Did Steve ever say this?

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  1. iW00t macrumors 68040

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    Maybe this is why Apple Computers is now Apple? :eek:
     
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    Yes

    "If I were running Apple, I would milk the Macintosh for all it's worth -- and get busy on the next great thing. The PC wars are over. Done. Microsoft won a long time ago."
    -- Fortune, Feb. 19, 1996
     
  3. Butters macrumors 6502

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    As far as I know (which isn't very) he hasn't said that. it doesn't sound like him, but you never know.

    and although it would kind of make sense of recent activities I don't think they're ever going to stop making macs or anything that drastic.. they just won't be the focus anymore (but then again that's already happening with the iPod and iPhone)

    edit: apparently yes he did.
     
  4. iBlue macrumors Core

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    Yes, he did. Then he got busy on the next great thing. I <3 Apple. :p
     
  5. iW00t thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Hmm.. just makes me wonder if Apple still cares about OS X and the Mac or if they are just milking it for what's left while making butt loads of cash from iPods and iPhones.
     
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    If they do away with the computers, then I don't care about the iPod or iPhone. I need a computer to sync this stuff with. What will they become.....a gadgets and computer software company?
     
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    Apple most certainly cares about Mac OS X and the Mac. :rolleyes:
     
  8. iBlue macrumors Core

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    Maybe, but I doubt it. I think they just didn't put all their eggs in one basket.
     
  9. Queso macrumors G4

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    The next big thing was OSX. The Intel-based UNIX machines we use now may be marketed as Macs, but they are a completely different beast from the Macs of 1996.

    The PC wars were over, so Steve started gunning for home users with the digital hub, a process that's still ongoing.
     
  10. bartelby macrumors Core

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    I was wondering where the daily inflammatory thread by iW00t was?

    I don't know whether just me being cynical but I see this as just a thinly disguised attempt at trolling again:rolleyes:
     
  11. kretzy macrumors 604

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    Things change. There's not much more to it than that. Back then when he said that Apple were going through a rough patch, which really just isn't the case any more.

    And Apple of course still care about Mac. I think with all the media hype that surrounds the iPods etc it just seems the the Mac has been somewhat forgotten, but if you think about it the last year saw great advances and we'll probably see a lot more this year too.
     
  12. Markleshark macrumors 603

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    *Laughing Under breath*

    Me? I wasn't laughing sir. What do you mean, 'leave the room!'?
     

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