Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Apple lacking innovation? Blame Samsung!

According to Apple’s Phil Schiller Samsung’s alleged copying of his company products has damaged Apple’s reputation as innovators. Some of you may remember the big trial last year between Apple and Samsung where Apple actually won and Samsung had to pay 1 Billion dollars to Apple.  Well, they are actually still fighting that battle, Judge Lucy Koh ordered a retrial because she believes that the original Jury made some errors in their calculations. 

According to Schiller  "It's much harder to create demand and people question our innovation and design skills like people never used to,"

So apparently people are questioning Apples innovation because of the way Samsung copies them.  It apparently has absolutely nothing to do with the fact that iOS has looked almost identical since day 1, or the fact that whenever they release a new tablet all they really do is make it a bit faster, thinner and lighter, or the fact that they've kind of stuck to the few devices that worked for them in the past and have not really tried making anything new.  On the contrary, I think they've killed more products than created in the last few years.  It apparently has nothing to do with the fact that they seem to spend more time trying to sue people rather than figuring out new cool things. 

I’m not a big fan of Samsung, I do believe they are sneaky bastards, I also believe that soon they are going to get rid of Android and try to use their own OS and they certainly have the right to do that, but I will say this about Samsung, they are trying to come up with new ideas.  True, most of those ideas are horrible, but every once in a while they come up with something like the Galaxy Note series.  I don’t want to take anything away from Apples past innovations, they've certainly been great, but don’t keep making minor updates to your current products and expect me to continue thinking you guys are awesome. 

I mean, look at the iphone, we know that next year we can expect a new look, it’ll probably still look very similar to the iPhone 5s which in my opinion looks similar to the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4s, but we also already know that in 2015 we are just going to get the exact same phone as in 2014 with some improved specs.  Come on Apple, you want me to continue considering you innovative?  Then go take some risks!  Lord knows you can afford them!.

Javier "STUFF" Torres

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