» Nice, not revolutionary

The Verge’s David Pierce:

At first blush, the Galaxy S4 doesn’t feel revolutionary, but given the continued success of its predecessor maybe a revolution wasn’t called for.

It wasn’t, much the same as with the iPhone 5. And yet, somehow, we continue to hear from publications like Business Insider and Forbes how Samsung has “out-innovated Apple”. Pundits say Apple has ceased to innovate because it hasn’t introduced any radically new products in the last year and a half that have reshaped a market. Samsung, meanwhile, is the new king of innovation for releasing another smartphone that’s a nice, but not revolutionary, upgrade.

It’s almost as if there’s a double standard at work here.

I can’t do coy. That’s what I’m saying, that there’s a double standard at work here.