How Apple Changed the World: St. Peter's Square in 2005 and 2013 [Photo]

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Check out this amazing photo from St. Peter's Square during the reveal of the new Pope that shows how Apple changed the world.

The Today Show posted the pic from their Instagram account.

How the world has changed: St. Peter's Square in 2005 and 2013

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daviddem - March 21, 2013 at 7:29am
Thanks for the unbiased iClarification. So in the History Revised by the iSheeps, Apple invented cellphones with an integrated camera, and they also invented digital photography/videography altogether, why not? Of course they did that without relying at all on the true innovations brought by the electronic component manufacturers, which components Apple of course do not use in their devices. Cough, cough... I'd also bet that 70 to 85% of the devices on this picture are not Apple...
rick - March 21, 2013 at 8:23am
They could be Bicc lighters, for all we know, with the poor image presentation.
zeppy - March 15, 2013 at 6:11am
Apple was once great but have changed the world for the worst circa 2012-2013. So much of the litigation and lawsuits by Apple have been for the purpose of closing the marketplace to non-Apple products and non-Apple designs. The public in the US and at large worldwide have been harmed. "So imagine a world in which Apple had always made cars, microwaves, televisions, appliances, aircraft etc. Well you get the idea, it would be a dark world, and a cruel marketplace with panoptic global control by Apple alone. Only crippled limited inferior non-Apple consumer products would be allowed to exist. Competitors to Apple would face massive litigation and lawsuits from the Apple corporate executives and armies of Apple lawyers. A truly sad world for sure if Apple ran it." R.I.P. Apple.
rick - March 15, 2013 at 6:20am
Apple is (was) innovative and deserves to protect their efforts. Copy cats don't have to put the time and money into extensive R&D. However competition is healthy and good for everyone, eventually. Protection of ideas, like Patents, force others to likewise innovate and come up with new and fresh ideas, much better than just copies. Don't forget that although Apple is king in the US, the rest of the world is less biassed and others will and do get their fair share of the market. Apple don't have it all their way in the world at large. That said, I've been a committed Apple supporter since I first met SJ in 1978 and stuck with them all the way. Just hope sincerely that it will continue to lead the way.
zeppy - March 15, 2013 at 6:46am
I want to once again love everything that Apple once was, but cannot. Admiration belongs to the talented wonderful people who work for Apple that design, create and build the great products, these people are the real heroes. Not Tim Crook!
rick - March 15, 2013 at 4:13am
Yes, in 2005 they had much better focussed photo.
Jasmer - March 17, 2013 at 7:22am
As a photographer it is clear to me that the focus in the original photo 2005 was achieved by using f stop of approximately F16-F22 with a professional camera. In the case of the 2013 the focus was purposely put on the iPad in the foreground. This is the entire point of taking the photo. Probably at f-stop of about f5.6. In any case, neither of these 2005 or 2013 was photographed with an iPhone or iPad or iPod Touch. Just because there are iPhones and iPads in the photo does not mean that is was necessarily taken with one of those devices. Also, "better focus" is subjective. It depends on what the photographer is attempting to achieve.
Rick - March 17, 2013 at 7:55am
Technically correct, however the '13 pic is disturbing to look at. The iPad Commercial could have been achieved with far a more pleasing impact on the eyes, which should be the objective, as it now detracts.
Jasmer - March 17, 2013 at 8:13am
As I said ""better focus" is subjective." as well as your commentary ("pleasing on the eyes"). In contrast, my comments were based in simple observation rather than contextual subjective value judgements.
Rooey Too - March 15, 2013 at 12:33am
I love it!
Dan - March 15, 2013 at 12:23am
In ur face!!
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