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Cheese Head:
Apple's design team is it's greatest weakness. They can only work on so many projects at once, and the Mac Pro just fell off the radar.


How many thing can Apple do at once? Even with all this money they're still bandwidth-limited.

Examples of other shit that's not being improved:

* routers
* ipod touch
* iBooks
* OS X server
* Music

Although Music is being worked on, it hasn't really improved. IMO it's gone backwards because it's harder now to play your own music.
10:40 pm — Monday, 17 April 2017
No Comments for You:
>But it’s a mistake to focus so much attention on the iPhone that other important products suffer.

You think the iPhone just doubles in speed every year automatically? It takes an incredible amount of attention and focus to pull this off.
11:01 pm — Monday, 17 April 2017
Ero:
> The iPhone is.

> Surely much of it went to iPhone.

> on the iPhone.

Make up your mind whether its "iPhone" or "the iPhone". Also, stop trying to make the former happen. Nobody outside Apple's marketing department or Apple bloggers talk about it like that.
1:01 am — Tuesday, 18 April 2017
Flying Fuck:
Gruber called me and asked me to tell all you cockless toe fungus eaters to just shut the fuck up if you're too stupid to grasp what he was saying... which is pretty much all of you, apparently.
2:25 am — Tuesday, 18 April 2017
ohm:
@No comments for you:

The iPhone hasn't changed shells in three years. It is faster and has a few more features.

How much focus do you think that requires?

Gruber is spot on.
3:37 am — Tuesday, 18 April 2017
webOS & BB10 4ever:
Look, the current Mac Pro is like the old G4 Cube. What the Mac line needs is a return to the basic expandable machine. Three different desktops should follow Apple's good, better, best mentality. On the low end should be the Mac mini. In the middle should be the Macintosh. (Yes, bring back the formal name.) This middle space is lacking. The machine should have higher specs than the mini, and be somewhat expandable at least in the way the old Macintosh IIci or IIsi was.
And on the high end of course, the Mac Pro would be the ultimate for professionals, gamers, etc. I haven't forgotten about the iMac. It does have a place, but I don't necessarily want to be tied down to an all-in-one, particularly if one (say, the display) breaks down.
5:18 am — Tuesday, 18 April 2017
Make peace, not liberals:
Saying the iPhone is Apple's Achille's Heel demonstrates a lack of understanding as to what an Achille's Heel is.


An AH isn't a strength that turns into a weakness, it's a heretofore unknown weakness that kills you because you didn't know it was there.

What Guber meant to say is that by concentrating on what brings in 95% of the revenue Apple is dropping the ball on other shit. That's not an Achilles' Heel, that's more of a mostly rational deployment of corporate resources.
6:01 am — Tuesday, 18 April 2017
I'm with Grupid:
Amen, Mp,nl. The iPhone is Apple's Achille's shield and spear, with which he's walking around kicking everyone's ass, seemingly invincible.
1:14 pm — Tuesday, 18 April 2017
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