Any chance of apple abandoning computers and becoming a consumer electronics company?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Dustintendo, Feb 25, 2006.

  1. Dustintendo macrumors member

    Aug 20, 2005
    do you see this happening in the future?

    god i really hope not:eek:
  2. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

    Jan 6, 2004
  3. cyberddot macrumors 6502


    Jul 4, 2003
    in a forest
    Chance? Sure...lightning has to hit the ground somewhere.

    Will it happen?

  4. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

    Dont Hurt Me

    Dec 21, 2002
    Yahooville S.C.
    If they would have stayed with G4 and G5 this would be the case, you must have advancement in your cpu to keep selling computers but with the switch coming to Intel this is now mute. G4/G5 there's the door now get you slow butt out of here.:D
  5. jefhatfield Retired


    Jul 9, 2000
    in the near future, no way

    but over time it's very hard to tell where a large, or even small company will go

    for instance, one college, as an organization, i went to was an rop school for the trades for high school students...but now they are one of the top agricultural universities in the united states offering a whole host of bachelor's and master's degrees

    a friend of mine has a dad who had a successful venetian blinds business which eventually morphed into a retail musical instuments business

    apple inc. will last decades imho, but it's anybody's guess what they will be doing decades from now
  6. balamw Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
    I think that the line between consumer electronics and computers is getting continually blurred, particularly since the advent of CDs and DVDs. e.g. the TiVo that I am watching in the background has a CPU/HDD and USB ports, runs linux, but I wouldn't call it a computer.

  7. Felldownthewell macrumors 65816


    Feb 10, 2006
    No. It won't happen. If anything like this were to happen, more likely Apple would spin Ipod off into its own company and keep Apple and Ipod seperate but probably both still owned and directed by Steve. Of course that wouldn't happen, unless someone gets greedy and wants to double the amount of stock (Two companies=two times the stock.) But that won't happen. Don't worry about it.

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