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ipod for Windows, OH THE
Recent reports are
stating that a company named Mediafour is producing a software
package that will allow Windows users to use an ipod with windows
products, most notably windows media player. One cannot imagine the
mess this will cause. From itunes to ipod does not translate to media
player to ipod. We here at the office feel dirty after thinking about
the stylish ipod being in the hands of the untrained hands of the common
widows user. Oh the humanity.!
Anyways, lets look at the bright side of
this. This should allow sales of the ipod to skyrocket, as the only
thing holding them back was the windows compatibility issue. Although
Steve's idea of massive sales of Mac products to new Mac users may now
be blurring, at least he will be comforted will all that extra cash that
the windows market sales will produce.
ZDnet screwed up, enough said. However if you look at the bottom of this page you will notice that ZDnet has replaced the Apple name with idvdbox's name. Guess they got one too many letters. Who is idvdbox again?
Just to pump the ratings let talk about hardware for a second. Reports
tell of a January release of the infamous flat-panel imac. The rumors
on this mystic machine change weekly. There was a report that we
produced on AppleGossip that the imac was to be changed from an
all-in-one machine to a modular machine with a choice in LCD screens
being available for consumers to choose from. When you buy your imac
you will be allowed to choose either a 15 or 17 inch specially made LCD
screen that will fit on the module. These rumors have never been
substantiated but there was talk of sightings in a ware house of crates
that were thought to contain the new imac modules. If Apple is looking
at a January release for this long needed update to the imac, then maybe
the G5 is not slated for release at this time also. If we are wrong,
then January will be a very crazy month for all of us.
The G5 seems to be causing quite a large tremor in the community since
we have been down. With all the rumors about super giga-hertz machines
being released that will crush the Intel regime, there has been a lot to
choose from. The best story is the story about the 2.8 GHz G5 chip.
This chip has just recently been reported at MOSR. If you havenŐt
already noticed, this is a fast chip. Regardless of the instruction
capability of this processor, anything running at 2.8 GHz will smoke the
processor market regardless of platform. Since IntelŐs itanium is only
clocking in at 800MHz, Apple has nothing to worry about with prototypes
clocking in at 1.6 GHz. What we think will happen may not be what
everyone wants to happen. We here at AG believe that Intel is more than
a producer of crappy chips with inflated clock speeds. We believe they
are much more capable than that. We believe that they have the power to
sway the entire computing worlds thought patterns. Once the itanium
chip is released, a mass marketing scheme will already be well into the
works spreading false information about clock speed and what the itanium
will do for your ebusiness. Regardless of what AMD is planning, Intel
will still dominate the market once the itanium is released. Clock
speed will mean everything until the day the itanium is released, then
and only then will Intel suddenly have an insight ( we see a commercial
with a Buddhist or some other robed holy-man speaking the truth about
clock speed) into what clock speed really means to a machine and that it
is the actual makeup of the chip that governs its power. Expect a
massive information campaign to explain that the itanium is the fastest
chip regardless of its clock speed. With all this said, we are still
stoked for the release of the G5 and its inflated clock speed. Market
share is what Apple should be going for right now and not bottom line
performance (quit snarling at us, it is the truth). Once Apple
increases its market share beyond the 5% it has now maybe it will have
the cash to produce more information and advertisements about its
products and how great they really are.
What do you think?
have any comments on this story or have any more insights into Apples
future, please email us.comments@AppleGossip.com