Saturday, 21 December 2013

SYNAPSE CIRCUIT: 2013: A REVIEW. PART TWO: THE FALL OF APPLE.

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SYNAPSE CIRCUIT:
2013: A REVIEW.
#Technology2013 #Apple #iPhone #iPad

Good evening, Synapse Circuit Readers! How are you? I hope that I have helped you in choosing gifts this Christmas as I am sure I have done last year!

Here I am looking at what I see as the highs and lows of 2013’s world of Tech!

PART TWO: THE FALL OF APPLE.

WORST TECH COMPANY OF THE YEAR: APPLE
MOST DISAPPOINTING HANDSET OF 2013: iPhone 5S
Every time I see an article on Apple it usually begins with something along the lines of, “Samsung are good at copying our technology...” YAWN!!!! That just bores me rigid! I can’t go beyond those opening lines! Apple has yet to put out a phablet or come anywhere close to 5” on the iPhone. Apple aren’t as innovative as they once were; fact! And it is that fact that Apple can’t deal with, so they take it out on their successful rivals, Samsung. Never mind the stupid lawsuits over trivial claims to screen interactions such as pinch to zoom, etc. Apple didn’t have anything in the tank and no amount of settlement due or undue from Samsung can hide that fact.

Apple just can’t take the competition and it is such a shame to see adults behave in this manner. I think that Apple needs a new CEO to steer them out of the hole that Jobs have dug them into. Cook keeps on digging deeper and deeper. Apple will just look like they are copying when they release iPhones with larger screens. How will those ads regarding ‘Hand Science’ go down in the future? I think those ads will go down as a laughing stock in the history of tech.

Just about every high-end Android handset beats the iPhone 5S hands down! I am sure there’s an unintentional pun in that last sentence. The Samsung Galaxy S4 and Note 3 reign supreme! Even the HTC One trumps the iPhone in the design steaks where aesthetics are concerned! Fingerprint ID is an old idea that has been jettisoned by Motorola! Apple hasn’t done enough! Ok, the 64bit architecture is good but I have yet to hear of anyone saying that it is a major improvement over last year’s model. I honestly think that 64bits on the iPhone is like the quad-core on Android. There could be more potential for 64bit on Android and from what I have understood, Google are looking to bring 64bit to the Android operating system. Samsung are just waiting in the wings to do something with 64bit technology!

HOT AIR RETINA
While they (Apple) smirk at the tablet efforts from Android manufacturers and Microsoft they have essentially devalued the iPad with the iPad mini. Nobody in their right mind would want to throw over £400 at a tablet just so that it can out of date the following year. That £400 could go to better use on a Windows laptop! Sure, it does not look as chic and up-to-date as carrying a tablet around but you will be more productive knowing that you have access to real software. The Apple tablet is just the king’s new clothes! Now the iPad mini is a better more affordable option but the Google Nexus 7 2013 offers the better screen and for a lower asking price. I think Apple is blowing hot air which steams up the retinas! And this is the reason why Apple has lost the tablet (and phone) battle against Android! If I wanted to I could go out and get any one of the range of available Android tablets for around £200 or under. I can even get an Android tablet with 3G added for less than it would cost for an iPad mini!

Apple just seems to be all over the place. I really hope that they will improve and give their followers what they want: bigger screens and an end to the bickering! Oh, the need a new CEO with better ideas! Again, Steve Wozniak ought to take over the reins so that Apple mobile devices can benefit more from Google technology! Let’s not forget that Google Maps helped them out when Apple Maps were sending people to destinations unknown!

Apple needs to open up and share!

Roll on 2014 for Apple!

Well, I hope you have enjoyed this instalment of 2013 in review!

HAPPY CHRISTMAS FROM SYNAPSE CIRCUIT

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