Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 26th Apr 2010 10:01 UTC
Mac OS X Over the weekend, a rumour spread like wildfire through Apple and Mac circles which stated that starting with Mac OS X 10.7, Apple would introduce the App Store model to the Mac, allowing only Apple-approved applications to run. It became apparent to me right away that this was a load of nonsense, and for once, I was right: Steve Jobs has personally dismissed the rumour.
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Comment by Kroc
by Kroc on Mon 26th Apr 2010 13:13 UTC
Kroc
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2005-11-10

There's no point trying to turn the ship around when it's already gone so far. Jobs knows that locking down OS X is fight not even worth attempting.

Apple will obsolete OS X and move everybody over to iPhone OS within the decade. That is how they'll achieve it.

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RE: Comment by Kroc
by spiderman on Mon 26th Apr 2010 13:53 in reply to "Comment by Kroc"
spiderman Member since:
2008-10-23


Apple will obsolete OS X and move everybody over to iPhone OS within the decade. That is how they'll achieve it.

When they've added multitasking, made it compile on x86, added real keyboard and big screen support, maybe they can pretend to have a desktop OS there. But then what is different from Mac OS X? So far, the iPhone OS has only been a subset of Mac OS X that can compile on ARM and use multi touch. If you scale it up for the desktop, you end up with Mac OS X minus the hype. I think they will obsolete their desktop altogether instead. Move out of the low margin PC business like IBM did years ago.
In the ling term, I believe they will do more and more "service" (iTunes, app store and software lock in) and less and less hardware. They've never been that good at hardware anyway, even in the early days where the Amiga ruled.

Edited 2010-04-26 13:56 UTC

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RE[2]: Comment by Kroc
by Kroc on Mon 26th Apr 2010 14:04 in reply to "RE: Comment by Kroc"
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

10 years dude. Remember computers in 2000? 32MB RAM and Win98 was all your average consumer needed.

Apple will already be working on the Next Thing internally. Don't think that the buck stops with the iPad, just as it didn't with the iPhone. The software isn't there yet, but I'm certain that Apple are already, or will soon begin working on the replacement to MacBookPro, MacPro and so on.

Imagine a 27" 'animator's desk' tablet (like the Wacom Cintiq), running a higher res, more powerful iPhone OS that had a development suite for building iPhone/iPad apps built in.

10 years is a long old time remember.

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Remember when Steve stood on the stage and had a mock funeral for OS 9, declaring it dead? Clearly it wasn't in the eyes of many (Classic didn't truly die until Leopard was released, seven years later).

Steve will one day do the same thing with OS X. He'll announce that OS X has had its day, but OS XI (iPhone OS family) is where Apple's key focus is (if it wasn't already).

Apple are always moving forward like this, they obsolete quickly. Unlike other companies they don't come out with a product like the iPad and then stand around saying "Well, what should we build now?".

Edited 2010-04-26 14:20 UTC

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RE: Comment by Kroc
by tyrione on Mon 26th Apr 2010 19:20 in reply to "Comment by Kroc"
tyrione Member since:
2005-11-21


Apple will obsolete OS X and move everybody over to iPhone OS within the decade. That is how they'll achieve it.


Horse s***.

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