Originally Posted by al_bundy
i hope this doesn't end up as bad as Ebay where some sellers have a long list of tags in their auctions just to come up in more searches
This would be my concern too - especially developers using...
the store probably will not open on schedule knowing Microsoft.
This fall really means next fall.
But I think it's VERY smart that they're starting with only their own products. It makes sense to keep the store focused on WHO Microsoft...
If they launch this after AT&T enables iPhone tethering, they could potentially ignore the whole wireless carrier issue. Let people use it primarily as a wi-fi device or tether it to whatever phone they want. Or really blow us away...
In addition to the visual finesse, I bet Jobs was pretty obsessive over feel and weight, and wants the rigidity and weight of the device to be far superior to any potential competition, such as the iPod and iPhone were. It's gotta feel...
Originally Posted by teckstud
Why would you think they would even care as long as it works?
Yeah, I guess I wouldn't expect they care about finer details like that to begin with - after all they did by a Pre on a Sprint...
New 15" Apple MacBook Pro? $1,700
New Microsoft ad campaign? $1.3 Million
Apple cease & desist legal fees? $7,000
A competitor with an inferiority complex and a habit for shooting themselves in the foot?