Linked by David Adams on Sat 31st Jul 2010 06:05 UTC, submitted by fran
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Microsoft had its annual financial analyst meeting on Thursday, and Steve Ballmer answered questions about what the company's answer to the iPad was going to be, and whether Windows Phone 7 was going to be a part of that product strategy. He said, "We're coming . . . We're coming full guns. The operating system is called Windows." Ballmer and Microsoft so don't get it. I can't believe Steve Ballmer is making me feel sorry for Microsoft.
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RE[2]: The touch revolution
by Tony Swash on Sun 1st Aug 2010 01:39 UTC in reply to "RE: The touch revolution"
Tony Swash
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2009-08-22

The original iphone with out cut/paste, multi tasking, or third party development was half baked. Apple's history of product releases always starts off with a half baked version. OSx 10.0 was maybe even quarter baked. Ipod was half baked (firewire, macs only). Itunes was half baked ( no music store).

Apple is typically given a period of time by the marketplace ( other manufacturers are too slow to react) to polish the products.


Its only half backed in your opinion, you are almost certainly not the demographic that Apple was interested in attracting. What Apple seem to get just right is judging what is the basic configuration of a device/system which will make is acceptable and popular in the market place.

Apple specialises in stripping away features so as to concentrate on the core functionality - once they have that right (in version 1) they can irritate changes organically with each new release. So, to take one of your examples, the iPod was stripped down so that its core functionality (playing music) was just right - then it could be added to.

By the way lots of us thought that being Mac only in version 1 was a feature not a bug ;)

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