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  • Apple WWDC14 Not Impressive 1 comment
    Jun 4, 2014 8:35 AM | about stocks: AAPL

    I got a little kick out of Apple's Developer's Conference yesterday. As exciting as all of the new features they introduced are, the fact is I've seen them all before.

    For example, Apple chief software engineer used his Mac to call one of Apple's newest employees, Dr. Dre. The crowd went wild for something we've been able to do with Google Voice since 2010.

    More excitement when they announced their new interactive notifications, allowing people to flick away ones they don't care about and interact with the ones they do--exactly like the Android notification system. There's also the addition of widgets, something Android has had since 2008, and third-party keyboards, which is also behind the times.

    The fact of the matter is, all I saw in yesterday's conference is that Apple is desperately trying to play catch up on features that caused people like me to switch to Android long ago.

    There seem to be a problem when you hurt your own business out of spite for a competitor. That's exactly what Apple did when it dropped Google Maps as its default navigation app for the iPhone and replaced it with its own mapping software. Do you remember that? Here's a little reminder. Are they doing it again by switching to Bing?

    And the new iCloud Drive seems to be a desperate attempt at redemption in their cloud sharing services. Apparently Steve Jobs tried to buy Dropbox back in 2009 and, when rebuffed, vowed to destroy the company with the iCloud. I just don't see it happening.

    Steve Jobs once said, "Picasso had a saying - 'good artists copy; great artists steal' - and we have always been shameless about stealing great ideas."

    But what made Apple so good at it was that they stole great ideas and made them BETTER. What I see here is catch up.

    Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.

    Stocks: AAPL
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    Sorry, but your article is not impressive, WWDC definately was...
    4 Jun, 09:11 AM Reply Like
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