Tales of an Apple/Sun merger

Tales of an Apple/Sun merger

Summary: The Register has a story about past history between Sun and Apple. According to the story, Sun made several attempts to buy Apple.

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The Register has a story about past history between Sun and Apple. According to the story, Sun made several attempts to buy Apple. McNealy also shares his opinion on the fate of the iPod:

"There's a pendulum thing where stuff is on the client side and then goes back into the network where it belongs," McNealy said. "The answering machine put voicemail by the desk, and then it went back into the network."

"Your iPod is like your home answering machine," McNealy said. "I guarantee you it will be hard to sell an iPod five or seven years from now when every cell phone can access your entire music library wherever you are."

McNealy is underestimating Apple and Jobs. Apple will have its own line of phone-enabled media devices in the next few years.

Update: Stephen Shankland has the full story, lots of details...

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  • What will the "phone" be in the future

    The WiMAX Steamroller (if the mobile spec is ever rescued from being held hostage by the IEEE), will generate WiMAX handhelds in the near future (2 years). I hope Apple is seeing this and doesn't do something stupid like partner with a cell phone telco (InHell and Cisco will be the WiMAX winners). Motorolla can STILL build the WiMAX "phones" for Apple . . .
    Roger Ramjet
  • McNeally is just jealous..

    .. that Apple and Google are about the hottest brands right now and Sun is a last millenium, dot bust relic trying to be relevant in the 21st century.

    Here is what he should do: resign, like jerry Sanders did at AMD, and start raising Alpacas in Montana. They are real cute and have similar similar size teeth so he can blend in with the herd.
    Prognosticator