I’ve read a growing number of stories focusing on the bad timing of Apple’s gambit into brick and mortar retail sales, with many drawing on comparisons with the plight of Gateway. While no one could have foreseen the tragic events of September 11th, the handwriting was on the wall for an economic downturn and the PC recession was well underway before Apple’s first store opened. While most PC manufacturers are now forced to cut prices to the bone and throttle back production, Apple has the cash reserves to tough it out and buy some market share in this difficult economy. There is no easier time to increase percentage of sales than in a downturn. It just takes deep pockets and the capacity to tolerate some pain, all buoyed by the long term expectation of a brighter future.
The Boostaroo is a patented small, pocket-size portable audio amplifier, and it will give anything that uses a headphone an extra volume kick. The Boostaroo works with all kinds of audio sources.
Apple made numerous improvements to the professional PowerBook G4 Titanium on 16 October 2001 when they announced two new revisions with 550 and 667 MHz processors.
Much has been written about the bits and hertz of the new portable machines but having just acquired a 667 TiBook 500 MHz I noticed a number of differences in the new machine.