the definition of open: “mkdir android ; cd android ; repo init -u git://android.git.kernel.org/platform/manifest.git ; repo sync ; make”
quote: MS took him to the cleaners when it stole the code for the GUI that Apple had purchased from Xerox.
quote: You got this a bit incorrectly stated. Apple never bought any code for a GUI from Xerox. They did the same as MS, they just copied what they saw from their competitors.
quote: They saw it and copied it pure and simple.
quote: A more interesting question is who the fuck would have heard of Apple if not for PARCs UI research.
quote: Xerox PARC pioneered almost every aspect of the modern PC, they just failed to capitalize on their innovations.
quote: If Mr. Jobs wanted to convince the public that Apple is beating Android in the phone market, though, he wasn't exactly doing a terrific job, given that iPad 3G activations also count as a "iOS device".
quote: Agreed. Since I know Apple's said they sell noticeably more iPod Touches than they do iPhones (I'm on my second Touch now, and have never bought an iPhone), their number about "iOS activations" is disingenuous to say the least.
quote: You sir, win the internet.
quote: Apple's own tablet, the iPad, interestingly, was the weakest part of the company's earnings report falling short of analyst predictions and only moving 4.19 million units. Apple, though claims that this is due to supply issues. It claims that Apple is selling every unit it can produce. Apple executives in the earnings call failed to explain discrepancies between this statement with past reports that Apple was producing up to 2.3 million units a month (and thus should have had 6.9 million available units for the quarter).
quote: ...given the amount of tablets already announced by all the major players, I'd say the iPad has it's work cut out for it. This will be not be iPod redux.
quote: "This size is useless unless you include sandpaper so users can sand their fingers down to a quarter of their size."
quote: Apple can never win a market share war against the open Android platform
quote: Apple was always thriving and making gobs of money by selling luxury items for a niche public.
quote: I agree with you there's slightly biased tone in the article. I read the Q&A and Jobs only commented on the 7" tablets being "DOA" (I believe he said literally: "they'll see the light later on" i.e. when they have failed).To be clear though, not defending Jobs in any way regarding his denial about Android. I guess it's his job to keep Apple in the sun but I think it is rather foolish to keep denying a rather obvious fact (which is, imho : Apple can never win a market share war against the open Android platform).
quote: The proof of this will be in the pricing of our competitors’ products, which will likely offer less, for more. These are among the reasons that we think that the current crop of seven-inch tablets are going to be DOA—Dead on Arrival. Their manufacturers will learn the painful lesson that their tablets are too small, and increase the size next year, thereby abandoning both customers and developers who jumped on the seven-inch bandwagon with an orphaned product. Sounds like lots of fun ahead.
quote: pple is interested in having a viable, dynamic and possibly the biggest, developer community for the iOS and in that aim it is succeeding fairly easily at the moment.
quote: possibly the biggest developer community
quote: His game is far more subtle and interesting