Steve Wozniak Speaks About Apple's Early Days
Posted 24 April 2012 - 04:51 AM
Posted 24 April 2012 - 07:00 AM
The Mac was and still is a failure even by the standard of Apple fans. They simply omit to apply the same principle to Apple. The Mac sold 122M computers in 28 years. That is a TOTAL amount of sales. While you have PC makers who can sell that many in less than 10. HP sells over 60M computers per year while Dell sells about 50M. That means for both in 3 years they will outsell ALL the computers Apple has ever sold that has Mac in its name. That si why iPhone and iPad are such a big deal for Apple. They are small money makers where Apple has no overhead and they sell them for up to 4 times what they cost them to make.
Question...what happens when the fad wears off. The iPhone will be a lasting product as cellphone are a major part of our culture now.
But imagine what is going to replace the cell phone and think who si going to be the company that pushes it forward.
I hope to love to see what is the next tech frontier.
Posted 02 May 2012 - 09:27 AM
I would not say the Mac or even NeXT was a failure. They were building blocks for the iPhone.
What I am concerned about, is Apple's lack of focus on Mac OS X and iCloud. They seem to have many of the same limitations in iCloud as they did in Mobile me. From what I understand your single iCloud account can only have a single email address - you can not even pay for an additional email account on your iCloud account - say if you wife or kids or family wanted an email account - for social, school, etc...
Maybe with the OTHER Steve (Jobs) gone, Tim Cook can address some of these odd shortcomings - or maybe he already has. It will be nice to see what happens in the near future.