Fri Jan 20, 2012 12:11 am Post
Fri Jan 20, 2012 12:45 am Post
Fri Jan 20, 2012 12:58 am Post
AmberV wrote:Oh come now, the Twentieth Anniversary Mac doesn't make your list as essential?
But more seriously I feel Apple is post-peak (plateau, really) anyway by about five years, for what I want of it: easy to maintain UNIX computers. And that has more to do with the presence of Steve Jobs, than the lack of Steve Jobs.
Fri Jan 20, 2012 4:45 am Post
Fri Jan 20, 2012 6:03 am Post
Jaysen wrote:One thing that did get me as a huge innovation was the integration of the newton with a phone and a music player (for those not following at home that is the iPhone). I think that will be the defining moment of the 21st century.
It will take a lot to show apple will not go the way of a former pioneer; Eastman Kodak.
Fri Jan 20, 2012 6:16 am Post
AmberV wrote: I'm waiting for my foldable real-time eInk display, I guess. Something I can just as easily draw on and stuff in my pocket. Something that costs $10 dollars so I don't care of it gets lost. Something that doesn't have a two year lifespan with a volatile LI battery. I'm afraid Apple won't ever deliver anything like that.
Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:54 am Post
Fri Jan 20, 2012 8:21 am Post
AmberV wrote:Who can say what the defining point of the 21st century will be
Fri Jan 20, 2012 2:37 pm Post
mbbntu wrote:AmberV wrote:Who can say what the defining point of the 21st century will be
Let's just hope it's not another war ...
Fri Jan 20, 2012 3:24 pm Post
Wock wrote:I think they will be more into making digital user "devices" rather than just computers.
Sat Jan 21, 2012 3:20 am Post
Sat Jan 21, 2012 3:21 am Post
Sat Jan 21, 2012 4:21 am Post
AmberV wrote:The price point, in my mind, would follow the Amazon model of taking a larger loss on the hardware and making cash on the services. The Fire is, as an electronic device, worth quite a bit more than $200, I'm sure. They make up for it on how easy to is to buy services and products from them.
Sat Jan 21, 2012 4:39 am Post
Sat Jan 21, 2012 6:27 am Post
AmberV wrote:That's true, but I think the mobile industry has sufficiently solved that problem, even for electronics that they charge no money at all for. The "insurance" and replacement cost system covers those cases where they would otherwise lose out. It's basically group-sourcing the cost of the use of electronics over a large enough group of people so that the outliers do not matter as the bulk of the population is fact paying *more* for the device, amortised over a period of a few years, than they would have up front if they covered the MSRP of the device.
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