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As time goes by hw has become a commodity than anything else.
Who is the hw vendor that can command a hefty premium as 10 years ago? Average Jane/Joe Doe uses hw mostly because is the only way to run the software.
So unless Apple wants to develop everything itself: media, office automation, development tools, business, etc, it will have to rely on third party software.
And these third party ISVs will try to make a buck too, so why should they put resources in a platform (Acme Isolationist Computers) when they can develop for a more ubiquitous platform and get two bucks instead of one?
Of course if Java does not cut it for the third party ISVs, why would Apple be on that bleeding edge and be caught between Sun and IBM?
They are behind the bleeding edge. I may or may not agree with that but that's not my call to make
My other 2 cts.
Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens we have to keep going back and beginning all over again.
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