- 06-26-2007, 09:35 AM #51
A software company doesn't sell its software tied in to its hardware..only hardware-oriented companies do that. Microsoft is a software company. Apple is a hardware one that realised it could make that hardware more attractive by using software. It's why it still has only 5% of the market...ppl who can't afford brand names (whether HP, Dellor AApple) can always take a generic and put any software but AApple's on it (Linux, Windows, O/S etc). If you can't afford Apple hardware you do not get their software.
As to number of posts on the iphone forum it was like that with the 680 too..ppl were wetting their pants on when the Fedex guy would turn up...this happens with ALL new anticipated devices esp a week or two before release
And with respect to codecs right again - codecs are useful for how small they COmpress ratherr than how quickly the DECompress. H.264 9which as stated Apple didn't "invent") is great for storage and sharing (real purpose of codecs) but it is intensive to decode. Personally I still love xvid!
- 06-26-2007, 09:44 AM #52
Fine..but then why have quicktime at all?? why not just have one app (iTunes) and cll it iMedia and let it do both as it cn do now?? Never liked it and I use winamp, quictime lite and mediaplayer classic...
I just tolerate it on macs cuz it's built in...but I hate it just like I hate WMP on Windows! Bloatware.
- 06-26-2007, 11:33 AM #53
- 06-26-2007, 11:34 AM #54
- 06-27-2007, 12:31 PM #55
I don't want an iPhone that bad. It's no secret, I want an iPhone, but Cingular and Apple are milking this hype. You must sign up for 2-year contract with no discount on the phone. If you are a business user, you lose all your FAN account privileges. That's a bitter, bitter, bitter pill. Can't do it.