There’s a lot of hate out there for Apple in the whole iPhone vs Samsung world we live in and I have an idea why.
Time to remember the past to know the future. I remember carrying around a Motorola brick and thinking to myself this is so cool. It was the top of the line. That Moto was the best technology had to offer and back to the future was still a popular movie. “Going steady” was a term to ask a girl to be your girlfriend and checkerboard vans finally became uncool. All of which I have had, done, and worn. That was the past and this is now.
I have been using Apple products since there were Apple products. So as a matter of disclosure, I am an Apple user. I am not a devotee and Apple doesn’t do everything right in my book. They only do most things right.
I am amused when condescended to by snarky Samsung users. Jeez, it’s like a cult with them. So I am writing this post to blame it all on Apple. Yeaup, it’s Apple’s fault and here’s how.
Here are the top 5 phones from 2007 (Yes, I know there were other phones, but these actually mattered):
Top Mobile Phones of 2007: LG Shine, Sidekick 3, Nokia N93i, LG enV, iPhone
Samsung’s success within the mobile phone space is due in large part to what Apple did in 2007. To be sure it’s not entirely the reason, but keep reading. You can even hear the pundits now saying, Apple is dead. I remember Micheal Dell saying the same thing. It was amusing then too. Anyway, do you remember 2007? Where were you? What phone were you using, because if we go by the numbers you were in all probability using a mobile phone with either a hinge on it and or a plastic screen.
What can we glean by looking at the above line up? For one thing most of the products of today look more like an iPhone than any other mobile device at the time. Oh, but surely that is a coincidence? No. It’s not. Please note in 2007 the “Google’s Switch” had not yet been brought to market and was built by guess who, Samsung. The phone looked like one of those digital picture frames I re-gifted that same year.
But wait there’s more
Samsung 2007 Mobile Phones
And what pray tell was Samsung doing within the mobile market in 2007, aside from trying to create mobile phones out of picture frames? See line to the left for an idea.
So rather than pay some pasty emo on a commercial or “sponsor” a website “tech writer” ragging on Apple devotees (of which I am not) or products, maybe Samsung could look at what they were building then in 2007 as opposed to what they build now 2013. Seems to me Apple is to blame and other companies simply followed along out of necessity.
Because what they brought to market sucked. When discussing iPhone vs Samsung one shouldn’t suspend facts. And the fact is Samsung was bringing sub par phones to market. If that weren’t the case why don’t you own a flip or slider phone? Instead we all own a mobile device that looks remarkably like that mobile device made by Apple in 2007. Anyone that is fair minded can see it’s Apple’s fault. Apple changed the way we used and thought about mobile devices. How dare they. Rather than blame Apple, maybe a thank you is in order.