Originally Posted by Dave K.
I like your post. It summarizes so many things. Ultimately, it shows that Apple can no longer compete in the hardware arena.
Which means - the MILLIONS of folks who got Apple to where they are today, Print media, graphics designers, TV, Video, Musicians, Newspapers, Advertising Agency, Insurance Companies, Schools and MILLIONS of small businesses will now have to purchase a "Acer, HP, Dell", to get the latest or greatest desktop unit?
I believe this will make Apples shares slip right?
Desktop units are not a dying breed, unless you say "If we don't make it, "they won't but it"! And if this is the goal, then YES Apple desktop, any desktop units for that matter, are going to be a dying breed.
I for one, NEED 4 new desktop units & monitors, and WILL purchase 4 new Apple Desktop units, if they come out with them.
4 isn't many, but when you multiply by the MILLIONS who are just like us, and many of these folks NEEDING hundreds more then 4 units, then I for one, think this is still a great market place for Apple to GET back into.
Oh did I mention that there are OVER 5,000 LARGE manufacturing companies just in the Promotional Products world i.e., BIC pens, Norwood, Gieger Bros., Leeds and the list goes on and on that REQUIRE Mac files when sending in artwork for ANY items to be imprinted! This is OVER 800,000 Items that can be printed with your company name on them and all work is done on Apple computers.