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The 'pipe' here isn't anything new... TOS, SP/DIF, Fibre Channel... whatever... The news here is creating a set of protocol supersets so this one wire can use multiple protocols at the same time. So, you'd still have to worry about each device understanding each other... but at lease they'd all use the same wire. A neat idea, but for this to work at all, you'd have to see it appear on all of Apple's gear at once - and hopefully some 3rd parties would follow along. ...
You had me right up until the word 'leverage'...
Brand value is different than brand recognition. As big as Apple is, they are still quite small in economic scale compared to Coke, IBM, and yes... Microsoft. Apple ranks higher in brand satisfaction, which adds value to the company. But, can Apple ever (or does it want to) move into enterprise applications? Datacentres? MIS systems? These aren't sexy for consumers, but when when you start licensing millions of servers and their related wares... that is where big...
This is bit like comparing a Mustang and a Camaro... You're never going to get the GM guy to look at the specs of the Mustang, or the Ford guy to look at the specs of the Camaro. Get what makes you feel good, and have a good time with it - THAT is what makes it a useful gadget. I had a piece-of-crap $500 Dell Axim... but with a bit of work it kept my life and music handy for a couple of years... Now, a $199 iPod Touch is a million times better... but either is just...
No, you just took the one quote which was a partial quote... but you've got it right now... In effect, I am saying that I don't think MobileMe is as much value as is being charged (for me), but that for many it is invaluable (for them), and that I have enough money to 'waste' that it isn't a big deal (for me). Your implication was that I was some type of rich maniac throwing money around. Again, my point is that whatever you get out of MobileMe, it isn't like you need a...
Thanks for the partial quotes - you could perhaps report on politics or movie-stars some day. If $100 for MobileMe is an issue for someone, then they have other priorities to think about than MacBooks... I recall working all summer to save up to buy a $500 C-64... so yes, now that I've been an adult for 20 years and have worked 20 years... $1000 or $2000 for a new Mac is relatively not a big deal for me. I paid $3000 for a freaking PS/1 (of the IBM flavour - not...
The early Mac's had the appearance of an AIO, but they had expansion slots and such. I think it is really the first candy-coloured iMacs that went to a closed-system.iMacs are indeed doing well in the tight desktop space, but their runaway success is with the MacBooks. And really, until the latest unibody Macs, they were solid, but not amazing. They were respectable hardware with a great OS, and a hefty price for the big ones. Now, they are making a killing with the 13...
To a point, I agree... MobileMe is a decent one-stop solution. But, using some other services isn't really that hard. iPhoto hooks into Flikr already. Google makes nice Picasa plug in. It's not that 'Frankenstein' an experience really. And, having been a .Mac user, I can say that the first while of MobileMe was quite far from 'just working', and we all got many free months of service because of it. Apple hasn't 'jumped' into social networking, but they aren't ignoring...
The point the original post made was to suggest the high price of Mac's was due to retail/reseller markup, and NOT Apple's markup. But, Apple sets the price and they don't have sales on their web-site or stores. The odd reseller will save you maybe 3 to 5 percent... not much of a sale... I didn't say I have 'so much' money. I have enough that I don't worry about getting some spectacular 'value' from MobileMe. Like a lot of Apple products, I'll pay more for simple...
How about adding the GPS to the Touch? That seems like a no-brainer that would make it a lot more useful for the un-connected world. And... they are ready to announce the Tablet... just not ship it...
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