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  1. Apples strategies always seem to require a long gestation period to take effect, unfortunately, shifts in technology sometimes outpace those periods, like with the Newton.

    Whatever happened to the ’switcher’ ads? Im kind of glad theyre gone, to be honest. I don’t think they really inspired that many people to switch.

    The thing that bothers me about Apple and the iPod now is that its starting to seem like its all they care about, that and the ITMS. Where is the new hardware? Where is the 3GHZ G5? Wheres the G5 iMac? Zip. Nada. Nothing. Nothing but little feature upgrades here and there.

    Comment by The ‘Belt — 08/26/2004 @ 11:23:55 AM

  2. I bought my last new Mac in 1999 and when it becomes un-upgradable I probably won’t buy another. They’re just too expensive and they use too many off-the-shelf parts to justify their inflated cost. For people who can’t resist downloading spyware and can’t configure a firewall, theyre great because they insulate them from so many of the virus threats out there these days, but I don’t need that level of ‘protection’, at least not for the price that Apple charges.

    Now if they made a retail box version of OSX for x86 processors, that would be something I would be interested in. They’ll never do it though, because they aren’t interested in offering driver support beyond a small short list of manufacturers.

    Comment by The ‘Belt — 08/26/2004 @ 11:26:50 AM

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