Momentum

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Date: Thursday, April 26th, 2007, 18:32
Category: Uncategorized

Apple’s got momentum. Momentum like a freight train. Not just the iPod, but the core business of building and selling computers. Market share is up and sales are growing at a pace that is nearly three times that of the PC competition. Why is that? Because Microsoft is providing little added value while leveraging a higher and higher tax on PCs. Concepts like the media PC and tablet computing are not pushing any boundaries or have little impact on sales. It is a sort of stagnant commodity based sales model for moving servers, towers and laptops.
With the iPhone looming, where will this all go? Hopefully full speed ahead in a sort of harmonic convergence of personal computing technologies. The iPhone is the harbinger of the next personal computing paradigm. An ultra-portable wireless networked computer. Just as the laptop is supplanting the desktop PC, this form factor could replace laptops, PDA’s, phones, game consoles, GPS navigation, digital music players, and digital cameras while introducing functionality that no one has thought of yet.
What about using an iPhone to interface with home automation? Get to your front door and unlock it and identify yourself to the security system. Turn on the TV. Open the garage door. Set your alarm clock. Take your shopping list to the store. Scan the bar code of some product and read a review or find out that it is on sale at the other side of the mall.
At home, just slip it into your dock for connection to a large monitor, backup hard drive, wireless keyboard and mouse. On the go just press your thumb against the fingerprint scanner to unlock your world of information. Look up at the sky and identify that bright star on the horizon. All of your information at your fingertips along with the power of an internet connected Macintosh computer in the palm of your hand.


Apple’s got momentum. Momentum like a freight train. Not just the iPod, but the core business of building and selling computers. Market share is up and sales are growing at a pace that is nearly three times that of the PC competition. Why is that? Because Microsoft is providing little added value while leveraging a higher and higher tax on PCs. Concepts like the media PC and tablet computing are not pushing any boundaries or have little impact on sales. It is a sort of stagnant commodity based sales model for moving servers, towers and laptops.
With the iPhone looming, where will this all go? Hopefully full speed ahead in a sort of harmonic convergence of personal computing technologies. The iPhone is the harbinger of the next personal computing paradigm. An ultra-portable wireless networked computer. Just as the laptop is supplanting the desktop PC, this form factor could replace laptops, PDA’s, phones, game consoles, GPS navigation, digital music players, and digital cameras while introducing functionality that no one has thought of yet.
What about using an iPhone to interface with home automation? Get to your front door and unlock it and identify yourself to the security system. Turn on the TV. Open the garage door. Set your alarm clock. Take your shopping list to the store. Scan the bar code of some product and read a review or find out that it is on sale at the other side of the mall.
At home, just slip it into your dock for connection to a large monitor, backup hard drive, wireless keyboard and mouse. On the go just press your thumb against the fingerprint scanner to unlock your world of information. Look up at the sky and identify that bright star on the horizon. All of your information at your fingertips along with the power of an internet connected Macintosh computer in the palm of your hand.

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