Apple's Next Big Thing Will Be Huge

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FreelancePRDotCom
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Re: New product secrets
FreelancePRDotCom   2/24/2013 11:46:18 AM
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I agree.  ;)

Our office runs entirely on Macs and our staff uses iPhones because they have a lower TCO than devices that run any other OS. As a small public relations firm competing against pretty big players, we have to look at TCO first. We can't afford to scrape malware out of a PC on a daily basis. Even though there is malware being developed for Macs, there are still far fewer Mac viruses than PC viruses.

The fact that Macs are just cooler than products from every other player in their verticals is icing on the cake.

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Re: iPad and MacBook combined
TenshiNo   8/1/2012 2:28:04 PM
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You're partially right, in so much as your correct, but with a bit of a caveat.  The Android-powered phone's you're talking about that are a "dime a dozen" that can't compete with the iOS experience are entry-level phones.  That is, they provide a smart phone experience to users who can't afford a $500+ phone.  Many of these phones are even free on-contract with the carriers.  You really can't compare the experience of a $200 phone (iPhone on-contract) with a phone that is free.  No intelligent person should really expect to have as good of an experience with a free phone.

And as for the Transformer series of tablets, have you ever played on one?  And I don't mean for 30 seconds at Best Buy, cause people jack those demo units up bad.  Android really doesn't have any stability problems, unless they're caused by a 3rd party application, which *does* happen I'll admit.  But that's not necessarily the fault of Android.

And I'll agree with you that Apple's strict method of managing all software on the device is part of the reason iOS is as smooth as it is, but for many people it's not worth it.  I get an "error" message on my Evo3D about once every two months.  That may be 6 more times per year than an iPhone, but I can do *so* much more with it, that I'll live with the annoyance to get the power.

The complicated the OS becomes, the harder it is to prevent things knocking heads.  Apple prevents this by limiting features and functionality, but I think that is part of the reason Android is gaining so much market share.  I think most people will "forget" about the occasional issue when they have the ability to do more tasks on a normal basis.

iOS is a great OS for what it is.  But don't knock all of Android just on the basis that some of the cheap phones aren't as good of an experience.

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Re: iPad and MacBook combined
bglazierjr   7/24/2012 2:00:07 PM
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Those transformer tablets are far from ideal. The android operating system has a long was to go before it is as stable and clean as iOS. Apple's strict but effective method of managing all software has alot to do with its success. I believe I read someone write that the iPhone is an old phone and isn't holding up to droids? I'm not sure where you got that information. The iPhone doesn't have flash support for a good reason and it shows. I mean android phones are so dime a dozen at this point that they are practically giving them away. They are choppy and they never are up to par with what they promise the phone can do. The 8MP camera in most of those phones cannot compare to the camera of the iPhone4S...it is amazing. I am certain that Apple will actually make a market for these transformer tablets if they become a reality. Pretty exciting stuff!

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Re: iPad and MacBook combined
tbyrd   7/24/2012 12:09:24 AM
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Thanks for sharing!  That's pretty cool....

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Re: iPad and MacBook combined
Clairvoyant   7/22/2012 5:19:25 PM
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Combined tablet and laptop devices already exist. See here for example.

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iPad and MacBook combined
tbyrd   7/22/2012 3:26:00 PM
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I think it would be nice to have a tablet and laptop combined together.  When you close it, its a tablet on top, but when you open it, its a laptop with keyboard etc...  Just a thought!

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tbyrd   7/22/2012 3:20:12 PM
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Google already has google wallet, but it would be good for Apple to catch up with Android devices and make it "simple".  Good guess, I was also thinking about maybe satellite phone? (Because of their recent rumored investment), or something to do with their counter to Adobe flash?  They need to do something since iPhone is a majority of their revenues and its an older device that has been surpassed by droid devices.  (I have one of each).  Good discussion!

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Re: New product secrets
Clairvoyant   7/19/2012 6:06:14 PM
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That's a good guess, Zhuskers1. Changing and speeding up the way payments are made it's becoming more of a topic in today's world.

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Re: New product secrets
Ariella   7/19/2012 3:40:07 PM
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@Bolaji I just hope it lives up to the anticipation. I remember the big letdown people felt about Segways:

The speculation created an unexpected advance buzz about the then-unknown product that was, at times, hyperbolic. John Doerr speculated that it would be more important than the Internet.[7] Bezos was quoted that "...Cities will be built around this device." Articles were written in major publications speculating on it being a Stirling engine.[8] South Park devoted an episode to making fun of the hype before the product was released.

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Re: New product secrets
Bolaji Ojo   7/19/2012 11:28:45 AM
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Zhuskers1, I am curious what you imagine that product might be. Knowing the confusion of carrying many cards and trying to remember different passwords and pin numbers, I can relate to a device that would merge all the different cards I have into one but still leave them as distinct entities from different providers.

Also, it took years before Apple introduced the iPad and the iPhone. They had been in development for many years. What time frame do you expect for the next big thing from Apple?

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