Apple will reportedly stop selling software in boxes including latest versions of iWork, iLife, Microsoft Office, Mac OS, and more. The extraordinary success of its iTunes and App Store will force the company to do so.
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After months of testing, Apple has finally released Mac OS X 10.6.5. The new update is available via Software Update and includes loads of bug fixes, security patches and other improvements.
Microsoft has just announced that Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac will hit the store shelves this October. The new version of the popular Office suite will be available in more than 100 countries by the end of October.
CEO of Microsoft, Steve Ballmer was in India on 28th May 2010. In his keynote address he spoke about Microsoft’s focus on developing the use of blue tooth technology for supporting interface management in business. Development of hardware and software to provide total solutions, was the theme which he emphasized as being central to innovation for this organization.
Steve Jobs was interviewed at D8 today and he made some very strong points. He was interviewed by Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher. Walt and the audience asked him very interesting questions and Steve responded to them in his usual yet funny and intelligent manner.
Worldwide Developers Conference is kicking off next month on June 7th at Moscone Center, San Francisco. It is Apple’s major annual event where Apple releases magical products and interacts with developers. Last year, Apple introduced the revolutionary iPhone 3GS which changed mobile devices profoundly. Though the cover has already blown off from the magical iPhone 4G and possibly the iPod touch 4G, Steve Jobs responded to an email sent by a fan-boy saying “You won’t be disappointed”. That portends auspicious news for all Apple fans.
Bill Gates, redefined technology in the early days of IT and even changed the rules of doing business. Not surprisingly, he became the richest man in the world. Those were the days of Windows and Microsoft was in the limelight. Microsoft’s competitors could at best only dream of the good days ahead hoping against hope – except of course Apple.
Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO, brought in the much needed fresh air. He has revolutionized the world by introducing the iPhone in 2007 and then redefining computing in 2010 with the iPad. Today, Steve is the crowned king and people just worship him. Sooner or later, he is destined to become the World’s Richest Man.
The Ads campaign started by Apple – ‘Get a Mac’ charmed a lot of users. The Ads were a response to PC’s and showed why a Mac is better than a PC. It encouraged users to Get a Mac instead of a PC as Mac’s are faster, runs Microsoft Office and Windows, do not get viruses, does not crash or give headaches. Justin Long, who plays Mac in the Get a Mac Ads has reportedly told ‘The Onion’ that these hilarious, witty and ingenious Ads might be done. Now, Apple has also removed these Ads from the website and instead put up “Why You’ll love a Mac”.
Apple Inc, is a company that loves to brag about numbers and sure they should. Their numbers being so very gigantic. Steve Jobs always addresses the crowd by saying – “Thanks for coming today. We have some updates for you”.
The updates which would follow would be some huge number of iPad’s sold or the freaking number of Apps sold or something.
So how does Apple manage to sell these products in such overwhelming numbers? Surely, they make some great products and very innovative ones but one small reason is the way they market it.