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#21 of 29 Ted Todorov

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Posted May 07 2014 - 05:59 PM

I'm not a fan of Dilger up till now, his style is usually so abrasive, but I think he finally hits his stride on this one dismantling the poor job the press has been doing and their motivations for doing so:
http://appleinsider...._medium=twitter

TL;DF Does Dilger explain this alleged Android bias in the parts of the article I couldn't bring myself to read?

 

Nobody in the industry could have possibly expected Google's Motorola group to outsell Apple's iPhone. But why were reporters and pundits so fooled by their own echo chamber of opinion and Android bias that they failed to correctly identify the fates of two products that, to any intelligent, neutral observer, were quite obviously fated to result in additional, continued success for Apple's blockbuster iPhone franchise and additional losses at Google's limping Motorola's unit?

My view is that the press is not pro-Android for the very simple reason that 90% of reporters use iPhones (unless they are still stuck on their Blackberry).  Yes, they are often misinformed and technically inept.  The exception is web based page view seekers who think that trashing Apple is a great way to get clicks.  And M.G. Siegler is not anti-Apple, not at all.  

 

The best I can come up with is that the press are scared of appearing too pro_apple so they repeat a few well worn anti Apple slogans to emphasize their neutrality.  "Apple doesn't understand the Cloud" and "The iPhone 5C flopped" are rolled out without much thought.  What's Dilger's explanation?


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#22 of 29 Josh Steinberg

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Posted May 07 2014 - 06:01 PM

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Woohoo! Now I have six more shares of AAPL than I did yesterday! :D

 

I'll go from owning what was actually about 1/7th of a share to a full share.  I will adjust my world domination plans accordingly.


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#23 of 29 Sam Posten

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Posted May 09 2014 - 07:02 AM

Regarding the soundbite that "Apple just doesn't get the cloud":

http://www.asymco.co...ting-the-cloud/

 

In summary, iTunes, Software and Services has been growing between 30% and 40% for four years and is on its way to $30 billion/yr in transactions and sales for 2014.

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#24 of 29 Josh Steinberg

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Posted May 10 2014 - 04:51 PM

Regarding the soundbite that "Apple just doesn't get the cloud":

http://www.asymco.co...ting-the-cloud/

 

I didn't realize people thought Apple didn't use or get the cloud (that's what I get for not paying attention to the latest computer news).  I don't use a lot of cloud-based anything, but the one thing that I do get a lot of use out of is Apple's iTunes Match service.  For $25 a year, all of the songs on my computer (both the ones I bought on iTunes, which is a small percentage, and all of the ones I ripped from my CD collection) can be accessible to me from anywhere.  I don't think I can properly express how awesome that is for me.  I've got what's almost a two hour commute each way to and from work, and to be able to pick from my entire collection (more than could fit on any iPod or iPhone) and listen to songs when I feel like it on my iPhone, regardless of if I thought to download it to that device ahead of time, is a wonderful convenience.  There's always talk about certain things being "game-changers", but for me, in terms of my music listening, that's the biggest thing to happen since the original iPod came out.  Now, if I had a smaller commute or something, maybe it wouldn't be as big a deal, but that's a perfect use of technology and innovation and cloud connectivity to me.



#25 of 29 Sam Posten

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Posted May 10 2014 - 05:53 PM

I love ITM but as someone with over 35000 songs it is horribly broken for me. I would pay to double the max if I could.
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#26 of 29 Sam Posten

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Posted May 10 2014 - 05:55 PM

The champion of Apple doesn't get the cloud movement is Fred Wilson:
http://www.forbes.co...s-mostly-wrong/

Maybe Wilson can’t see it because he just doesn’t trust Apple. He dumped all his stock 5 years ago after he suspected Steve Jobs wasn’t being straight about his health, as Fortune’s Philip Elmer-DeWitt recalled. Apple traded at $91 back then; yesterday it closed over $600. While Wilson has done just fine, he hasn’t stopped doubting Apple. Insisting in 2011 that his advice to focus on Android over iOS was correct, Wilson cited data showing Apple’s share of smartphones in use in the U.S. at “just” 25%. Today, that number has reached 42%, per comScore SCOR +1.52%. Wilson’s belief that smartphones would follow PCs into a Windows vs. Mac dynamic hasn’t played out so far, could he be wrong about Apple in the cloud too?


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Posted May 10 2014 - 06:21 PM

I love ITM but as someone with over 35000 songs it is horribly broken for me. I would pay to double the max if I could.

 

Eek, what happened when you went over the limit?  Is it a song limit or amount of gigabites used limit?  It's been a while since I signed up and read the fine print, but I could be closer to it than I had ever thought.



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Posted May 11 2014 - 09:40 AM

It simply stops working for new songs. It's a mess. And it makes it useless to try to get the music you want most on your mobile.

http://forums.macrum...d.php?t=1317079

http://www.macworld....rack_limit.html

http://www.imore.com...hit-25000-songs

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#29 of 29 Sam Posten

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Posted June 03 2014 - 09:11 AM

Apple is relaxed, confident and joyful?  We're doomed!  =)

http://www.theverge....t-the-new-apple


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