“We’ve now had a chance to see the prototype G1 phone. Google is hoping to carve out its own niche in the cellphone market in much the same way Apple (AAPL) has recently done. Can we expect to see lines outside of T-Mobile stores when the phone goes on sale next month? Highly unlikely. Instead, Google’s gPhone appears headed down the same path of irrelevancy as the Microsoft Zune. According to Walt Mossberg, “The G1 won’t win any beauty contests with its Apple rival. It’s stubby and chunky, nearly 30% thicker and almost 20% heavier that the iPhone,’” Jason Schwarz writes for SeekingAlpha.
“It’s on days like today, when someone comes out with a product like the gPhone that we remember just how dominant Apple has become. Aren’t new product releases supposed to be better than the existing ones? Apple competitors are shamefully years behind and it’s all because of one man, Jonathan Ive,” Schwarz writes.
“Senior VP of Industrial Design, Jonathan Ive, is the most important man in the tech world. He is more important to Apple than Steve Jobs,” Schwarz writes.
MacDailyNews Take: Whoa there, Nellie!
Schwartz continues, “Jonathan Ive should be the next CEO of Apple.”
MacDailyNews Take: Well, our own SteveJack said as much… over five years ago!
Schwartz continues, “Apple’s software is good, their end to end user experience is great, but the look and feel of their products is what set’s [sic] them apart.”
MacDailyNews Take: Well, okay, so Schwartz doesn’t get it. It’s still a fun read.
Full article here.