Oops! Tim Cook tweets photo of Mac production line running Windows

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  1. Gargoyle
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    Thanks for posting, Gargoyle! A friend in the cellular phone-selling business recently told me that he thought that IPads would disappear in a few years, and go the way of the Blackberry, in a market dominated by Android technology. Wonder how much longer Apple will be around?
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    At least it's Windows running on a Mac.
     
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    well, they do get that hardware at a discount.

    :p
     
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    Yeah, and it's probably STILL more expensive :)
     
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    Ah, another "Apple is doomed" thread on the Internet.

    http://archive.wired.com/wired/archive/5.06/apple.html

    It's been nearly 40 years since Apple started the PC business (almost 20 since that Wired piece). One of these days, someone is going to be right about them being doomed, I guess. ;)

    Wow, "Apple is doomed" AND "Windows rules, Macs drool" in the same thread. I feel like I should be using Netscape with Windows 3.1 on a 14.4K modem to post this, it's like every cliche USENET thread in comp.sys.* in the 1990's...
     
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    And before netscape, and before 14.4k telebit modems, there was arpanet.hardware.* groups on nodes connected to arpanet :) It was on the eve of microsoft's legal victory. :) Apple was proclaimed to be dead !
    Just look at Windows & PC manufacturers like DELL :) Android is the windows of the cellphones. Ever tried to upgrade From Android 2.2 to anything higher ? Or Android 4.1 to 4.2, or 4.4 ? Does not happen.

    I moved my Ipad's IOS from 5 to 6 to 7 painlessly. You can only make a person buy that many cellphones before they give up :)
     
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    It was pretty much dead, with very small market cap.

    The Apple of today is in similar only in name and their closed product approach compared to the Apple of 20 years ago. Had they not purchased NeXT in 1996, I suspect the platform would be but a footnote in history today.
     
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    Actually, NeXT purchased Apple for -400 million dollars. ;)
     
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    Just got an upgrade notification on my AT&T android 4.1.2 phone this morning, clicked ok, it upgraded to 4.3.
    Almost painless. There was one glitch in one app where I had to change a setting, and it changed my default ring tone, but other than that it was perhaps the easiest OS upgrade I've experienced.

    Default display font changed, but I think I like the new look.

    edit to add: Take that back, I hit one major bug since the upgrade. I can not stay logged in with the mobile app, I have to log back in every time I launch it. Serious PITA.
     
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