Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 9th Jan 2007 19:04 UTC
Apple At the MacWorld conference in San Francisco, After the usual words of praise about the iPod+iTunes and the smoothness of the transition to Intel, Apple announced several new products. Surprisingly, nothing was said about new Macs or Leopard. The keynote speech started at 17:00 GMT. Read on for the details.
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RE: Revolutionary?
by korpenkraxar on Tue 9th Jan 2007 21:12 UTC in reply to "Revolutionary?"
korpenkraxar
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It may not seem innovative from a hardware point of view, but integration, simplicity and slickness sells. As proven before by the iPods. Both Microsoft and Apple are good at observing their potential competitors, arriving late and stealing the show.

The iPhone is not about Microsoft and Zune though. I would guess Sony-Ericsson, Nokia, Samsung, Siemens and friends might have a year or two to match this in terms of features and looks, before the iPhone is cheap enough to really become a threat to them.

On the other hand, when technology "gadgets" start costing as much as the iPhone, everyone gadget compete with every other one. I for one can surely not afford iPhone + PS3 + Wii + GP2X + a dual core PC with an nVidia8800 + new LCD TV and home movie theatre. Provided that I wanted it all of course. My time and money wallets are not deep enough. Lucky for me, I will be happy playing around with Debian on a Slug while the kidz play with their iPhones. Or so I keep telling myself :-)

...psst: Apple, Microsoft, Sony and every other tech company have already lost by the way. Once the Burning Crusade is out, global industry and economy will collapse and be replaced by syndicates of local pizza makers. And so it happened that Blizzard saved us from global warming.

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