Steve's dead, time to move on.
The Mac Pro? Yeah that's a company saver... ROTFLMAO. Something that screams "niche product"?
Please ignore brlawyer (and pazuzu)!
I am surprised these one-note-Johnnies haven't been banned yet.
Merging to use OS? no, no. It will further damage to the laptop sale. Bad business and financial move.
But good for users. And at some point, they need to weigh the risk of losing business in one area to continue pushing forward and maintaining or gaining business in another area. Plus a device like this would likely not compete with the Pro line which would have much more powerful processors.
Also - with iPads much more popular than MacBooks, this could be a good way of introducing more people to OS X that may later decide to buy a full Mac computer.
fallenjt wrote: »
You will be eating your words when Apple Watch hits the shelf. My prediction is that Apple Watch sale number will be over 15 millions the first year.
Where did he say that Apple is doomed?
Same clown who said iPhone 5C would be a flop too? LOL
Same guy who predicted the blow out sales for the iPhone last quarter.
Well, yes and no. Many here have intelligently discussed the massive potential of blurring the lines between mobile and desktop computing...this would be good for consumers. If you think about it, the iPad is an inexpensive laptop yet has the computing power to do almost all of what 80% of the population wants. However, when doing a bit more serious typing, calcs, editing, etc., it's best if the screen were vertical and the interface(s) handled ergonomically (e.g. mouse, keyboard, voice, air gestures, etc.).
...this could be Apple's opportunity to increase to 50%-60% of the developed world's computer (mobile and desktop combined) purchases...when considering that Apple will continue to increase sales of its iMac and hopefully a re-marketed Mac Mini/display package.
Basically, in 10 years all that consumers will know is that Apple is THE computing hardware to use because it's seamless and reasonably priced...and won't feel the difference between mobile and desktop computing. And they won't care if it's OSX or iOS...they just all work.
big deal. I also predicted they would sell 70 million iPhones. Am i an insider?
but Ming also said the 6+ would be delayed till 2015
I'd put Ming's track record against yours any day.
The poster mentioned Apple Watch in response to another comment. You know the one that goes "Apple Watch is going to fail and I don't understand it or like it." and then once the watch is released turns into "Well of course they sold million and millions, it's Apple and their stupid customers."
Yes...definitely one way to look at it.
laptop/shmaptop. iPad/sHmipad. In a few years, these are merely different forms of screen sizes/input methods.
Apple cares little that one form makes way for another form.
And yes, some day, history books will use Apple as THE example for the "halo effect".
Good for users? I doubt it. I would say 90% of iPad owners don't do real works on their iPad. Apple have never wanted to do hybrid device, in this case, it's kind of. Their products are for designated use and give best user experience. iPad would never perform well with laptop functions and vice versa. Tell me any keyboard-mouse combo for tablet out there would perform even close to Apple Magic Pad-mouse combo.
and... in case anyone cares about what he actually said about the iPhone 6 plus before it was introduced:
"Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities revealed in a new research note on Thursday, a copy of which was obtained by AppleInsider, that he expects both sizes of the new iPhone to be unveiled at Apple's Sept. 9 media event. However, he doesn't expect shipments of the jumbo-sized 5.5-inch model to ramp up until later this year.As a result, Kuo believes the 5.5-inch "iPhone 6" may not debut until sometime after its smaller 4.7-inch brethren. He also believes Apple may have difficulty keeping up with demand for the larger variant through the end of 2014.But he does expect that both models will offer 128 gigabyte versions, which would double the current maximum capacity of 64 gigabytes found in the iPhone 5s. Apple already offers 128-gigabyte versions of its larger iPad Air and iPad mini."
Which is quite a bit different than what some members are trying to portray.
(emphasis in bold is mine)
The staff on this site do not understand what an insider is.
An insider would be an Apple employee, contractor, board member, etc. or someone privy to company confidential knowledge provided by one of the aforementioned.
Kuo's track record has been slightly better than most analysts, but clearly he does not a reliable source within the company. Most likely, he is a bit more astute in his analysis of various rumors from the supply chain, potential product improvements, etc. than the typical analyst, but there's no indication that he has a source of inside information.
There is no justifiable reason to label Kuo an insider.
huffcw wrote: »
But good for users. And at some point, they need to weigh the risk of losing business in one area to continue pushing forward and maintaining or gaining business in another area. <span style="line-height:1.4em;">Plus a device like this would likely not compete with the Pro line which would have much more powerful processors. </span>
<span style="line-height:1.4em;">Also - with iPads much more popular than MacBooks, this could be a good way of introducing more people to OS X that may later decide to buy a full Mac computer.</span>
If the legal profession was valued in terms of how many world-changing and life-improving ideas the people working within it have come up with, it'd be a penny stock.