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Friday, 10 September 2010 09:37

Apple products are a “bunch of mutants”

Written by Nick Farell
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Can't kill them straight away
Acer founder Stan Shih has told hacks that Apple products are like mutant viruses which are damn difficult to kill in the short-term.

He said that Apple's strong popularity was because of the iPad and iPhone. Shih added that PC vendors will eventually find a way to isolate Apple and become immune.

Apple deserved respect for running a “revolution” not “evolution” strategy that other other PC makers used. However, he said that history has proved that a market that evolves naturally will always turn out to be much stronger.

In the battle between Microsoft's Windows and OS-X, Apple always look down on Ballmer's boys claiming they lack creativity. But Windows' open platform has attracted the adoption of most PC brands, while Apple's PC market has turned out to be limited. Apple was the betamax, to Redmond's VHS, he pointed out.

Apple's biggest threat comes from open products such as Google's Android operating system which is already attracting a lot PC brands to develop related products. These will eventually isolate Apple users to a point that the outfit is no longer relevant.

On the other hand, Shih praised Job's Mob for its highly integrated hardware and software and online application store. Apple have created a strategy should be a good example for PC brands to learn from.

On another subject, he thinks that the US PC vendors will give up on the market in the long term. IBM's sale of its PC department to Lenovo was one of the first to do this as the profits from PC products will only fall lower.

He predicts that US PC brands will focus on the services industry and leave everything hardware to the Far East.

Nick Farell

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+19 #1 Warhead 2010-09-10 10:00
I've never been an apple fan and I will never be, but I think they deserve some respect for what the have achieved so far.

Harsh comments from Acer founder Stan Shih (the force is strong on this one).
 
 
-10 #2 mic.b 2010-09-10 10:02
They are paying you, or is it your personal little war Nick?

Great, great journalism...
 
 
+19 #3 Bl0bb3r 2010-09-10 11:38
Quoting Warhead:
but I think they deserve some respect for what the have achieved so far



Not really, they are tricking a lot of people into buying devices for a lot of money that otherwise are worth very little (think production costs), never-mind the build-quality which lacks for what they are sold.

If you want to praise someone for deceiving and ripping off... sure, go ahead, but not many will be behind you.
 
 
+2 #4 AndreiD 2010-09-10 13:01
Quoting Warhead:
I've never been an apple fan and I will never be, but I think they deserve some respect for what the have achieved so far.

Harsh comments from Acer founder Stan Shih (the force is strong on this one).


He was just analyzing how Apple got from almost bankrupt when Microsoft loaned them money in the late '90s to the company it is now.
How is that lack of respect?
 
 
0 #5 ghelyar 2010-09-10 14:14
Quoting Bl0bb3r:
Not really, they are tricking a lot of people into buying devices for a lot of money


Indeed. The original iPod campaign was marketing it as something other than an MP3 player (of which there were better ones at the time) and the recent "I'm a Mac" campaign is marketing Macs as something other than PCs, when they are more obviously PCs than ever. Back then they even had "IBM PowerPC" processors, and "PC" even comes from "IBM PC".
 
 
-2 #6 Warhead 2010-09-10 14:23
Quote:
Not really, they are tricking a lot of people into buying devices for a lot of money that otherwise are worth very little (think production costs), never-mind the build-quality which lacks for what they are sold.


Yeah, dont you really tihnk that Apple is the only company that do that..welcome to captalism.

If you do your reseasch you'll find out that they were the first one to produce a computer with GUI which microsoft later copied from, and that is what I was talking about.

Still, I've never owned a Mac and never will, but Apple is not just about Iphones, they did contribute to evolution.
 
 
+8 #7 Bl0bb3r 2010-09-10 15:32
Warhead, you're wrong, and oh boy how wrong you are... the first ones to produce a GUI were Xerox. All Jobs did was the same thing he does now, he employed those people from Xerox to continue their idea for him, in his name, and not to mention for fanboys like you to praise him for that, and they produced the first GUI for a commercial platform, so Xerox invented the first GUI, not fruity-loops.
 
 
0 #8 hellfire 2010-09-12 20:32
did apple kill his cat? Why Nick hates it that much in every single news post?
 
 
0 #9 sidje 2010-09-13 09:19
Quoting hellfire:
did apple kill his cat? Why Nick hates it that much in every single news post?


Well, it was a quantum cat and thus they did and didn't kill it at the same time. It's now safe with Nick.......and not, again at the same time.

Quantum physics is a strange thing :)
 
 
0 #10 hellfire 2010-09-13 09:44
Quoting sidje:
Quoting hellfire:
did apple kill his cat? Why Nick hates it that much in every single news post?


Well, it was a quantum cat and thus they did and didn't kill it at the same time. It's now safe with Nick.......and not, again at the same time.

Quantum physics is a strange thing :)


sooo this is a revenge for a dead one in the name of livin one? :D
 

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