Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 20th Oct 2010 19:02 UTC
Apple So, Apple held its usual autumn press get-together just now, and after a few rather uninspiring ones (to me, at least), they finally managed to blow me away, with the new MacBook Air (especially the 11.6" variant). They also gave a sneak peek at Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, which has... An App Store. An App Store Apple is going to open on Snow Leopard within 90 days.
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RE: But it's so pretty John
by kaiwai on Thu 21st Oct 2010 02:29 UTC in reply to "But it's so pretty John"
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Apple doesn't make computers anymore, these are just iTunes cash registers.

Considering that iTunes only breaks even your post looks stupid when the facts are presented. If you don't like Apple then don't buy their products - buy a PC if you want, see if I care.

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RE[2]: But it's so pretty John
by TheGZeus on Thu 21st Oct 2010 02:33 in reply to "RE: But it's so pretty John"
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Would 'app-store cash registers' have appeased you?

Of course not.

You track their individual divisions' earnings, so not only are you emotionally invested, you're probably financially invested.
That's two reasons for you to live in The Nile.
Try not to drown.
I'll walk over here on the land where it makes sense to be.

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RE[2]: But it's so pretty John
by Nelson on Thu 21st Oct 2010 16:36 in reply to "RE: But it's so pretty John"
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And what does iTunes, the App Store, etc. drive sales of? OSX and iOS .. so to imply they're not profiting from their lock in strategy is ridiculous.


Maybe viewed in isolation, if Apple ONLY made the App Store or iTunes and DIDN'T make iOS or OSX .. then maybe what you said would be a passable excuse, but like Neolander said, they profit from nearly every possible angle in their ecosystem.

Apple makes money hand over fist by limiting choice. There's nothing wrong with that, some people like the consistent experience it gives, me being one of them, but let's be intellectually honest here.

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