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[5]: huh????
by MOS6510 on Tue 7th Jun 2011 21:49 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: huh????"
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It's not affordable and yet Apple has problems keeping up with demand.

Hell, parents even buy iPads for their kids.

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RE[6]: huh????
by Neolander on Tue 7th Jun 2011 21:54 in reply to "RE[5]: huh????"
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This "hard time keeping up with demand" means nothing, it's a very old marketing trick. I'm sure that even with Vista Microsoft dared to use the "oh man we can't supply enough" trick.

And as for parents buying fragile devices which start at $500 to kids, well... It's their money. And their kids. But I think it's insane, and I'm sure I'm not the only one doing so.

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RE[7]: huh????
by MOS6510 on Wed 8th Jun 2011 05:30 in reply to "RE[6]: huh????"
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That marketing trick comes in to play when your product isn't going well and you try to seem it's actually very wanted so get yours now. The iPas is the best selling tablet by far.

I doubt Apple thinks it will make more money not being able to sell someone an iPad instead of taking the money.

When I google on "windows vista demand" and "ipad demand" at first glance it seems there were no Vista demand 'n' supply issues.

My son and his friends use my iPad often. So often that I have resorted to hiding it or claiming it is charging (but daddy, there is no cable attached. damn). No damage as yet.

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