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Posts from — September 2007

Six Reasons Why Apple May Never Open the iPhone

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Daniel Eran Dilger
The history of the Office Wars provides interesting context for Apple’s software strategy with the iPhone today. While third party software development offers all kinds of tantalizing potential for the new mobile, there are a half dozen reasons why Apple may not ever deliver the iPhone fully open to third party development, following the model of gaming consoles.
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September 11, 2007   4 Comments

Office Wars 3 – How Microsoft Got Its Office Monopoly

How Microsoft Got its Office Monopoly
Daniel Eran Dilger
Microsoft’s Office monopoly gives the company more revenues and delivers nearly as much profit as its Windows software. How did it gain such a powerful position in productivity applications? The history of Office is rooted in decisions Apple made in the 80s with the Lisa and Macintosh, and also has an interesting correlation to Apple’s iPhone strategy today.

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September 10, 2007   26 Comments

Microsoft’s Outrageous Office Profits

Microsoft’s Outrageous Office Profits
Daniel Eran Dilger
Microsoft’s Office suite represents the third pillar of the company’s core trio of monopolies, next to its Windows desktop software and its Windows Server products. Here’s why the company’s monopoly position in productivity applications is holding back innovation and why the mainstream tech media has absolutely nothing to say anything about it.

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September 9, 2007   10 Comments

New 3G iPod Nano No Fatty

3G iPod Nano
Daniel Eran Dilger
After rumor site Gizmodo posted leaked pics of Apple’s third generation Nano, it was instantly dubbed the “Fat Nano.” Once being asked to take the pics down, Gizmodo posted a photoshopped rendition that made it appear even fatter, and the site labeled its own artwork of the Nano as being “crap.”

Fortunately, the new Nano is as sharp as one might expect from Apple. It comes in metallic colors that look less like teenage toys are more like the typical finish on an exotic car.
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September 7, 2007   1 Comment

Apple’s iPhone Price Cut Unleashes Complaints

iPhone Price Cut
Daniel Eran Dilger
While introducing the iPod Touch as a version of the iPhone lacking cellular mobile features, Bluetooth, and an integrated camera, Apple also set a new price on the 8 GB iPhone and discontinued the 4 GB model. That move angered some buyers, who felt the $200 price cut after just ten weeks on the market was too much, too soon.
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September 6, 2007   1 Comment

Curious Stuff About the New iPods

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Daniel Eran Dilger
Apple’s iPod Event introduced a flurry of new features that raises some interesting questions and uncovers some new information on Apple’s worldwide plans to expand the iPod’s reach.

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September 5, 2007   3 Comments

RoughlyDrafted Archives: September 2006

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Daniel Eran Dilger
Index page for articles from September 2006.
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September 1, 2007   No Comments