It happened in the Steve Jobs era as well: remember the Newton. I donít think medicine has forgiven Apple for that yet.
Trends are interesting: Pad sales are decreasing and Mac sales are increasing. The Mac portables are becoming so thin and light that they are looking just like pads and have the advantage of running OS X rather than iOS which provides far more computational ability. And the prices are becoming comparable.
> On May 18, 2015, at 4:57 AM, Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> This proves my point about Apple being an "industry standard" for video production. Luckily, no such situation exists in audio.
> Hollywood may be very sorry to put all eggs in one basket this way. Steve Jobs is now long enough dead that the day may come where Apple decides it wants to be an incredibly profitable phone and gadget maker and stop bothering with full-sized computers. Their pro-video market is a small part of the company now. The massive consumer gadget market is likely to drive their future (especially if they succeed in beating down Samsung like they've already beat down Sony and others), and the future may have no Swiss Army Knife type big boxes with motherboards and hard drives.