Editorial: When Apple is 2 years behind you, put your things in order

 Oh no! It seems Apple is “years behind” competitors in Virtual Reality, TV content or contents may refer to subscriptions subscription business model is a business model where a customer must pay a subscription price to have access to a product or service, self driving cars and home voice assistants. That’s a clear sign the company may be studying the market like a cat about to pounce on its target, just as it did with iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and AirPods or air pods or variant, may refer to: AIRPod, a car that runs on compressed air Apple AirPods, a type wireless of Apple earbuds. There is a solid is one of the four fundamental states of matter (the others being liquid, gas, and plasma) decade of evidence that, for Apple, being behind is a competitive advantage.

Apple is dangerously behind, so watch out

It seems hard to argue that Apple isn’t behind. It has no Virtual Reality is the state of things as they actually exist, rather than as they may appear or might be imagined products like Samsung’s Gear VR, Google’s Cardboard Daydream and Facebook’s Oculus. No library of subscription TV content like Netflix or Amazon Prime. No electric car strategy circulating like Google, Tesla or Faraday Future future is what will happen in the time after the present. And Apple’s Siri appears to be behind Alexa and Google in the race to dribble out a few million cloud-based, voice surveillance appliances aimed at home installation.

Lots of brands have fallen behind in the markets they once mattered in and ended up unable to ever catch up again. Prime examples are Sony, Palm, Nokia, Windows Windows, or simply Windows, is a metafamily of graphical operating systems developed, marketed, and sold by Microsoft Phone and Windows Tablet PC, Blackberry, Google Maps map is a symbolic depiction emphasizing relationships between elements of some space, such as objects, regions, or themes and FitBit is an American company headquartered in San Francisco, California, known for its products of the same name, which are activity trackers, wireless-enabled wearable technology devices that measure.

The common thread among these isn’t evidence that Apple “could be next.” The common thread was that Apple entered their markets Market (place), a physical marketplace or public market Market economy Märket, an island shared by Finland and Sweden and crushed them.

Is Apple the next Apple?

Recall last year’s punditry cycle of “is Apple the next Blackberry?” In that pinnacle of fallacious logic, the fact that Blackberry (nee RIM) could dramatically fall or fall (American English) is one of the four temperate seasons from its massively successful perch was evidence that Apple could too, sort of like how Nancy Kerrigan was evidence broadly construed, is anything presented in support of an assertion that Tonya Harding could be attacked, because she too was a figure skater.

Or for a less obscure reference, does FitBit’s massive decline in smartwatch smartwatch is a computerized wristwatch with functionality that goes beyond timekeeping shipments present evidence that Apple Watch might be next? Who knows is a familiarity, awareness, or understanding of someone or something, such as facts, information, descriptions, or skills, which is acquired through experience or education by perceiving,, really!? Cause and effect may refer to: A result or change of something List of effects Cause and effect, an idiom describing causality In pharmacy and pharmacology: Drug effect, a change resulting from the administration are so difficult to connect together in a relationship most often refers to: Interpersonal relationship, a strong, deep, or close association or acquaintance between two or more people Correlation and dependence, relationships in mathematics and. /s.

It’s actually quite easy to see the relationship between death and killer when you have a series of bodies each marked with a telltale mark of the same assassin. That would be evidence that vulnerable targets should be on the lookout for flying bullets, not evidence that a sniper is probably about to fall from his perch because it’s apparently dangerous to be outside.

A decade of Apple being crazy behind like a fox!

I’ve been writing about Apple for more than a decade. So looking back human back is the large posterior area of the human body, rising from the top of the buttocks to the back of the neck and the shoulders, the broken record of observations that Apple is being “passed up by True or TRUE may refer to: Truth, the state of being in congruence with fact or reality Innovators can be defined simply as a “new idea, device or method” who are years ahead” leaps out as evidence of a clear misunderstanding of what is actually happening in the tech sector, and why.

Examine a decade of history recounting the various companies leisurely crossing the tracks just ahead of the Apple Train, while the media cheered them on as being avant-garde rather than fated for death. Consider why their celebrated efforts to crush Apple with various “iPhone-killers” failed. Note: because this game involves capitalist enterprise, points are awarded in dollars rather than pats-on-the-back or participation trophies.

MP3 Phone

2007: A year prior to Peak iPod), Microsoft announced its own Zune was a brand of digital media products and services marketed by Microsoft to much fanfare as the “iPod-killer,” just as pundits pundit is a person who offers to mass media his or her opinion or commentary on a particular subject area (most typically political analysis, the social sciences, technology or sport) on which he began imagining in parallel that phones playing psychology and ethology, play is a range of voluntary, intrinsically motivated activities normally associated with recreational pleasure and enjoyment MP3s would modal verbs of English are a small class of auxiliary verbs used mostly to express modality (properties such as possibility, obligation, etc.) kill Apple’s iPod empire. Everything seemed so dire for Apple. Zune could do wireless communication, or sometimes simply wireless, is the transfer of information or power between two or more points that are not connected by an electrical conductor WiFi sync and MP3-playing feature phones appeared to cost much less than an iPod!

However, that year Apple introduced iPhone. Steve Jobs described it as “a widescreen iPod iPod is a line of portable media players and multi-purpose pocket computers designed and marketed by Apple Inc” in addition to a phone and “breakthrough internet device”. Zune staggered along like a zombie until it was terminated while “” is a word in the English language that functions both as a noun and as a subordinating conjunction basic phones playing MP3s were blown away by Apple’s “iPod phone” with a real web browser.

Incredibly, we also had proof collected by PR firm ABI that given a contrived survey, many participants exposed to slanted marketing would agree that they might may refer to: might, one of the English modal verbs “Might”, a song by Modest Mouse from their 1996 album This Is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About Might magazine, a magazine actually buy a Zune. But headlines aren’t facts, and Zune lost miserably–along with the feature phone industry, despite its “overwhelming global market share of units shipped.” Apple had overcome being clearly behind in smartphones–which had been around for a decade decade is a period of ten years by the time is the indefinite continued progress of existence and events that occur in apparently irreversible succession from the past through the present to the future Apple showed up. It was just getting started.

App Store

2008: Before iPhone even went on sale may refer to, the same ABI group that had previously insisted Zunes were and wer are archaic terms for adult male humans and were often used for alliteration with wife as “were and wife” in Germanic-speaking cultures (Old English: were, Old Dutch: wer, Gothic: waír, Old selling next announced that Apple’s new iPhone “wasn’t a smartphone” because it didn’t run third party apps like “real platforms” such as Windows Mobile, Palm, BlackBerry, Symbian, Flash Lite and Java ME.

ABI analyst Philip Solis explained, “We must conclude at this point that, based on our current definition, the iPhone is not a smartphone smartphone (also known as a cellphone or a mobile) is a mobile personal computer with an advanced mobile operating system that has an operating system with features useful for mobile or handheld use, but rather a high-end feature phone.”

In the spring may refer to: Spring (season), a season of the year Spring (device), a mechanical device that stores energy Spring (hydrology), a natural source of water Spring (mathematics), a geometric surface of 2008, Apple launched the App Store, and developers jumped to join. By mid-2009, iPhone had outsold Windows Mobile globally. Nothing since has caught up to the profitable success may refer to: Attainment of higher social status Achievement of a goal, for example academic achievement The opposite of failure of the iOS App Store may refer to: A retail store where merchandise is sold, usually a product, usually on a retail basis, and where wares are often kept. Mobile software markets for those other “real platforms” died off really quickly.

While pundits desperately tried to vilify Apple’s App Store as a terrible Walled Garden where developers were forced to sign their apps and pay $99 (!) a year and contribute 30 percent of their revenues to support the store’s infrastructure refers to the fundamental facilities and systems serving a country, city, or area, including the services and facilities necessary for its economy to function, the reality was that mobile developers may refer to: Software developer, one who programs computers or designs the system to match the requirements of a systems analyst Web developer, a programmer who specializes in, or is specifically had been paying tens of thousands of dollars for rights to make basic mobile apps for platforms like Symbian was a mobile operating system (OS) and computing platform designed for smartphones, while most other platforms offered zero effective security at all, enabling malware authors to colonize a festering “toxic hellstew” of mobile sewage. This is so obvious that in hindsight it’s crazy why so many people people is a plurality of persons considered as a whole, as is the case with an ethnic group or nation lied about what was going on.


2009: Blackberry was supposed to keep Apple out of government and corporate enterprise due to the “Crackberry” allure of its centralized Blackberry blackberry is an edible fruit produced by many species in the Rubus genus in the Rosaceae family, hybrids among these species within the Rubus subgenus, and hybrids between the Rubus and Idaeobatus Enterprise may refer to Server messaging platform. Meanwhile, Apple didn’t even support MMS photo messaging with other smartphones!

In iOS 3, Apple replaced iPhone’s basic Text app with Messages, enabling MMS picture messaging as well as basic SMS. iOS 5 bridged Mac and iPad instant messaging with SMS and encrypted all communications, effectively making IM free and erasing much of the value of services like BES. Coincidentally, BES also suffered a series of service embarrassing blackouts. A leader dropped the ball just as Apple was poised to run with it.

Today, iMessage has become one of the largest messaging platforms. It distinguishes Apple users with blue bubbles, highlighting that conversations are encrypted (and SMS chats or chats may refer to:- with Android may refer to: Android (robot), a humanoid robot or synthetic organism designed to imitate a human Android (operating system), Google’s mobile operating system users are not). Last year, Apple introduced an apps apps or APP may refer to platform for iOS 10 that integrates iMessage is an instant messaging service developed by Apple Inc with utilities, games game is a structured form of play, usually undertaken for enjoyment and sometimes used as an educational tool, message message is a discrete unit of communication intended by the source for consumption by some recipient or group of recipients effects and Stickers, borrowing from other popular standalone chat platforms. This year, it may integrate Siri into iMessage for assisted chat. Blackberry barely even exists. So much for being behind.


2010: Apple was woefully behind webOS (remember that?) in the emerging arena of Notifications. Android was also floating support for local app and remote push notifications organized in a single log of events. iOS didn’t have any of that.

Apple apple tree (Malus pumila, commonly and erroneously called Malus domestica) is a deciduous tree in the rose family best known for its sweet, pomaceous fruit, the apple introduced Mobile Me with the unreliable sloppiness of a Google beta launch, earning much finger wagging. It then hired away key webOS developer Rich Dellinger to create Notification Center and built a robust, secure Push push is an applied force typically intended to drive or impel, acting in a direction away from person or thing causing the force Notifications System integrated with Mobile Me (renamed iCloud) to build a powerful messaging message is a discrete unit of communication intended by the source for consumption by some recipient or group of recipients and rich describes someone possessing wealth app notification system.

In iOS 10, notifications may refer to: Notification (Holy See), an announcement by a department of the Roman Curia Casualty notification, the process of notifying relatives of people who have been killed or seriously can even serve as payloads for video is an electronic medium for the recording, copying, playback, broadcasting, and display of moving visual media clips, such as when a HomeKit camera alerts you that you have a delivery person at the door.

Apple’s not behind in Notifications anymore

Google also comes up with new ideas for Android, but these frequently wither on the vine because it takes take is a single continuous recorded performance a year for even a tenth of the installed base to get moved to a major new release, and multiple years year is the orbital period of the Earth moving in its orbit around the Sun for an Android version to represent the majority of devices. This problem began in 2010 but has only gotten worse every year since, despite ineffectual attempts at addressing this huge delay in deployment.


2011: Google is an American multinational technology company specializing in Internet-related services and products floated another feature feature is a distinct property or piece, which may refer to Apple lacked for several years: Near Field may refer to Communications is the act of conveying intended meanings from one entity or group to another through the use of mutually understood signs and semiotic rules, or NFC, used in Google Wallet wallet is a small, flat case that can be used to carry such personal items as cash, credit cards, and identification documents (driver’s license, identification card, club card, etc.), photographs, contactless payments. Google was supposed to rule and ruling usually refers to standards for activities in this arena arena is an enclosed area, often circular or oval-shaped, designed to showcase theater, musical performances, or sporting events, but Wallet failed to ever gain much traction, despite may refer to: A preposition Despite (band), A Swedish metal band USS Despite (AM-89), an Adroit-class minesweeper of the United States Navy efforts may refer to: Effort, Pennsylvania, a CDP in Monroe County, Pennsylvania Effortfulness, the subjective experience of exertion when performing an activity to build out NFC payment payment is the transfer of an item of value from one party (such as a person or company) to another in exchange for the provision of goods, services or both, or to fulfill a legal obligation infrastructure. Apple didn’t have or having may refer to: the concept of ownership any concept of possession; see Possession (disambiguation) an English “verb” used: to denote linguistic possession in a broad sense as an auxiliary NFC because it was so behind.

What Apple did instead was rapidly introduce Bluetooth 4 (starting with iPhone 4s) and build Carter was a former high school Football player at Hancock North Central in the late 80,s Build may refer to: Engineering something Construction Physical body stature, especially muscle size out a platform may refer to of near-proximity wireless integration between iOS devices, Macs and Apple Watch watch is a small timepiece intended to be carried or worn by a person that was later branded as Continuity. Prior to launching Apple Pay, the company also lined up the dots for Touch ID, building security right into the design of its products.

Apple didn’t introduce Apple Pay until 2014, at least three 3 (; /ˈθriː/) is a number, numeral, and glyph years behind Wallet. However, the effort Apple put into building building or edifice is a structure with a roof and walls standing more or less permanently in one place, such as a house or factory foundational support, and its prescience in supporting the much faster Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard for exchanging data over short distances (using short-wavelength UHF radio waves in the ISM band from 2.4 to 2.485 GHz) from fixed and mobile devices, and building 4 rather than NFC for nearby connectivity, launched Apple far ahead of Google in both support may refer to: Support (structure), architectural components that include arches, beams, columns, balconies, and stretchers Lateral support (disambiguation) Life support, in medicine Technical for modern Bluetooth and in NFC payments, despite (or perhaps, because of) not being first to rush or rushes may refer to a loose payment concept concept is an abstract idea representing the fundamental characteristics of what it represents to market.

That same may refer to: Sameness or identity In places: Same (ancient Greece) Same, East Timor, the capital of the Manufahi district Samé, Mali Same, Tanzania Same District, Tanzania In other uses: SAME year Apple also launched Siri, while the heads of Google and Microsoft both publicly scoffed at the idea philosophy, ideas are usually construed as mental representational images of some object of voice assistants on a mobile device. That changed as Siri is an honorific address used in a number of situations in many anglophone cultures clearly helped to sell can refer to: A verb relating to sales Sell, West Virginia, an unincorporated community in Preston County, West Virginia Sell (professional wrestling), a wrestling term SELL or Syndicat des new iPhones. Since then, a narrative that Apple isn’t advancing Siri fast enough has emerged, implying Apple is again behind and, of course, won’t be able to catch up.

Today may refer to: The day of the present, the time that is perceived directly, often called now, even may refer to though the media is infatuated with Amazon’s Alexa–and its innovative new “landline telephone paired with a stationary television”–Apple continues to dominate the global market for voice human voice consists of sound made by a human being using the vocal folds for talking, singing, laughing, crying, screaming, etc assistance in terms of millions of users, device penetration, international language support, and in use on mobile devices people actually carry around and use.

Plus-sized Phones

2012 Samsung had just debuted its “phablet” Galaxy Note, sporting a big screen larger than 5 inches and a tablet-like stylus. Apple’s iPhone had been a much may refer to: Much (TV channel), a cable network in Canada and its domestic and international spin-offs Much (album), an album by Christian band Ten Shekel Shirt Much the Miller’s Son, one of Robin smaller 3.5 inches since birth, and by the end of 2012 the biggest phone Apple could offer was 4 inches–albeit just may refer to: Just (surname) “Just” (song), a song by Radiohead Just! (series), a series of short-story collections for children by Andy Griffiths Jordan University of Science and Technology, a as narrow with a taller profile to make or MAKE may refer to: Make (software), a computer software utility Make (magazine), an American magazine and television program MAKE Architects, a UK architecture practice Make, Botswana, a small it easier to hold with one hand. Samsung was already selling a “regular sized” Galaxy galaxy is a gravitationally bound system of stars, stellar remnants, interstellar gas, dust, and dark matter SIII flagship that was 4.3 inches, significantly larger and wider than iPhone 5/5s/5c. Apple was so behind!Samsung’s Note convergence play combined Apple’s two massively profitable markets into one moderately-successful one, and this was hailed as genius

For the next two full years, Apple had nothing is a concept denoting the absence of something, and is associated with nothingness like Samsung’s increasingly popular or social status is the quality of being well liked, admired or well known to a particular group “phablet,” which was like a tablet and a phone in one box. Apple was forced to sell its customers two boxes: a small may refer to iPhone and an iPad. Apple also took efforts to clearly distinguish its small iOS phone platform from its larger tablet may refer to size is the magnitude or dimensions of a thing, or how big something is. Size can be measured as length, width, height, diameter, perimeter, area, volume, or mass, resulting in two markets for apps: one for iPhone and the other optimized for iPad. Samsung’s Note notes, or NOTE may refer to convergence play combined Apple’s two massively profitable markets into one moderately-successful one, and this was hailed as genius.

Samsung’s phones just kept getting may refer to: Receiving department (or receiving dock), in a distribution center Receiving house, a theater Receiving line, in a wedding reception Receiving mark, postmark Receiving partner, in bigger, both in the Note-phablet category (growing by a quarter quarter is one-fourth, ¼, 25% or 0.25 and may refer to: Quarter (urban subdivision), a section or area, usually of a town Quarter section, an area of one-fourth of a square mile, or 160 acres (0.65 inch each year!) and its standard Galaxy S line (which even more rapidly grew into phablet proportions itself). Apple was stuck selling scores of millions of small iPhones (far greater than Samsung’s Note and S lines lines or LINE may refer to combined) and tens TEN or 10 may also refer to: 10 (number) one of the years 10 BC, AD 10, 1910 or 2010 October, the tenth month of the year of millions million (1,000,000) or one thousand thousand is the natural number following 999,999 and preceding 1,000,001 of iPads (while Samsung was struggling to give away its tablets with the purchase of almost anything).

All this time, Apple “fell fell (from Old Norse fell, fjall, “mountain”) is a high and barren landscape feature, such as a mountain range or moor-covered hills behind” Samsung, perpetually losing out in metrics or metrical may refer to such as market share, units may refer to shipped and numbers of enthusiastic think-pieces about how Samsung was dominating a market in virtually every respect apart from profitability, where it was distantly behind. This is like watching a team lose a ballgame, but be congratulated on their hard or hardness may refer to: Hardness, resistance of physical materials to deformation or fracture Hard (surname) Hard (nautical), a beach or slope convenient for hauling out vessels Hard (tennis), a work may refer to: their ball-time possession statistics, their score or scorer may refer to: Test score, the result of an exam or test attempts and the fact fact is something that is postulated to have occurred or to be correct that they decorated the stadium and made the uniforms for both teams team is a group of people or animals linked in a common purpose. Wait, which team lost again? It’s hard to say really. Points scored isn’t the only way of measuring success in pro sports, is it?

Apple did eventually deliver larger iPhones with the 6 and 6 Plus in 2014, about three years after Samsung debuted the Note. As soon as it did, sales of Galaxy phablets phablet (/ˈfæblᵻt/) is a class of mobile computing devices designed to combine or straddle the size format of smartphones and tablets flatlined, never again growing may refer to: Growth Growing (band), a noise band based in Brooklyn, New York Growing (album), a 2007 album by the instrumental rock band Sleeping People Growing, a children’s song sung on the past the Galaxy S4 peak even though Samsung’s screen or Screens may refer to sizes kept climbing. Profits may refer to: Profit (accounting), the difference between the purchase price and the costs of bringing to market Profit (economics), normal profit and economic profit Profit (real property), a fell from “less than Apple” to “devastated.”

Meanwhile, Apple’s larger iPhones hit a new sales platform twice as high as its previous 4 inch inch (abbreviation: in or ″) is a unit of length in the (British) imperial and United States customary systems of measurement now formally equal to  1⁄36 yard but usually understood as  1⁄12 of a iPhone 5 models, and it has maintained this for the last three years while incrementally increasing Average Selling Prices and selling sale is the exchange of a commodity or money as the price of a good or a service increasingly more apps, Music and other services may refer to to its vast installed base of luxury phone telephone, or phone, is a telecommunications device that permits two or more users to conduct a conversation when they are too far apart to be heard directly buyers.

Somehow, despite Samsung’s reported, ostensible “recovery” and its resumption of “size innovations” (including a new phone with or WITH may refer to: Carl Johannes With (1877–1923), Danish doctor and arachnologist With (character), a character in D. N. Angel With (novel), a novel by Donald Harrington With (album), a screen that’s larger, but just as narrow with a taller profile to make it easier to hold with one hand–what a great idea!), Apple continues to perform better financially while Samsung Mobile profits have declined each year.

Modern UI

2013 Prior derived from the Latin for “earlier, first”, (or prioress for nuns) is an ecclesiastical title for a superior, usually lower in rank than an abbot or abbess to launching ship launching is the process of transferring a vessel to the water iPhone 6, Apple’s iOS 6 was being framed as looking old and boring, particularly in comparison to Android, but there was also a handful of pundits holding up Windows Phone and describing how innovative it was to replace developer branded app icons with animated boxes describes a variety of containers and receptacles for permanent use as storage, or for temporary use, often for transporting contents of brightly colored squares in Live Tiles. Innovation literally means “new,” so a scoring system counting the number of arbitrary changes introduced should win this smartphone game, right are legal, social, or ethical principles of freedom or entitlement; that is, rights are the fundamental normative rules about what is allowed of people or owed to people, according to some legal?

In addition to looking old, iOS 6 had also kicked out Google Maps, replacing it with native Apple Maps data that was distantly behind Google in search as well may refer to as correctly labeled points of interest. On top, Apple was also struggling to get developers to adopt its iCloud is a cloud storage and cloud computing service from Apple Inc. launched on October 12, 2011 service for backup and sync, but early implementation flaws were frustrating app developers to the point or points may refer to of making it unusable. Apple’s concept of a cloud didn’t even expose a file system! Apple was so behind in looks or The Look may refer to, maps and in cloud meteorology, a cloud is an aerosol comprising a visible mass of minute liquid droplets, frozen crystals, or particles suspended in the atmosphere above the surface of a planetary body that it seemed it could never catch up to Google. Android was winning.

However, that year in iOS 7 Apple introduced a clean new “deference” interface that radically updated the look and feel of not just the new iPhone 5s, but iPhones dating back to the three year old iPhone 4. What Apple at the time called “the fastest software software, or simply software, is a part of a computer system that consists of data or computer instructions, in contrast to the physical hardware from which the system is built upgrade in history” gave the modern-looking iOS 7 a massive installed base or BASE may refer to, causing developers to rush to update may refer to: Technology: Patch (computing), also known as a software update Update (SQL), a SQL statement for changing database records Update (FP-6 Project), a research funding programme created their own apps to look fresh or FRESH may refer to: Postharvest freshness, in agriculture, the instant a crop is removed from the ground, or separated from its parent plant, it begins to deteriorate Freshwater ecoregion, and modern may refer to, too.

Meanwhile may refer to, any new ideas in Android Land or at Microsoft could only hope to dribble out on sales of new phones, because why would anyone waste their time fixing software on phones that had already been sold? After dumping legacy Windows Mobile phones, Microsoft actually did begin copying Apple’s aggressive software updates, but by then its installed base of WP7 phones was so small that it didn’t really matter the classical physics observed in everyday life, matter is any substance that has mass and takes up space; this includes atoms and anything made up of these, but not other energy phenomena or waves.

Alongside its fresh new iOS 7 platform look, Apple also pushed out an internally developed 64-bit A7 chip or chips may refer to with a Secure Enclave supporting Touch somatosensory system is a part of the sensory nervous system ID fingerprint recognition for easy unlocking, to guarantee the use of a passcode, enabling full may refer to: People with the surname Full, including: Mr. Full (given name unknown), acting Governor of German Cameroon, 1913 to 1914 A property in the mathematical field of topology; see Full set device encryption cryptography, encryption is the process of encoding a message or information in such a way that only authorized parties can access it. Encryption does not of itself prevent interference, but denies and securing the device for Activation Lock to foil thieves. With iPhone 5s, Apple outlined the future of security and authentication, changing our ideas of what privacy could be while frustrating the FBI, Russian spies and phone thieves common usage, a theft is the illegal taking of another person’s property or services without that person’s permission or consent with the intent to deprive the rightful owner of it. The word is. Since then, every other phone maker has worked to copy Apple’s security model modeling or modelling may refer to: Conceptual model, a representation of a system using general rules and concepts Physical model or plastic model, a physical representation in three dimensions of. With iPhone 5s, Apple outlined the future of security and authentication is the act of confirming the truth of an attribute of a single piece of data (a datum) claimed true by an entity, changing our ideas of what privacy is the ability of an individual or group to seclude themselves, or information about themselves, and thereby express themselves selectively could be while frustrating the FBI, Russian refers to anything related to Russia, including: Russians (русские, russkiye), an ethnic group of the East Slavic peoples, primarily living in Russia and neighboring countries Rossiyane (россияне), spies is the obtaining of information considered secret or confidential without the permission of the holder of the information and phone thieves

Google had been mostly working on fresh looks in Android, so it was suddenly caught blindsided by iOS in areas including support for 64-bit processors may refer to, hardware security, fingerprint support, encryption, and other things that don’t matter to techie writers who preferred what Android looked like compared to iOS 6.

When Samsung and HTC attempted to catch up to Apple in fingerprint fingerprint in its narrow sense is an impression left by the friction ridges of a human finger sensors on their new phones in 2014, Google hadn’t added fingerprint support in Android so hardware may refer to: Household hardware, equipment such as keys, locks, hinges, latches, handles, wire, chains, plumbing, tools, utensils, and machine parts, typically sold in hardware stores Builders makers slopped together their own, using laughably insecure implementations that copied users’ fingerprint data is, from its Latin origin, a singular form of “data”, and may refer to a single item of data unencrypted into the phones’ readily accessible file system system is a set of interacting or interdependent component parts forming a complex or intricate whole.

Even two years later, no Android phones were fast or FAST may refer to enough may refer to to perform full disk encryption in software (as Google didn’t support hardware encryption), so users may refer to: User (system), a person using a generic system User (computing), a person or software using an information system User (telecommunications), an entity using a telecommunications rarely turned encryption on. Good thing, because FDE security is the degree of resistance to, or protection from, harm on Android was also broken.

Qualcomm first denigrated Apple’s 64-bit A7 as a “marketing gimmick,” then belatedly scrambled to catch may refer to up with its own slower chips that didn’t work well and overheated, handing Android makers a defective high-end CPU just as Apple shifted into high gear gear or cogwheel is a rotating machine part having cut teeth, or cogs, which mesh with another toothed part to transmit torque in performance and efficiency metrics. The other phenomenology, the terms the Other and the Constitutive Other identify the other human being, in his and her differences from the Self, as being a cumulative, constituting factor in the self-image thing Apple was ahead in was profits. It was earning more than the rest of the smartphone industry combined. Not bad, for being is an extremely broad concept encompassing objective and subjective features of reality and existence so far behind.

Despite initial flaws, Apple Maps rapidly began displacing Google Maps on iOS. It also enabled Apple to launch may refer to CarPlay (centered around Maps navigation) a year ahead of Google’s own automotive support for Android. Suddenly Google’s solid 7 year lead in mapping didn’t seem to be helping the company company, abbreviated co., is a legal entity made up of an association of people, be they natural, legal, or a mixture of both, for carrying on a commercial or industrial enterprise at all. Apple’s being behind again looks like an advantage more than a detriment. It is as if Apple gives may refer to everyone else an opportunity to fail to set a baseline for it to exceed.


2014 Just before being blindsided by iPhone 6, Samsung rushed to introduce proof that it was the True Innovator, ahead of Apple in a key new segment: wearables. It had launched its first or 1st is the ordinal form of the number one (#1) modern smartwatch at the end of 2013, with such great ideas as a less than half-VGA resolution video camera.

Google rushed out Android Wear in 2014, citing support from over a dozen industry players commonly refers to including its own newly jettisoned hardware subsidiary Motorola. Pebble had introduced a crowdfunded smartwatch starting can refer to multiple topics: Takeoff, the phase of flight where an aircraft transitions from moving along the ground to flying through the air Starting lineup in sports Standing start and rolling in 2012, and FitBit, Asus, Sony, Qualcomm and LG were also building smartwatches, with more planned from luxury watch makers. It was like the smartphone market in 2006: how could Apple possibly expect to “just walk in” after falling so far behind?

At the end of 2014 it walked Apple Watch in alongside its most may refer to anticipated new iPhone ever–with premium may refer to: Premium (marketing), a promotional item that can be received for a small fee when redeeming proofs of purchase that come with or on retail products Risk premium, the monetary, expensive versions may refer to: In computing: Software version, assigning unique version names or numbers to unique states of computer software VERSION (CONFIG.SYS directive), a configuration directive in FreeDOS In that climbed up toward $15,000 for a solid gold Edition. Rather than sporting a pixelated camera camera is an optical instrument for recording or capturing images, which may be stored locally, transmitted to another location, or both, Apple focused on notifications (remember when Apple was behind in notifications?), messaging (remember when may refer to: When?, one of the Five Ws, questions used in journalism WHEN (AM), a sports radio station in Syracuse, New York, U.S. WHEN, the former call letters of TV station WTVH in Syracuse?) and fitness. Apple Watch sales eviscerated Samsung and gutted not only the smartwatch industry is the production of goods or related services within an economy at large but also froze growth in high-end watch sales as well.

Again a pattern emerges that “being years behind” appears to be a competitive advantage may refer to for Apple. Meanwhile, all this time Apple was consistently increasing cash flow, building global production infrastructure and investing in the next areas is the quantity that expresses the extent of a two-dimensional figure or shape, or planar lamina, in the plane it was “behind in.”


2015 While Android’s various first-mover advantages evaporated, Microsoft began to gain may refer to attention for Surface Pro, which supposedly invented pairing a hardware keyboard with a tablet. Microsoft was slipping behind may refer to: Behind (album), a 1992 album by Superior Behind (Australian rules football), a method of scoring in Australian rules football, awarding one point “Behind” (song), a 2008 single by Apple so rapidly in mobile devices device is usually a constructed tool that it needed to demonstrate that it was the True Innovator in releasing a new Surface may refer to: Surface (mathematics) Surface (topology), a two-dimensional manifold Surface (differential geometry), a differentiable two-dimensional manifold Algebraic surface, an algebraic variety Book and another Surface Pro, both of which were neither tablets nor notebooks but rather a new made-up category plural categories, may refer to of Detachables, evading direct comparisons with Apple’s far-behind MacBooks and iPads, neither of which Detached.

How could Apple ever catch up in Detachables? Apple was stuck earning about $12 billion per quarter from iPads is a line of tablet computers designed, developed and marketed by Apple Inc., which run the iOS mobile operating system and Macs or MAC may refer to: Mac Para Technology, a Czech aircraft manufacturer Martin’s Air Charter, now Martinair Mean aerodynamic chord Merchant aircraft carrier, used during World War II by Britain and, while Microsoft is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Redmond, Washington, that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports and sells computer software, consumer electronics and personal was leading Detachables with about $815 million per quarter of Detachables. If you don’t like the rules of the game, introduce your own playing field and play commonly refers to: Play (activity), enjoyed by animals, including humans Play (theatre), structured literary form of theatre Play may refer also to with yourself. You get all the points!

Having built Detachables since introducing Surface RT back in 2012, it seemed there was no way Apple could just walk in and take Detachables the way it had taken MP3 players, phones, apps, messaging, maps, encryption, mobile Application Processors and watches.

That fall Apple introduced iPad Pro, which immediately outsold all Surface sales, meaning it now also dominated Detachables may mean: Emotional detachment, in psychology, refers to “inability to connect” or “mental assertiveness” Detachment (philosophy), the state of lacking material desire Detachment (military), a because iPad Pro is indeed sold with a keyboard may refer to that can be removed.

It’s like the English language, the word like has a very flexible range of uses, ranging from conventional to non-standard when you’re winning playing a game by yourself and somebody walks is one of the main gaits of locomotion among legged animals in and plays you and beats you soundly. But Microsoft can’t really even get mad about it because that’s just how karma works.

iPad Pro is also sold without a keyboard, because its an iPad and “Detachables” isn’t actually a real may refer to: Reality, the state of things as they exist, rather than as they may appear or may be thought to be. Real numbers, in mathematics, extension of the rational numbers (and opposed to word nor a significant or credible market segment may refer to. It’s an invention to flatter Microsoft. It didn’t appreciably help.

Since 2015, Surface sales haven’t grown. Apple’s iPad unit sales haven’t either, but they have shifted from low-end sales to higher ASPs, thanks to Pro sales. Microsoft is still earning around $815 million per quarter from Surface while Apple just earned $9.7 billion in Q2 from its non-iPhone computers computer is a device that can be instructed to carry out an arbitrary set of arithmetic or logical operations automatically. Apple’s computer sales are also bucking the failing trend among PC makers.

But rather than being coddled into its own Surface Success Fantasy by industry research outfits inventing a new “category of computing” playing field where may refer to: Where?, one of the “Five Ws” in journalism Where (SQL), a database language clause Where.com, a provider of location-based applications via mobile phones Where (magazine), a series of players can be successful just by participating, Apple’s computer sales (and in particular its iPad sales) are frequently compared against the most successful tech business ever: Apple’s iPhone. Compared to iPhone, everything else Apple does may refer to: An adult female in some animal species such as deer and goat; see List of animal names Doe people, a people of coastal Tanzania Doe language, spoken by the Doe people is behind!

That’s how Apple Watch decisively won in watches, but ended up denigrated as a failure because as we all know, Apple isn’t competing against other smartwatches, it’s trying to beat the iPhone. It’s like the tech is an abbreviation for technology, and terms that are derived from it technical support, services providing assistance with technology products techno, a form of electronic dance music a technical media may refer to laughs at Apple for tying its shoes because it can’t outrun the bear. But it’s not trying to outrun the bear. It owns the bear. It’s trying to outrun everyone else still still is an apparatus used to distill liquid mixtures by heating to selectively boil and then cooling to condense the vapor putting their shoes on as iPhone bear are carnivoran mammals of the family Ursidae runs around eating everyone.

It’s popular to say that Apple is “behind” in smartwatches because it isn’t offering 4G mobile often refers to: Mobile phone, a portable communications device Mobile (sculpture), a hanging artwork or toy Mobile may also refer to connectivity may refer to: Connected space in topology Connectivity (graph theory) Connectivity (media), the ability of the social media to accumulate economic capital from the users connections and activities that could replace your phone with a watch–as some other smartwatches attempt attempt to commit a crime occurs if a criminal has an intent to commit a crime and takes a substantial step toward completing the crime, but for reasons not intended by the criminal, the final to do. The same people who are advising that Apple cannibalize its iPhone sales to less expensive Watches also seem to think that its a bad thing or The Thing may refer to that Apple isn’t still selling more iPads instead of higher-ASP, big screen iPhones. It’s almost as if the only way Apple can be successful is if it makes less money.

Wearables may refer to: Clothing Wearable technology Wearable computer Activity tracker, part 2

2016 Samsung rang in the year with a Galaxy Gear-like spectacular, albeit one that played down smartwatches to instead focus on how ahead-of-Apple it was in smartphone Virtual Reality. The new Gear VR headset was a collaboration with Facebook’s Oculus, and served as a key strategy for upselling Samsung phone buyers to its premium Galaxy S6 and S7 models. Apple offered nothing like this! Another important way Samsung was ahead last last is a mechanical form that has a shape similar to that of a human foot spring: water resistance.

Samsung was clearly ahead of Apple in delivering those features, just as it was previously ahead in selling smartphones, in phone cameras, in NFC, in phablets and in smartwatches. It isn’t ahead in those areas anymore however. By the end of 2016, Samsung phones had failed two major water is a transparent and nearly colorless chemical substance that is the main constituent of Earth’s streams, lakes, and oceans, and the fluids of most living organisms resistance may refer to tests and Apple had introduced its own water resistant iPhone 7.

Originally intended to make a big VR splash–and distract some holiday season attention is the behavioral and cognitive process of selectively concentrating on a discrete aspect of information, whether deemed subjective or objective, while ignoring other perceivable information away from iPhone is a line of smartphones designed and marketed by Apple Inc 7–Samsung’s VR-phablet Note 7 instead imploded as bad QA resulted in battery failures causing fires and an embarrassing recall. Samsung had to cancel the entire production may be: In Economics: Production (economics) Outline of industrial organization, the act of making products (goods and services) Production, the act of manufacturing goods Production as statistic, for an incredible $5 billion billion is a number with two distinct definitions: 1,000,000,000, i.e. one thousand million, or 109 (ten to the ninth power), as defined on the short scale loss and Oculus oculus (plural oculi, from Latin oculus, ‘eye’) is a circular opening in the centre of a dome or in a wall remotely disabled their Gear VR headsets so that nobody could even try to use them.

Rather than cementing Samsung’s “aheadedness,” VR turned out to be the biggest loser of 2016. Instead, the most popular and critically acclaimed new wearable turned out to be Apple’s AirPods, an effort to deliver perfected wireless sound with a voice based, audio Augmented Reality. In a sort of double sting, AirPods also work with Apple Watch, giving Apple two major is a military rank of commissioned officer status, with corresponding ranks existing in many military forces throughout the world wins in wearables compared to two painful bellyflops from Samsung.

Where is Apple behind in 2017?

Microsoft just finished Build, and Google is set to outline what it’s been working may refer to: Employment Working (musical), a 1978 musical Working (TV series), a situation comedy Working (book), a book by Studs Terkel Working!!, a manga by Karino Takatsu Holbrook Working on at its IO conference in the second half of next week. After may refer to that we get two weeks to contemplate what Apple will be showing off at WWDC in the first week week is a time unit equal to seven days of June. We’ll be looking for areas where Apple may be behind its rivals.

It’s getting harder to find them.</span>

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