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Mar 17, 2008, 10:47 PM
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Mar 18, 2008, 01:07 AM
Apple seems over-stretched at the moment. Missing dates. Poor quality.
Leopard is the least stable version of OS X, yet. (My Mail is refusing to Send, again! The only way I fixed this before was a clean re-install. I've done this three times, so far.)
There's no documentation for anything they release (except the iPhone SDK, apparently).
Ask anyone who bought a 20" iMac if they'd recommend buying one. The monitors are inexcusable!
If domination will get them some more staff, more quality control, I'm all for it. If current problems become magnified, stop buying their products, now!!
I think they made better products when they only had 3% of the market.
Mar 18, 2008, 01:56 AM
I love Apple products but I agree their quality control has gone way down hill.
Mar 18, 2008, 03:26 AM
Apple will cease to be Apple if they continue to grow at this rate. It's just not sustainable. Agility is out the door. Communication is breaking down. Steve can't 'touch' everyone as before. Quality control is out of control. Apple's becoming a three-ring circus: iPhone, iPod, and um, uh...Oh yeah! -his thing called the Mac. Power Macs aka MacPros are bigger than ever while every other product Apple makes will fit in your pocket or at least in your back pack.
Don't get me started on glossy screens and the 20-inch iMac's HORRIBLE display. This isn't the Apple I know. This is cheap component cost-cutting. This is embarrassing.
Mar 18, 2008, 07:50 AM
...Leopard is the least stable version of OS X, yet.
For you. You can't extrapolate your experiences to cover Leopard as a whole given that the majority have few or no problems with it.
Mar 18, 2008, 09:24 AM
Apple domination may not be a good thing, but erosion of Microsoft's monopoly is. Competition is a good thing. If Microsoft fades away I hope to God another credible OS flourishes whether it is Linux or something else.
Mar 18, 2008, 11:54 AM
If Apple were to achieve domination over the handheld computing market, it would be through the superior user experience they offer, not by the dirty tricks Microsoft used to take over the desktop.
But still, while I can conceivably see Apple being the "dominant" player in that market, I cannot see them having a Windows-esque, 90%+ marketshare type of dominance. The marketplace will be too big and too diffuse, and Apple will not choose to play in all aspects of that market, especially on the low end.
Mar 18, 2008, 09:57 PM
The sky is falling!
Mar 19, 2008, 07:37 AM
The sky is falling!
Mar 19, 2008, 08:00 AM
Microsoft isn't going anywhere. Apple can't compete in the Corporate world. They would have to grow about 7 or 8 times the size they are now just to be competitive with Microsoft in the worldwide market.
They are making inroads, but they are keeping themselves lean and nimble and are concentrating on the consumer market right now.
Competition is a good thing, maybe MS will shed its bloat and crapware and start bringing some good competition to the OS market again. That will keep Apple on its toes so it doesn't become complacent.