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There was a news article that indicated only 5% of U.S. households have any iPod-like device and that Apple, while in the lead at the moment, could be overtaken. That is a real growth potential market. Apple will have to stay out in front of the development to maintain their lead as the market grows. Apple would do well to take some of that money that is sitting around in the bank and buy this outfit.
"Good accounting" also expenses options which is not done (by most of the tech companies). To do so would give a true indication of the companies' business instead of the very misleading statements currently used. Apple is not alone in this practice, however.
Steve did not exactly "lead" Pixar to their present success. He bought it more or less on a flyer and sort of left it alone (sometimes this is inspired management) and was pleasanty surprised when the company started hitting home runs. His record as a manager is somewhat checkered however. What he does best is not really management anyway.
Apple is not even "in the race" at the moment for someone shopping for a monitor in the size or price range of the old 17" unit. That spells lost sales. Period. They had better fill the gap soon.
I agree that the move to whatever process is next after the 90 nm process may be much longer in coming than anticipated and may require some new designs that were not envisioned in the prior roadmaps. With a bit of luck IBM will get the yields on the current process headed up sometime soon. Yields were always the "bugaboo" that hampered AMD in competing with Intel. Unless the yields get up by early next year Sony, in particular, will be unhappy because the PlayStation 3...
Actually, you might have said that form seldom follows function at Apple. Just look at all of the junky cases that Apple has produced...I can hear the screams of people saying how great their Power Macs look compared to a PC case...the truth, as much as it might hurt to admit it, is that most of the cases Apple have produced are very lacking in functional capability. My G4 tower, if competently designed, would have a great deal more expandability and flexibility in its...
"Next Generation?" The real next generation products will not be AGP at all. They will be PCI Express (due some time in 2H '04) which will have much greater bandwidth than even the 8X AGP that Apple was very, very late in adopting. This will leave all prior machines out in the cold as "legacy devices". What are the chances of a retail product which will work in AGP machines? Probably not good considering the rotten attitude at ATI toward the Mac community. The...
How about a G4 Mark II?
There was a news item in the last few days (which, unfortunately, I do not recall the source of) which indicated that a Canadian outfit was in the later stages of acquiring at least some portion of MOTO's chip business. How much was unclear from the article. With all the changes going on at MOTO just staying in business doing something profitably, let alone chip design and manufacture, may be all that MOTO can do. MOTO might actually be better off selling the chip...
Some people seem to think that the new machines will make the wintel world quake at the approach of a Mac...(not). Apple needs to move quickly to preserve the market segment they have. Products like the new G5 case ("enclosure") are not likely to do that without change. Apple is still overpriced throughout much of the lineup and the lineup has large holes in it which simply offer no choice at all compared to a...
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