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I think that Apple's lack of response to Psystar is, in part, due to the fact that Apple plans to offer some sort of more-than-Mini, less-than-MacPro in the not-so-distant future. I think they have simply been waiting for adequate market-share growth combined with the continued strength in "switcher" sales to warrant the gamble. Unfortunately, I think many here will be moaning with whatever choice of trade-offs Apple chooses to bring to market.I know many users (both Mac...
One distinction is that, prior to the iPhone, many people complained about the UI/operation of their cell phones while far fewer people complain about the these issues with their TVs (except for remote controls). Other than improving the remote, it is much harder to see what Apple could bring to the table in TV design over other manufacturers.
There is no deadlock. As others have stated, the real value (the viewing of the movie) was stolen. People don't go to Blockbuster thinking they are going to rent some plastic disc, they go to rent the entertainment that is on the disc.
The studios are so desperate for an alternative to Apple and iTunes that they will go to almost any length to arrive at an irrational decision which prevents adding both revenue and profit to their income statement. Is it really any surprise the GE's entertainment unit (NBC/Universal) was once again one the the under-performers in last quarter's results?
This is an important distinction. Part of what defines a monopoly (in addition to controlling share of the market) is the lack of reasonable substitutes. I cannot imagine that Dell, HP, Microsoft or the Linux adherents are going to admit that their offerings are not a viable alternative to a Mac. They will, in fact, argue that you can do the same things using their offerings as you can do on the Mac - web surfing, email, word processing, spreadsheets, image processsing and...
Why? iMac sales were a huge contributor to the product mix last quarter and appear to be strong again this quarter.
I think this outfit may be on the wrong side of the law on several counts. First, by calling their product "OpenMac" they are likely already infringing on Apple's trademarks. Additionally, as previously mentioned, they likely need a reseller agreement of some type to avoid being considered the end-user. At any rate, Apple does have some say how there IP can be used. The monopoly argument is really kind of a stretch. Sure, Apple has a monopoly within Macintosh systems just...
The minute:second and seconds comparisons in the chart are inconsistent. For instance, the first row reports a minute:second time of 1:38 which is 98 seconds. It appears the conversion was based on a factor of 50sec/minute.
I think it is very unlikely that Apple will make an product announcement at a mini-concert which will not likely be covered by big media outlets. They will continue with their Tuesday roll-outs and, if they have something big, hold a media event (possibly with a live performance especially if the announcement is music-related).I am thinking the same thing. Interesting that Apple's music partner, Starbucks, already engages as a small-time label.
And yet, Apple's growth has outperformed the industry as a whole even as their ASPs have increased. Perhaps Apple is onto something: Simple sells. People who hang around these forums seem to not understand how differently they view technology than the vast majority of consumers. Call it a marketing triumph if you must but, in the end, what matters is what sells and, in that regard, Apple seems to be making very effective choices overall.
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