iPad—Has Steve Jobs Finally Lost It?

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Jan 29, 2010.

  1. Hard to believe he said anything like this
    <http://blogs.computerworld.com/15494/windows_netbooks_versus_apple_ipad_victory_goes_to_microsoft>:

    During the iPad launch, Jobs claimed that netbooks had failed to create
    a category of devices somewhere between smartphones and laptops --- and
    then added that the iPad would succeed in that category where netbooks
    failed.

    I mean, really? The only segment of the PC market to show any growth over
    the past year, has “failed to create a category�?

    Maybe this is why Apple’s share price fell over 4% when the iPad was
    announced.
    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Jan 29, 2010
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  2. Lawrence D'Oliveiro

    thingy Guest

    Re: iPad—Has Steve Jobs Finally Lost It?

    On Jan 29, 6:51 pm, Lawrence D'Oliveiro <l...@geek-
    central.gen.new_zealand> wrote:
    > Hard to believe he said anything like this
    > <http://blogs.computerworld.com/15494/windows_netbooks_versus_apple_ip...>:
    >
    >     During the iPad launch, Jobs claimed that netbooks had failed to create
    >     a category of devices somewhere between smartphones and laptops --- and
    >     then added that the iPad would succeed in that category where netbooks
    >     failed.
    >
    > I mean, really? The only segment of the PC market to show any growth over
    > the past year, has “failed to create a category”??
    >
    > Maybe this is why Apple’s share price fell over 4% when the iPad was
    > announced.


    I agree with SJobs....the early ones like the Eee were ideal, small,
    lightweight, but only fairly usable....the next generations just got
    bigger and more powerful and more pricey so became pointless IMHO. So
    today you pay a premium for the slightly smaller size (than a laptop)
    but dont gain its functionality it makes little sense to me. I mean
    the same amount of money or more than for a basic laptop except dont
    get the functionality...the mac-air was the same, way overpriced, to
    big and light on functionality....

    Yes notbooks are selling, but I dont see many around town...I see lots
    of iphones, I see laptops....

    The iPhone is brilliant, its user interface beats anything else ive
    seen (its to large and costly for me to consider but for my wife its
    ideal) Except, its one weakness is its just a bit too small for
    Internet, email use and light weight games around the home or on the
    move...ie semi-portable...where laptops and notebooks are too big....

    So I think somewhere between the iphone and laptop there is a niche
    balance point, has the iPad found it? I dont know, it sure looks good
    but over-priced....

    regards
    thingy, Jan 29, 2010
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  3. Lawrence D'Oliveiro

    victor Guest

    Lawrence D'Oliveiro wrote:
    > Hard to believe he said anything like this
    > <http://blogs.computerworld.com/15494/windows_netbooks_versus_apple_ipad_victory_goes_to_microsoft>:
    >
    > During the iPad launch, Jobs claimed that netbooks had failed to create
    > a category of devices somewhere between smartphones and laptops --- and
    > then added that the iPad would succeed in that category where netbooks
    > failed.
    >
    > I mean, really? The only segment of the PC market to show any growth over
    > the past year, has “failed to create a category�?
    >


    Its just a smaller laptop. Same old Windows with all the screen taken up
    with menu bars

    The tactile interface of the iPhone OS devices, and the app store
    software distribution method is a new category, and website designers
    and web app programmers such as Google Docs have responded as if its a
    new category.

    I expect Google's Android version will soon follow.

    Microsoft aren't in the game, they have blown it.
    victor, Jan 30, 2010
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  4. Lawrence D'Oliveiro

    Gordon Guest

    On 2010-01-29, Lawrence D'Oliveiro <_zealand> wrote:
    > Hard to believe he said anything like this
    ><http://blogs.computerworld.com/15494/windows_netbooks_versus_apple_ipad_victory_goes_to_microsoft>:
    >
    > During the iPad launch, Jobs claimed that netbooks had failed to create
    > a category of devices somewhere between smartphones and laptops --- and
    > then added that the iPad would succeed in that category where netbooks
    > failed.


    Read netbooks have grown it teenage notebooks/laptops so Apple will spin the
    Apple to Eve. iPad, a tampon yes? or ay least and elderly persons device.

    Getting back to the spin part, read Apple have come in late to the market so
    we need to hype up our product.

    >
    > I mean, really? The only segment of the PC market to show any growth over
    > the past year, has “failed to create a category�?



    Yes, but that category seems to have morphed somewhat.

    >
    > Maybe this is why Apple’s share price fell over 4% when the iPad was
    > announced.
    Gordon, Jan 30, 2010
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  5. Lawrence D'Oliveiro

    Gib Bogle Guest

    Re: iPad—Has Steve Jobs Finally Lost It?

    thingy wrote:

    > it sure looks good but over-priced....


    Defines Apple, eh?
    Gib Bogle, Feb 2, 2010
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  6. Lawrence D'Oliveiro

    Bystander Guest

    Re: iPad‹Has Steve Jobs Finally LostIt?

    In article <hk7rpq$dc1$>,
    Gib Bogle <> wrote:

    > thingy wrote:
    >
    > > it sure looks good but over-priced....

    >
    > Defines Apple, eh?


    Nine out of ten computers sold in the United States for more than
    $US1000 are Macintoshes.

    <http://www.betanews.com/joewilcox/article/Nine-out-of-10-premiumpriced-P
    Cs-sold-at-US-retail-is-a-Mac/1265047893http://www.betanews.com/joewilcox
    /article/Nine-out-of-10-premiumpriced-PCs-sold-at-US-retail-is-a-Mac/1265
    047893>

    Discuss.
    --
    Bystander
    Bystander, Feb 2, 2010
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  7. In message <hkaaa6$qtq$>, Bystander wrote:

    > Nine out of ten computers sold in the United States for more than
    > $US1000 are Macintoshes.


    And the US accounts for less than a quarter of the world market, and still
    declining.

    Which is why, worldwide, Apple can’t even make the top 10 list of PC makers.
    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Feb 2, 2010
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  8. Lawrence D'Oliveiro

    Bystander Guest

    Re: iPad<Has Steve Jobs Finally LostIt?

    In article <>,
    "geoff" <> wrote:

    > Bystander wrote:
    > > In article <hk7rpq$dc1$>,
    > > Gib Bogle <> wrote:
    > >
    > >> thingy wrote:
    > >>
    > >>> it sure looks good but over-priced....
    > >>
    > >> Defines Apple, eh?

    > >
    > > Nine out of ten computers sold in the United States for more than
    > > $US1000 are Macintoshes.

    >
    > So that simply imp[lies that Macs are higher-priced, not more popular..
    >


    I never said they were more popular -- except among people who want a
    better computer and are willing to pay for it.

    There's quite a lot of those people, but there's more important things
    than being popular. Have you had a look at Apple's market capitalisation
    lately?
    --
    Bystander
    Bystander, Feb 4, 2010
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