Friday, 7 October 2011

i love apple

i do love apple.

and yes 20 years ago apple is my first computer,,,

i wish i have an apple today,. insyaAllah kalau ade rezeki

and i like this article on apple

but what i want to write is the comment

well there is pro and cons

so we cannot satisfy all people

and they have different opinions....

leran to respect all people opinion whether good or BAD


Steve Jobs changed the business world – four times

Most people would be happy to change the world once, but Steve Jobs did it four times.

He didn't invent personal computers, digital music, smartphones, tablets or digital animation, he did something more important. He made them good.

And he did it while making a lot of money from them as well.

The first revolution

In 1984 the company Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak founded produced the Apple Macintosh computer. By this stage computers had moved on a long way from the room-sized behemoths IBM and the like had constructed — but they were hardly friendly.

By making computers easy to use, he unlocked their potential for everyone. Desktop publishing, a visual (rather than text-based) interface and a friendly design meant this was a product for the masses, not the specialists. Many of the innovations were copied, but Jobs' firm had already shown the hallmarks of later successes.

Design, usability and — as shown by their landmark Superbowl advert — coolness.

But this success was short-lived for Jobs, as by 1985 an internal power struggle had forced him out of the firm.

[See also: Apple's history and milestones]

Art as well as technology

Not long after leaving Apple, Jobs bought Lucasfilm's computer graphics division, which was later renamed Pixar. The Pixar Image Computer was less than a runaway success, but Jobs showed yet again that he is prepared to innovate, to take a company or a technology somewhere new.

Working with Disney, Pixar began creating its own digitally animated films. Their success was immediate and incredible. The first film, 'Toy Story', grossed $354 million worldwide from an estimated budget of $30 million (£19.4 million). Blockbuster followed blockbuster as films that used computer graphics not to imitate life, but to tell stories, proved global successes.

In 2006 the company Jobs bought for $10 million (£6.5 million) was sold to Disney in a deal worth $7.4 billion (£4.8 billion).

Jobs hadn't left the world of computing behind though. After leaving Apple, he founded NeXT Computer in 1985. Machines were designed to make use of multimedia — be it voice, video or images — as well as data. It was a good product but not a very popular one.

Apple bought the company in 1996, bringing Jobs back to the firm he co-founded. By 1997 he was back in charge, as interim chief executive. The years he'd been away hadn't been good for Apple - the company lost $1.8 billion (£1.1 billion) in 1997 alone.

But all that was about to change.

[See also: How Steve Jobs changed movies]

The second revolution

Many of the technologies developed by NeXT found their way into Apple products, and the 1998 launch of the iMac did a lot to boost the company's performance and it was the first major design of Jonathan Ive

But while this was a good product, it didn't change the world. The iPod did.

Much like the Macintosh wasn't the first home computer, the iPod wasn't the first digital music player. But it was the first easy-to-use one, the first one that looked good, worked well and was intuitive.

There wasn't really a market for digital music players before, but in the decade since the iPod's 2001 launch there has been not only a massive market for players, but also for digital music itself — one that Apple's iPods and iTunes store drove as well as profited from.

Computers, films and now music have not just changed, but changed fundamentally by using technology that works for people. More than that, he opened up - or massively expanded - new markets or sectors in each case. And he wasn't done yet.

Taking it mobile

The success of the iPhone shows again how Jobs has led projects that have not just done something better, but done something so much better that all of a sudden everyone else cottons on to the technology's potential.

Internet-enabled smartphones had been around for quite a while, but in 2007 they changed. Most people didn't use the technology on their phones, they called or texted - the savvy ones might send an email or two — but that was about it.

The iPhone was so simple to use that people could see the potential. And it did something else, something very profitable. It introduced the concept of "apps" to millions.

Once again a new product had led to a new market — one that Apple not only dominated but made money from. Once again he left the rest of the industry catching up.

He did it again three years later with the iPad. By that stage a lot of other manufacturers had touch-screen mobile phones, with apps, but not one of them had made a tablet that proved popular.

Tablet computers had been around for years before the iPad, but it wasn't until after it came along that they became a serious business sector or particularly popular.

Profiting from the new worlds

Jobs' business genius has always been seeing the human potential for technology, then making sure his products were good enough to fulfil it. The design and build quality as well as the features made them desirable and the new markets meant opportunities for profit as from all this.

Apple has been criticised by many for its restrictive products. Apps only from its App store, digital music downloaded only from iTunes, sealed units that you couldn't swap new parts into or out of. But all that has been incredibly profitable.

From being almost bankrupt in 1997, Apple rose to become the world's most valuable company this year and at one point had more cash than the US government.

New products unlocked the potential for technology to change lives and created entirely new sectors. And Apple (and Pixar) had a slice of the profits of each.

He changed the business world more in one lifetime than anyone in the last 50 years. Not by creating ground-breaking technology, but by making technology that "just worked" for people.


welll that is lesson for today

remember we learn every day in our life......


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