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Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by maflynn, Jun 8, 2010.
Here's an interesting article about apple giving the desktop the short shift at WWDC
This is news? I appreciate the discontent and general breast-beating about the desktop refresh cycle, but WWDC is for all Apple Developers, not just MacOS Developers. The product line—right now—that is receiving the bulk of attention because it has the most competitive and rapid development cycle is the mobile side. The product line that has the most growth potential, again, is the mobile side.
Apple is likely being heavily aggressive on the i-side to ensure that line reaches maturity with a sustainable base. The desktop—and to some degree, laptop—lines are stable and most capable of being left as is for longer than the newer products.
In other words, they actually have a long-term product strategy. Will some folks be left behind, or left out altogether? Sure, but name one successful company that isn't willing to alienate an ultimately minuscule fraction of its existing mature base?
Ultimately, the market decides if they're right or wrong, and thus far the market has decided they're right.
So much heat, so little light.
I actually would not mind...
... if the Mac platform inherited some of the things from the iPhone/iPad platform, such as the apps and app store. I suppose the Mac would have to have an A4 chip integrated in it to run them. I wouldn't want to lose the Mac side of the machine, though.
I don't think we're looking at a situation where Apple will spin off the desktops and laptops to a Claris/Newton subsidiary; they're just mature machines which will get updates as techology permits, on various Tuesdays not associated with large-scale events.
It should come as no surprise that WWDC has turned into the iphone conference.
and i think the conference is on for a few more days?
(as i sit patiently trying to decide on the Dell U2410 monitor sale or see if Apple releases new displays this week so I can compare...