“A few days ago, I got into a Twitter discussion about things Apple changed and were mocked for changing, yet those changes were copied and eventually became the new normal,” Dave Mark writes for The Loop. “The original discussion was prompted by a wave of phones embracing the notch.”
“I was surprised by how many different things emerged from this exercise,” Mark writes.
“Key to making this list was Apple making a change that is first mocked,” Mark writes. “So innovation [alone] isn’t sufficient [to make this list].”
Are the other examples where Apple did something that was:
1. Publicly mocked and
2. Copied industry wide?
Getting rid of the floppy drive, then getting rid of the CD/DVD drive are two. I see this more as Apple skating to where the puck is going to be. https://t.co/Rh8tPqyM2g
— Dark Mode Dave (@davemark) February 28, 2018
See the list in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: A good list. Does anybody have any additions?
Here are three fun quotes from a bloated gasbag:
• The Macintosh uses an experimental pointing device called a “mouse.” There is no evidence that people want to use these things. — John C. Dvorak, 1984
• Apple should pull the plug on the iPhone… What Apple risks here is its reputation as a hot company that can do no wrong. If it’s smart it will call the iPhone a ‘reference design’ and pass it to some suckers to build with someone else’s marketing budget. Then it can wash its hands of any marketplace failures… Otherwise I’d advise people to cover their eyes. You are not going to like what you’ll see. — John C. Dvorak, 2007
• Within the decade, Microsoft should have a minimum of 300 stores. They should do as well as the Apple Stores. — John C. Dvorak, 2012