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我不确定更糟糕的是,Sam Gustin为时代杂志撰写的这篇文章的内容,还是标题中的双关语,“随着苹果重返地球,谷歌“玻璃”踏板“:

简而言之,苹果的期望正在回归地球“Apple has had a tremendous run from 2001 until the end of last year,” says Kessler“人们希望公司发明一个新类别In the past, they’ve done that so frequently and successfully that when they don’t seem to do it as much or as profoundly, questions arise.”

2001年的iPod,2007年的iPhone,iPad(很多评论家都嗤之以鼻“只是一个大iPhone“) 在2010年因此,如此频繁 - 我们如何跟上Apple的新类别发明是一个奇迹。

与此同时,Google也很热门For example, Google’s new Chromebook Pixel laptop is garnering positive reviews(“Thank you, Google. For obsoleting my MacBook,” as one CNET writer说吧。)

那就是以上相关的布鲁克·克罗瑟斯,一名CNet意见专栏作家。这是Pixel的官方CNet硬件评论塞思罗森布拉特(Seth Rosenblatt)获得了一个微不足道的“好”评级和这个底线:

The bottom line: Despite impressive hardware specs and solid industrial design, the Chromebook Pixel’s high price and cloud OS limitations make it impossible to recommend for the vast majority of users.

相比之下,这是CNet对所有Apple最近MacBook的评级:

Wirecutter的Nathan Edwards说Pixel“不适合你”The Verge的David Pierce因此结束了他的Pixel评论

每个人都应该想要一个Chromebook Pixel - 我当然可以But almost no one should buy one.

简而言之,Chromebook Pixel非常有趣,但它并不是一款备受好评的笔记本电脑但这对苹果公司来说是个坏消息,这是肯定的。

回到Gustin的时间篇:

And the company’s Google Glass wearable computing project — high-tech Internet-connected specs — is generating the sort of buzz usually reserved for Apple productsThe futuristic eyewear will be available to consumers by the end of 2013, just in time for the holiday shopping season, according to several reports.

所以来自谷歌的产品目前仅作为预先公布的演示版和即将发布的1500美元开发者预览版 - 来自给我们带来的公司Nexus Q.谷歌电视— shows that Apple has lost its edge? OK, got it.

对于那些甚至一半关注行业的人来说,谷歌和苹果在很多方面都是两极分化,这一点应该是明确的The open-vs.-closed thing is tiresome and generally misleading, but here’s an area where Google really is open (by revealing Google Glass far in advance of it being finished) and Apple really is closed (in that they never reveal anything about products until they are finished or nearly so).

Google Glass绝对会产生嗡嗡声,但它不是“通常为Apple产品保留的那种嗡嗡声”Glass has nerds excited; Apple products get the general public excited, and often搅扰通过迭代改进按下“熟悉但更好“按钮而不是”新的和不同的“按钮。

On the one hand, we have actual shipping products from Apple that are critically acclaimed and selling in record numbers (and for record profits); on the other, a $1300 laptop that only runs a web browser and a HUD headset that will supposedly ship at the end of the year from Google而这在某种程度上表明苹果正在下滑What Gustin is doing is taking anything and everything — Apple’s recent stock slump; the promise of Google Glass; the mere existence of the Chromebook Pixel, regardless of its price or critical ratings; the fact that Apple has spent the last three years doing what it does best,反复改进和改进现有产品- 并且迫使这些事实支持苹果公司的叙述,正如他8月份开始争论的那样,“失去光彩“没有史蒂夫乔布斯。

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