“On Monday, during a presentation in San Francisco to showcase its new software and services, Apple finally began giving people the option to bypass a PC altogether,” Bilton reports. “‘We are going to demote the PC to just be a device. We are going to move the digital hub, the center of your digital life, into the cloud,’ Mr. Jobs said.”
Bilton reports, “Once these new services begin later this fall, people who buy an iOS device can fully get by without a computer. They will no longer need to plug an iOS device into a PC to activate it; iCloud will automatically sync and backup people’s photos, music and documents. All software will be updated over the Internet. With Monday’s announcement’s, Apple is reiterating the irrelevance of the personal computer that Mr. Jobs helped invent 30 years ago.”
MacDailyNews Take: Apple is not “reiterating the irrelevance of the personal computer.” Bilton needs to watch the video of today’s WWDC keynote presentation.
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MacDailyNews Take: When we were an agrarian nation, all cars were trucks because that’s what you needed on the farms… PCs are going to be like trucks… They are still going to be around…they are going to be one out of x people… This transformation is going to make some people uneasy…because the PC has taken us a long ways. It’s brilliant. We like to talk about the post-PC era, but when it really starts to happen, it’s uncomfortable. – Apple CEO Steve Jobs, JUNE 1, 2010