How do you translate a component shortage or delay (which the article implies) with "really struggling with their quality control"?
If we hear about problems AFTER they ship it then you can complain about QC issues. Until then...
Well, look at the iPod. With the Shuffle, Nano, Classic, and Touch they have 'pods at nearly every price point.Precisely. As many companies have learned far too late, it's much, much better to cannibalize your own product line than let someone else do it.
My money is on Apple doing an oversized Touch, perhaps 4x6 or 5x7 max. Any larger and the touchscreen keyboard would be too awkward to use, and you'd be reaching the point where you might as well carry a notebook.
"Additionally, while Microsoft was building Windows from a relatively clean slate..."
How can you say that with a straight face? Windows 3X, 95, 98, and Me were all built on top of DOS, were compatable with DOS extended memory managers, and all used (or supported) the orginal DOS-based FAT file system.
So don't upgrade. Your old music works just fine, doesn't it?
Besides, you're now also getting higher quality files from the other three labels, so it's not like you're not getting anything for your money.
Think DVD to BluRay...
From the earlier article, "People familiar with these plans have described the [iMac] refresh to consist of 'speed bumps' rather than major internal or external changes."
So no one is buying iMacs because of a few "speed bumps"?
Well, you can actually cut off the left earpiece. Snip the left wire right at the "Y" and you'll have a "mono" headset. It should be obvious, but if you have set of iPhone buds, cut off the left side and NOT the right side with the mic and switch. Be sure NOT to nick the right wire when you make the cut.
I have a couple of pair that I've modified this way and use them as a mono phone headset and to listen to audiobooks, podcasts, and TV shows on my iPhone. (None of which...
Apple is already shipping an aluminum notebook at 13". It's called a MacBook. As such you're not going to get a 12" machine. Not enough differentiation.
I suspect that instead of a "netbook" we're soon going to see an iPad. An oversized iPod Touch.
Well... even if they'd kept DVI you'd still need a "bag of adapters" to connect to DVI and HDMI and VGA and anything else. Call it an "adaptor" or an "X to Y" cable, you still need one and you're still SOL without it.
Reminds me of the days when they started playing around with the SCSI specification and you needed a half-dozen cables and adaptors to connect anything to anything.