Apple

The airplay rollout has not been executed well. Overall, it is successful of course. Its a killer feature and highly popular among consumers. I believe it has been mismanaged for the following reasons. First, rollout has been incredibly slow and there is still a major dearth of airplay enabled devices. This is not due to [...]

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Tablets are secondary devices which are not constantly connected (few people have a stomach for two mobile data plans), so I expect the containerized Kindle/app model to have some life in it still. People want high quality content on these new larger form devices, even when they are out of wi-fi range. If a few [...]

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As an app developer I can attest that monetization through iPhone App Store sales is not all that its hyped up to be. I dont know any independent iOS devs who are making any money through the App Store. Sure there are a few Cinderella stories that we keep reading about, but even among those [...]

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Android is starting to reach the critical mass for various reasons and may have more market share than Apple, but there are several hurdles from a developer standpoint. 1. The App Store The biggest issue with Android is the app store and how its near impossible to filter quality from quantity.

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Apple will be fine, their ecosystem is pretty safe. Youll only have people developing very high-quality simple apps and games first in an ecosystem where they more so guarantee theyll get their investment back (or high-quality expensive-to-develop applications on hardware that looks and acts expensive; easy to use). Id say Apples ecosystem has been a [...]

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I keep an eye on the Android platform, because, despite the fact that I use their products now, Im not married to Apple. Ive read a lot of posts by current Android users that shared similar sentiment to me about early Android devices; they showed a lack of polish. Android is improving. The quality is [...]

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I must admit to being a whole hearted Apple enthusiast for no other reason than the passion the living breathing nonsensical adolescent passion that is created by those attractive little morsels of moving and grooving electrical ions captured in those Apple holy relics. I love the cult. I dig the the cultees. I [...]

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Apple would have been wise to NOT call this thing a Social Network and in fact, downplay it in the announcement as just some basic social assist features for Apple customer (iTunes user) purchases. By being clear about what this is and that it is not something that resembles all other social networks that people [...]

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Jobs was the head of the Macintosh division which was simply not performing. The company had grown and embraced a more mature out of the garage sense of things by hiring Sculley and through the Boards stiffening resolve to make a billion dollar business run like a billion dollar business. The grownups revolted against the [...]

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Whats amazing about the iPad is its un-amazingness. Most new platforms dont have 200K apps in 1.0 so that piece of the equation is a non-factor barely worth a mention. 10 hours of battery time with no heat generated and no worries about eating pizza while using the iPad means that you no longer have [...]

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