Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 5th Nov 2012 23:40 UTC
Apple Another Apple-to-switch-Macs-to-ARM post. "Apple engineers have grown confident that the chip designs used for its mobile devices will one day be powerful enough to run its desktops and laptops, said three people with knowledge of the work, who asked to remain anonymous because the plans are confidential. Apple began using Intel chips for Macs in 2005." No idea when Apple will make the switch, but they will do it. I'm thinking 5-10 year timeframe.
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MOS6510
Member since:
2011-05-12

This is the text in question:

"Considering that Apple was a co-inventor of ARM from the days of Next computer, and that iOS is basically a stripped down version of OSX, it is very likely that Apple has had this in the works for a very long time."

There is nothing fanboyish about it. It doesn't praise Apple, say nasty stuff about non-Apple companies/products/people. Making a statement about Apple that doesn't say they must die doesn't make someone a fanboy.

The text includes one slight inaccuracy, which probably wasn't made with evil intent. This inaccurate bit doesn't even add or subtract anything from the core statement and a logical assumption. iOS is indeed a light version of OS X and Apple probably runs more on ARM than we know.

People here have said some pretty nasty things about Apple and Steve Jobs, made inaccurate statements, much worse than this one. Well, they can do that and if someone doesn't like it he can reply to it.

I find it strange that that didn't tick you off, but this slight inaccurate neutral post somehow is seen as an example of anonymous Apple fanboys being overly annoying.

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TM99 Member since:
2012-08-26

Do you want to know why such a 'lie' pisses off people?

Because it may seem 'small' to you, however, the way psychology and the internet works is thus.

Some random asshat says Apple co-created ARM on OSNews. Then other people repeat this falsehood on other forums and other sites because they saw this 'truth' on OSNews. Then more people do so, and finally one little falsehood becomes another part of Apple's current fan-boy predilection for re-writing history when a big name Apple blogger repeats it.

So sticking to real & verifiable facts while posting here is much more appreciated in the long run.

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MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

The person in question is called Nikato Muirhead, who I have had never heard of or noticed. I'd be very much surprised if you find a single forum where his inaccuracy, or lie as you call it, is quoted. Even more surprised if people on these forums will accept it as a fact and use it in pro-Apple propaganda.

Had it been Al Gore, Lady Gaga, or someone very influential it would be different.

The general public doesn't know or care about ARM, Nikato Muirhead, OSnews, they don't care if Apple did or didn't have anything to do with it. They won't flock to the Apple store because Nikato Muirhead said Apple co-invented ARM.

If you scout the comment sections of OSNews you probably can find inaccuracies in every one of them. Even this statement is probably inaccurate.

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kovacm Member since:
2010-12-16

Do you want to know why such a 'lie' pisses off people?

Because it may seem 'small' to you, however, the way psychology and the internet works is thus.

Some random asshat says Apple co-created ARM on OSNews. Then other people repeat this falsehood on other forums and other sites because they saw this 'truth' on OSNews. Then more people do so, and finally one little falsehood becomes another part of Apple's current fan-boy predilection for re-writing history when a big name Apple blogger repeats it.

So sticking to real & verifiable facts while posting here is much more appreciated in the long run.

what is most popular 8bit home computer? ;)

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zima Member since:
2005-07-06

There is nothing fanboyish about it. It doesn't praise Apple, say nasty stuff about non-Apple companies/products/people. Making a statement about Apple that doesn't say they must die doesn't make someone a fanboy.
The text includes one slight inaccuracy, which probably wasn't made with evil intent. This inaccurate bit doesn't even add or subtract anything from the core statement and a logical assumption.

"Fanboyish" isn't really about evil intent ...it might be seen more as an outlook on things which makes it easier to do such inaccuracies, going in the direction of brand-praise (or even, as you put it in other post, history-rewriting)

In another post he does seem a bit over-enthusiastic: http://www.osnews.com/permalink?541139

(but it's not like he's most annoying with that, really)

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MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

I think the amount of effort one needs to put in to earn the status of fanboy has been lowered considerable. Even owning an Apple product will get you that label.

For some reason a number of people, certainly present on this site as well, want to terminate any chance of a reasonable discussion by labeling someone as a fanboy. If you don't say anything negative about Apple, have an Apple product or say something bad about Google you get called a fanboy and deemed unreasonable.

In this case someone made a slight mistake, which he admitted without any struggle shortly later. He gets accused of being a fanboy, rewriting history and even being a risk that his claim goes 'round all the forums causing legions of other fanboys to repeat it.

Not so long ago on this site someone was upset at Apple for suing The Beatles and the original iPod laughed at for not having a shuffle function. Both false claims and even though these claims are much more easily repeated, spread around and even understood by the general public it never happened, nor did anyone else but me point out the error, nor did the people making these false claims retract them or even responded.

BTW why don't you add me on Facebook, you always tend to reply to me just before the deadline and then I'm not allowed to respond!

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