I am largely ambivalent towards Apple, but it’s impossible to be ambivalent about the iPhone — and in particular, the latest and greatest iPhone 3GS. It is the Pentium to the 486 of the iPhone 3G. A landmark, genre-defining product, no longer a mere smartphone but an honest to God fully capable, no-compromises computer in the palm of your hand. Here’s how far I am willing to go: I believe the iPhone will ultimately be judged a more important product than the original Apple Macintosh.— Coding Horror: The iPhone Software Revolution
Yes, this is start of a trend. Today I got a call from Apple regarding xBill. After short explanation it was… the name. The nice person on the phone assured me that this is the last reason they can’t approve it (someone still can link “Bill” to Bill G.).
Actually, it was a joke as I said I’m thinking about renaming the game to xZorro. But now it isn’t anymore. Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome… xZorro! I mean, after the approvement. Of course.
This must be a deliberate, timed leak from Apple. The timing is simply perfect from Apple’s perspective […]— WSJ: Steve Jobs Had Liver Transplant ‘About Two Months’ Ago
But two things strike me about this story. First, the WSJ offers no source for this information — not even an “according to sources close to the matter”. But yet they state it flatly as certain fact. That’s highly unusual.
In short, the iPhone 3GS is triumphantly the product of a company at the absolute top of their game. If it were a BMW it would badged as the ‘M’ version – the same but with added poke and better spec.— The New Adventures of Mr Stephen Fry
Apple is not an iPod company. It is not a smart phone company. It’s not even a computer company. It’s a software company.—
This is 100% true. The point is, Apple doesn’t want to look like a software company, e.g. as Microsoft. Although they are.
Just hours after a noted research analyst criticized Microsoft’s plans to limit sales of Windows XP PCs, the company said it would extend the aged operating system’s lifespan in the post-Windows 7 world to as late as April 2011.— Microsoft extends XP availability to 2011 - So much about Windows7
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