Originally Posted by NZ Benz
This is nothing to do with Microsoft, you only have to look at the iPhone to see it's not as new and amazing as Jobbs says, that and iPods are rubbish rubbish machines. FYI Jobbs almost ruined apple shortly before he was fired by his own comapny in the late 1980's. Just like when Apple stole the mouse and the GUI from Xerox they also stole the iphone idea from a Korean company, it's well documented. Apple has never made an origional product....ever, even the ipod was just a portable HDD, the only new thing was the firmware on it. Apple products look nice but they are cheap nasty and not thought out for the real world.
You actually believe all that shit, don't you?
1. His name is Jobs
. Apple's founder with Steve Wozniak, Jobs was viewed as domineering, abrasive and a control freak which Apple's board couldn't deal with, so he was let go. That move nearly sunk Apple into non-existence. His comeback in '98 saved the company's ass and he has led it to a firm place in the computer market.
2. It has everything to do with Microsoft since John Sculley, the dumbass former Apple CEO who used to run Pepsico licensed out their OS to . . . MICROSOFT who copied it and came out with their first Windows! Microsoft has copied and imitated Apple ever since.
3. Xerox sold their desktop publishing to Apple. Xerox did indeed pioneer the mouse but it never shipped a consumer level computer with that technology. The Xerox Alto was a research model in which Apple based it's later models on for desktop publishing. Nothing was stolen from Xerox. Xerox abandoned desktop publishing because it seen Compugraphic Corp. and Itek as leaders in that field and they'd be unable to topple them, so they sought to concentrate their efforts developing faster, crisper copying machines (Oh, the pain, the pain!). Apple has completely dominated the graphic arts industry with their products and Compugraphic and Itek are no longer in business doing this.
4. The iPhone has many Apple patents. Perhaps you're talking about the name in which Apple has worked out an amicable solution with that company.
5. The iPod is the most popular MP3 player. I don't own one nor do I want one but as of April 9th, 2007, there were 100 million ipods sold. Not too shabby for a 'cheap, nasty, not thought out' product.
5. Apple has innovated many products that Microsoft users enjoy today. The ugly immitation, VISTA, is another example of Apple innovation being poorly coipied and released as a Microsoft product.
6. Apple products are not only reliable, they lead the market in consumer reviews, customer service/support and durability.
Love your PeeCee, dude. I'll stick with Apple.