Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 11th Feb 2007 15:51 UTC
Apple "Ten years ago to this very week, Steve Jobs killed Apple. Or he began to take apart many of the projects and organization that many inside and outside the company thought of as Apple's value to the computing industry. This event was the announcement of the company's infamous spring 1997 reorganization, which continued step-by-step throughout the spring. For the company's long-suffering developers and ISVs, push came to shove at the annual WWDC, where Steve Jobs revealed his plans for Apple's future direction. Today, with the iPod-influenced haze over of recent Apple history as well as the success of Apple's retail strategy and the Intel-Macintosh transition, we forget that some of that 'future' talked up in 1997 never happened."
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by sp29 on Sun 11th Feb 2007 19:18 UTC
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I don't believe the iPod can keep Apple going forward. It's just quick cash on a fad electronic. Sorta like what Sony had with the Walkman that had about 11 good yrs of life. But Sony too had to move on.

Apple with all it's talent in software writing should be focusing on better products that are better than the status quo.

As a Mac user(an pc), I have been annoyed by Apple's continue focus on everything else but it's pro foundational user. Are we going to get another broken app like Apeture that was rushed to market?

Apple whatever happen to quality both in software and built products?

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RE: iProducts
by thavith_osn on Sun 11th Feb 2007 20:17 in reply to "iProducts"
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That's true. To be honest, I didn't the ride would have lasted this long.

What is good is that Apple can see this too, that is why the iPhone is coming, to breathe new life into the iPod. I think eventually you may not even have iPods, but a range of phones that embed the iPod.

I think Apple is still very much interested in OS X, but can see the future is moving away from a standalone computer.

I think the future is something like the iPhone (I'm talking a few years here) where you plug the phone into a keyboard, monitor etc. for computer work (via bluetooth or something like it). You won't sync the phone with a computer, your phone is the computer.

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RE[2]: iProducts
by hurricanechristian on Sun 11th Feb 2007 22:09 in reply to "RE: iProducts"
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im not sure we will ever see os x on stand alone computers (officially). it would kill the mac completely. im sure apple still make a lot of money out of macs

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