Originally Posted by technic
Even if they are transitioning as you suggest, the fact that they used them at all is ironic when you consider the numerous hilarious, yet poignant, "I'm a Mac, I'm a PC" ads. The willingness to use those portable POS devices for such a long period makes it seem like the rivalry is a little manufactured. I don't buy the argument that the Mac OS isn't easily capable of handling such transactions.
If you were the leader of Apple, wouldn't you stick with standard POS units until you could use your own technology for a mobile solution? Keep, in mind that I'm not Apple bashing. I'm looking at this from a business perspective. I couldn't imagine that it cost less to buy all those portable units than to deploy a standard POS system.
Your article didn't suggest that Apple use standard POS units (What standard is that anyway?). You intimated that Apple should be using their own technology.... even though, for most of the life of the Apple stores, they had nothing suitable.
Look technic, I really don't mean to be rude but your article is a mixed up mess of routers, Apple stores and POS systems. Whether Apple using Microsoft gear is ironic... is up for debate but it certainly is OLD news. It's nice of you to give us a head's up... but I don't think anybody here will be very interested. Sorry.