Gruber: “Google Should Have Allied With Apple on Mobile”

Gruber: “Google Should Have Allied With Apple on Mobile”

Daring Fireball’s John Gruber offers three “takeaways” from Apple’s WWDC keynote address on Monday. Apple CAN walk and chew gun at the same time, the new Retina display MacBook Pro is awesome (duh!), and Google should’ve allied with Apple in the mobile market instead of trying to compete.

Gruber writes:

On the software side, Apple has — dare I say finally — become a company that can walk and chew gum at the same time. Remember back in 2007 when Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) was delayed six months because, Apple flat-out admitted, they had to pull engineering talent from Mac OS X to work on iOS 1 for the original iPhone?

He goes on to say that they don’t seems to have that problem any longer. Today Apple has two operating systems that are both being developed side-by-side, year-after-year. They run neck and neck in the race to see which one has the most improvement.

His second “takeaway”: “The new ‘next-generation’ MacBook Pro with Retina Display is, in short, ‘Back to the Mac’ for hardware.” Gruber says the new MacBook Pro is an iOS inspired appliance. Battery, RAM, solid state storage… All sealed in a magnificent storage. He is dazzled by the Retina Display, and much like it was when the first Retina Display iPhone was released, once you see that beautiful display, the old style displays look positively horrid.

He says the new 15-inch Retina Display MacBook Pro is the future of portable Macs.

Number three is the one I particularly like. Gruber offers the idea that starting with from the opening of the keynote, when Siri did “stand-up”, through the presentation of the new Maps, right into Siri’s new features, there was an unmistakable air of “Fu$% you, Google!” to the whole keynote. He closes with the sentence, “I’ve said it before and will say it again: Google made a mistake by deciding to oppose rather than ally with Apple on mobile.”

  1. healeydave says:

    Apple even invited google in with open arms for the launch of the original IPhone in 2007 and what did the muppets do?
    Go on the offensive by buying Android and rapidly switching it to a touch interface.
    That was like trying to have their cake and eat it, they got integrated search and maps on iOS, but instead they stuck two fingers up to Apple, so Apple is doing the same back!
    Samsung is next, Apple was Samsungs largest customer, but they have decided competing with Apple is a good idea, so Apple is already shifting large orders of parts over to other suppliers like Sharp & LG. I believe Samsung and Google will rue the day they got greedy and decided to f**k with Apple!

    1. Infop99 says:

      Nicely said!

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