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[4]: huh????
by JAlexoid on Wed 8th Jun 2011 21:24 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: huh????"
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a few grand? Are we living in the same world? I haven't seen an apple product that is "a few grand" more expensive than its competitors.

Try upgrading your Mac with basically anything, you'll find out that the TCO rises very fast.

Only form factors? have you ever used these devices before making a comment? They have completely different emphasis on functionality, and completely different look and feel.

Yes, quite a lot actually. See, being in mobile application development you get to work with Apple's gear a lot.
Functionality and L&F between iOS devices is the same. The functionality and L&F of all OSX products is absolutely the same.(Notebook, AIO, tower and mini are form factors)
I may give you the iPod classic platform, even the iPod Nano looks more like iPod Touch than iPod classic.

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