This is true, apple can say that they're releasing something and what they literally release is nothing, yet there will be people that will actually buy nothing.
And as for the iphone as a fashion item, fashion trends don't last forever.
The start-up times for W8 over W7 is a notable improvement. Benchmarks I've read comparing W7 vs. W8 show improvements in all respects. Even if you don't use the tablet functionality, it looks like it'll be a welcome improvement. Yeah, some of the interface changes are peculiar compared to how things have worked before, but as 3rd party floating toolbars become available and other customizations, I'm sure you'll be able to adjust the interface to your liking.
My wife has been thinking about other phones for a while now to replace her aging iPhone 3GS. She has considered the Samsung Galaxy S3 (too big), and the Motorola Razr/Razr Maxx. But at the end of the day, she just cannot bring herself to buy the Droid based phone as she hates my droid (Motorola Droid 2), and she feels she would just miss having her iPhone...which has been outstanding for her for the past 3.5 years.
My Windows Phone hasn't ever needed a reboot to get working again so far, and it's been about six months almost. Some others report the same. Interesting pparks1 that your wife's 3GS still runs fine as I know someone that has one that they feel runs slow.
My wife has been waiting for a new phone for quite a while. She skipped the iPhone 4 and 4s because of the glass back. Unsure she is going to wait longer for Windows 8.
As a therapist who works in a school with Austistic kids. They use iPhone and iPad apps there pretty extensively. I see almost no possibility of her doing anything but an iPhone. She will be 100% satisfied.
Like all projects, the company that commissioned the ad must sign a legal document saying that they approve of the content.
In Australia, Apple got sued over misleading iPhone ads (about 4G) and lost, not the marketing agency.
Maybe it is different in the US.
It's the same in the US.
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I wish there could be an Operating System made in Europe called Eurosoft Corporation (not the PC diagnostic software company), or one in Australia called Aboriginal Software (not the shareware company). Why can't the Chinese make an OS for their country? Maybe they do? I do not know? Or the Germans > Germansoft! Inc. (not the website developers) I don't like that, Microsoft, from Redmond, Washington, has to provide the world with an Operating System that attempts to be usable, agreeable, up to date and profitable for use by everyone everywhere. Market trends have shown that a flat pure desktop only has no growth potential or innovation. A flat pure desktop only is a utensil. Many would prefer the Microsoft Utensil OS. Got UNIX? I suppose Microsoft could choose to not be a global provider, but could they do that? Could they stop selling to Europeans? Or Asians? Is Windows 8 a clever ploy to steal? Is Windows 8 a ludicrous waste of talent? Does it make sense to market a commercially driven for profit OS in countries that have economic strife? How about a Global Operating System made by Globesoft Inc. (not the Swedish technology company) Or is that Apple? These massive enterprises tend to get sued all the time because they are a huge target. Are they good? Is there evil in the world? Are they swindlers? Are they con artists? Is there a conspiracy to deceive? I think MS is just a software company that tries to be profitable, and sometimes they are unable to. Lots of people in America and from other geopolitical locations around the planet distrust wealth. Is Microsoft greedy? Should they be ruined? Lawsuits happen all the time because certain entities have a grievance. Marketing agencies are paid to produce a product that is, "like you said," the opinion of the enterprise seeking to advertise something. So there is no perfection, people are not always right and not always wrong. I just today heard of a company being sued for deceptive marketing practices on the radio. They deny the charges and will seek a resolution to clear their name brand and reputation. It is all very messy. Getting into business these days is not an easy task. There are any number of organizations that will always seek to get their piece of the pie. And Microsoft has to code their Operating Systems User Interfaces to languages around the world. Imagine how many offices and personnel that requires! Who were the first to attempt to kill the metro? The Chinese. Will Windows 8 be successful in Romania? In Poland? In Korea? In Russia? In Greece? I do not know. Perhaps it could be successful in the United States but all bets are off. The Windows Store is getting loaded with multi language apps now. They could be interesting but I don't really need apps from Korea, Thailand, Russia or India! And the desktop is still there as an upgrade of Windows 7. It may not be very well received, but I still think Windows 8 will be successful down the road. Updates and patches, service packs and more will happen as it has always happened.
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