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A product or announcement is vaporware until it is released to the intended customer. 

No, that’s completely psychotic. The word ‘vaporware’ has never been used in that context. You are completely wrong.
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it is interesting he stated he wanted to teach me what the true definition of vaporware was but never gave a definition or quoted a source. funny that I have.

Yes, you gave the right definition already. That’s why I didn’t waste my time doing the same. You simply refuse to accept the right definition and therefore look like a complete fool.

Exactly. The definition of vapourware is very simple: Apple doesn't do it, Microsoft does. End of discussion.
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No need for translation language to change the world. Just learn English. Problem solved.

ha ha, funny little ignorant man you ware.

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No need for translation language to change the world. Just learn English. Problem solved.
ha ha, funny little ignorant man you ware.

I didn't know that a ware was a funny little ignorant man. You learn something every day.
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ha ha, funny little ignorant man you ware.

 

It IS the language of business, after all. And it saves India from collapsing into hatreds.

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There's just a TINY chance that Apple will also be able to figure out payments. Oh wait, they did already… …and you’re already fucked.

 

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There's just a TINY chance that Apple will also be able to figure out payments. Oh wait, they did already… …and you’re already fucked.

 

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They did the exact same thing with Courier a number of years ago. That got loads of people excited, yet the product never materialized.

 

You can't really use the Courier as an example as Microsoft never officially announced it as an up and coming product. It was a leaked project that got a lot of press, even though the inner conflicts of trying to make this product a reality was nothing short of a fiasco it was still all internal. Absolutely nothing was actually discussed with the public until much later, after the project was canceled and most of the people behind the Courier had left Microsoft. Getting your hopes up for a leaked project that didn't make the cut from upper management is not vaporware. Apple probably has numerous of projects going on right now that will never see the light, if one of those were unlikely leaked to the public would you consider it to be vaporware, no of course not.

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Exactly. The definition of vapourware is very simple: Apple doesn't do it, Microsoft does. End of discussion.


Cough, cough, Copland, cough ...........

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Exactly. The definition of vapourware is very simple: Apple doesn't do it, Microsoft does. End of discussion.


Cough, cough, Copland, cough ...........

Copland? I thought he was a composer. Your reference must be before my time. 😀
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Copland? I thought he was a composer. Your reference must be before my time. 😀

Smartass at least you didn't mention that horrible movie with Sylvester Stallone.1wink.gif
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A product or announcement is vaporware until it is released to the intended customer. in other words they are selling hot air.  

 

Can you get this product today? No

 

The iPhone was until it was released vaporware but it is a physical product I own now and therefor not vaporware anymore.

 

 

How about we not dilute the meaning of the word to the point where we're grouping the iPhone together with actual vaporware, huh? Apple never so much as hinted they were working on a phone until they announced the iPhone in January of 2007.  It was shipped, as promised, in June of the same year.

 

You want a classic example? Microsoft's Cairo.

 

In 1989 after leaving Apple, Steve Jobs' new company released NeXTSTEP, the first object oriented operating system. In 1991 Microsoft announced their own next generation operating system code-named Cairo, and started showing demos of its sophisticated features in order to deflate interest in NeXTSTEP. They fabricated the lie that they had something as good or better than NeXTSTEP which would be available any time soon. Five years down the road, with its mission accomplished, Microsoft ceased development on Cairo.


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