Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 26th Apr 2010 10:01 UTC
Mac OS X Over the weekend, a rumour spread like wildfire through Apple and Mac circles which stated that starting with Mac OS X 10.7, Apple would introduce the App Store model to the Mac, allowing only Apple-approved applications to run. It became apparent to me right away that this was a load of nonsense, and for once, I was right: Steve Jobs has personally dismissed the rumour.
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RE: Comment by Kroc
by spiderman on Mon 26th Apr 2010 13:53 UTC in reply to "Comment by Kroc"
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Apple will obsolete OS X and move everybody over to iPhone OS within the decade. That is how they'll achieve it.

When they've added multitasking, made it compile on x86, added real keyboard and big screen support, maybe they can pretend to have a desktop OS there. But then what is different from Mac OS X? So far, the iPhone OS has only been a subset of Mac OS X that can compile on ARM and use multi touch. If you scale it up for the desktop, you end up with Mac OS X minus the hype. I think they will obsolete their desktop altogether instead. Move out of the low margin PC business like IBM did years ago.
In the ling term, I believe they will do more and more "service" (iTunes, app store and software lock in) and less and less hardware. They've never been that good at hardware anyway, even in the early days where the Amiga ruled.

Edited 2010-04-26 13:56 UTC

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