Dream Home doesn't include Apple

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by jayducharme, Mar 20, 2008.

  1. jayducharme macrumors 68040


    Jun 22, 2006
    The thick of it
    I found this curious, seeing as Steve Jobs is Disney's largest shareholder. Maybe he'd rather Microsoft give away its future technologies than Apple.


    March 17, 2008
    Sarasota Herald-Tribune
    By Tom Bayles

    ANAHEIM, CA -- Bradenton-based home builder Taylor Morrison (TM) has
    agreed to build Disneyland's (DL) "Innovations Dream Home" at the
    California theme park. The 5,000-sq-ft house, to be built in
    Tomorrowland, will showcase current and future technological advances
    in home building, featuring actors playing the fictional Elias family
    as they move from room to room preparing for a trip to China. It is
    scheduled to open in late May. "We're excited to partner in this
    venture with DL," said Sheryl Palmer, TM's president and CEO. "I'm
    sure many of us remember the wonder and excitement of visiting
    Tomorrowland for the first time as children."

    TM will work with Microsoft Corp., Hewlett-Packard Co. and software
    maker LifeWare on the attraction. The home will replace the park's
    "House of the Future" attraction, originally built in 1957 and
    demolished 10 years later.
    © Sarasota Herald-Tribune
  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus


    Apr 27, 2005
    San Francisco, CA
    I think you've hit the nail on the head there. If Apple was participating in "the home of the future" it would be filled with nothing but their current products.
  3. TEG macrumors 604


    Jan 21, 2002
    Langley, Washington
    The reason for this is that Microsoft allows for major customizations using Window Embedded CE and Embedded XP. Something Apple is not even close to letting people do, otherwise my work would be using it instead of crappy CE for our work.


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