Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 15th Oct 2010 20:54 UTC
Apple Is it an indication of Steve Jobs' (in)famous strive for perfection, or just stupid bone-headedness? The white variant of the iPhone 4 was first delayed for a few weeks, but those few weeks became 'end of the year'. Now we know why: the manufacturers Apple employs are apparently having issues matching the shades of white of the various components. This anecdote ties in nicely with a very interesting interview with John Sculley about Steve Jobs' ways of doing business.
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RE[3]: Hmmm
by MysterMask on Sun 17th Oct 2010 11:59 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Hmmm"
MysterMask
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The only differentiation in the OS between Apple, Windows and Linux is Apple's attempts to restrict what their OS will install on. Otherwise, in how it relates to hardware, there is no difference.


Strange. There is e. g. a huge difference in HW usability, though. I've never seen a Dell having something like target disk mode. Do HPs come with EFI? Why has DVI output been a standard on even the cheapest Mac laptops for years while HP's still used VGA, etc. etc.

I see Apple's HW design choices (and yes: even if the number of suppliers of components is limited, there's still such a thing as a HW design) less a restriction than a set of choices that affects their software. It's part of the platform they build on. E. g. iChat (AV) is a SW that directly relies on the availability of a cam on every Apple laptop. Even something trivial as sound output - I've never had a Mac with lousy sound output while the HP I have to use at work - even though it has a distinct sound card - has horrible sound quality.

Do you want to know why HP even bothered to put a sound chip in the PC? Easy - there are still way to much idiots that think a spec sheet tells the whole story. And that's why some people come to the wrong conclusion that it doesn't matter if you buy HP, Dell, Apple, IBM or whatever.
However, consumer thinks otherwise ..

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/macbook-laptops-consumer-reports,7...

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