[rescue] Apple WWDC Summary

Phil Stracchino alaric at caerllewys.net
Tue Jun 24 12:53:25 CDT 2003

On Tue, Jun 24, 2003 at 01:38:28PM -0400, William Enestvedt wrote:
> Phil wrote:
> >
> > During the short period when Apple allowed third-party
> > manufacturers to produce Macs, the "cloners" were turning
> > out machines significantly superior to Apple's own...
> >
>    If I might, I thought that the Power Computing cases weren't anything
> special, and I don't recall any of the others (UMAX, et al.) being memorable,
> either. Come to think of it, didn't Mac-clone cases come up diring the recent
> discussion of worst cases for working in ever?

I was talking about overall system capabilities, not cases.  I don't
know how their cases measured up against Apple cases, just that Power
shipped machines with better video and faster CPUs than Apple's own
machines had, for lower prices, and that Apple started shipping
dual-processor Power Macs only in catch-up mode after Power Computing
did it first.

However good the new G5 is (and it looks really impressive, no question
of that), I personally continue to think Apple will remain nothing but a
niche player as long as it remains a single-source supplier.

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