although I do believe apple slows down on the features they give out so that there's always something to give to customers when it's time to release a product. But if they just gave out everything all at once then they'd be like Samsung. Got nothing better to do than to add a feature that takes a picture of you and the "thing" your taking the picture of so you can see your reaction of the picture you took. Great…but why?
04-30-2013, 09:26 PM #8
On the upside there's this.
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04-30-2013, 10:48 PM #9
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how ironic, the people commenting that apple is going down and what not haven't realized Ferrer posted this from his iPhone. FAIL. Please keep using your garbage droids.
04-30-2013, 11:23 PM #10
All I want is a bigger screen & NEW IOS overhaul, is that too much to ask?
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04-30-2013, 11:27 PM #11
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05-01-2013, 12:07 AM #13
The thing is, Tim Cook is a safe pair of hands but he doesn't have Jobs' visionary gift. Before his death, Jobs was attempting to change the education market through iBooks and the iPad but that's gone nowhere. He also had some ideas regarding changing the TV landscape and again, there are no new developments there -- at least not ones that Cook seems willing to discuss just yet.
We'll see what happens at WWDC but so far, the Tim Cook era has been about what I expected it to be under him: the company is still well run but it isn't the same innovative place it was during Jobs' heyday.
All that said, Samsung has been pretty pathetic insofar as its constant attempts to throw money in order to capture mindshare away from Apple. Even that ridiculous PR campaign to combat criticism regarding the Galaxy S4's uninspired design was ridiculous and insulting. The fact is, Samsung makes cutting-edge smartphones -- just not in beautiful packages.
That's why I think the forecasts of Apple's imminent demise are overstated. One thing different between the early 80's and today is that people care more about design: people will no longer tolerate ugly beige boxes. It's also why, I imagine, Jobs was so careful to protect and cultivate Jon Ivey -- a lot of Apple's appeal is because of how beautiful its products are -- the latest iMacs are a testament to how you should evolve your design.
Samsung doesn't get that. They think that slapping a powerful engine under the hood is all it takes but, as Jaguar's history will tell you, people will tolerate some kinks and quirks if the package is beautiful (kind of like that beautiful yet obviously crazy woman you've always wanted to date). Instead of trying to duke it out with Apple on that front and throw all that money at celebs, they should just cut out the crap and license Apple's designs and be done with it. HTC have done that and their HTC One is the best-looking Android phone in the market, hands-down.
Of course, there are people who think the Galaxy S4 is a good-looking device: probably the same people who like wearing loud Hawaiian prints and have homes cluttered with baroque furniture.
Besides, given the way that apps and even mobile OSes work days, it's not like people really need all that computing power. It's like selling a fast car in a country with short highways -- you'll never really be able to use it until there's enough road to get maximum acceleration. The notion that you're future-proofing the device is preposterous -- most people change their devices every two years so, by the time the mobile OS catches up to the hardware (Jellbean, for instance, is only still optimized for dual core computing), they'll have moved onto something else. About the only thing an octet CPU is good for is watching 1080p content (probably porn ;-)) without hiccups. Even the latest mobile games are designed to run well on two cores.
In that sense, you're better off focusing on how good the packaging looks and the overall user experience than simply on whether your device is the King of Quadrant or whatever benchmark there is.
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05-01-2013, 12:20 AM #14
"Always remember your special and unique!"
05-01-2013, 12:26 AM #15
Irrelevant people saying irrelevant things.
05-01-2013, 04:12 AM #16
Well, anything expressed by a celebrity can turn into a brand war. I don't think the opinions expressed by a celebrity about Samsung needs to be researched weather he/she tweeted it from a Samsung itself or not. It's a personal opinion and Twitter is meant to express random thoughts.
05-01-2013, 09:39 AM #17
So what if they have no new ideas now? Doesn't mean they won't in the future!
Yes, Android is better, but why are you bashing Apple on an Apple forum?
05-01-2013, 11:09 AM #18
Apple is on a downhill. Like time and again they've gone to the dumps. I'm sure they'll come back with something stunning. All the others will simply copy them again then.
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05-01-2013, 11:17 AM #20