Apple has apparently decided to leave the market for thick, triangular tablets with wavy, cluttered screens and sharp corners to the competition.
As for tablets, Apple identified a similar list of alternative designs available to Samsung:
- Overall shape that isn’t rectangular, or doesn’t have rounded corners.
- Thick frames rather than a thin rim around the front surface.
- Front surface that isn’t entirely flat.
- Profiles that aren’t thin.
- Cluttered appearance.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 pulled from Berlin IFA show floor. Last night I had some drinks with some of the tech journalists which cover IFA . Everybody agreed: this is a PR disaster for Apple as such behaviour just breeds very strong Anti-Apple sentiments with the tech crowd. It also tells everybody that the Samsung products are dangerous for Apple aka “good enough” for consumers. If I were Samsung I would run some remakes of those 1984 commercials once this litigation gets settled. Apple, you are creating yourself a very Microsoftie image right now.
(P.S. I love my MacBook Air).