Shortly after entering the new campus at one of just two entry roads, the plans reveal, most cars will be directed underground into a network of roads and garages. The company plans to plant 15 acres of native Californian grassland and 309 different species of trees (that includes the 6,000 new ones and 1,000 existing trees that will be dug up, stored during construction, and transplanted back from the nursery later). The vast courtyard in the center of the main building’s doughnut will be especially verdant, with apricot, olive, and apple orchards, and an herb garden near the patio of a sprawling cafe.
I’m going to start calling it the Experimental Prototype
Community Campus of Tomorrow
WWDC 2007 took place from June 11 to June 15 in Moscone West, San Francisco with the keynote presentation hosted by Steve Jobs. Apple showed off a feature-complete beta of Mac OS X Leopard, though its release date was pushed back to October. Jobs announced that a version of Safari, Apple’s proprietary web browser, had been created for Windows, and that a beta release was being made available online that same day.
Apple also announced support for third-party development for the then upcoming iPhone via online web applications running in Safari on iPhone. The announcement implied that Apple, at least for the time being, had no plans to release an iPhone SDK, meaning that developers would have to use standard web protocols.
Every time someone tries to say Apple is killing the web, its clear they have no idea what they’re talking about. Apple introduced web APIs a year earlier than native ones, and at the time: “Apple’s “you can write great apps for the iPhone: they’re called ‘web sites’” — message went over like a lead balloon.”
The APIs started out pretty simple, but were updated and expanded to the point where web apps get first-class treatment on the home screen, with custom icons and launch screens. Pie Guy is a fun little game that uses some of this stuff to great effect.
If Apple hates the web so much, why do they put effort into giving webapps a better experience? If Google loves the web so much, where are APIs like this for Android?
It all seems a bit, well, a bit crazy in retrospect,” says Joe Smith, the ad guy who converted his $60 Apple shares into options that expired worthless. “He had this way of very agressively stating his position. But when the share price really started dipping in October and November, his comments started sounding more emotional and bombastic.
Warren Buffet is the most successful investor of the 20th century, but these kind of people think they can do better by abandoning the fundamentals in favor of a numbers game, and some of them end up losing everything.
Apple is the most valuable company ever, but other companies think they can do it cheaper, faster, and with more choices, and end up scrapping for a tiny piece of the profits.
tl,dr; Options Traders:Warren Buffet::Samsung:Apple
At Apple, you have to run ahead just to stay in place, and there are very high expectations of everyone. Apple expects everything you do to be amazing… That is not the case at Intel, where no one expects you to be amazing.