Linked by David Adams on Tue 7th Jun 2011 17:54 UTC
Editorial Bob Cringeley makes a bold statement in a blog post responding to Apple's iCloud announcement: "Jobs is going to sacrifice the Macintosh in order to kill Windows." He says, "The incumbent platform today is Windows because it is in Windows machines that nearly all of our data and our ability to use that data have been trapped. But the Apple announcement changes all that. Suddenly the competition isn't about platforms at all, but about data, with that data being crunched on a variety of platforms through the use of cheap downloaded apps."
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RE[3]: huh????
by roverrobot on Tue 7th Jun 2011 23:53 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: huh????"
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could go on, but there are many other companies that have a MUCH wider list of products than Apple, so what's the point? I wish people would stop suggesting that Apple is somehow better or more original than every other company on the planet when every one of their products was built on the shoulders of giants, so to speak.


You could go on and on, yet none of the companies in your list produce something that is even comparable to what iCloud provided: integration. These companies (less microsoft) provide individual devices, but apple to trying to provide a solution. That is where the revolution is.

I am not saying apple is original. Most of their best selling product are not. But why do they sell more than their original competitors? It is because they just take someone's idea and implement in a slick and smooth way. Apple product is always about user experience, even though apple tout them as original.

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