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Comment on "A Keynote of Surprises"
by Scott Stevenson — Jan 09
Instead, why not do something like, oh, let's say... Macintosh computers and software?
I don't see why they can't do both. Macworld is not the only time they announce products.

Yeah, because the world is starved of mobile phones.
Well the US certainly doesn't have nearly the selection that Europe and Asia does. In any case, if Apple doesn't want mobile phones to overtake the iPod market domestically, this is what they have to do.

I don't see any such overwhelmingmarket pressure at all
I think you're in the minority in that opinion. You might be right, but the burden of evidence is definitely on you. It's all analysts have been talking about for the past year.

Yes, there is convergence but there is convergence in many other areas too, including home automation, cars, or even your refrigerator
None of those things go in your pocket, though. A large-ish iPod and a large-ish phone is too much, so it makes sense to combine them. The trick is making sure that neither is compromised to the point of being impractical, and that's the idea behind the iPhone.

Meanwhile, we develop for the Macintosh, which wasn't on show today
You must have watched a different keynote. :) The one I saw introduced a new OS X-based computer which uses Cocoa and Core Animation. Look at it this way: even if you don't use the phone component at all, it's a fancy touch-screen, ultra-portable, wireless Mac with Cocoa and Core Animation.
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