John Sherrod has been following and writing about Apple for twenty years. He's a former Apple employee and works in the Information Technology field specializing in Apple device support.
In 2010, just a few months after the announcement of the original iPad, Steve Jobs sat down with Walt Mossberg of The Wall Street Journal to talk about the future of computing in light of the arrival of the iPad. At the time Jobs talked about the iPad ushering in the post-PC era.
Last Friday, Microsoft announced in a blog post titled, “Microsoft Store announces new approach to retail” that it is closing its 83 retail stores. As I was composing the headline to my own blog post, my wife looked at me and said, “I didn’t even know Microsoft had retail stores.” And that’s probably the same thought a lot of people had when they saw this news.
First impressions are just that, and it’s going to take time to process through all of the things Apple announced on Monday in the opening keynote of its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC).
Financial analysts are always urging Apple to spend some of its massive pile of cash on large company acquisitions. Apple rarely does that. They do often purchase small companies, usually to gain access to their talent and intellectual property.