Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 29th Mar 2010 09:48 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless There are various trains of thought regarding Apple suing HTC, and one of them is that Apple feels threatened by Android's rise in popularity. Some laughed this away, but when you look at recent statistics regarding mobile web usage, it becomes pretty clear Apple has every reason to feel threatened by Google's mobile operating system.
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RE: Comment by foljs
by werpu on Mon 29th Mar 2010 12:23 UTC in reply to "Comment by foljs"
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the '80s and '90s are happening all over again for Apple: the PC business model beating the Mac one.

Talk about learning nothing from history.

And with that, I mean Thom, not Apple.

It wasn't the "PC business model" that beat the Mac one, but a variety of factors (Jobs absence and a series of lackluster CEOs didn't help either).

In fact, Apple is doing JUST FINE with that very "Mac business model" TODAY (and for the previous 11 years).

How is Dell doing? Where is IBM's PC department? Compaq all well?

Actually it is almost forgotten, that Jobs in the first place was the sole reason why Apple killed off the entire Apple II business segment.
They were in the position to counter IBM, and basically make the Apple III the PC of the world. Jobs however insisted that the machine must be fanless, it then overheated en masses, and the engineer who figured it out finally did not tell Stevie boy, because Stevie boy refused a raise before telling him he was just a lowly engineer.
Result, the Apple 3 died upfront and with it the entire Apple II based business line.

Jobs can learn from his mistakes, and by god he has, but his arrogance, still gets in his way too often.
I personally cannot see the iPhone making bigger inroads than it has, without opening severely, which is exactly what Jobs hates.

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RE[2]: Comment by foljs
by Laurence on Mon 29th Mar 2010 12:56 in reply to "RE: Comment by foljs"
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Spot on.

People talk about Jobs as some kind of saviour for IT, but they forget that he was single-handedly leading the company into bankruptcy (that's why he got fired!)

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RE[3]: Comment by foljs
by funny_irony on Mon 29th Mar 2010 15:18 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by foljs"
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True. The real genius in Apple is Woz and not Jobs ;-p
Jobs is only good at reality distortion ;-p

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