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3. Re: Sunday Mobilization Jan 27, 2013, 17:21 Parallax Abstraction
^Drag0n^ wrote on Jan 27, 2013, 17:12:
Post-Steve Apple is certainly doing all it can to not follow his playbook.

I cannot believe that, if alive, Jobs would actually have stood behind changing the form factor of the docking connector with NO performance improvement. I honestly believe this to be the greatest Achiles Heel of the current generation of iDevices. Were steve alive, I'm certain that any new dock connector would have been accompanited with corresponding USB3-level speed updates.

As it is now, the iPhone 5 is exactly the device he cancelled just prior to stepping down: an iPhone 4 with a biogger screen, and nothing else.


Under Jobs, the ridiculous dock connector for iDevices was created ion the first place. They could have just used mini-USB like most other devices do but Jobs understood locking people to a proprietary format that provides no extra benefit is a great way to keep people locked to your ecosystem. Sony used to get shat on all the time for their proprietary formats but Apple's one of the worst offenders in this department. I love all these articles that are popping up to show "Don't worry, Apple's still kicking ass you know!" when their stock price is taking a beating because investors are finally cluing into the fact that they were overvalued, their growth is a fashion trend and a lot of people (particularly young people) are moving on to Android. Never mind that Android devices are destroying Apple in sales either. Talking about good points with Apple is fine but the people who ignore everything else because it would require them to admit to Apple's not always #1 is ridiculous. I've never seen a company consistently get such preferential treatment in the press, even from sites that cover everything else even-handedly. Rest assured, this isn't going to last forever.
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