How many legs does Apple's chair have?

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by Mr Skills, Jun 13, 2008.

  1. Mr Skills macrumors 6502a

    Mr Skills

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    I remember a while ago Steve Jobs talked about Apple being like a chair (or maybe table?) with 4 legs - Mac, iPhone, iPod and AppleTV.

    At WWDC he pointedly used the same analogy, but this time showed a picture of a chair with only 3 legs - no mention of AppleTV.

    Is Steve tacitly admitting that AppleTV is not going to be that big a part of the company?
     
  2. BoyBach macrumors 68040

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    I think it was because Apple had nothing :apple:TV related to talk about during the WWDC keynote.
     
  3. Hushbull macrumors member

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    I guess he might be tired of everyone already squatting on the AppleTV.
    But it's so warm! :p
     
  4. iDAG macrumors 65816

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    The tv has yet to go mainstream in the consumer market. In fact, the whole product segment that the tv is in has not gone mainstream either. Until the tv becomes something that makes a good amount of money for Apple and it has taken off in the market, I don't see it as a fourth leg in the chair. I do hope on day it does though.
     
  5. jnc macrumors 68020

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    :apple:tv is a gutted, gimped Mac mini that was over before it begun.
     
  6. aethelbert macrumors 601

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    Lately, I think that there's been too much focus on the damn iPhone. The chair has only one leg right now and it's about to tip over.
     
  7. zap2 macrumors 604

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    You missed AppleTV 2.0?


    I think right now, it has 3

    iPod
    iPhone
    Mac

    In time, it will move to

    Mobile OS X(iPhone, iPod touch...and other iPods based on this OS, the standard iPod OS has numbered days)
    Mac OS X

    AppleTV doesn't look like its becoming as big as iPod/Mac/iPhone...although it is a good device.
     

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