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Not sure about all the integrated coverflow stuff. It looks ugly with the icons crowded on one side. It looks like the Finder has been in an accident. I'll have to try it though. I wish Apple would implemented a Windows-style 'tile' view that has the preview and some information about the file in line. It's annoying that the only way to display information about a file is to use Get Info or Quicklook or select the file for a preview. I'd much rather have more information...
I'm starting to think Apple is successfully closing all its leaks. This week everybody got the MBP details wrong and none of the rumour sites knew about Lion. Those were not likely closely guarded secrets (compared to the iPad 2). The fact that Apple felt comfortable revealing so many details about Lion - which is probably the most dramatic update to OS X since it was released - a week before its "Come see what 2011 is the year of" event makes me think we're going to get...
This always happens. A bunch of sites come up with rumours that are totally wrong so they come up with another set of rumours about how they were right but things got secretly delayed, etc. It happens every product announcement. It's getting kind of ridiculous now because there are just so many sites trolling for hits by turning out Apple exclusives and rumours. Maybe it's time Apple Insider started consolidating all but the most trustworthy rumours to a weekly rumour...
Apple has stated in the past that it doesn't pay for product placement. Not sure how they do it, exactly. I've noticed many TV shows now use Apple products but cover the logos (The Mentalist is a good example). Presumably they use Apple products because they look better and cover the logos because they're being sponsored by a competitor.
It's worth pointing out that John Gruber, who originated the two iPad releases this year rumour, said (on Twitter) that the iPad in September wouldn't be the iPad 3. It'd be something that is sold alongside the iPad we're (supposedly) getting next month. He also said the date was pure speculation but hinted that a Retina Display was not. I think what Gruber's (generally reliable) sources have told him is that (a) the iPad 2 is coming next month but isn't going to have a...
This is the perfect opportunity for someone to explain to me why Jobs is considered such a bad person. The guy is one of the more low-key billionaires in the world. He likes to micromanage, but that's hardly a crime. By all accounts he appears to be intensely private and family-oriented, which doesn't point to a big ego. What did he ever do that's so, so bad?
The difference is they run entirely different UIs for the OS and all the software. I don't see how that's not obvious. The iPad UI can't be scaled down without making it difficult to use whereas the iPod UI can be scaled up without difficulty.
Did I say that? Apple's competitors are competing in low-margin areas in order to gain market share. Apple only sells to people who can afford to buy cutting edge products.
Except that they don't spend more. Their R&D costs are extremely low. Turns out churning out a new phone every few weeks, even if it's a minor iteration and you slap somebody else's OS on it, is more expensive than releasing one phone a year. Who knew? Moreover, many of the handset manufacturers do have software. Nokia has Symbian and MeeGo. Samsung has Bada. Even HTC is rumoured to be working on its own OS. HP/Palm has PalmOS. So, yes, I know what you're trying to imply....
The profit comes from being an innovator who sells compelling new products directly to satisfied customers rather than dumping low-margin inferior copies into sales channels. Any other questions? This is an Apple website where people take the occasional potshot at other companies. If you want to see non-stop 24/7 irrational anti-Apple raving go to any other tech website.
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