太晚了

Dan Lyons为The Daily Beast的新闻周刊子公司写道,他说:“Verizon iPhone太迟了“:

Most important, Android still has one huge advantage over the iPhone — diversityAndroid phones are sold by dozens of hardware makers, the biggest being Samsung, Motorola, and HTCThere are lots of different form factors滑盖手机Phones with keyboards大屏幕,小屏幕,中型屏幕。

The iPhone, in contrast, is a bit like the situation people once had with Henry Ford’s Model T, where you could have any color you wanted, as long as it was blackWith the iPhone you can have whatever Steve Jobs says you can have.

模型T受到重创,十多年来一直占据市场主导地位:维基百科说

到1918年,美国所有汽车中有一半是Model T's。

Lyons接着讲述了他自己从iPhone切换到Android的原因:因为Verizon的优质网络服务:

Frankly, I didn’t care whether Android could match an iPhone feature-for-featureAll I cared was that I could get a smart phone that ran on Verizon and therefore could successfully make phone calls但从那以后我就迷上了I’ve grown used to the Android way of doing thingsI’ve built my life around Google programs — Gmail, Google contacts, Google calendar, Google Maps我喜欢内置的语音导航。

So who cares that now Apple will sell its phone on Verizon? For me, it’s too lateOther converts to Team Android tell me they’re feeling the same way“I’m not going back either,” says Fred Wilson, who runs Union Square Ventures, a venture-capital firm in New York.

So everyone on Verizon is already an Android user? There’s a big difference between the iPhone being too late to get Dan Lyons’s business, and being too late to rack up, say, 15 million Verizon sales by the end of 2011鉴于拥有Verizon用户的数量决不购买智能手机,他的故事听起来就像Verizon iPhone将成为一个巨大成功的原因。

But Apple’s big weakness is its control-freak nature and insistence that there is only one way to make a smart phoneNo matter how many carriers sign on to carry the iPhone, in the long run, Apple has again set itself up to be a niche player in smartphones, just as it is in PCs.

我只想指出,他认为“苹果的控制狂性质”是一个弱点。控制狂确实在我们的文化中带有负面含义交换这个词完美主义者它改变了内涵Where is the evidence that Apple’s control-freak/perfectionist nature has hurt Apple in the market — for phones, for iPods, or for computers? “我们将为您做出这些决定并提供有限数量的选择“确实是公司的理念那叫做设计与其竞争对手相比,Apple确实更注重设计在过去十年中,它在几个利润丰厚的市场上也比竞争对手更成功。

所以我要说里昂斯所说的“苹果的巨大弱点”实际上恰恰是公司最大的优势And what about Apple’s “niche player” status in PCs? Apple is the leading PC maker in the world, by profit和他们的市场份额已连续19个季度上涨,并继续超越整个行业苹果今天在PC市场上的“利基”是有利可图的电脑。

苹果电脑业务发生最糟糕的一年是苹果公司的最小控制 - 怪异:当他们提供过多的硬件模型(Performas,Centrises,Quadras),甚至将他们的操作系统授权给克隆制造商。

我无法确定Lyons是否真的错了,或者The Daily Beast让它的作家发布这样一些令人眼花缭乱的逆向东西只是为了得到链接。