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 It's an old forum meme from the usual visitors: only people who love all tech companies equally can be said to be "objective"; anyone who loves Apple more than other brands is biased and should be dismissed out of hand.
 Brand loyalty is not pathetic. It's highly sought after by companies big and small. Companies like Samsung covet Apple's brand loyalty, even if they don't understand it. Their ads have poked fun at Apple line-waiters, but in reality, Samsung has sent marketing people to interview real line-waiters about why they stand in line for Apple products. They've never seen anything like it before in the smart phone world. Back when Palm Treo and BlackBerry ruled the smartphone...
 Steve wasn't the type of personality to sit back and watch. He absolutely wanted to save Apple. I recall two key reasons Amelio chose NeXT over Be:NeXT had mature TCP stack and was fully multiuser, mostly because it already inherited those things from BSD Unix. BeOS was more of a from-scratch OS, so it's TCP and multiuser features were immature. NextStep promised a richer (and mature) app construction toolchain. BeOS relied on GCC and makefiles, and if you wanted an IDE,...
 The problem with Microsoft under Ballmer was that they steadily lost their ability to compete as Microsoft, so they tried to be like their competitors. Microsoft is software, and they have millions and millions of lines of code in use. But that wasn't enough. They entered the console hardware business to pursue Sony. They gave up on PlaysForSure licensing and made built the Zune to go up against the iPod. They bought Danger, Inc and tried to make a mobile phone called...
 A number of business books say "yes." In the long run. But luck was involved too: if Gil Amelio hadn't agreed to buy NeXT, or they had bought Be instead, or if Steve had completely washed his hands of NeXT, then he wouldn't have found his way back to Apple as iCEO, and brought the resurgence that followed. It would be naive to imply that forcing Steve out was part of some long term plan Sculley had to fix Apple a decade later--I know you're not saying that--but Haggar...
 "False" information? Well,
 Unless he is John Sculley.
Apple signs deals with expiration dates, as do all companies. But some they do have multi-year contracts in place. They've been partnering with Google since Schmidt sat on the board (still default search engine in iOS, still have a YouTube app in AppleTV), partnering with Samsung and Foxconn on the supply chain. Partnering with UPS in shipping. Etc.Apple used to partner with Motorola back when they licensed Newton OS to them, and later integrated iTunes compatibility into...
We get a lot of contrarians who come here to tell other people how wrong they are.
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