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In a post-PC world, the experience of the product is central and significant above all else. It's not the RAM or CPU speed, screen resolution or number of ports which dictate whether a product is valuable; it becomes purely about the experience of using the device. What that means is that while Motorola and Verizon will spend millions of dollars advertising the Xoom's 4G upgrade options, CPU speed, and high-resolution cameras, Apple need only delight consumers and tell them that specs and and speed are the domain of a dinosaur called the PC.
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Apple need only delight consumers and tell them that specs and and speed are the domain of a dinosaur called the PC.
And this is why we look down on apple.

And for chrissakes EVERYTHING is a PC.
Edited by Betrivent - 3/3/11 at 6:05pm
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And for chrissakes EVERYTHING is a PC.
*Insert stereotypical "Your mom" joke here*
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Ugh, Engadget is so horrible, they're such fanboys.

The point of the article rings true though. Chips today, even cell phone chips, are powerful enough to handle any kind of UI people can dream up, be it 3D, touch-screen, pushed out to an HDTV, speech or handwriting recognition, even plain old mouse.

This newfound freedom from technical limitation really gives power to designers, which is obviously something Apple excels at. You don't need teams of programmers converting high value C code into assembly anymore. Making an iOS/Android app, or web development in general is very easy from a software development standpoint.
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I'm waiting for that guy with the quote alluding a comparison between Steve Jobs and Kim Jong II with Apple being NK to appear.
     
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Almost any company could put together a more powerful or spec-heavy tablet, but all the horsepower in the world can't help you if you don't find a way to delight the average consumer"
I've been saying this all along. The age of netbooks is over.
 
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It is an interesting idea. Make the customer happy, and the money will follow. /sarcasm

In the future I do believe that hardware will take a back seat for the mainstream consumer. Heck even now a Sandy Bridge / Phenon 2 CPU and a mid segment GPU is more than enough power for any "mainstream" user. It will be all about the users experience with the software / OS on said software.

It will be interesting to see how this plays out over the next 10 years.
Edited by AtomicFrost - 3/3/11 at 6:06pm
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i'm starting to notice this. Apple gloss over tech specs and seem to make the product fun to use and simple, while the competiton will use tech specs to their advantage. different strokes for different folks
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It is an interesting idea. Make the customer happy, and the money will follow.
Ya think? That's not an "interesting" concept...it's fundamental.
 
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Ya think? That's not an "interesting" concept...it's fundamental.
Sarcasm. I have fixed my posting.
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