Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 29th May 2013 16:59 UTC
Apple At the D11 conference, Apple CEO Tim Cook once again took the stage to be interviewed by Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher. While most of the interview can be replicated by picking and reading 10 random Apple fanblog stories - there were still a number of very interesting things that warrant some closer scrutiny.
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RE[6]: Missing Steve Jobs
by BallmerKnowsBest on Sat 1st Jun 2013 20:08 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Missing Steve Jobs"
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Apple didn't have to use KHtml or any open source solution for it's web browser. It chose to because it suited them to go open source.


Bull. It was their only realistic option for fixing an immediate, embarrassing problem: OS X needed a browser that wasn't a pathetic joke when compared to mature browsers on other platforms (FFS even Linux had better browsers). Other than using KHtml or Gecko, what else were they going to do? License Trident? While that would have been truly hilarious, there's no way that Job's massive ego would have EVER allowed it.

Or maybe Apple could have taken several years and spent millions of dollars to develop their own rendering engine from scratch? Because that approach worked out SO well for them with Taligent...

Apple do not have an ideology of openness or closeness, they have an ideology of good design, maximising the quality of user experience and making profits doing so.


In other words, Apple are the masters of using slick presentation to convince people to pay more money for less utility. Can't argue with you there.

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