Enterprise Halo Effect

Apple Moves Closer to Snow Leopard Release:

“If Apple can pull off this effort, the company will be able to further capitalize on its hot iPhone mobile platform to make inroads against  Research In Motion’s BlackBerry and Microsoft Windows Mobile in enterprise environments.”

(Via eWeek.)

Apple might actually have an executable enterprise strategy here instead of trying to boil the ocean by offering me-too software to established enterprise competitors.
Mobile Access Server an important sign of where Apple might be going with the iPhone platform. Apple is incrementally trying to attack large enterprise akin to the so-called halo effect of the iPhone on Mac sales in the consumer market. Is this Apple setting the stage for Apple to back the iPhone platform in the enterprise? It sounds interesting since they would be replicating Microsoft’s success against mainframe/Unix. Microsoft used Office to weaponize Windows against Unix environments. I think the hardware analog here is Office/iPhone Windows/Xserve.

iLojack

iPhone 3.0 to offer MobileMe users “Find My iPhone” feature — RoughlyDrafted Magazine:

“When activated, the phone opens an alert that says, ‘this enables the ’Find my iPhone‘ service on your MobileMe account at me.com.’ It would appear that the service obtains the iPhone’s location and makes it available to the MobileMe user on request if the unit is lost or stolen.”

(Via RoughlyDrafted Magazine.)

Awesome sauce.

MacDailyNews – Apple surpasses goal of 10 million iPhones sold in 2008; outsells RIM in September quarter

MacDailyNews – Apple surpasses goal of 10 million iPhones sold in 2008; outsells RIM in September quarter:

“‘I can’t believe the hype being given to iPhone… I just have to wonder who will want one of these things (other than the religious faithful)… So please mark this post and come back in two years to see the results of my prediction: I predict they will not sell anywhere near the 10M Jobs predicts for 2008.’ – Richard Sprague, Microsoft Senior Marketing Director, January 18, 2007”

(Via MacDailyNews.)

Absolute comedy.

Almerica Blog: Podcaster rejeceted because it duplicates iTunes functionality

Almerica Blog: Podcaster rejeceted because it duplicates iTunes functionality:

“That’s right folks, it duplicates the functionality of the desktop version of iTunes.
Therefore, it was denied from sale in the app store. “

(Via Almerica Blog.)

Apple better wake up before it sees a repeat of the 90’s. Idiot move. Big time.

A Product Transition: Giving MacBooks the iPhone Touch — RoughlyDrafted Magazine

A Product Transition: Giving MacBooks the iPhone Touch — RoughlyDrafted Magazine:

“That gives Apple the opportunity to blow away users with a feature that would clearly differentiate its mobile line for years, more closely associate its Macs with the iPhone brand, and jump from today’s 8 to 10% of the US market to a figure closer to 30% within just a year. We already know Apple has 66% of the consumer-oriented retail market for machines above $1000 in the US; why not take the rest?”

(Via RoughlyDrafted Magazine.)

The idea is crazy enough to be true.