Should Apple finally open up?

Posted on Thursday, January 12 2006 @ 8:02 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Some management experts believe it's time for Apple to rethink its view and to open up its operating system, at least for the emerging digital consumer markets.
But some management experts say it may be time to rethink that view -- at least in the realm of emerging digital consumer markets. While price and the ability to run a gazillion programs may be king when it comes to PCs, it takes something different to sway folks hungry for entertainment. There, it's about style, the right mix of killer features, and, most of all, a headache-free experience in which stuff just works.

Exhibit A is Apple's soaring success in the digital music market. Ever since the iPod starting taking off in 2002, many experts felt it was only a matter of time before Microsoft, backed by dozens of hardware and software partners including Samsung, Napster (NAPS), and Wal-Mart (WMT), would take the lion's share of this emerging market. Well, there's no sign of that happening.
You can read on over at Business Week.

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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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