Apple is Genius?
No this is not a rant. I've just been thinking a lot about apps on the PlayBook and realized something profound: I don't need that many apps!!!!
I just had a realization that Apple has brainwashed everyone on the planet into thinking that it is cool to have a tablet with a buttload of apps. Speaking for myself, my PlayBook has TONS of games, but I havent even opened them all, not even close. I've only every played Angry Birds, GLWG and Theme Hotel. THATS IT! And that was only recently; most of the time I've been using the internet for sites like NBA, CrackBerrry, etc. vs their respective apps. Sure I would love more apps, who wouldnt? But what I'm saying is that it isn't a dealbreaker anymore, and I just hope more people realize that and RIM would market it in that way.
In closing, Apple's tactics truly lead me into thinking that they are one of the smartest companies on the planet. What do you guys think?
If anything, I'm commending the PlayBook on the fact that "it doesn't need an app for that" and that frankly I find it hypocritical of someone telling me not to talk about Apple when your on a Blackberry website on an iPhone. There are plenty of other Apple websites.
- CrackBerry Genius
04-29-12, 11:12 PM #6
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Even though I am a dyed in the wool RIM fanatic.... there is no taking away the Apple genius in Marketing whether you agree with it or not.... They cerainly are no slouch in the hardware/OS department... but the inovation seems to be a bit lacking as of late.... will see what they come up with Iphone 5.....
As far as your realization goes... I do not think is actually Apple who came up with having to have so many apps.. As member have pointed out in endless threads... our society is based on getting things immediately if not sooner and in great quanitity....
I for one am happy with what I have..... If PB only has 15,000 or so apps how many can I actually use on my Playbook over a year... I guess if you ADD maybe more than others.... I have 30 games for my PB right now and have maybe only played 10......
- 04-29-12, 11:30 PM #7
But, like you, I want some other apps that are high-profile.
- 04-30-12, 12:09 AM #9
The thought of an apple product makes me sick.. most of their products look like they are recycled from an airplane lavatory.. and the os? designed for kids? so immature.
but anyways.. apple products work because anyone can easily use them and the os seems to be very functional for them.. in my opinion.. i don't think it's worth anything.. it's more like chaining yourself to a wheelchair and then claiming you are the fastest walker.. or more like it's like a magic trick.. you love the trick until you find out how the magician did it.. you are so embarrassed after knowing the secret..
- CrackBerry Addict
04-30-12, 12:21 AM #10
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its one thing to hate a company for its product, its another to foolishly overlook their business tactics.
Last edited by Spinal; 04-30-12 at 12:29 AM.
- CrackBerry Abuser
04-30-12, 01:11 AM #12
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I call it "Having your bluff in", like poker. My hand isn't better than yours but I boast and strut so much you start to believe me and fold.
It was iTunes and the iPod that put Apple on the map financially. They got the mouse idea for the Mac from Xerox. It is an old song. They didn't really invent anything.
They just improved it and marketed it as the best thing going. I see Apple going down hill after people learn to play their game.
Back in the 80's a lot of people didn't like Michael Jackson, and I said...you may not like him, but you gotta hand it to him...the boy can make money.
Apple did take free BSD (A Unix/Linux type OS) and turn it into the OSX.
Remind you of anything? RIM took QNX, an Unix type OS and turned it into a tablet powerhouse.
QNX is all around you. Just google QNX. Now if they can just market QNX as a tablet OS and get the ecosystem strong enough, they can do a little strutting of their own.
They have already accomplished a major task. Built a super tablet from the ground up even though they lost a bundle...I expect this to change as the OS matures and more and more people take notice.
I have sold 6, with several more prospects. Word is spreading.
- CrackBerry Abuser
04-30-12, 01:13 AM #13
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- Just Pin It.
Hey tripleali here's a link to a blog that is from another thread here.
The Truth Behind the PlayBook « HeneyBlog
I think what needs to be realized is that the only true comparison is that the PlayBook and the other tablets are tablets but the comparison gets fuzzy after that. Apple's intentions for the iPad are not RIM's intentions as well as some other high end tablets.
They do no and will not directly compare and neither should they. As i see it everyone (read the popular press) that can't stand on their own two feet ride the coat tails of big companies like blood sucking leeches. Everyone wants to sell Apple products because its popular. Look at all the advertisers that "sell" Apple products by exclusively tying there product to Apple by only offering an IOS app for their own product promotion.
By offering only an IOS app to promote Nike products, Nike is selling Apple devices.
Because RIM doesn't have third party product tie-ins they don't have that type of app in App World. Is that a realistic comparison?
That is only one comparison of many that I see that is a none relevant comparison.
- 04-30-12, 03:18 AM #14
I believe, the problem always starts with a thought that 7-point-something billion of people should think the same way as we are...
We probably look at that way i.e. APPS demands are resulted from brainwash... unfortunately, the 14-point-something million iPad users doesn't think that way... most of them probably thought, that we are blinded by RIM's visions that no matter what they produce, they are always fulfilling our needs...
There are probably few people who see and understand both views... and choose their product based on what they need and not what the product can do... or even other's views...
- CrackBerry Addict
04-30-12, 04:42 AM #15
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- CrackBerry Master
04-30-12, 05:27 AM #18
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If I remember correctly Apple didn't even want apps on the phone at first? Or something like that. It came because people wanted them.
Love them or hate them they make a product people want. And I know the OP intentions were good but these threads always go nowhere fast. Just the like the anti rim ones do.
- 04-30-12, 05:49 AM #19
I start the day by checking my GMail app, then my Facebook app, Google+ app, Latitude app to see what my friends are up to. Then I check my Pulse app for updates on all the websites and blogs I follow and then check up on my Twitter app. All of this in a mere matter of minutes.
Then I open up my Skype app and call either my family or some friends in Denmark. I do this every day since I live in the U.S. now, such an easy and cheap way to keep in touch. Sometimes I do this through a Skype videocall.
Then I hit up the YouTube app for the latest daily reviews and updates on the channels I follow. After that I browse the web before I shower and have to go to work.
At work I again use the YouTube app to find entertaining funny videos I and my coworkers can laugh some at. Especially funny watching people do stupid things which usually ends up getting themselves hurt.
Sometimes I play a few games during my breaks. Latest hits for me is Scramble with Friends, Words with Friends and that new ZombieSmash. Some on my Android phone, some on my tablet.
Most of this accomplished entirely off my Motorola Xoom. Most of this could not be accomplished on the Playbook or a BB phone. And almost all of it through apps, not the web browser.
Other days I use other apps. My point is I need a whole lot of apps to effectively get me through the day, most of which are simply just not available for Blackberries. Just because you had a revelation you don't need apps, doesn't mean other people don't either.
- CrackBerry Addict
04-30-12, 06:34 AM #20
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- 04-30-12, 06:50 AM #23
My point is the majority of people on Android and iOS devices use apps for the majority of the stuff they do. They COULD use the browser if they wanted to. But why would they want to go the slower route?