Comments on: Why I won’t be getting an iPhone 5 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2012/09/21/why-i-wont-be-getting-an-iphone-5/ Where media and technology meet Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:48:25 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Neilo http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2012/09/21/why-i-wont-be-getting-an-iphone-5/#comment-425125 Tue, 02 Oct 2012 06:32:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=35823#comment-425125 This is interesting where you make the point :-

“Disruption theory has taught us that the greatest danger facing a company is making a product better than it needs to be. There are numerous incentives for making products better but few incentives to re-directing improvements away from the prevailing basis of competition.”

Back in the 80’s the Marshall Amplification company (Marshall Guitar Amp’s) faced a very unusual but threatening problem. Their biggest competition had become their own second hand equipment. The punters didn’t like some of the newer MOSFET technology that the company decided to adopt and everyone who was anyone with a guitar went chasing their old Valve Amps because they were just better or “Fit for Purpose”. To this day Marshall still make Valve Amps and their MOSFET stuff is only used b band seeking a more industrial or modern sound. The difference is chalk an cheese I can tell, having owned both, the MOSFET stuff requires a lot ,more power to drive them and they still can’t reproduce the sound of an overdriven Valve Amp.

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By: georgekush18 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2012/09/21/why-i-wont-be-getting-an-iphone-5/#comment-424372 Wed, 26 Sep 2012 22:49:36 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=35823#comment-424372 cool story bro.

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By: Anonymous http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2012/09/21/why-i-wont-be-getting-an-iphone-5/#comment-424352 Wed, 26 Sep 2012 11:29:31 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=35823#comment-424352 Couldn’t agree with you any more. Simplicity is just good.

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By: patric627 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2012/09/21/why-i-wont-be-getting-an-iphone-5/#comment-424346 Wed, 26 Sep 2012 04:11:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=35823#comment-424346 just one last attempt to get a pretty cogent comment printed, tho apparently mr. abell doesn’t like comments…

generally a cool article, with good points and observations.
i suppose the thing that annoys me when following all things tech, news, developments, etc. is the tendency of media, consumers, pretty much everyone, to approach topics like this with typically elaborate ‘analysis’ of the state of tech, what ‘will happen’, which devices will be ‘significant’ more than others, blah blah.
there seems to be this incessant need to categorize everything, all devices, uses, needs, such that one then has to ‘determine’ which products are going to be relevant, or more relevant than the previous iteration.
i look at it purely rationally and organically. as in any industry, there will be huge steps, and in between there will be innovations, and, yes, style changes. but i disdain the fad-minded, group-think approach, and hence, the categorization analysis. rather, as innovation continues, with some leaps here and there, there will simply be MANY devices that will do pretty much the same things. they simply all have screens, keyboards of some type, and general physical characteristics. you simply get what fits your circumstance. if you like a big screen and comfy keyboard and it looks nice, then get a desktop… rather than proclaim ‘desktops are out’. same rationale for getting a laptop, or a smartphone, or a tablet, big tablet, small tablet, tablet that turns into a laptop-esque device, etc. etc. etc. get the point? they’re just devices that function the same way. there’s no need to segment and categorize and compartmentalize them according to what the latest vacuous, jump-on-the-bandwagon crowd is rushing out to get. just get what works for you, not claim to know what’s going to work for everyone, until the next thing comes along.

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By: RobinLee http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2012/09/21/why-i-wont-be-getting-an-iphone-5/#comment-424330 Wed, 26 Sep 2012 00:42:35 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=35823#comment-424330 to each his own, John.

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By: mfw13 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2012/09/21/why-i-wont-be-getting-an-iphone-5/#comment-424251 Tue, 25 Sep 2012 09:57:55 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=35823#comment-424251 Who needs any iPhone, for that matter, especially considering how expensive they are?

There are plenty of cheaper devices out there with similar functionality.

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By: patric627 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2012/09/21/why-i-wont-be-getting-an-iphone-5/#comment-424243 Tue, 25 Sep 2012 06:10:35 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=35823#comment-424243 apparently, you don’t allow comments on your commentary(?)despite the presence of a comment box.
odd. too bad, i thought the one i submitted yesterday was rather cogent regarding the subject of your article.

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By: SoCal_R http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2012/09/21/why-i-wont-be-getting-an-iphone-5/#comment-424242 Tue, 25 Sep 2012 04:47:40 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=35823#comment-424242 I’m not sure what kind of pants you wear, but a seven-inch tablet doesn’t fit in any of the pockets of the pants that I wear. I realize that I might be in the minority, but I use my iPad primarily to read, whether it be e-mail, media sites like this one, Kindle books, or digital versions of magazines developed specifically for the iPad. For those uses, I much prefer the larger 10-inch screen and am willing to lug around the extra half-pound or so.

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By: Anonymous http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2012/09/21/why-i-wont-be-getting-an-iphone-5/#comment-424212 Mon, 24 Sep 2012 15:08:21 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=35823#comment-424212 Well, we will just have to see now, won’t we? I gave up my iPhone for an Android device and the battery really STINKS! Apple has their stuff together for the battery issues that affect the other Android phones.

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By: patric627 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2012/09/21/why-i-wont-be-getting-an-iphone-5/#comment-424196 Mon, 24 Sep 2012 04:42:55 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=35823#comment-424196 generally a cool article, with good points and observations.
i suppose the thing that annoys me when following all things tech, news, developments, etc. is the tendency media, consumers, pretty much everyone, to approach topics like this with typically elaborate ‘analysis’ of the state of tech, what ‘will happen’, which devices will be ‘significant’ more than others, blah blah.
there seems to be this incessant need to categorize everything, all devices, uses, needs, such that one then has to ‘determine’ which products are going to be relevant, or more relevant than the previous iteration.
i look at it purely rationally and organically. as in any industry, there will be huge steps, and in between there will be innovations, and, yes, style changes. but i disdain the fad-minded, group-think approach, and hence, the categorization analysis. rather, as innovation continues, with some leaps here and there, the will simply be MANY devices that will do pretty much the same things. they simply all have screens, keyboards of some type, and general physical characteristics. you simply get what fits your circumstance. if you like a big screen and comfy keyboard and it looks nice, then get a desktop… rather than proclaim ‘desktops are out’. same rationale for getting a laptop, or a smartphone, or a tablet, big tablet, small tablet, tablet that turns into a laptop-esque device, etc. etc. etc. get the point? they’re just devices that function the same way. there’s no need to segment and categorize and compartmentalize them according to what the latest bullshit jump-on-the-bandwagon crowd is rushing out to get. just get what works for you, not claim to know what’s going to work for everyone, until the next thing comes along.

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