And this time it’s more preposterous than ever. According to him, now that Apple is using Intel processors they will complete the transformation and totally drop OS X, replacing the OS in Apple machines with Windows.
Yeah, right. Like the market needs yet another Windows machine.
The last thing Apple Computer should do is become just another PC manufacturer. Apple would die the quick and painful death it deserved if it pulled a stupid stunt like that. Dvorak bases his latest absurdity on four observations made by a likely fictitious character named Yakov Epstein:
The Apple Switch ad campaign was over, and nobody switched.
To which I say “Bull”. Lots of people switched. Did it bump Apple to a 50% market share? No. Did Dvorak switch? Heck no. But that doesn’t mean the campaign was a failure.
The iPod lost its FireWire connector because the PC world was the new target audience.
I’ll go along with the PC world being the new target audience, but only because Apple realized early on how many more iPods they could sell if they didn’t restrict it to one platform. But that’s definitely not why the iPod lost its FireWire connector. The real reason is standards. Apple (and everybody else) started building computers with USB 2 ports, which very nearly match FireWire in transfer speed. Why build one iPod for Macs and one for PC’s if the only difference is the interface? By standardizing on USB 2 Apple was able to streamline the manufacturing and delivery process, thus making the iPods more affordable. Duh.
Although the iPod was designed to get people to move to the Mac, this didn’t happen.
No, no, no, no, no, no, no. Another stupid myth perpetuated by the likes of Dvorak. The iPod was designed to sell iPods and to sell iTunes downloads. Period. End of story.
Apple had switched to the Intel microprocessor.
Please, John. The reasons for switching processors have been discussed at length for the last several months, and while your pathetic reasoning is not new, it’s still lame.
It’s been pretty much established that Dvorak has to shoot his mouth off every now & again just to make sure that people know he’s still alive. Not that anyone really cares. I’ve got five words for Mr. Dvorak; stick it in your ear.
Ok. I feel better now. I may not get any fan mail from John, but I think I’ll get by just fine. Me & my Macintoshes.