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Discussion in 'Macworld San Francisco 2008' started by wchong, Jun 10, 2008.
could anyone explain why there were two bridges?
One for the iPhone, the other for the iPhone SDK.
What, you thought that Apple still cared about Macs?
i would've thought the iphone + the sdk would be on the same bridge.
I would have thought that Apple still cared about making computers.
Guess we were both wrong.
ever since ipod hit the market they have been more concerned with that market. most of their revenue (correct me if i'm wrong) comes from ipod sales.
Nope, Macs still make more money.
Macs are still a higher profit margin and responsible for more revenue - but the iPod/iPhone lines introduce customers to Apple as a company. People who buy Apple's devices are more likely to buy a Mac later, so they are still important even if they don't make much revenue.
I think it's more that Apple realized that in order to make money off the iPod they would have to make it too expensive for most people. When the iPod was released in 2001 it cost $500, and everyone bitched about it being too expensive. So Apple has changed their approach to selling the iPod for as cheap as possible while still making a little bit of money; this way they sell a lot more so their profits are higher than if they sold the iPod to make money. Ya follow?
The Mac on the other hand is still priced to be the cash cow.
so aren't you supposed to keep the cow happy?
an overheating cow is not happy; a cow needs to be dressed (case redesign?) to be happy; a slow cow is not happy; a cow that can't process graphics good enough is not happy, she may confuse her own poop for grass.
damn mac, they are sadomasochists.
could you explain why you posted this question in the macbook pro forum?
I never said it couldn't use an update
well many people thought that the first bridge was for iphone +SDK and the second bridge for mac hardware updates.
When Apple changed their name from Apple Computer to just Apple it was when they cared more about iPods and iPhones than the computer.