Linked by David Adams on Tue 7th Jun 2011 17:54 UTC
Editorial Bob Cringeley makes a bold statement in a blog post responding to Apple's iCloud announcement: "Jobs is going to sacrifice the Macintosh in order to kill Windows." He says, "The incumbent platform today is Windows because it is in Windows machines that nearly all of our data and our ability to use that data have been trapped. But the Apple announcement changes all that. Suddenly the competition isn't about platforms at all, but about data, with that data being crunched on a variety of platforms through the use of cheap downloaded apps."
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RE[2]: huh????
by jgagnon on Tue 7th Jun 2011 19:12 UTC in reply to "RE: huh????"
jgagnon
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2008-06-24

Why not? how many companies provide a line of products from MP3 players, cellphones, tablets, notebooks, desktops, and servers?


Sony provides all of those except cell phones (they might even make those in some markets, I'm not sure). They make many other products that Apple does not.

Microsoft is on all of those from the software level and has even made most of the hardware. They make many other products that Apple does not.

Motorola makes most of those, but I'm not sure about desktops and servers. They make many other products that Apple does not.

I could go on, but there are many other companies that have a MUCH wider list of products than Apple, so what's the point? I wish people would stop suggesting that Apple is somehow better or more original than every other company on the planet when every one of their products was built on the shoulders of giants, so to speak.

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RE[3]: huh????
by iarann on Tue 7th Jun 2011 19:37 in reply to "RE[2]: huh????"
iarann Member since:
2006-05-14

"Why not? how many companies provide a line of products from MP3 players, cellphones, tablets, notebooks, desktops, and servers?


Sony provides all of those except cell phones (they might even make those in some markets, I'm not sure). They make many other products that Apple does not.
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Sony does indeed provide cellphones, see the recently released Xperia Play for an example.

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RE[3]: huh????
by roverrobot on Tue 7th Jun 2011 23:53 in reply to "RE[2]: huh????"
roverrobot Member since:
2006-07-23

could go on, but there are many other companies that have a MUCH wider list of products than Apple, so what's the point? I wish people would stop suggesting that Apple is somehow better or more original than every other company on the planet when every one of their products was built on the shoulders of giants, so to speak.


You could go on and on, yet none of the companies in your list produce something that is even comparable to what iCloud provided: integration. These companies (less microsoft) provide individual devices, but apple to trying to provide a solution. That is where the revolution is.

I am not saying apple is original. Most of their best selling product are not. But why do they sell more than their original competitors? It is because they just take someone's idea and implement in a slick and smooth way. Apple product is always about user experience, even though apple tout them as original.

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RE[4]: huh????
by demetrioussharpe on Wed 8th Jun 2011 18:50 in reply to "RE[3]: huh????"
demetrioussharpe Member since:
2009-01-09

" could go on, but there are many other companies that have a MUCH wider list of products than Apple, so what's the point? I wish people would stop suggesting that Apple is somehow better or more original than every other company on the planet when every one of their products was built on the shoulders of giants, so to speak.


You could go on and on, yet none of the companies in your list produce something that is even comparable to what iCloud provided: integration. These companies (less microsoft) provide individual devices, but apple to trying to provide a solution. That is where the revolution is.

I am not saying apple is original. Most of their best selling product are not. But why do they sell more than their original competitors? It is because they just take someone's idea and implement in a slick and smooth way. Apple product is always about user experience, even though apple tout them as original.
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You are so correct. What people fail to understand is that while the iProduct usually isn't original or unique, the iExperience is. There aren't many other companies that have products that works pretty flowlessly not just by itself, but with other products from it's creator? Like it or not, Apple excels by having an iEcosystem, which makes everything else feel like cans connected by strings.

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