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Originally Posted by Eagleye I couldnt agree more. Steve is probably referring to the keyboard, mouse, monitor, and cpu dying. Look at the iDevices... they have evolved from combining those...
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06-02-2010, 10:28 PM #23
Been repairing electronics / computers since the good ol tube days. Made a good living at it. Somewhere around 2002 or so I had to close my store.
No more VCR/DVD, Stereo, TV, Computer repair. People just bought a new one. Its even worse today. Now there is software repair, or hack, mod, upgrade. Now and then a small hardware fix.
Now I fix iPhones and laptops, people will pay for that. And sometimes there some hi-def TVs. Most of the computer repair is on there laptops but that is even getting harder to do because you can get a new one for under 300.00. I have also noticed that people are not getting a tower type pc. There getting laptops as there main computer.
Floppys and cd drives are almost gone. Its all usb drives, or you hook up a external dvd drive. Seems the only time I use a dvd now is to install or re-install system software.
There are still a place left for the power players though.
Super Tower of Power units with dual quad core cpus (i7 or the latest intel goodies), 16g of mem etc.
You still need those for hd video processing, hard core gamers, servers and such. Usually you build those yourself, or spend the big bucks and get the best of the best $$$.
From the late 70s till today, the ol computer has gone through changes, and the way we use them. Only time will tell where were going next. I'm still impressed with my iTouch running AirMouse and using gestures to control all my computers.
Hi-Tech is moving fast, either lead, follow, or get the hell out of the way
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06-02-2010, 10:31 PM #24
My iPad works for me..... It's all about personal preference. I stopped using my Netbook for work when I got the iPad. It works great for me. It's funny because I got the Netbook to replace my Laptop for work..... I guess it is an evolution.......
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06-02-2010, 10:48 PM #27
Personal computer. Dont forget what PC stands for. It means that you have a computer terminal that is meant for you, its "personal".
If you are the sole user of your ipad/iphone, then its a PC. Boy im smart.
06-02-2010, 11:08 PM #28
SOunds like a sales ploy to me. I mean, how else can you move more ipads after you've already sold 2 million? tell the people of the world who don't have one becasue they believe it'll never be as good as their laptop, that this is the way of the future and your laptop will be a thing of the past.
I think the security and power a desktop has is unmatched, even by a laptop. I can see a pad device replacing a laptop, but never a desktop. There's just too much power in one to literally do anything including gaming, as someone has mentioned before. Also, with the ipad being a mobile device, we rely on a desktop or laptop, something more stationary, to back up our data, in case something happens to said ipad. However with technological advances in the "Mobile Cloud" one can easily sync data through the internet to back up, much like Nokia uses OVI, if Apple ever gets around to advancing and moving forward through this technology.
06-02-2010, 11:53 PM #29
Pc's won't die for a LONG time, that's just common sence..and even if a ipad/tablet becomes advanced enough to compete with the specs of a pc, ipads/tablets still wouldn't be able to wipe out pc's for good. They might be able to decrease the number of people who own pc's, but it certainly won't get rid of them. I don't see any touch screen handheld device being able to run close to the specs of a pc for atleast 5 more years. ATLEAST. Most of the 45+ middle aged people will not and will never own a tablet or handheld device. You can argue with me on that, but it's true. There is only a few who will. They will stick with there "easier" to use pc's because they have already learned how to use them, and you can't teach an old dog new tricks. I'm sure they could learn the os in a few minutes or even a few hours, but they just simply would rather stick with something they already know. Why ruin a good thing? I think Steve would have to pull off one hell of a miracle and spend millions to get my 50 year old father to switch over from his pc. (which he still doesn't fully understand, I might add). Steve, you have your work cut out for you if you truely believe you can pull off killing the pc generation.
06-03-2010, 12:40 AM #30
The Damn iSuck tablet does not even work without a pc. You need to hook it up to iTunes to transfer all your files, to sync your music, etc... that is unless you wan't to purchase your entire music collection via itunes and download it at wifi or 3g speeds, and enter all your contacts by hand, one by one. Hmm, perhaps all my movie collection would be fun to download via wifi or 3g too, wonder how long that would take... Maybe in a very distant future some other device, def. not the iSuck, will slowly do away with pcs... but that will take quite a while.
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06-03-2010, 02:48 AM #31
^^^ Maybe he was saying Computer? cpu=computer??? Maybe?
06-03-2010, 02:51 AM #32
I, for one, would never replace my desktop with a tablet, or even a laptop. I enjoy the speed with which I can do multiple tasks, as well as the mods and other things like that I can do that just aren't as easy on a laptop.
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06-03-2010, 03:16 AM #33
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06-03-2010, 03:38 AM #34
If this is the future, then it's gonna be a very sad one. Just imagine having to using the crippled iPhone OS as the main OS to do everything. Fk that lol. I like my PC.I'm MYAATT DAAAMOOON!!!
06-03-2010, 05:11 AM #35
lol! So now Jobs is admitting that the iPad does not compete with the Kindle? Go figure! And no, the death of the PC will not happen for years and years. IMO the PC has had some new life breathed into it since Apple decided to start using Intel Processors - you can now build a blindingly fast PC from scratch for about $500 and load up OSX with absolutely no problems.
--comment made from my PC running OSX86 10.6.3
06-03-2010, 06:28 AM #36
Hmm....I will never replace my desktop with a mobile device. While I have all 5 (desktops, laptop, netbook, iTouch and iPhone), to me each device plays a different role. I like to have a desktop simply becuase I can work on it. If it breaks, I can fix it. I won't have to ship it off or take it to the Apple Store for repairs. If I want to upgrade, I can. I like having dual monitors. The hardware in desktops (depending on what you build or buy) is more customizable than trying to apply the same concept with mobile devices. I don't like either device anymore or less than the other. Though the desktop era maybe fading away, to me it still has a vital role to play that the other devices can't. Besides....playing Starcraft on my laptop sucks unless I have a separate mouse and keyboad....I can't begin to imagine what it would be like trying to play it on an iPad.Though we all look different on the outside, we all bleed the same on the inside
06-03-2010, 06:30 AM #37
OK so for starters I don't think Jobs means the PC is going to die in the sense that it's gonna vanish. Business' will of course still use PC's, high end users will of course still use PC's.
But for the masses tablets are certainly something to leave a PC, After all if you look at buying trends in the computer arena laptops are selling way more than desktops now. This is due to mobility. What happens when people want more mobility ie sit in bed to read a book, take it in the kitchen to get recipes from, Surf the web on the toilet read mail in the garden etc etc with a laptop its all possible but with a tablet it's more easy and more intuitive. This is what he means by a post-pc Era IMO.
PC's aren't going anywhere but the number that companies sell will surely go down dramatically in the next 5 years.
this is purely my opinion and where i see things going.
06-03-2010, 06:42 AM #38
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PC=Personal Computer=a computer that is for personal use; a computer that belongs to a person.
Following this line all devices (tablets/pads, desktop, laptop, nettop, smartphone...) that can compute and belong to a person are PC's!! including Apple PC's, Windows PC's, Linux PC's, Chrome OS PC's, WebOS PC's, Android PC's,...
06-03-2010, 07:01 AM #39
*sigh* "...with the iPad whipping off store shelves at the rate of a million per month"
I don't like how this is stated. Yes it did sell two million in two months but that line makes it seem like its been out for a while already and is selling for a million per month. If it continues to sell a million a month for a year then yes I will eat these words (virtually of course through an iPad...maybe even with a side of Flash!)
06-03-2010, 08:00 AM #40
On a side note, I can put my thumbs wherever I want to! (wait, wha?)
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