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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RE[2]: Comment by Kroc
by Kroc on Mon 26th Apr 2010 14:04 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Kroc"
Kroc
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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[3]: Comment by Kroc
by spiderman on Mon 26th Apr 2010 15:06 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Kroc"
spiderman Member since:
2008-10-23

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

And a keyboard, a mouse and a screen.
Back in 1990, you remember? It was the Amiga with 512 kb or RAM, a keyboard, a mouse and a screen.

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.

And the iPod before that. there was the iPod, the iPhone and the iPad (the big iPod?) and the desktop is still there.

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.
Yes, multimedia all other the place, little embedded computer inside your body, computers in your fridge, whatever, there will still be a computer with a screen and a keyboard on my desk, because on my desk I do office stuff like writing documents, filling forms, etc. I'm not predicting the future with rolling balls like in minority report and if I have to, I prefer they just display the result on the screen instead of rolling a ball all other the building.

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?".

I believe they will eventually try to get out of the PC business because of the low margins. In the Phone business it will be harder and harder for them to keep their margin high so they will outsource and focus on service like IBM did. That is what I think but I'm not at Cupertino so I may be wrong.

Edited 2010-04-26 15:17 UTC

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RE[4]: Comment by Kroc
by MadRat on Mon 26th Apr 2010 16:01 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Kroc"
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2006-02-17

Amiga was only king for a few tasks by 1990. The rest of us moved to more flexible architectures by then. I was typing my college papers on my parent's 286 with 1MB of RAM, a sucky copy of Win3.0, and using qemm. Seems like qemm was mandatory to see beyond the 640K limit back then. I do remember Win3 crashed about every hour so I got paranoid about saving regularly. Hard to remember some of that stuff we had to go through to be on the edge.

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Much the same thoughts.
by kaelodest on Mon 26th Apr 2010 16:35 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Kroc"
kaelodest Member since:
2006-02-12

Media developers and Media consumers do not necessarily need an OS. If I am working on a LAN with a collaborative project - like a web magazine, do I really need to know or be able to see every file in the Local HD? The desktop is dead. Even for a corporate LAN, I need only my current project path and while it looks a lot like a any similar project that is a function of the content.
Personally I Disagree And I suspect that if you shoot film and need a solid relationship between what you have shot and edited ... Actually that is also likely handled with some of the new SW packages. I rarely need -whoops- never need and rarely want to look in my iTunes Library, and that is a transparent folder tree and my Aperture and iMovie Libraries are 'Opaque' "Bundles" I don't need to know and name every subfile or edit point. Hmmm I think that the only reason that I need a 'Desktop' and that means Late-Model MacBookPro is to write small programs. See if the hardware is portable then so is the 'rich data' and at some point likely within the next ten years the data pipe will be wide enough so that all of my data is portable. Ten years ago computers were *great* and 20 years ago computers were *great* (and even then that was still 1990 When a Whole 'OS' fit on a small box of floppies) Hell 30 years ago computers were *great* with the mono displays and RAM measured in KBs but none of these older worlds gave me the ability to STFU & GTD. It required that I know something or at least be able to put in a disk.
I suppose that in ten more years my whole point of view and keyboard centric fixation will seem as dated as OS 9/ Win 98 - both billed as - The Most Internet Connected Operating System of All Time

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