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Re: Apple Doesn't Need No Stinking Streaming Media Stick!
Posted by androidguybill on 2014-12-07 08:40:11
In reply to Chris Maxcer
This is typical Apple fanboy stuff whenever Apple loses market share, and it hits all the usual talking points, including attacks on the Amazon and Google business model, the old "sales don't mean usage/revenue" canard and "Apple provides a better user experience" (entirely subjective and many disagree incidentally including the many people who own BOTH Apple AND Android products) resort.

Here is the deal: Google innovated in this space by coming out not only with a new form factor, but function based on the cloud. Apple and its fans spend years panning the innovations of its competition before eventually adopting it - only to then claim that "Apple did it better."

Second, the Fire TV is not a dongle. It is a full-featured streamer just like Roku and Apple TV. (And if you think that people are not using Fire TV to buy and rent movies and music you are nuts.) Amazon merely came out with a dongle option in response to the phenomenal success of Chromecast (Roku did also). But if no one was using Chromecast or if it wasn't generating revenue, why would Roku and Amazon copy it? They have access to industry figures that we do not, and the first rule of business is that replicating failure makes no sense.

This is why everyone hates Apple fans: their bitterness towards the success and good ideas of everybody else. It isn't so much that Apple doesn't "need" a dongle as it is that Apple is nowhere near good enough as a cloud company to invent a technology like Chromecast, let alone fashion a viable true competitor (instead of merely an HDMI dongle streamer like Roku rushed out with) in less than a year. Apple is so behind in the cloud that it can't even offer iCloud - which is merely storage with no advanced features - without Microsoft Azure. But instead of admitting that another company invented something that Apple did not because it is better than something than Apple, you make unfounded claims that the products are loss leaders used to data mine consumers and similar.

Incidentally, Google doesn't merely offer Chromecast. They also offer Nexus Player, a fully-functioned media streamer similar to the Apple TV that is a combination of the Apple TV's hardware-based form and Chromecast's cloud function. (It is similar to Fire TV, except better.) We do not have sales figures for the Nexus Player, but - as was the case with the better Android phones - if Google and its partners continue to offer superior products and technology, the result will be strong sales that Apple will be forced to respond to. When that happens, please, no more churlish, peevish responses from the Apple fans like this.




 * Topic  Author  Date
Re: Apple Doesn't Need No Stinking Streaming Media Stick!  Chris Maxcer  2014-12-05 20:20:23
Re: Apple Doesn't Need No Stinking Streaming Media Stick!  spbrown  2014-12-24 19:34:10
Re: Apple Doesn't Need No Stinking Streaming Media Stick!  stephen_victor  2014-12-08 04:14:36
Re: Apple Doesn't Need No Stinking Streaming Media Stick!  CMaxcer  2014-12-12 19:23:21
Re: Apple Doesn't Need No Stinking Streaming Media Stick!  androidguybill  2014-12-07 08:40:11
Re: Apple Doesn't Need No Stinking Streaming Media Stick!  tmgdfsm  2014-12-07 19:26:13
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