I was thinking about all the hoohah about Lion and had this realisation (could also be a hallucination depending on your perspective) that Apple are culling the herd. They're moving to new territory and if you don't want to make the journey or can't (because you're hobbled by needing to run Office 2004 etc) then tough - it's not their concern. The tribe is moving and focussed on a new world.
They were a computing company who did some consumer electronics. They're now a consumer electronics company that also do some computing.
I think we might see an additional business focus coming from Apple but it will be for greenfield sites only - legacy sucks as far as they're concerned.
Sorry I've been off the forum for a while so have only just seen this. I think you're spot on really; Apple always want to be at the forefront of technology/whatever and are unwilling to allow legacy anything to contaminate the purity of that ambition.
They are actively pursuing the demise of the optical drive and it will be very interesting to see if the Mac Pros are renewed for more than another couple of years.
The rumours have Apple switching to ARM chips in laptops as soon as 2013. The move from PowerPC to Intel commenced in early 2006 with the transition complete in August that year. By June 2009 Snow Leopard was released and it was not compatible with the PowerPC Macs.
With that sort of a timeframe in mind, if the ARM rumours are true, Intel based systems will be considered "legacy" by 2016. You have been warned!
By contrast, my Dad is still able to get new software for the 2003 Dell PC he bought from me a few years back.
Sure Apple products just work and all, but the cost of running with this crowd is very much that you must invest in new products regularly or get out of the game.
There seems to be a difference between Windows and Mac.
Mac keeps lean by shedding legacy as new technology arrives. Windows gains mass as new technology arrives.
That said there is usually an aftermarket solution.
Need that floppy drive in your computer? By an external USB model. Need to run an early version of Window/Mac? Get an emulator. Need a Ethernet on your MacBook Air? By the widget that converts USB to Ethernet.
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