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I'm not sure the 'surge in demand' is the right phrase to use. Imagine how many iPads you'd sell for $99... but Apple would be taken to court for lost-leading if they did that...
There's never been room for 3 real competitors in the desktop world... I don't know if the mobile world is any different. There just always seems to be that odd 3rd step-child that never gets any traction... whether it is 'better' or not. Eventually, Apple will license iOS... when the margins in the hardware are too tight, and the App Store is making billions on its own.
It's an iMac that is skinny like an ipad... no optical drive, all SSD storage, and runs a multi-A(s) processor. Touch screen, and runs both iOS and OSX...
He might be correct... for another year or two... The whole "PC" paradigm is you need a big box on your desk because it has lots of power and lots of storage. Laptops have long been eroding that idea, but because they needed to run the same heavy-weight operating system, they never evolved past the PC. Where Apple went with iOS and the iPas/Phone/Touch is hardware beyond what had been stuffed into such a small package in terms of speed and storage, and created an OS...
So... basically you need to have your printer connected to the 'cloud' (internet) so you can hit PRINT on your device, which sends the raw data to 'the cloud', which then interprets the stream, converts it to a print stream, and sends it to the printer? You're still left with having to have a printer hooked up to the internet, capable of negotiating with 'the cloud', that can withstand unauthorized attacks... I'm not sure whose problem this aims to solve... but it...
Pot... meet kettle...
The whole idea of an 'OS' is becoming irrelevant... Sure, you need some API's and stuff behind the scenes, but the OS part of iOS is nearly invisible to the end user. Old concepts like 'directory and file management' are being eclipsed with unified storage layers that let you view your data in any abstract way you want. The latest iterations of Windows and OSX are polishing some UI aspects, but the real leap is in sync, cloud, whatever you want to call it - taking a...
I just want iDisk to actually work... I watch it spin it's little wheel of death when I haven't changed anything all day... then go back to using my free DropBox account.... but, soon I will need to decide where to spend my $100 a year, and DropBox 'just works'.
That was a little different... some food services industries have long used super-hot water for their coffee because it allows them to use less coffee. There is no reason to give someone water that is next to boiling...
The fact that this keep getting so much press really makes Apple-ites look very fanboyish... I'm not a WP7 fan, but I do like the spin they put on how people are too fixated on their phones...
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