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Old 02-24-2012, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Maryland not Murlin
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Apple dot com is my homepage, and one thing I have noticed since the passing of Jobs is that the language, the little catch-phrase descriptions that briefly describe/announce their products are not as "hip" "wow!", "smug" and to be honest, creative anymore. Basically, the difference is in definite contrast to the wording used when Jobs was still around.

I don't know if this new direction is intentional or not, but honestly it seems like it would make owning an Apple product not as pressing to new costumers.

In my opinion, aside from the iPhone, I think this will cause a shift away from Apple products as consumers look for the next cool computer products. Maybe Linux will actually become "cool" now Lord knows Ubuntu is trying to go in that direction.
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Old 02-24-2012, 02:14 PM
 
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LOL Linux will never be cool but I do think *something* else will eventually come along that all the cool kids/sheep flock to.
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Old 02-24-2012, 09:06 PM
 
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Steve Jobs WAS Apple, with him gone so is Apple's uniqueness...
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Old 02-25-2012, 10:35 AM
 
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LOL Linux will never be cool but I do think *something* else will eventually come along that all the cool kids/sheep flock to.
Linux missed its opportunity by what, ten years? But it is still trying and there are plenty of users who want an alternative to both Windows and OSX. Eventually something will come along, yes. What ever that is I think will be in the realm of Linux, though. I mean, look at Android.

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Steve Jobs WAS Apple, with him gone so is Apple's uniqueness...
Yes, he was. I guess that was my point. He hasn't been gone for that long and the change on Apple's website is already noticeable. It won't be long before it becomes noticeable in their products, too. Jobs created the Apple brand that we know today, and without him, Apple is going to have to rebrand themselves. Personally, I don't think Apple can pull it off without Jobs. The iPhone will still be popular for a few more years, perhaps the iPad as well, but I think Apple is going to revert back to its cult-like status circa 2002-2005.
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Old 02-25-2012, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Apple dot com is my homepage, and one thing I have noticed since the passing of Jobs is that the language, the little catch-phrase descriptions that briefly describe/announce their products are not as "hip" "wow!", "smug" and to be honest, creative anymore. Basically, the difference is in definite contrast to the wording used when Jobs was still around.

I don't know if this new direction is intentional or not, but honestly it seems like it would make owning an Apple product not as pressing to new costumers.

In my opinion, aside from the iPhone, I think this will cause a shift away from Apple products as consumers look for the next cool computer products. Maybe Linux will actually become "cool" now Lord knows Ubuntu is trying to go in that direction.

Which is why I contend an awful lot of Apple's success is marketing to people who buy things because of words like "Hip", "Wow", "Cool", etc. and don't read specs. The iPod is a prime example. iTunes hassles, no WMA, no easy transfer of music from one PC or another to the iPod with all the sync hassles. Most normal MP3 players are simply mass storage devices which can be plugged in to any USB port no questions asked.
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Old 02-25-2012, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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Which is why I contend an awful lot of Apple's success is marketing to people who buy things because of words like "Hip", "Wow", "Cool", etc. and don't read specs. The iPod is a prime example. iTunes hassles, no WMA, no easy transfer of music from one PC or another to the iPod with all the sync hassles. Most normal MP3 players are simply mass storage devices which can be plugged in to any USB port no questions asked.
I just don't get it. Why should Apple do anything differently?
Apple may be $3 trillion company by 2022 - The Times of India (http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/news/hardware/Apple-may-be-3-trillion-company-by-2022/articleshow/12033601.cms - broken link)

Go to Crutchfield, B&H, or any electronics store around the US, and look at the specifications of home and automobile audio and video components, and notice that iPod and iPhone compatibility is first on the list. Apple's primary customer has been the young, and there is exactly where the most brilliant minds are in relation to marketing into the future.

The new iPod: you can use it to stream music, video, photos, and so forth, to the TV anywhere in the house via Wi-Fi, you can use it to text, to take photos on the go, as a video or audio recorder, you can print documents and things from it, or even to make a phone call via the Internet.

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Old 02-25-2012, 11:21 AM
 
Location: London, U.K.
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Maybe they'll stop ignoring their pro users.
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Old 02-25-2012, 11:26 AM
 
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Maybe they'll stop ignoring their pro users.
Their pro users are found in the older generations (the fathers, mothers, uncles, aunts, and so forth). By the way, I use both PC and Apple. I am not defending Apple, just stating that it's a very successful company. But don't believe, not even for a moment, that some of the most brilliant "pros" aren't present in the young generations.
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Old 02-25-2012, 10:38 PM
 
Location: London, U.K.
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Their pro users are found in the older generations (the fathers, mothers, uncles, aunts, and so forth). By the way, I use both PC and Apple. I am not defending Apple, just stating that it's a very successful company. But don't believe, not even for a moment, that some of the most brilliant "pros" aren't present in the young generations.
Hey?
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Old 02-25-2012, 11:11 PM
 
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Yes, he was. I guess that was my point. He hasn't been gone for that long and the change on Apple's website is already noticeable. It won't be long before it becomes noticeable in their products, too. Jobs created the Apple brand that we know today, and without him, Apple is going to have to rebrand themselves. Personally, I don't think Apple can pull it off without Jobs. The iPhone will still be popular for a few more years, perhaps the iPad as well, but I think Apple is going to revert back to its cult-like status circa 2002-2005.

100% agree, Apple will float along for another decade or so but the unique products, the quality, the inventiveness, the forward thinking is gone.

It will always have a cult crowd which will shrink with each passing year.

Their successes will diminish as their duds start to increase....
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