Good-bye PowerPC and Classic mode, hello Intel and the road ...

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  1. macrumors bot

    Jul 5, 2003
  2. macrumors 6502a


    Sep 24, 2006
    apple will let intel rest after.....2 years to follow the trend :p
  3. macrumors regular


    Sep 10, 2006
    East Coast
    The author of this article makes mention of how Apple shouldn't rest on its laurels with a new Microsoft competitor out there in the form of the Zune, but I think that argument is defeated by the sentiments expressed in this excerpt from RoughlyDrafted:

    Good Enough
    The iPod doesn't really offer a lot of gadget interest, apart from offering a slick looking interface inside a tightly engineered package. More than anything else, the iPod is just plain functional. It plays music. Because it does its core job so well, it can be put to use to do other things where it isn't the absolute best, but is good enough.

    In other words, Apple beat MS to the punch with a cheap device (I use the phrase loosely, as in price, not quality) that's good enough for most people.
  4. hob
    macrumors 68020


    Oct 4, 2003
    London, UK
    Good article, enjoyed reading it.

    I don't know if this is smugness as demonstrated by Apple regarding Windows, but they really have slightly more than their foot in the door with the iPod, and the Zune is gonna have a hard time, I think.

    Apple have ended up making a product that even the British media has had a hard time taking apart. For example, I remember hearing a piece about how the iPod's weren't "built to last"... Mine's lasted 3 years so far, and I'm not the most careful of owners...

    The Zune has come out, and people were making a big fuss about how it's got superior features, when in actual fact it's missing some core features such as the ability to play podcasts! This seems silly to me.


    Good article! (as I said)

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