[citation][nom]ericburnby[/nom]Stupid comment of the day goes to you.How is Apple holding anything back? Has Intel slowed its progress in making new processors because of something Apple did? Is Apple forcing you to buy their products over competitors? Are Dell, HP, Lenovo, ASUS, Samsung and others given up on introducing new and innovative products because of Apple? Has Apple's existence prevented you from building your own custom gaming rig with your choice of smoking fast graphics cards and SSD's?The tech industry has been humming along fine for 30 years now and every year processors are getting faster, storage is getting cheaper and new technologies are coming out people would have never dreamed about a few years earlier.[/citation]
personal opinion here, so take it as you will.
apple made the ipod, not a good device for people who care about quality in music, but good enough for most people.
sadly they are putting out music in a compressed format. i mean back with the hdd ipods, that was inexcusable, and not offering a lossless and compressed file together is also a crappy practice.
now on phones, having to use a finger for touch is annoying, as i would rather it be pennable, especially with how small the things are and how large my hands are, on a tablet i think its almost inexcusable to not be pennable with pressure sensitivity.
but here is the kicker, people follow money.
so everyone else is carbon coppying apple, to the point microsoft is throwing windows under the bus.
sure we have a desktop mode now, but its not the default, and you cant make it the default.
who is to say that morons wont love metro to the point that they abandon desktop altogether.
the way i see it apple is going to kill computers if they continue to be successful.
i need program compatibility, so linux is out, and if windows fails...
god i hope im dead by than...
now someone mentioned intel.
i dont see them as stagnating. they are adding backbones for the future into an architecture that works. instead of pulling another p4
that said, if an intel chip was 4 times faster than now, what difference would it make to an end user?
would we even notice?
most of what pushed cpus has been or is being offloaded to the gpu, and with cpus being fast, i just cant see a reason to constantly push the cpu for speed now. what intel is doing is preparing for the future by putting concepts onto new cpus, and seeing how they work.