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  • Why Apple Is Down From $700 [View instapost]
    Actually Apple have been using this naming convention (or lack of it) for years now. I have a MacBook Pro and a MacBook Air. Which model do I have ? My MacBook Air happens to be a 2010 Core 2 Duo model. Looks EXACTLY like the brand new core i5 or i7 ones, has the same name, and yet is a totally different animal.
    As far as introducing new tech ahead of time, that's a Steve Jobs signature move. I was using WiFi in 1999, introduced then by Apple as Airport. I'm not sure the term WiFi had even been coined yet at the time. And introducing the retina display MacBook Pros while still having the old models around is the only way to guarantee a smooth transition from a software perspective. You want people developing for that new or improved platform so that when you phase out the old tech entirely, the transition goes without a hitch and you can run all your favourite apps without skipping a beat.
    There is nothing worse than playing the "Steve Jobs would not have liked..." game. That's no way to analyze a company or product. There are sound decisions and unsound ones. Jobs made a great deal of mistakes as well (remember the PowerMac G4 Cube ?). Best to stay away from these sort of speculations in sound analysis.
    Oct 25 05:12 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Apple Is Down From $700 [View instapost]
    Playing the "Steve Jobs would not have approved of this" game is very dangerous. Chances are pretty much everything we have seen introduced this year, the man still had a hand in. The iPhone5 an inferior product ? Where do you come up with that ? The MPB retina overcomplicated ? If anything they have dramatically dumbed down the entire screen resolution choice process. And you still waste time comparing specs between iOS devices and Android. That's not what this is about. it's the ecosystem, and so long as there is no credible alternative to the Apple ecosystem out there, anyone else can produce the sleekest, fastest, most feature heavy product in existence, and it still won't sell. If you really want to understand AAPL spend some time listening to Horace Dediu on his "The Critical Path" podcast and his blog. You'll see what I mean.
    Oct 24 08:09 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Apple's iPad Upside Isn't Priced in Yet [View article]
    You just don't get it. Stop comparing it to a laptop. What kind of multitasking do you need ? You can listen to your music while reading an online article or creating a spreadsheet. Is that multitasking enough ? If what you want it a laptop, don't buy an iPad. If you have enough foresight to understand that the iPad opens up new vistas and will allow people to work and play in ways we never could before, get the iPad.
    Feb 25 08:27 AM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple vs. Microsoft: Making Platform Enemies and Friends [View article]
    "Inevitable decline" of the successors... You seem pretty confident of that. Somehow I don't think it is a given that Apple and Google are bound to peak under their current leadership and will automatically head down once others are at the helm. There are others out there with talent, vision and leadership skills. Who is to say the next people at the helm won't be even better for their respective companies.
    Feb 15 09:07 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple's iPad for Business Is Being Underestimated [View article]
    Despite what Apple has shown the world over the past few years, there are still a great number of "Tims" out there who will continue to say "Windows/Blackberry" without giving it a minute's thought. That's OK. Nobody ever accused the masses of having vision. Those people will wake up one day to find that things changed but they were too busy looking behind them to see what was coming ahead. We cannot even imagine the uses people will find for the iPad. I am certain there are people out there in all facets of business, industry, health-care, education, you name it who right now are thinking up amazingly creative Apps. Exciting months ahead.
    Feb 10 08:51 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment