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  1. mase123987's Avatar
    Obviously we are waiting for June 20th for the big news on the future of WP. I hope they have something big planned. I was just eyeing the competition (iMore.com) and I was surprised to not seeing all the iFanboys jumping for joy on the news coming out about iOS 6. The comments (ignoring the trolls) seems that the new features are liked but lacking any real bang. Also, some of the big features will be leaving non-4s and future users in the dust.

    If even the iFanboys aren't going crazy, that is leaving Microsoft a chance to gain marketplace. I know plenty of iPhone users who aren't emotionally attached and would switch if they felt they could do all the same things. I am hoping Apollo has a few tricks up its sleeves!

    UPDATE: Just read on their forms that Apple's stock dropped after the keynote speeches. Apparently nobody likes what they heard. Come on Microsoft! This is slowly becoming your chance to push the door open!
    Last edited by mase123987; 06-11-2012 at 07:48 PM.
    06-11-2012 07:33 PM
  2. eric12341's Avatar
    And so it begins, very soon the public will wake up and realize that the real functionality is on windows and not the same old grid of icons iPhone and stolen code Android.

    I'm ready for the Microsoft Revolution.
    06-11-2012 07:52 PM
  3. threedog's Avatar
    Not to kill your buzz but Apple's stock always goes down a bit after keynotes. It happened after the 4S so it doesn't really mean anything.

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    06-11-2012 08:29 PM
  4. mase123987's Avatar
    Not to kill your buzz but Apple's stock always goes down a bit after keynotes. It happened after the 4S so it doesn't really mean anything.

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    Fair enough. I didn't do any research on the past! That said, I did post this originally not even knowing about the stock. Its more about the lack of super happy Apple fans that surprises me.
    06-11-2012 08:37 PM
  5. vp710's Avatar
    Fair enough. I didn't do any research on the past! That said, I did post this originally not even knowing about the stock. Its more about the lack of super happy Apple fans that surprises me.
    I've witnessed this on most tech blogs. This keynote seems to have been underwhelming for most iFans. I can't wait for Apollo and Win8!
    06-11-2012 09:07 PM
  6. mase123987's Avatar
    This came from a guy who has been on macrumors.com forums since 2008:

    "This is exactly my situation. I was jailbroken before iOS5 came out and finally, after a few weeks when no jailbreak of iOS5 was forthcoming, I decided to update to 5 as I was quite tempted. In this case, I have no temptation whatsoever (I do have just an iPhone 4).

    Assuming this is a proper beta (ie essentially feature-complete) this is also having an affect on my future purchase decision of an iPhone 5 (I am leaning against it). The only aspect that is giving me pause is the outstanding Apple Store service and replacement policy which I know I will not get when buying an Android phone (the HTX One X and not the Galaxy SIII is what I am leaning towards).

    What this update has done is piqued my curiosity in what Windows Phone 8 will bring."

    I'm seeing a lot of people starting to think about using Android instead of iOS now. This is why Microsoft needs to jump hard right now so more people at least mention WP when deciding future phone.
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    06-11-2012 09:27 PM
  7. cedarlog's Avatar
    my own definition for big opportunity when Microsoft manage to WOW's windows phone users android users BB users and ios users on its big developers day

    june 20 really really really important day for Microsoft, Nokia and windows phone users
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    06-11-2012 10:23 PM
  8. AngryNil's Avatar
    Facebook integration and launching apps through voice. I love it when Apple has to play catch-up :]
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    06-12-2012 12:30 AM
  9. Reflexx's Avatar
    I agree that this is a big opportunity for MS. Not only on Windows Phone though.

    MS will need to push the features of Windows 8 tablets. And there needs to be some spectacular hardware available for tablets and laptops at launch. That Asus Taichi looks amazing. Same with the Lenovo(?) Yoga.
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    06-12-2012 12:46 AM
  10. vp710's Avatar
    I agree that this is a big opportunity for MS. Not only on Windows Phone though.

    MS will need to push the features of Windows 8 tablets. And there needs to be some spectacular hardware available for tablets and laptops at launch. That Asus Taichi looks amazing. Same with the Lenovo(?) Yoga.
    Exactly. Why would I buy an iPad and a MacBook Pro when I can have the equivalent of both (and more) with a great Windows environment for half the price on fantastic hardware? I'm really excited about what's coming up.
    06-12-2012 12:59 AM
  11. lippidp's Avatar
    Yeah, there wasn't much to see. I remember when Siri was released thinking that it would be huge. This time, they keynote started with Siri talking to the audience like the first Mac did in 1984.



    All I could think of was, "In 30 years this is all they've done?" That Siri can now open apps and give sports scores I thought, "You mean it couldn't do that before?" What a joke. I think eventually people will figure out the snow job that's been going on for the past 5 years and Apple will fall back to its former self -- a niche market for wealthy clueless people.
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    06-12-2012 01:12 AM
  12. 12Danny123's Avatar
    The June 20th event will likely be much much better than apple's. Or possibly androids : )
    Last edited by 12Danny123; 06-12-2012 at 02:56 AM.
    06-12-2012 02:16 AM
  13. occer's Avatar
    wow, you are really farsightness !! iPhone will be released this autumn !
    06-12-2012 02:41 AM
  14. Reflexx's Avatar
    I'm not sure if the June 20th even for Windows Phone will be better than Apple's event.

    There might be some cool things. But as an "event", Apple tends to throw really good ones. And since the June 20th event is developer focused as opposed to being consumer focused, it probably won't have as much pizzazz.
    06-12-2012 01:03 PM
  15. mase123987's Avatar
    I am less worried about it being fantasy and more about features announced. I hope to hear that WP will be opened some to allow for certain apps and features that just aren't possible right now. Not wild west like Android though.

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    06-12-2012 03:56 PM
  16. Nataku4ca's Avatar
    I'm not sure if the June 20th even for Windows Phone will be better than Apple's event.
    i don't know about that, WWDC is developer conference as well and with MIX nixed, there is only the Build conference, i think we will see a different Build conference compared to previous years
    06-12-2012 05:09 PM
  17. Reflexx's Avatar
    i don't know about that, WWDC is developer conference as well and with MIX nixed, there is only the Build conference, i think we will see a different Build conference compared to previous years
    Well, last year's BUILD conference was pretty epic. But that likely won't be for another few months.
    06-12-2012 08:24 PM
  18. cckgz4's Avatar
    iFanboys? I think it makes any forum looks extremely childish when resorting to tactics as calling people troll or grouping them into a certain fanboy circle. It's BEYOND ridiculous. We don't like it when those few negative forum members do it, we shouldn't as well. When I go on iMore's forum, it seems VERY peaceful. If there's any arguing, worrying over the competition, or griping about what their phones DON'T have, I barely see it compared to the rest of the mobile nations forums. This is just really getting old
    06-13-2012 12:20 AM
  19. Mr Bigs's Avatar
    And so it begins, very soon the public will wake up and realize that the real functionality is on windows and not the same old grid of icons iPhone and stolen code Android.

    I'm ready for the Microsoft Revolution.
    Android is no more stolen code than original Windows is.:rolleyes:
    06-13-2012 06:14 AM
  20. LowRentTechGuy's Avatar
    Don't know if it's the same thing, but I read that at least Apollo will allow multiple resolutions, that is a start I guess, but I want windows 8 and WP8 to allow for total home integration. Phone, computer, Xbox, seamlessly. But that might be asking too much.:D
    06-13-2012 09:20 AM
  21. gwydionjhr's Avatar
    Don't know if it's the same thing, but I read that at least Apollo will allow multiple resolutions, that is a start I guess, but I want windows 8 and WP8 to allow for total home integration. Phone, computer, Xbox, seamlessly. But that might be asking too much.:D
    I don't think you're asking too much. I think that is exactly the goal MS is working towards. I'll be surprised (and delighted) if they manage to roll all of the functionality we want out in the the first go. In alot of ways Win8 is a 1.0, and as such, I suspect there will be a steady drumbeat of increased integration as things move on after launch day.

    MS seems pretty focused on not rolling out features until they're as stable as they can make them, and I for one, am willing to wait for them to make sure things are right before they do.
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    06-13-2012 10:00 AM
  22. btgusto's Avatar
    Instead of being a visionary Tim cook is trying not to crash and burn bringing the company down with him. But he is failing to see that is exactly what he is doing; crashing...slowly.

    I've read so many comments on multiple sites of ifans complaining. But they will still line up to buy a stretched out iphone with a new dock connector that doesn't fit any of their accessories. Not only do they have to buy a phone but new accessories or at least an adapter.

    Convergence: Combining a fridge and a toaster. Tim Cook does not believe in combining the ipad with a keyboard as we've seen with windows 8 at computex. No Vision of the future.

    Convergence is where MS picks up steam to become #2 faster than IDC 2016 prediction. I believe developers will jump on board seeing all the windows 8 tablets/laptops and port many of their apps over to W8. Which will benefit WP8. The continued advancement of Xbox 360 and how it plays nice with W8 will also be a benefit. MS AND Nokia have a huge opportunity to gain momentum. June 20th and Nokia's upcoming conference will be huge. People need to be wowed. 2013 will be huge for Windows fans
    06-13-2012 09:35 PM
  23. AngryNil's Avatar
    Microsoft just needs a bunch of charismatic speakers. I watched the Xbox E3 event and while it was not super engaging, most the speakers knew how to engage the audience and structure a speech. Contrast with recent Windows Phone-related announcements, where there was some bumbling fool who stutters every second word and another one who places emphasis on the wrong words, leaving them awkwardly without applause.

    Get Belfiore out again, and if heaps is shared with Windows 8, get Sinofsky on stage too. Heck, get Ben Rudolph too. These are guys who are much more likeable than random corporate executives.
    06-14-2012 12:31 AM
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