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Apple's gaming console is called the "iPod touch." EA already develops games for it.
Why would Apple effectively pull out of several critical industries, none of which blink at dropping $10k-$20k on a single machine, and many of which order those machines by the truckload? The Pro may not be Apple's most visible offering, but it's a critical part of their strategy. It may change in response to emerging technology, but it's not going anywhere. As long as it takes more power to create things than it does to consume them, there will be a more powerful...
This is true. The price of outsourcing laptop production to Taiwan for so many years is that only the Taiwanese know how to produce laptops. Even if Apple did move some manufacturing stateside, they'd almost certainly continue to use contract manufacturing rather than build and run their own factories.The infrastructure provided by the Chinese government is effectively nonexistent. Foxconn literally had to build a city around its Shenzhen facility: roads, sewer, water and...
I wouldn't underestimate the iPad's potential as a creative platform, either. It's not going to challenge a Mac Pro any time soon, but there's no particular reason it couldn't be an 80% solution. It's no accident that Omni Group are porting all their apps over. In some ways, the direct interaction of the touch platform will be better. Personally, I like it as a replacement for my aging PowerBook. I'm going to wait until I see some software and accessories appear that...
They have merged the two to the extent that it makes any sense to: 80% of their codebases are shared. I suspect that most of the difference is spelled 'C-A-R-B-O-N.' iPhone OS has always been capable of full, UNIX-style multitasking. The one-app-at-a-time limitation on the iPhone was imposed at the user level in order to avoid draining the battery (which is capable of draining remarkably quickly) or overtaxing the processor (which isn't that hot). It is not and has never...
If so, they'll be rolling out USB-to-LP and USB-to-FW adapters alongside, at least until LP is adopted widely enough to catch the attention of peripheral and accessory makers. Certainly, Apple has shown no hesitation in inflicting adapters on its customer base.
They were also late adopting USB 1.0. I remember articles mourning the eventual death by neglect of a pretty, next-generation standard (USB) right about the time the iMac appeared. That's why the iMac's dedication to USB worked: There was already an ample installed base on the PC side. It just wasn't being used. Anyone who wanted to make a peripheral for the iMac could be assured that they could also sell into an installed base of millions of PCs. If Apple is the...
It's certainly not the first time that someone had exaggerated their odds of getting lucky.
The centrality of the license agreement, which is precisely the terms under which Mac OS X can be used, because the license is what you're paying for--well, OK, except for the 50 cents it costs Apple for the CD and the jacket. That is what determines who can use Mac OS X for what when, at least according to Apple.Conventional copyright law has always relied on the fact that the copyrighted material is distilled into the medium, so there's no need to protect the font that a...
Funny, because I was just driving back from New York with two passengers, both of whom were reading their books with flashlights after the sun went down. Lots of reading gets done after dark. Ink and e-ink are better when you're reading in direct sunlight, but OLED is better when you aren't. I would say that high resolution is more important for preserving eyesight. Low resolution text, whether aliased or obviously anti-aliased, is at least as much of a problem. Based on...
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