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January 20, 2013

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Then why are you on this site?

Cheat much as School?

Yes, that's why Apple won their case against Samsung in California. It was all a dream based on rebranding. Did you go to Android University to come up with great thinking like that?

Samsung's phones are "innovative" in the same way that counterfeit Prada bags sold in the dark alleys of Seoul are "innovative." Take these Prada bags to a real Prada store and the clerks won't be able to tell the difference. Samsung mistakes imitation for innovation.

Apple doesn't engineer anything. They rebrand other people's technology.

How did you even find that article anyhow?

Apparently, pundits associate bigger with being better. I do think that Apple is a bit too preoccupied with making their products ever thinner. It seems to me they should just leave the iPhone the same external thickness and whatever circuitry space they save should be filled with a larger battery.

I can't wait to see Apple's earnings numbers. I want to see if they weren't able to sell 50 million iPhones due to lack of demand. If any other company sold 50 million smartphones, they'd be praised, but Apple will probably drop in share price for ONLY selling that many.

Dream on!

I think the key phrase SV was "Especially if removing the optical disk from these devices was the main factor in achieving the end result." The iPhone 5's thinner design of course never had an optical drive and so I agree that it took some finess for Apple to continually make it thinner. So we're kind of on the same page here.

This article makes a lot of sense! Thanks Jack!


At first, I was going to agree with you, but I actually think your argument is incomplete.

Making a device thinner is not *always* innovative, but in some cases, it requires a lot of innovation to make a device thinner. For example, look at the smartphone market. Manufacturers try to make their phones thinner than the competition, but it's not easy. It would require a LOT of innovation to make the iPhone be half as thick as it currently is while gaining battery life, processing power, etc.

So, I agree that making something thinner is not innovation in and of itself, and I agree that making something thinner does not always require innovation. But it's important to remember that there are some cases in which innovation is necessary if you want to make something thinner.

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