N Macbook part of the post-pc era?

walie

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How does the new macbook fit into Job's vision of Apple pushing towards the post-pc era?
 

CausticPuppy

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"Post-PC era" just means that your computer is no longer the central hub for everything you do. Breaking the dependency between iDevices and iTunes was a huge step.

Basically your computer is just another device that you own, and all your "stuff" lives in the cloud.
 

Stetrain

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The "Post-PC Era" doesn't mean that there won't be PCs. It just means that PCs will become more niche devices.

For the past 20 years almost everything in the technology world has revolved around the PC as the center of the universe, and that is going away.

The Retina MBP does move in that direction a little bit. It's more of an appliance type device. You aren't expected to ever open it and tinker around with it. It's the same thing that happened to cars. In order to get more technology and better efficiency out of engines, they have progressed to being pretty non-serviceable by end users.
 

Krazy Bill

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The Retina MBP does move in that direction a little bit. It's more of an appliance type device. You aren't expected to ever open it and tinker around with it. It's the same thing that happened to cars. In order to get more technology and better efficiency out of engines, they have progressed to being pretty non-serviceable by end users.
That's a nice dissertation but you miss the reasoning entirely. Like somebody mentioned, it's all about the "Cloud". Apple has bet the farm on this. (A new "server farm" to be precise).

Seal up those devices so you can't expand storage. Keep those devices exchanging data to and fro via the cloud... use up your token 5GB and start paying. It's an endless revenue stream.

Sheer freaking genius. I'm buying more Apple stock.
 
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