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over 5 years ago from Teodorik Mensl

  • Brennan Smith, over 5 years ago

    I remember when Apple used to be innovative.

    8 points
    • Tony Jones, over 5 years ago

      I wouldn't say they aren't innovative anymore. Apple Pay, Apple Watch, new Apple TV, shipped 4 new microprocessors in 2016, arguably fastest phone on the market, and the list goes on. It is true that they aren't innovating on the really cool new stuff as quickly as they used to. Also, Jobs had a very high IQ and believed he could change the world. Traditionally, CEOs don't usually have IQ's as high as a Jobs or Musk. Cook is very good at maximizing revenue, not necessarily an innovator (which short term isn't a bad thing for Apple).

      8 points
      • Andy StoneAndy Stone, over 5 years ago

        Without jumping into the hyperbole train, I think the tone of "used to be innovative" concerns the end-marketed product. When the iPhone came out, everyone had to take notice and now it is a ubiquitous product around the entire world. That's incredible and probably a once-in-a-generation development.

        New processors and processes are awesome—but they evolve and change over time. For many people, it's unfortunately not exciting even though it involves many engineers.

        To me, the current announcements of Apple feel like the Dell/IBM/Microsoft of previous years. I want my computer to be fast, but I don't want to pay attention to an i9 processor or how many gigs of RAM are in my phone. I imagine that many others are the same way, hoping for a wholly new product to jump on rather than seeing the Apple-version of things that exist.

        3 points
    • A D, over 5 years ago

      And there it is... the cliche "I remember when Apple used to be innovative" shitpost.

      Are you kidding me? It's ridiculous to me that everyone focuses ONLY on the hardware they're introducing, which even then is still better than the hardware their competitors are putting out. ARkit? Core ML? Maybe you were asleep during those demos, but if you weren't, you're out of your goddamn mind if you don't think Apple is innovating.

      14 points
      • T. F., over 5 years ago

        Those are dev specific feature introductions. I guess what Brennan was referring to, and what most of the people were looking forward to, were direct consumer innovations. Or are you going to use ARkit or ML directly ?

        3 points
      • Brennan Smith, over 5 years ago

        I didn't mean to trigger you into creating new account to express yourself.

        3 points